Ann Bullock, Dr. Jo Watts Williams Dean of Education, Professor of Education, and Director of Teacher Education

Ann Bullock began service as dean of the School of Education in June 2016.

Bullock came to Elon from East Carolina University where she served as Professor, Department Chairperson, and Director of the MAT, Middle Grades, and Alternative Licensure programs. While at ECU, she was a leader on a Teacher Quality Grant that redesigned the outcomes of ECU’s teacher education programs through assessment-based innovations and on the implementation of the edTPA performance-based assessment for teacher candidates, both recognized nationally as innovative projects. Bullock has presented and published extensively on these topics.

Bullock is honored to serve as the dean of this school that prepares educators who are teachers, coaches, leaders, mentors and guides that impact the education and health of children and adults.

“Our accomplished faculty and staff is a vital component for our successful graduates. I am proud of the work they do and their commitment to our students. Each faculty member within the School is committed to positively impacting the profession and community through teaching, scholarship and engagement. Our students directly benefit from the outstanding work of our faculty as they are frequently included in collaborative research projects and engagement activities,” Bullock said.

The Dr. Jo Watts Williams School of Education has an array of partnerships that have been established, both in our local community, and throughout the United States and the world. “I am especially proud of our partnerships that we have established. These partnerships, infused throughout our coursework, provide our students with meaningful and practical authentic experiences that prepare them for real world challenges and issues in the 21st Century within our communities, state, nation, and world,” Bullock said.

Bullock has a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University, a master’s degree from New Mexico State University and a Ph.D. from Virginia Commonwealth University. Prior to entering the university setting, she taught students in grades K-12 in four states, mainly working with English Language Learners in Texas and California. Bullock and her husband, Scott, have two children, Garrett Bullock, P.T., D.P.T., D. Phil and Elyse Bullock O’Connell, B.S.N., R.N., FNP.