College of Professional Studies

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Aging in Place

Universal Design


Compentency-Based Education

Aging issues

Aging services

Community resources

Adult Degree Education

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Dr. Nina Jones Morel
Interim Dean, College of Professional Studies


B.A. - Lipscomb University
M.Ed. - Tennessee State University
Ed.D. -  Tennessee State University 


Miken Family Foundation National Educator Award
Graduate Research Award 

Professional Experience
Title III Director and Instructional Coordinator for ELL and Accountability, Sumner County Schools, 2007 - 2011
Facilitator, Instructional Coaching Program, Sumner County Schools, 2009 - present
Coordinator, Pre-K Program, Sumner County Schools, 2007 - present
Supervisor, Instructional Materials Center, Sumner County Board of Education, 2006 - 2007
Teacher, Hendersonville High School, 2001 - 2006
Teacher, Shafer Middle School, 1998 - 2001
Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Leadership, Middle Tennessee State University, 1996 - 1998
Teacher, Gallatin Middle School, 1992 - 1994
Instructor, Tennessee State University, Department of Remedial and Developmental Education, 1988 - 1992
Acting Executive Director, Tennessee State Employees Association, 1987
Communication Director/Lobbyist Acting Executive Director, Tennessee State Employees Association, 1986 - 1988
Professional Information

Phi Delta Kappa
Learning Forward

Interesting Information

Author of How to Build an Instructional Coaching Program for Maximum Capacity (with Carla Staton Cushman), published by Corwin Press.