Dean of the College of Professional Studies
Nina Jones Morel, Ed.D., is an associate professor of Education and Dean of the College of Professional Studies. Morel builds, develops, and inspires a team of individuals to achieve the college’s objectives to provide a rigorous, personalized and innovative academic experience for adult learners.
Morel is a graduate of Lipscomb University and has a master's and doctorate from Tennessee State University. She was a district administrator for federal programs, English Language Learning (ELL) and district-wide coaching for Sumner County Schools, and has held previous positions as a lobbyist and Title 3 consultant. Morel was a 2005 winner of the Milken Foundation National Educator Award for excellent teaching and has taught at the middle, high school, and university levels.
Morel has presented and trained nationally in the area of instructional coaching. She is the author of “Learning from Coaching: How do I work with an instructional coach to grow as a teacher?” (ASCD Press, 2014), “How to Build an Instructional Coaching Program for Maximum Capacity” (Corwin Press, 2012), and several other articles on collaboration and coaching.
B.A. - Lipscomb University
M.Ed. - Tennessee State University
Ed.D. - Tennessee State University