Nancy Ruppert

Chair (Unit Head), Professor, Coordinator of 6-12 English/Language Arts Licensure
108B Zageir Hall, CPO 1950

A native of Florida, Nancy has taught middle school math and science for a total of 15 years in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. She has coordinated middle grades programs at Shorter College, and Charleston Southern University. She came to UNC Asheville in 2002.


  • Doctorate of Education from the Univeristy of Florida in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Masters of Education from Western Carolina University in Middle Grade Language Art
  • Bachelor of Arts from Warren Wilson College in Middle Grade Mathematics

Courses Taught

  • EDUC 320 Middle Grade Principles and Practices
  • EDUC 314 Multiple Literacies for Content Area Instruction
  • EDUC 373 Sp Top in EDUC
  • EDUC 374 Sp Top in EDUC
  • EDUC 455 Student Teaching and Seminar
  • EDUC 314 Teach Reading and Writing 6-12
  • EDUC 320 Mid Sch Principl Pract and Mat

Professional Interests

  • Teaming
  • Undergraduate Research

Recent Publications

"Can a K-8 School Meet the Needs of Adolescents" in Malu, K.(2009) Voices from the middle: By, for and about the middle level community. A volume in The Handbook of Research in Middle Level Education series (Sponsored by the Middle Level Education Research Special Interest Group and the National Middle School Association).

Personal Website

Office Hours

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