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Charles Coble (M.A.T. '66, Ed.D. '71) to be honored by ECU

Charles Coble (M.A.T. ’66, Ed.D. ’71) will be presented with an Honorary Alumni Award by East Carolina University on Oct. 12.

Coble, who began his career as a high school science teacher, is a national education expert and author who served as dean of education at ECU for 13 years, from 1983 to 1996.

After leaving ECU, Coble served for six years as vice president for university-school programs for the UNC system. In that position he led the development of the University School Teacher Education Partnerships in all UNC system teacher preparation institutions, and organized the UNC Center for School Leadership Development.

Upon retirement from the UNC system, Coble was named vice president of policy studies and programs at the Education Commission of the States.

Coble has authored or co-authored 10 books and more than 80 published articles.

Currently he is co-founder and partner of Teacher Preparation Analytics, LLC. He is also the founder of the consulting firm The Third Mile Group, which focuses on education and social policy. Coble also serves as the co-director of the Science and Mathematics Teacher Imperative under the Association for Public and Land-Grant Universities in Washington, D.C. He also serves as a consultant to the National Commission on Teaching for America’s Future and to several state systems of higher education.

Coble lives in Chapel Hill.