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Dr. Paul Shotsberger

TITLE:Interim Coordinator of Doctoral Studies Program and Professor of Graduate Faculty
DEPARTMENT:School of Education
LOCATION:Newby Education Ctr. 128
SWU P.O. BOX:1815

Shotsberger began his professional life as an educator, teaching high school math in private and public school settings. After receiving his master’s and doctorate, he began working at the mathematics department of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington as a professor of mathematics education.  After nine years there, he and his family were called to be missionaries to Ukraine, where they served for seven years. Shotsberger then came to Southern Wesleyan University, first as dean of education, and now as a fulltime professor of education. He enjoys traveling, playing guitar and drawing pencil portraits as gifts for people.



- Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from University of North
  Carolina at Chapel Hill

  Dissertation:  The Use of Construct Validity in the Evaluation of
  Intelligent Tutoring System Performance.

- M.A. in Mathematics Education from University of North
  Carolina at Chapel Hill


Areas of Specialty/Interest

- Mathematics
- Education
- Assessment
- Teacher Training
- Missions


View Dr. Shotsberger's Vitae