Nancy Ruppert, Ed.D.

Chair & Professor of Education; Coordinator of 6-12 English/Language Arts Licensure

Contact Information

  • 232-5025
  • 123 Zageir Hall

Office Hours

  • Monday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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 University 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).


  • President AMLE Board of Trustees 2017-2019
  • Distinguished Teacher of the Year, UNC Asheville 2018
  • North Carolina Higher Education Person to Watch 2017

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