New assistant dean brings collaboration and funding expertise to the College of Science and Mathematics

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (March 8‚ 2007) – Kennesaw State University’s College of Science and Mathematics is…

Georgia (Mar 9, 2007) — New assistant dean brings collaboration and funding expertise to the College of Science and Mathematics

Stacey Moore

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KENNESAW‚ Ga. (March 8‚ 2007) – Kennesaw State University’s College of Science and Mathematics is one step closer to becoming a national leader in secondary mathematics and science education now that Adrian L. Epps‚ who has a proven track record of securing major grants‚ is on board. Epps was recently chosen as assistant dean and will focus primarily on scholarship and external funding in science and mathematics education.

“Adrian has the expertise and track record in securing and implementing major grants from the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education that will provide the external funding necessary to achieve our goals of becoming a national leader in science and mathematics secondary education‚” said Laurence I. Peterson‚ dean of the College of Science and Mathematics.

The college is already a leader when it comes to awarding bachelor’s degrees in mathematics education‚ graduating the highest number of students in the entire state.

Prior to joining the university‚ Epps was the director of the Office of Mathematics and Science Initiatives for the Atlanta Public Schools system. Some of his roles included project director for the $15 million Atlanta Systemic Initiative; P−12 coordinator for the Board of Regents−led NSF Partnership for Reform In Science and Mathematics (PRISM); and district coordinator for the Emory University NSF funded G−K12 grant.

Epps received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry and master’s degree in education from Emory University. He will be conferred a doctorate in educational leadership from Clark−Atlanta University this spring.

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A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third−largest university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new doctorate in education.

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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