College of Education and Allied Professions
School of Teaching and Learning
Dr. Charmion B. Rush is an Associate Professor of Inclusive and Special Education at Western Carolina University. Dr. Rush earned her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Special Education/Teacher Education and Development. An Ed. S. in Higher Education/Community College and University Leadership and M.A. in Special Education/Cross Categorical from Appalachian State University. She also received B.S. degrees in Special Education/Learning Disabilities and Therapeutic Recreation from Winston-Salem State University.
Dr. Rush’s teaching focuses on preparing educators to teach diverse populations, with an emphasis on the ethnic and minority students enrolled in special education.
Dr. Rush's areas of research include culture relevant pedagogy, disproportionate representation, implicit bias, inclusion, and literacy practices.