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Charmion B. Rush

Charmion Rush

Associate Professor, Associate Professor of Inclusive and Special Education

College of Education and Allied Professions

School of Teaching and Learning

Contact Information

Phone: 828.227.3392
Office: 103-A Killian Building


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.


  • Ph D, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Special Education/Teacher Education and Development

Teaching Interests

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.

Research Interests

Dr. Rush's areas of research include culture relevant pedagogy, disproportionate representation, implicit bias, inclusion, and literacy practices.

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