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Mary Herzog

Mary Herzog


College of Education and Allied Professions

School of Teaching and Learning

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Mary Jean R. Herzog is Professor Emeritus of Education and served as the President of the Faculty and Chair of the Faculty Senate at Western Carolina University. Dr. Herzog joined Western Carolina University in 1989 after teaching at Warren Wilson College for 11 years. She earned a doctorate in Educational Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Tennessee. She has worked closely with doctoral students in the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, chairing dissertations and mentoring student research. She has been the Program Director for the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) for the secondary and special subject teaching areas for the past decade. She teaches graduate courses in teaching methods, foundations and qualitative research methods. She founded the Qualitative Research Group, an interdisciplinary, scholarly group of faculty and students, which has been active for 25 years. Dr. Herzog’s research interests are on gender issues, leadership and scholarship of teaching and learning. She is actively involved in service within the university and community.


  • EDD, University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • MS, University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • BS, SUNY Empire State College

Teaching Interests

Qualitative Research, Educational Assessment, Pedagogy, Methods

Research Interests

Faculty Development, Gender issues, leadership, literacy and scholarship of teaching and learning

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