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Angela Spaulding Bio
Angela Spaulding

Angela Spaulding, Ed.D.

Vice President for Research and Compliance and Dean of Graduate Studies

Office: The Graduate School, Killgore Research Center, Room 104A
Email: aspaulding@wtamu.edu

Professional Profile

Dr. Angela Spaulding, Vice President for Research and Compliance and Dean of Graduate Studies, joined the WTAMU faculty in September 1995 as an assistant professor. She was promoted to a full professor in 2005 and has held the titles of program chair for Educational Leadership, Interim Department Head of Education, and Associate Dean of the College of Education and Social Sciences. She holds both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from WTAMU and a 1994 doctoral degree in educational leadership from Texas Tech University. She is a recipient of the WTAMU Outstanding Professor Award.

Teaching and Related Service

Dr. Spaulding teaches Educational Research, Leadership and Group Dynamics, and Multicultural Education. Each course offers students dynamic opportunities to travel internationally and broaden their cross-cultural awareness while earning course credit. Each travel experience is utilized to support and enhance course content. Recent travel locations have included Mexico, Peru, India, Thailand, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, and Ireland.

Research and Creative Activity

Dr. Spaulding’s research interests include leadership, group dynamics, micropolitics, multiculturalism, service learning, and school violence.  She has been recognized for outstanding accomplishment in leadership, scholarship and service through the Regents’ Initiative for Excellence in Education. She has more than 90 professional publications and presentations to her credit and has served as the guest editor for the national publication Journal of School Public Relations.  In addition, she has over $3,870,000 in awarded grants where she served as Principal or Co-Principal Investigator.

Personal Sketch

Dr. Spaulding enjoys joining her husband, Larry, an NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Referee, on his officiating travels.  When unable to join him, she watches his games on ESPN or other televised venues.   The Spaulding’s have two children, Aaron and Caitlin, who are reveling in the rigors of academia at the university level.  As a family, the Spaulding’s enjoy and appreciate opportunities to travel together, nationally and internationally, to discover new cultural adventures.


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