Dr. Susan Connelly

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Dr. Connelly currently serves as a Professor of Education and Coordinator of the Birth to Kindergarten Education Program.

She received a BA in Psychology and a Master of Education in Special Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Young Children with Disabilities from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Her research has focused on building partnerships between families and teachers of young children.

Dr. Connelly has taught at Greensboro College since 2003. She actively serves in the early childhood educational community as an advocate for teachers, a professional development project development partner, grant writer, and has recently engaged in development of specialized curriculum and materials for young children. She has ongoing collaborative partnerships with NC pre-K programs, area Head Start organizations and other early childhood programs in our community.  In 2010, she was the recipient of the Award for Exemplary Teaching awarded by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church.

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“I loved the GC Honors program and Greensboro College. I felt safe and a sense of genuine belonging at the college. I worked closely with my thesis advisor and professors who helped inspire me to define my path and passion of interest. That path has led me to my doctoral studies in Engineering Mechanics.”

- Joshua Fitzgerald, Class of ’19, Mathematics Major

Joshua currently studies astrodynamics at Virginia Tech University and is an Engineering Mechanics Ph.D. Candidate.