Assistant Professor of Education
- Education & Psychology
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- Office Location: Sherman Hall
Dr. Nancy Surrett Gregg is the newest member of Tennessee Wesleyan College’s Department of Education and Psychology, arriving in August, 2011. She teaches a variety of Teacher Education Program (TEP) courses, specializing in pre-kindergarten through third grade. She is also a supervisor for teacher candidates and faculty advisor for TWC’s Education Angels, a volunteer service organization.
A lifelong native of East Tennessee, Dr. Gregg graduated from Loudon High School. She graduated cum laude from The University of Tennessee in Knoxville with a Bachelor of Science in Education and then began her teaching career. During her time as a classroom teacher, her love for working with children and youth prompted her to want to do more to counsel students. As a result, she earned a Master of Arts degree in Educational Psychology and Counseling from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee. She served as a school counselor/teacher where she blended counseling and teaching skills to provide a wide variety of learning experiences for her students.
Dr. Gregg’s continuing quest for new challenges within the world of education led her to leave public schools and become Project Director for Hiwassee College’s Upward Bound program. Her desire to improve her knowledge in administration led her to Lincoln Memorial University where she earned an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Administration and Supervision.
In 1999, Dr. Gregg began working with a variety of U. S. Department of Education grant projects at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK). During her time at UTK, she managed multiple grant projects, wrote grant proposals, and earned her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Education, with a major in Educational Psychology. She is a frequent presenter on experiential education and on strategies to support academic aspirations of low-income students who are potentially the first ones in their families to enter college. She has been a contributing writer to multiple publications, including Finding Funding: Grantwriting From Start to Finish (5th Edition), 2008.
Dr. Gregg is an avid traveler and has done short-term mission work in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Liberia, Kingdom of Tonga, and Zimbabwe. She is working with her TWC colleagues to develop additional opportunities for TWC students to engage in service-learning and study abroad projects.