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Dr. Stephen Laws

Associate Professor of Education


  • Bachelor of Science in Business, Wake Forest University
  • Masters in Secondary Education and Education Specialist, Winthrop University
  • Doctorate in Educational Leadership, Vanderbilt University

Professional Experience

  • Gaston County Schools: Teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal, Executive Director of Human Resources
  • Elkin City Schools: Superintendent
  • Wilkes County Schools: Superintendent

University Service

Teach Doctoral in Educational Leadership courses primarily. Also have taught Doctoral courses in Organizational Leadership and Masters in School Administration classes.

Serve as Dissertation Chair, primarily with Qualitative and some Mixed-Method studies.