Dr. Lane Wesson

Coordinator of Birth to Kindergarten and Elementary Education


  • BS, Western Carolina University
  • MA, Gardner-Webb University
  • PhD, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Professional Experience

  • Coordinator, Elementary Education Degree Completion Program. 2000 to present at GWU
  • University teaching at both initial and advanced licensure areas. 2000 to present at GWU
  • Elementary school teacher in various grade levels from 1994 to 2000

Courses Taught

  • Elementary Education
  • EDCI

Awards and Recognitions

  • Students’ Choice Award, Gardner-Webb University. Gardner-Webb University. 2002-2003, 2003-2004, 2004-2005, 2007-2008, 2009-2010
  • Dispositions in Action of Traditionally Certified and Lateral Entry Elementary Teachers in North Carolina. 2008. UNCG
  • Outstanding Student Teacher Award, Western Carolina University. 1994 WCU
  • Member of Professional Education Committee. 2000 to present
  • Member of General Education Committee. 2016 to present
  • Chaired Educational Policies & Standards Committee
  • Undergraduate Curriculum Committee member
  • Served on numerous dissertation committees

Dissertation Title

  • The Dispositions in Action of Lateral Entry and Traditionally Certified Elementary Teachers in North Carolina

Areas of Research Interests/Expertise

  • Qualitative Methods
  • Teacher Leadership
  • School Culture
  • Reading
  • Program Evaluation
  • Higher Education
  • Technology
  • Case Study