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Dr. Avis Chapman-Reese

Dr. Avis Chapman-Reese is our Dean of Academic Affairs. For over 20 years, Dr. Avis Chapman-Reese’s mantra has always been, “Teaching should be done with PASSION”! She has extensive experience in the field of education serving in the capacities of Classroom Teacher (Miami-Dade County Public Schools and School District of Palm Beach County) for Grades 6-8 in Exceptional Student Education, ESE Program Coordinator, Assistant Principal, Associate Professor (Central State University College of Education), Professor (Palm Beach State College -Education), Associate Professor (Alliant International University- Doctoral Dissertation Committee Member), and Dean of Education. Courses taught include Foundations of Education, Multicultural Education, Assessment and Measurement, Early Childhood Nutrition and Safety, Teaching Diverse Populations, Individuals with Special Needs, Student Teaching, Capstone Seminar, Strategies for College Success, and Student Life Skills.

She has devoted much of her career to the development and enhancement of curriculum framework, school improvement plans, student and faculty retention and campus-wide operations. One of her biggest accomplishments as a Dean of Curriculum and Academic Affairs has been the implementation of Professional Development for Faculty that assists Instructors with incorporating teaching strategies within the classroom as well as identifying adult learners with learning disabilities.

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