Dr. Chris Cook is a Professor of Middle Grades Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Appalachian State University. He earned his B.S. and M.A. in Middle Grades Education from Appalachian State University. After teaching middle school for six years, he earned his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. His current research and teaching interests focus on effective middle grades practices, current implementation of the "middle school concept", and middle grades teacher preparation. His work has been published in middle grades journals, such as the Middle Grades Research Journal, Research in Middle Level Education Online, and Current Issues in Middle Level Education. He currently serves as the chair of the Middle Level Education Research Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association.
Title: Professor of Middle Grades Education, Middle Grades Education Graduate Program Director
Department: Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Middle Grades Program
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Phone: (828) 262-6062
Fax: (828) 262-2686
Office address234E College of Education
Boone, NC 28608-2037