Marvin Chapman

Marvin Chapman
Clinical Assistant Professor
COED 372

Dr. Chapman is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Reading and Elementary Education. His primary responsibilities are teaching undergraduate teacher-preparation classes and supervising student teachers. He also serves as Co-Director of the College of Education Professional Development Schools Network. His special areas of interest are: application of brain-based learning theory to classroom instruction, effective approaches to organization and management of classrooms, and developing strategies for meeting diverse student needs.

Research Interests: 

Brain-based learning theory
Classroom Management
Organization and structure of the learning environment 
Teacher Leadership and Professional Development


Ed.D. - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1991, Educational Leadership and Supervision
MA  - Western Carolina University, 1980, Educational Leadership and Supervision
BS  - Wofford College, 1969, Psychology


Research and Analysis of Teaching
Measurement and Evaluation of Learners
Student Teaching Supervison

Community Involvement: 

UNC Charlotte Professional Development Schools Co-Director

Awards & Honors: 

Sustained Service to Public Schools Award UNC Charlotte College of Education
3-Time Principal of the year -- Lincoln County Schools

Selected Publications: 

Polly, D., Heafer, T. Chapman, M. Spooner, M. (2015) Professional Development and Transformative Partnerships. Hershey PA.IGI Global