Gilbert Hunt has been named dean of the College of Education
Coastal Carolina University, effective immediately, according to an
announcement by Coastal Provost John Idoux. Hunt will be responsible
for all administrative aspects of the college, which has 24 full-time
faculty members. He has served as interim dean since August 2000, when
former College of Education Dean Dennis Wiseman was named associate
provost at Coastal.
Hunt, a professor of education at Coastal, joined the
university's faculty in 1975. A native of Tabor City, N.C., he earned a
bachelor's degree from Campbell University in 1969, a master's degree
in 1971 and a Ph.D. in 1975, both from the University of North
"We are fortunate to have someone with Gilbert Hunt's long
experience and dedication to lead the College of Education," said
Idoux. "Coastal's College of Education plays a vital role in our
county, state and region by training teachers for our classrooms, and
Dr. Hunt will continue to set high standards for the college."
During his career as a Coastal professor and administrator, Hunt
has held many key leadership positions in the College of Education. He
has been chairman of the Department of Professional Programs in Teacher
Education and co-director of the Center for Excellence for Standards-
Based Education. He is also past chairman of Coastal's Faculty Senate.
He has published numerous scholarly articles and books during his
academic career. He is coauthor of The Middle Level Teachers' Handbook:
Becoming a Reflexive Practitioner and Effective Teaching: Preparation
and Implementation, both published by Charles C. Thomas Ltd.
In February 1999, Hunt was honored in a resolution by the South
Carolina House of Representatives for his achievements as an educator
and a scholar. The resolution commended Hunt for "outstanding teaching
and the great impact he is having on the lives and careers of his
Hunt received the Distinguished Teacher/Scholar award from the
Board of Visitors of Coastal's College of Education in June 1998.