Professional education professor named Fulbright Specialist Scholar

Campbell University’s School of Education and Human Sciences Associate Professor of Professional Education Dr. Terrie Hampton-Jones has been awarded the prestigious designation of Fulbright Specialist Scholar for the next three years.

As a Fulbright Specialist, Hampton-Jones will travel overseas to share her expertise in instructional technology and lesson planning through digital literacy. She will lecture and hosts seminars and project-based learning workshops for teachers and education majors.

Annually, the U.S. Department of State and Bureau of Educational and Cultural Exchanges sponsor 400 Fulbright Specialists to participate in project-based exchanges in 160 host countries across the globe. These specialists serve in 24 eligible disciplines and project focus areas. Participants are selected by a peer-review panel of experts in their given field.

Specialists, who represent a wide range of professional and academic disciplines, are competitively selected to join the Fulbright Specialist Roster based on their knowledge, skill sets and ability to contribute to projects overseas significantly. Those individuals approved to join the Fulbright Specialist Roster are then eligible to be matched with approved projects designed by foreign host institutions. Once abroad, Specialists partner with their host institution to conduct project activities supporting the host institution’s priorities and goals.

“I’m honored to be one of the 400 selected to represent the United States,” said Hampton-Jones. “We are a prestigious group of academics with specified skills, and it means a lot to me to be an ambassador representing skilled experts and professional educators in the U.S.”

“I have the Akatsi College of Education and Cape Coast University in Ghana as priorities on my list. I’m confident that my skills, innovative strategies of integrating technology, and active learning mastery will be an added value wherever I share my knowledge.”

Dr. Hampton-Jones has served at Campbell since January 2017. She is the director of Teaching Scholars Academy, coordinator for K12 and secondary education, and the instructional technologists for the School of Education and Human Sciences. The School houses the Professional Education, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, School Counseling, Clinical Counseling, Master of School Administration and Master of Education departments. She conducts training through the IT department, campus professional development, instructional pedagogy and curriculum materials department and co-presents technology workshops for the Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine.

As the director of the Teaching Scholars Academy, Hampton-Jones focuses on providing quality teachers to the rural school districts of North Carolina. She designed the program in 2018 to inspire teacher leaders of the future. The Academy promotes service and emphasizes the need for teachers in underserved communities. Students enrolled in Teaching Scholars receive $8,500 per year. Awards remain in effect for the four years of undergraduate education, provided the student continues to be academically eligible while enrolled full-time in the Professional Education program.

“I plan to encourage teacher education students to apply to the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, designed specifically for university students,” she said. “Whereby the Fulbright Specialist program is limited to academics and other experts, the student program allows for roughly 2,000 U.S. awards annually. It would be an experience of a lifetime for our students.”

In 2019, she designed and implemented an add-on licensure program in instructional technology that began in fall 2019. This flexible blended program welcomes licensed teachers of all grade levels (K-12) and areas of concentration to include core content, elective curricula, special education, and career and technical education. The program provides additional opportunities for teacher candidates that transfer in with 30-plus hours to graduate with advanced certifications. The program promotes leadership, innovation, active learning, digital literacy, and cybersecurity.

“I created this program to contribute to building capacity and additional leverage for those classroom teachers that understand the importance of integrating technology into their daily lessons,” she said. “Teachers can add this area of expertise to their licenses. The program is especially a building block for teachers desiring to move from the classroom into leadership roles associated with technology coaching, curriculum instruction, and technology administration.”

Hampton-Jones is the program coordinator for K12 and Secondary programs, and she supervises teacher candidates majoring in math, biology, comprehensive science, English, history, political science, foreign language, studio art, music and physical education. In this capacity, she works closely with the College of Arts & Sciences to support and monitor students completing teacher certification. She enjoys advocating, advising and mentoring students. She said she believes in service and mentors many students through First Gen, My Sister’s Keeper, Campbell University Freshman Seminar and Teaching Scholars.

Hampton-Jones is the co-director alongside Dr. Chris Godwin of the Community Collaborative Support Center (CCSC), a $50k grant-funded after school program emphasizing literacy, social-emotional learning, parental engagement, and community. Campbell University teacher education candidates receive special training to deliver high-impact tutoring, and Duke Ormond Center students create social skills and character-building activities. The CCSC is a collaborative initiative between Campbell University School of Education and Human Sciences, Duke University Ormond Center, Harnett County Schools and area churches. The program supports 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade students at Dunn Elementary.

In addition, Hampton-Jones is a Leading Workforce Effectiveness team member researching the impact of COVID-19 on student learning in North Carolina to help educators and students recover from pandemic-related disruptions and lost instructional time. The team received a $150k grant from the NC Department of Public Instruction and North Carolina Collaboratory. The faculty research team consists of Drs. Laura Lunsford, Kathleen Castillo-Clark and Justin Nelson.

She advocates for diversity, equity and inclusion and recently completed the Fostering a Culture of Belonging series led by Associate Provost Borree Kwok through the Association of College and University Educators. Hampton-Jones’ training included Managing the Impact of Bias, Reducing Microaggressions, Addressing Imposter phenomenon and Stereotype Threats, and Cultivating an Inclusive Environment.

She is Campbell University’s first African-American Fulbright Specialist.

She is committed to inclusiveness and has traveled to Ghana in 2022 and 2023 with Dr. Peter Ahiawodzi and Campbell University’s Public Health Department to build relationships in the Volta Region. She has created partnerships with the Akatsi College of Education and community elementary schools in Ghana. The Campbell University Teaching Scholars and Professional Education department donated literacy resources, technology devices, and curriculum materials to Ghanaian students and teachers through this work.

A native of Johnston County, she has completed an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Organizational Development from Mount Olive University, North Carolina. She received a Master of Arts in Educational Supervision and Curriculum Instruction from the University of Phoenix. She completed her teacher licensure at Fayetteville State University and a certification in Instructional Technology from East Carolina University. She is a National Board Certified Teacher and, in 2019, was awarded the Campbell University Excellence in Teaching Award for Adult and Online Education.

Hampton-Jones received her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, North Carolina. She holds the following educational licenses: School Administrator Superintendent, Computer Education Endorsement, Instructional Technologist Specialist, Curriculum Instructional Specialist, School Administrator Principal, Business Education, and Information Technology Education. She is an EdTPA Evaluator, National Board Certified Professional Teacher, and accreditation reviewer for the Association for Advancing Quality in Education Preparation (AAQEP).

Her scholarly works focus on classroom technology instruction, the freshman transition, and rural education. She has presented nationally and internationally. She has hosted over 100 leadership seminars, professional developments, and workshops in the past five years. In 2021, she and co-workers Chris Godwin and Courtney Mayakis published a book chapter, Reimagining the Contextualization of a Rural Teacher Educator Preparation Program During COVID, in Redefining Teacher Education and Teacher Preparation Programs in the Post-COVID-19 Era by Prince H. Bull.

Hampton-Jones’ publications can be found in Google Scholar, Academic Experts, Vanderbilt University Library, Google Books, Journal of Negro Education (Project Muse), Journal of Research Initiatives, HBCU Connect, Campbell University Accolades, CU Find, and the Association Supporting Computer Users in Education (ASCUE).