Dr. Paul E. Chapman
Dean, College of Education and Human Services
Dr. Paul Chapman began his service as Dean of the College of Education and Human Services at Longwood University on June 25, 2013. He earned his Ph.D. and Ed.S. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University as well as his M.A. degree in Educational Administration and his B.A. in Elementary Education K-8.
Dr. Chapman served as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal before becoming an Assistant Professor in Advanced Educational Studies at West Virginia University in 2000. During his thirteen years of service at West Virginia University, he also served as Associate Professor in Educational Leadership Studies and Interim Associate Dean of the College of Education and Human Services.
He co-authored the textbook Six Pillars of Dynamic Schools, published numerous articles in professional journals, and presented at national conferences.
Dr. J. Charles Blauvelt
Special Assistant to the Dean
Dr. Blauvelt is a career educator; he has served as a college faculty member, department chair, and program coordinator. He received his Ph.D in Curriculum & Instruction in Physical Education from Michigan State University, his Master's degree in Physical Education from Springfield College, and his BA degree in English Literature from Michigan State University.
Before coming to Longwood, Dr. Blauvelt served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras before assuming the role of faculty and department chair at the Escuela Superior del Profesorado in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
Message from the Dean
When you come to Longwood University and enroll in a major in the College of Education and Human Services (CEHS), you should know that you have arrived at a "special" place.
Our college has invested heavily to offer our students technologically advanced facilities, strong academic programs, and a nurturing environment in which to learn, grow - and have some fun.
We pride ourselves on the easy accessibility and caring attitude our faculty offer as they mentor our students and support their academic success. Our faculty, who are experts in their fields and in their classrooms, share a rich tradition especially in the excellent Longwood history of teacher preparation, and we are striving to use that to move toward greatness in every program!
The CEHS prides itself on the fact that many of the nation's best educators and administrators, social workers, therapeutic recreation specialists, exercise scientists, speech and language therapists, library media specialists, and school/community counselors have come from this college. This is largely due to the reality of classroom instruction that comes alive for students through hours of multiple field experiences and internships which empower our students. Through them, students develop confidence in their ability to be effective and to excel in their chosen careers.
Field experiences are not only a requisite for graduation from the college, they are a way of life. All of the programs in the CEHS go beyond minimum standards in providing hands-on experience in real world settings. We begin early in students' programs, and continue throughout, providing experiences in diverse settings, with quality supervision, and increasing responsibilities.
Please consider visiting our main campus in Farmville, Virginia. See what thousands of students have discovered, and why they are now, like me, loyal Longwood supporters for life. I welcome you and look forward to seeing you on Brock Commons.
- Dr. Paul Chapman, Dean
Administrative Assistant to the Dean
Peggy Ward earned her Associate in Applied Science degree in Business Management from Southside Virginia Community College and has been employed at Longwood since 1988. During her career, she has had the opportunity to work in the Library, the Learning Center, and serve as department secretary to the English, Philosophy and Modern Languages department. She currently serves as an administrative assistant to the Dean of the College of Education and Human Services.