Roland W. Doepner, III

EDSP 287

A Terse Autobiography

I am a fortunate student enrolled in Prof. Morrison's The Social Context of Educational Leadership class in the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This class is one of seven I am taking as part of my second semester of work in the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program at the University. My cohort includes five other students all with varied backgrounds and avocations. In addition to the other five first-year Ed.D. students, all of the MSA students (matriculating during the Fall of 1995) are enrolled in this class: part of our required work includes submitting a short autobiography.

I am from North Carolina, earned both my undergraduate and master's degrees from UNC-CH, and taught in Winston-Salem for two years. From the September of 1991 until July of 1995 I lived in Riverside, CA. I was a research fellow for the California Educatioanal Research Cooperative (CERC) during my first year there and a teacher at Sherman Indian HIgh School for the remainder. My intention was to return to the southeastern part of the country and my wife and I decided to do so after Salem College (Winston-Salem) offered her a position as an assistnant professor of music and UNC accepted me. We both enjoy what we are doing and have interests related to our primary work.

Through the EDSP 287 course I hope to learn more about the application and development of on-line and other emerging technologies that might enable me to be a more effective leader in a K-12 environment and a more prolific researcher and writer.

My nickname is Tripp.