Charles R. Coble
Partner, The Third Mile Group, LLC
Dr. Charles Coble recently served as the Vice President for Policy Programs and Studies of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Dr. Coble was Dean of the School of Education at East Carolina University for thirteen years before joining the University of North Carolina Office of the President in 1996. As Vice President for University-School Programs, Dr. Coble served as liaison with the fifteen UNC schools of education and was the University’s primary representative for all collaborative K-16 activities. In that capacity, Dr. Coble led the development of the University School Teacher Education Partnerships in all UNC teacher preparation institutions and organized the UNC Center for School Leadership Development, a confederation of eight high quality programs for the initial and continuing preparation of teachers and administrators. He has directed over $12M in grants and contracts and is the author or co-author of 10 books and over 70 published articles. Dr. Coble serves on key state and national committees related to teacher preparation and development and science education. Dr. Coble is a former teacher, has a bachelor’s degree in botany, a master’s degree in science education, and a doctorate in curriculum and instruction, all from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.