About Ugena Whitlock

We are our stories. I write to make sense of the world through mine. I hope you will visit for awhile.

Welcome to my blog & website! Like me, it’s a work in progress!

I have been blogging for for over ten years. My topics vary depending on my observations and reflections. My latest posts are in a series I call Dean Chronicles. What better way to both write and reflect on developing my academic leadership skills than to blog?

I am beginning a new position as dean of the College of Education, Human Performance, and Health at USC Upstate, after 7 years as chair of the Department of Educational Leadership at Kennesaw State University. I am also Professor of Curriculum & Instruction.

One day, I maybe I will return to faculty to teach and write in conventional academic style. But for now, these small glimpses of the world around me–and my life in it–make up the kind of writing I enjoy.

Sarah, our dogs Duncan and Caroline, two cats Spike and Trevor, and I just moved to Spartanburg, SC. A native of North Alabama, I hold a B.S.Ed. in English and History from Athens State University, a M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction from Coppin State University, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction with a specialization in Curriculum Theory and Women’s & Gender Studies from Louisiana State University. I have a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree from the McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University.

I don’t keep my blog as current as I want to. Yet I keep hanging in there–I just keep swimming.