Early College Second Life Program

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ECSLP Staff, Faculty, and Partners



The program is supported by the Division of Academic Affairs. The project is overseen by the Director, who serves as the liaison between institutions, the public school system officials, and others; and the Technology Support Technician.


Dr. Chris Locklear
Chief of Staff & Interim Senior Associate Provost
(252) 328-6106


Sharon Kibbe, PhD
Director, ECSLP
aka "Abbie Michalski"
(252) 328-9126

Paul LaMere
Technology Support Technician
aka "ECU Paul"
(252) 737-2119


Current & Past Faculty

ECU provides faculty for the program who are innovative thinkers and stellar teachers in their academic fields.  Faculty members are selected by both the Dean and Chair of the appropriate university department or college.The Faculty redesigns their course, along with assistance from instructional designers, to fit into the Second Life virtual environment.

Jessama Allender, Sociology

MA, East Carolina University

Dr. Scott Williams, BITE
PhD, Virginia Polytechnic
MAEd, East Carolina University
BSBE, East Carolina University

Joseph Bland, Math

MS, East Carolina University
BS, Campbell University

Jo Phipps, Anthropology
MA, East Carolina University
BA, Miami University

Dr. Eric Kisling, BITE
PhD, Indiana University
MS, Indiana University
MAS, Embry-Riddle
BS, University of Alabama

Melinda Doty, ITEC
MS, East Carolina University
BA, East Carolina University

Dr. Jason Gee, Biology

PhD, Louisiana State University
BS, Mississippi State University

Ruth Lupton, BITE

MSVE, East Carolina University
BSBE, East Carolina University

Angela Raper, English

MA, East Carolina University
BA, East Carolina University

Dr. Rebecca Howes, Spanish

PhD, University of Tennessee
MA, University of Tennessee
BA, St. Norbert College

Emily Boyd, Geography
Daniel Gregory, History
Jeffrey Wilhem, History
Deborah Ferrell, Mathematics
Danny Talbert, Mathematics
Perneet Sood, Mathematics
Fiona Moyer, Psychology

Rhonda Cardinale, Psychology
Brook Cathey, Psychology
Kelly Reburn, Psychology
Joey Cooter, Sociology
Joshua Sanderson, Spanish
Alberto Valdes, Spanish
Max Cuevas, Spanish

 North Carolina Public Schools      

The program is currently supported by the principals and other school administrators, superintendents, counselors, and liaisons from 18 different high schools in 11 different counties across NC. Resources within each high school are also available for technical support, facilitators, and online counselors.

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