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Honors College Administration

Dean WhiteDr. David White


David White was appointed as Dean of The Honors College in December 2016, after serving as Interim Dean since January 2016.  He is also a Professor and Dean of the College of Engineering and Technology and Adjunct Professor in the Brody School of Medicine.  His teaching and research has focused on program planning and evaluation and community development.  He has published about 30 refereed journal articles, several books and manuals, and directed or is directing 20 federal, state, and foundation-funded projects totaling over $2 million. Prior to his appointment as Dean, he served as professor and chair of ECU’s Department of Health Education and Promotion.

Dr. White is a member of the Pitt County Economic Development Commission and is active in developing partnerships among ECU and local and state industry to promote economic development, particularly in eastern NC.  He served as Chair of the Pitt County Schools Health Advisory Council for 20 years, was a founding chair of Pitt Partners for Health, a Healthy Carolinians partnership, and he served as Chair of the Pitt County Mental Health Center Board of Directors.

Dr. White and his wife Kathy have lived in Greenville since 1981.  They enjoy spending traveling and spending time with their family, especially their two grandsons, Evan and Mason.

Dr. Todd FraleyTodd Fraley

Director of the EC Scholars Program
Interim Associate Dean for Academic Programs


Prior to his leadership position in the Honors College, Todd taught in the School of Communication, where he also served as associate professor, Coordinator for Undergraduate Studies and the Internship Director. He holds bachelor's degrees in Political Science and Sociology from James Madison University and earned his MA and PhD in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Georgia, Athens.

While at ECU, Todd has been awarded the University Centennial Award for Excellence in Leadership and the Alumni Award for Outstanding Teaching. He is also a Chancellor's Leadership Fellow and a William C. Friday Fellow for Human Relations. He has numerous publications and presentations and was a named a 2010 Research Fellow at Northeastern University's Center for the Study of Sport in Society.

Outside of the classroom, Todd coaches youth soccer and baseball, serves on the Board of Directors of the Greenville Community Shelter, and enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife and two children.


Mr. James Ellis

Academic Advisor

Jim joined the Honors College in August, 2004 after completing a Masters of Science in Higher Education Administration at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. While studying at Indiana, Jim also worked as a lab instructor at the Kelly School of Business. Prior to his days at IU, Jim spent many years as a mortgage banker, underwriting supervisor and branch manager for various mortgage companies in Indianapolis, Indiana. He began his career in the mortgage business after graduating from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science in Finance in 1983. He completed a second undergraduate degree in Secondary Business Education from Ball State in 1992 and spent three years teaching business courses at a community college in Indianapolis.

As an Honors College Advisor at ECU, Jim understands that there is a tremendous amount of pressure placed on honors students to succeed. Research suggests that honors students require specific attention due to challenges unique to enrollment in their program. Jim very much enjoys assisting students with managing their college experience, providing ongoing assistance with Honors College requirements and serving as a resource for information about campus entities.

When Jim is not working with ECU's best and brightest students, he enjoys spending time with his wife Maureen and their son James and daughter Kathryn.

Dr. Diane Majewski Majewski

Acting Assistant Director of the EC Scholars Award Program

Diane Majewski, Ed. D., has worked in education for the last two decades as a university administrator in the postsecondary setting and as a K-12 instructor. ;Her latest assignment has landed her in the Honors College where she mentors East Carolina Scholars and coordinates their enrichment and philanthropic experiences. She also serves as the East Carolina University Project Director for College STAR (Supporting Transition, Access and Retention), a University of North Carolina system initiative aimed at creating a more welcoming learning environment for students with learning differences.

She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in special education from Longwood University. She earned her doctorate of education from East Carolina University. ;She is a Chancellor's Leadership Fellow, was the first recipient of the Treasured Pirate award and is author of the East Carolina Creed.

Creator of 8 is GR8, a time management and study system for college students, Diane seeks to share her knowledge of student development as it relates to helping students managing academic life. Her publications and presentations focus on best practices for enhancing student success in college.

Diane lives in Greenville with her shih tzu, Ava, where she is an active member of the Greenville Women's League.

Ms. Cyndee Mueller5-5-2015 CyndeeMuellerJC_web

Executive Assistant

Cyndee Mueller joined the Honors College in April 2015. Cyndee has worked as an administrative assistant at East Carolina University since 2007 at the School of Communication. Cyndee graduated Cum Laude in 1995 from Chowan College earning an Bachelor of Science in Graphic Arts. She enjoys going to the beach and boating with her children, traveling, and attending ECU events with friends and family.

Ms. Ann Garland

Administrative Support Associate

Ann Garland joined the Honors College in December 2016.  She has worked at East Carolina University, primarily in The Brody School of Medicine, since 1990 as an administrative assistant and laboratory technician.  Ann graduated from Pitt Community College in 1984.  She enjoys the beach and volunteering for Spay Today and Saving Graces 4 Felines, which she is a co-founder. 

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