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Dr. Rondall R. Rice




Dr Rondall Rice

Dr. Rice comes to us from the United States Air Force where he is ending his current assignment as Chief of Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance of the 603rd Air and Space Operations Center, U.S. Air Forces Europe and U.S. Air Forces, Africa.  He holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a master of strategic studies with academic distinction from the Air War College, a master of arts in history from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and a bachelor of science from the United States Air Force. 


He served two stints in the department of history at the US Air Force Academy. At the Academy, he led in creating, directing, and teaching interdisciplinary courses.  Dr. Rice has also held a number of positions in academic administration within military education programs and at the Academy.



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Stephanie Kugler Bailey

Assistant Director

Academic Advisor


Stephanie grew up in Geneva, Switzerland and Fairfax, Virginia. She attended East Carolina University where she earned her Master's degree in Counselor Education and a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.Stephanie began advising at ECU in 2005 in the College of Health and Human Performance and then the College of Allied Health and Pre-Professional Advising Center, where she worked with a variety of students interested in the health field.  Stephanie also teaches COAD 1000 (Freshman Seminar). Stephanie has professional memberships with the North Carolina School Counselor Association, NACADA (National Advisor Association), and is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity. She currently serves as Co-Chair of the Advisor Training Committee. In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her wonderful husband Scott and daughter Grace, as well as close family and friends. An addiction to shopping, sitting on the beach with a good book anywhere (but you will find her most on the OBX) and time with family seem to fill up any extra time! Stephanie is a lifelong PIRATE and loves sharing the purple and gold spirit with her ECU students.


Nicole "Nikki" Johnson

Administrative Support Specialist

Program Coordinator