Job Title: Director

Focus Areas: Assistant Dean, UNC-CH School of Education

Dr. Diana Lys


Dr. Lys leads educator preparation, program assessment and accreditation efforts in the School. Dr. Lys has 15 years of higher education experience in educator preparation. Prior to joining UNC, she was a faculty member at East Carolina University, serving for 5 years as the Director of Assessment and Accreditation in the College of Education. As Director, Dr. Lys played a pivotal role in implementing edTPA (formally TPA) at East Carolina. Dr. Lys continues to be a key partner in research linking teacher candidate performance data to graduate outcomes in the field, including student achievement scores and principal evaluations. Research from this work is a focus of her scholarship; her work has been published in the Journal of Teacher Education, Teaching and Teacher Education and and multiple book chapters.