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Cheryl A. Gould, Ed.D.
Department Chair; Associate Professor, Teacher Education757.352.4029

Cheryl A. Gould, Ed.D.


Dr. Cheryl A. Gould serves as the department chair for the College of Arts & Sciences’ Teacher Education department since 2018. She rose to the rank of associate professor in 2021. She also served as the director of student teaching from 2014 to 2018. She first served Regent University in 2006 as director of student services and later as associate campus director at Regent’s previous Washington, D.C. campus.

While in the public school sector, Gould provided leadership to 55 teachers across Henrico County in all facets of curriculum, instruction, assessment and acquisition of resources to ensure quality instruction of nearly 7,000 students enrolled annually in Family and Consumer Sciences programs. From 1995 to 2005, she served as a secondary classroom teacher. She earned her Doctor of Education, Educational Policy, Planning & Leadership from The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Her research interests include Teacher Effectiveness & Evaluation; Pre-Service Teacher Support, Evaluation & Flourishing. She believes teacher effects on student growth and achievement are powerful and long lasting. She says, “Christian educators have a responsibility to help students achieve their full purpose as whole individuals created in the image of God. We must recognize students’ unique and miraculous intellectual capabilities that may be expanded and refined through education.”

She and her husband have three children, a daughter-in-law, and two sons-in-law, and two grandchildren. They consider Fayetteville, Arkansas, their hometown but have lived in many places as a 25-year military family. Her passion is equipping teachers with the professional and spiritual tools to meet the challenges currently facing students and schools.


Ed.D., Education Policy, Planning, and Leadership, The College of William and Mary M.ED., Student Affairs, Regent University Post Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Program, Northwestern State University B.S., Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Arkansas


Gould, C.A. (2019) Navigating the Stages of Clinical Practice: Practical Tips for Mentor Teachers, Kappa Delta Pi Record, 55(4), 160-163, DOI: 10.1080/00228958.2019.1659055

Gould, C.A. (2018). Career and technical education teachers’ perceptions on the use of student data in teacher evaluation: A comparative study. The International Journal of Humanities & Social Studies, 6(4), 33-42.

Gould, C.A. (2015). Career and technical education teachers' perceptions on the use of student growth data in teacher evaluation (Doctoral dissertation). ProQuest, UMI Publishing. (Order No. 3662997).

Kreassig, K., Nisbet, D., & Gould, C. (2016). Inquiry Brief: A Case for TEAC Continuing Accreditation of Initial Certification in Elementary Education and Additional Endorsements in Special Education, Career Switcher, Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages, and cognates of Gifted Education, Mathematics Specialist, and Reading Specialist, A Research Monograph, Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Washington, DC.

Peer-Reviewed Presentations:
Gould, C.A. (2018, October). Fortified: Student Teacher Perceptions of Support from their Cooperating Teachers. Consortium for Research on Educational Assessment and Teaching Effectiveness 27th Annual National Conference, Williamsburg, VA.
Gould, C.A. & Kreassig, K. (2017, October). Analysis of Teacher Preparation Candidates on National and State Standards of Professional Practice. Consortium for Research on Educational Assessment and Teaching Effectiveness 26th Annual National Conference, Virginia Beach, VA.
Gould, C.A. (2016, October). Applying Research to Practice: Considerations for Pre-Service Teacher Evaluation Instruments. Best Practices Poster Session. Consortium for Research on Educational Assessment and Teaching Effectiveness 25th Annual National Conference, Louisville, KY.
Gould, C.A. (2015, October). Career and Technical Education Teachers’ Perceptions on the Use of Student Growth Data in Teacher Evaluation. Consortium for Research on Educational Assessment and Teaching Effectiveness 24th Annual National Evaluation Institute, Williamsburg, VA.


Faculty Sponsor, Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society, Alpha Iota Omicron Chapter, 2018.
Board of Directors, Virginia FCCLA Leadership Foundation, 2011 to 2018.
Business Panelist & Curriculum Development Committee member, Virginia Department of Education, 2009, 2016, & 2020.


Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Consortium for Research on Educational Assessment and Teacher Evaluation
Virginia Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
The Association of Teacher Educators in Virginia
Association of Career and Technical Education, national and state, 2005 to 2020
Virginia Association for Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences, 2005 to 2020


2021 Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society, Community Service Award, Faculty Sponsor
2017 Five-Year Service Award, Regent University
2015 Ed.D. Honors, The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
Education Policy, Planning, and Leadership.
2012 School Administrator Award, Virginia Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America
2011 Virginia Department of Education Creating Excellence Group Award, State Winners
2011 National Association of Counties Award-Team Project
2010 & 2009, Virginia Department of Education Creating Excellence Award, Business & Industry Partners, Region I
2010 & 2009, National Association of Counties Award - Program Award
2005 Colonial Heights Public Schools , Virginia, Teacher of the Year
2005 Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America, National Student Body Award Winner