John Stallings

Director, Benedum Collaborative 5-Year Teacher Education Program
Department of Curriculum and Instruction/Literacy Studies

Contact Information

Office: 606D Allen Hall
Phone: 304-293-2335


Doctorate in Education
West Virginia University – 2014

Master’s Degree in Education Administration

Undergraduate Degree in Elementary Education
West Virginia University – 1975

Research Interests

  • Dropout Prevention;
  • Pre-School and Elementary Education;
  • Professional Development Schools development and sustainability;
  • Mentoring;
  • Study Abroad with a focus on comparison of US school systems/operations and other locations around the world.


I completed my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV (May 1975). Over the course of the next thirty-four years, I served the Taylor County, WV Board of Education and community as an Elementary School Teacher while completing a Master’s degree in Education Administration (May 1979). Subsequently, I served the Taylor County school district as an Elementary School Principal, an IEP Specialist, the Coordinator of Special Services, and finally as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction/Federal programs. Following a retirement from public education in 2009, I began serving the WVU Benedum Collaborative Five-Year Teacher Education Program as an Adjunct instructor, Small Group facilitators, and a Liaison between WVU and partnering Professional Development Schools while working on a Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership Studies. In 2014, I earned a Doctorate in Education from WVU. Beginning in January 2014, I began serving the College of Education and Human Services as the Director of the WVU Five-Year Teacher Education Program (formerly known as the Benedum Collaborative program).

Courses Taught