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Episode 43: Michael Beck

Join Michael and student co-hosts as they have an interesting discussion with Dr. Michael Beck, dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Wake Technical Community College.

Published on:Aug. 03, 2021

Episode Guest

Dr. Michael Beck

Michael Beck is Wake Tech's dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Before coming to Wake Tech, he served as vice chancellor of academic affairs at River Parishes Community College (RPCC) in Reserve, La. He supervised and coordinated campuswide academic initiatives focused on student success, as well as transfer and technical programs, professional development, accreditation initiatives and program and curriculum development. He also helped secure a $294,000 National Science Foundation grant to develop a curriculum for the Industrial Instrumentation degree program.

Prior to RPCC, Beck served as associate vice president of instruction at Spartanburg Community College in South Carolina. He also was dean of student learning at Central Carolina Community College in North Carolina. He helped secure a $9.2 million First in the World grant from the U.S. Department of Education and helped implement success coaching at community colleges across North Carolina to improve student retention and completion.

Early in his career, Beck was a history teacher at Stanly Community College and in Lee County Schools. He earned his doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Liberty University, a master's degree in history from Fayetteville State University and a bachelor's degree in history from Fayetteville State University.

Episode Notes

This episode was streamed July 28, 2021.