Douglas E. Arnold

Visiting Associate Professor Neff Education Center

Dr. Arnold has four decades of experience in education ranging from classroom teaching to superintendency to college teaching.

His professional interests include action research, supervision and instruction of student teachers, block scheduling, effective schools research, comparative education, classroom management, and foundations of education.


  • Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
    Ed.D, Educational Leadership, 1998
    CAGS, Educational Leadership, 1997
    M.A., English Education, 1977
  • East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN
    B.S. Spanish/English, 1972


Dr. Arnold teaches a Seminar in Education class, a Teaching Profession and Foundations of Education class, a Connections Comparative Education class, and supervises secondary practicum and student teachers. Dr. Arnold coordinates outreach projects through the Southwest Virginia Public Education Consortium and Foundation. Dr Arnold serves as program director for the M. Ed. in Professional Studies program.


Dr. Arnold’s dissertation was a comparison of achievement in 7A/B Block Scheduled Schools and 7-Period Traditional Scheduled Schools in Virginia. 

Dr. Arnold was one of ten administrators selected by the Virginia Department of Education to participate in a Study Seminar in Germany, and was selected by Virginia Tech to participate in a Leadership and Ethics Conference at Oxford University, Oxford, England.

Professional Experience

In addition to conducting professional development workshops for public school systems, Dr. Arnold has directed several MSP Math and Science Grants, written articles for the NASSP Bulletin, the American School Board Journal, the International Journal of Instructional Media, and contributed to an article in an Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development publication. One of his articles was reprinted in Practical Action Research: A Collection of Articles, by Corwin Press. Dr. Arnold has twice been named Phi Delta Kappa Southwest Virginia Educator of the Year.

  • Doug Arnold
    Doug Arnold 

Contact Info

McGlothlin-Street Hall, Room 334
Emory, VA 24327



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