Professor of Education
Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, East Tennessee State University
M.A. Reading Specialist, East Tennessee State University
B.S. History and Psychology, East Tennessee State University
Campus Phone: Ext. 5126
Came to Tusculum: 1996
DiAnn B. Casteel, professor of education, has taught in Tusculum’s graduate education program for eight years and will begin teaching in the Residential College educational classes in the fall 2004 semester. She has 30 years of experience as a teacher and administrator in the Greene County School System.
She has taught in grades K-12, in Chapter 1 classes, and as an evening and summer instructor for high school and adult students in a program designed to allow students to earn a high school diploma through individualized study. She has also served as assessment coordinator/career counselor for the Single Parent/Displaced Homemaker Project at the Greeneville-Greene County Center for Technology and was coordinator for Project CHOICE at the school. She has also served as special education coordinator, assistant principal, and principal of elementary schools. Dr. Casteel has also taught as an adjunct faculty member at Virginia Intermont College, Walters State Community College, and for Tusculum in the early 1990s.
Dr. Casteel earned her doctorate in educational leadership and policy analysis at East Tennessee State University and also received an M.A. as a reading specialist from ETSU. She is also a Certified Novell Administrator. She has written book review articles for professional journal, “The School Administrator,” and presented a paper to the Mid-South Educational Research Association. She has also served a grant reviewer for the U.S. Department of Education and the Tennessee Department of Education.
Active in the community, Dr. Casteel has served and provided leadership in such organizations as 4-H, the Girl Scouts, and USS Greeneville Inc, the organization that helped work for a naming of a U.S. Navy submarine for Greeneville and provides support for the sailors on the boat. She was a member of Rotary International’s first Women’s Group Study Exchange Team to visit India. As a result of this trip, she began to contribute books and materials that led to the formation of a Library/English Medium School in Chirala, India, and also obtained sponsors for more than 20 cases of materials and books for use in the library/school. She has also been involved in many activities involving horses, one of her personal interests. She also enjoys camping, reading, swimming, and cooking.