Thomas Anthony Angelo, Ed.D.

Clinical Professor

Thomas Angelo, Ed.D., is executive director emeritus of CIPhER and Clinical Professor Emeritus of educational innovation and research in the Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education.

In this dual appointment, Angelo is responsible for overseeing the School’s professional development programs, events and resources devoted to supporting excellence in curriculum development, teaching, and learning. He leads CIPhER workshops and seminars, and consults with faculty on effective strategies for course design, teaching, assessment and feedback. Angelo also collaborates on educational research and assessment projects and mentors junior faculty, fellows and graduate students – and directs the School’s Resident Teaching Certificate program.

Over the past 35 years, Angelo has served as a faculty member, faculty developer and academic administrator in the United States, New Zealand and Australia. He has taught statistics, research methods and higher education courses at institutions that include Harvard University, the University of California at Berkeley, Boston College, the University of Miami, Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, and La Trobe University in Australia. Prior to UNC, he had directed six university educational development centers — four of which he founded — and twice served as an associate provost. Angelo has also consulted on teaching, learning, assessment and curriculum design at nearly 300 educational institutions and 80 educational organizations, and delivered more than 90 higher education conference keynote addresses – in all 50 states and 17 other countries.

Angelo has authored or coauthored four books and more than three dozen articles and chapters. His best known publication, Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers, 2nd Edition, coauthored with K. Patricia Cross, has more than 100,000 copies in print.


  • B.A. Government (honors): California State University, Sacramento, 1975
  • M.A. Political Science: California State University, Sacramento, 1977
  • M.Ed. Applied Linguistics: Boston University, 1981
  • Ed. D: Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, 1987