Dudley E. Flood, Ed. D.
Dr. Dudley E. Flood began his career teaching math, science and English in the North Carolina public school system at the eighth grade level. There Dr. Flood served for 21 years, teaching high school social studies, coaching high school basketball and football, and later serving as principal. Dr. Flood rose in rank from teacher to assistant superintendent and finally to associate superintendent all before joining the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction as a specialist in school desegregation and race relations. Following his stint with the Department of Public Instruction, in 1991 he went on to serve 5 years and 3 months as executive director of the North Carolina Association of School Administrators, and then on to serving as a lecturer and consultant to groups throughout the country.
Dr. Flood has received more than 300 awards for civic service. He was twice presented North Carolina’s highest civic award, the Order of the Longleaf Pine Award – once by Republican Governor James G. Martin and once by Democratic Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. He has received the Outstanding Alumni Award from both North Carolina Central University and East Carolina University, and has received the Doctorate of Humane Letters from both North Carolina Central University and the University of North Carolina in Asheville. He has spoken in all 100 of North Carolina’s counties and has spoken or conducted workshops in 48 of the 50 United States, Bermuda, the District of Columbia, Canada, and Germany. His writings have been published in more than 25 journals.
Dr. Flood currently serves on the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina; the Substance Abuse Advisory Committee for the North Carolina Prison System; the Minority Cancer Awareness Action Team; and on several other boards and committees. He is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity.
Dr. Flood earned a bachelor’s degree from North Carolina Central University, a master’s degree in educational administration from Eastern Carolina University, and a doctoral degree in the same field from Duke University. He has studied further at Elizabeth City State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Hampton University.