Dr. Alan Chase
Dr. Alan Chase is a graduate of the Governor Morehead School for the Blind.
He holds a master's degree in special education and a doctorate in educational administration and supervision from NC State University. His doctoral dissertation focused on educational policy as it relates to schools for the blind.
Dr. Chase began working with students with visual impairments and other disabilities in 2005 on college transition and access through temporary state service and the nonprofit sector. In 2008, Dr. Chase established a nonprofit organization for youth with visual impairments that continues to support college and career readiness skills each summer today.
Professionally, he has served as a teacher and central office school leader in North Carolina and a school administrator in Tennessee. Dr. Chase also has served as an adjunct faculty member at the university level. At the state level, he has served on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired and the Governor Morehead School Alumni Association and was Chairperson of the North Carolina Conference on Visual Impairment and Blindness.
On the national level, Dr. Chase serves on the AER Organizations and Schools Accreditation Committee and as a peer reviewer for The Review and the Journal of Risk, Hazards and Crisis in Public Policy. Dr. Chase has published papers in the Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness. He has presented at state and national conferences on a variety of topics around special education, visual impairments, and policy.
Currently, he works in the Office of Exceptional Children at the NC Department of Public Instruction.