Dr. David M. Dunaway currently serves as an associate professor of educational leadership at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, having just completed his ninth year at UNCC. He is a frequently published writer and presenter on school organization, leadership, and improvement. In 2012 Dr. Dunaway received the 2011-12 Annual Faculty Service Award for Sustained Service to Public Schools from the UNC Charlotte College of Education.
With 35 years in public education at the K-12 level, he has served as a District Superintendent in Gibson County, Indiana, and as Deputy Superintendent for Instruction in the Owensboro Public Schools in Owensboro, Kentucky. Dr. Dunaway has taught at the middle and high school levels, served an assistant principal of a large urban high school, and as a high school principal for a dozen years.
As a principal in Alabama, Dr. Dunaway served as president of the Alabama High School Principals Association and was selected as Alabama Principal of the Year in 1991. During that same year, he was selected by the NASSP as a member of the U.S. delegation to establish a principal exchange program with the U.S.S.R.
Dr. Dunaway received his B.S. from Auburn University in 1969, his M.A. from the University of South Alabama in 1976, and his Ed.D. from Auburn University in 1985.