Amy Flagler

Assistant Professor of Education
Studies in Education and Outdoor Recreation
Faculty of Science and Human Services


Alex Sosler

Dr. Amy Flagler stepped into the role of Director of Teacher Education at Montreat College in 2023 after a year as a full-time assistant professor of education and five years as an adjunct professor. Prior to arriving at Montreat College, she served as an educator in both public and private schools in Massachusetts, Virginia, Oregon, and Georgia.

Dr. Flagler completed her Ed.D. from Southern Wesleyan University in 2022 with research on how beginning teachers meet the needs of students with emotional and behavioral disorders in the general education classroom. She has co-authored an article on the impact of disruptive technologies in the classroom and has co-presented at the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) Summer Faculty Institute and the Southern Wesleyan University Summer Residency Program for Doctoral Research.

Dr. Flagler’s passion is beholding God’s creation and pointing others to its beauty. She is an artist who enjoys painting, writing, and gardening in her free time. When away from the classroom, she tries to keep up with her husband and their three sons as they hike, bike, paddle, and ski in Western North Carolina and beyond.


Watts, T. D. & Flagler, A. V. (2023, August). Decision-making around disruptive technologies: Using the lens of a Christian ethic of care. Journal of Faith in the Academic Profession 3(1). (Accepted and sent to publication for August 2023).

Flagler, A. V. (2022). Balancing care and building self-efficacy: How general education beginning teachers meet the needs of students with emotional and behavioral disorders (Order No. 29396022). [Doctoral Dissertation, Southern Wesleyan University]. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (2730676322).