About Us

The Adult Basic Skills Professional Development Project is committed to enhancing the quality of Basic Skills instruction in North Carolina and across the nation through building the capacity of community colleges and community-based literacy organizations.

Our mission is to provide relevant, timely, accessible and effective professional development for adult basic skills educators. To achieve this goal, the ABSPD team is dedicated to conducting face to face training, providing online professional development, and producing professional development materials for education providers across the nation.

Through these efforts, ABSPD provides a professional development structure upon which all Adult Basic Skills programs may successfully build. Over the past 25 years, ABSPD has positively impacted thousands of adult education professionals. We look forward to continuing to assist adult educators in meeting their professional development needs for years to come.

Faculty and Staff

Name Phone Office
Dianne Barber 828-262-2384 328B Edwin Duncan
Becky Morris 828-262-2269 328E Edwin Duncan
Steve Schmidt 828-262-2262 328C Duncan
Rebekah Will 828-262-2269 328A. Edwin Duncan