Dr Gurganus taught elementary grades 3 to 5, ESEA Title I mathematics, middle-grades mathematics, and high-school special education in Wake County (NC) and grade 6 with the Department of Defense  in Munich, Germany. She was consultant for exceptional children with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (1985 - 1989) before moving to Charleston, SC. She taught undergraduate and master's level special-education teachers for 21 years, primarily in learning disabilities, learning strategies, and mathematics learning disabilities. In 2015 Dr Gurganus was named Alumna of the year at Mars Hill University, where she founded a scholarship for special education majors.
Education
EdD Curriculum and Instruction, NCSU, Raleigh NC, 1990
MED Special Education, NCSU, Raleigh NC, 1981
BA Elementary Education, Mars Hill College, 1975
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Mathematics Learning Disabilities
Learning Disabilities
Learning Strategies for Students with Learning Problems
Personal Interests
Dr Gurganus enjoys traveling around Europe with her husband (Al Gurganus, Professor Emeritus of German, The Citadel), swimming, and painting (primarily oils).