For the past ten years, Dr. Gwendolyn Neal, a Professor of Educational Leadership, Curriculum, & Special Education with Arkansas State University, serves as Program Director for the MSE in Special Education K-12 Program.

Dr. Neal is an active member of Brown Missionary Baptist Church in Southaven, MS, where she serves as Director of the Women’s Minister and adult Sunday School Teacher, and Bible Study Facilitator. She is the Co-founder of Gather-Desoto, a non-profit women’s organization which focuses on bring ladies of Desoto County together through fellowship and knowledge of Christ. Gwen is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. where she gives back to the community through varied acts of Finer Womanhood.