Frances C. Welch


Address: 86 Wentworth Street, #210
Phone: 843.953.5613


Ed. S. (1992) The Citadel, Educational Administration.

Ph.D. (1978) University of South Carolina, Educational Psychology.

M.A. (1971) University of South Carolina, Experimental Psychology.

B.A. (1969) Columbia College; Major – Psychology, Minor - Business.

Honors and Awards

2010 College of Charleston Office of Institutional Diversity’s Woman of the Year

2009 Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina Women of Distinction Award for Education

2008 Save the City Three Sisters Award

2004 SC Alpha Delta Kappa Excellence in Education Award 2003 SCAHPERD Acknowledgement of Support Award

1992 Wil Lou Gray Outstanding Educator Award, Columbia College

1987 Outstanding Computer Using Educator by SC Council of Computing Educators


Welch, F. C., Pitts, R., Kuenlen, M., Tenini, K., & Wood, S. (2010). Significant issues in defining and assessing teacher dispositions. The Teacher Educator Journal. 

Halfacre, J., Lindsay, S., & Welch, F. C. (2005, March/April). Planning for strategic planning.

Lindsay, S., Halfacre, J. & Welch, F. C. (2005). Dancing with the Tensions. Principal Leadership, 5(3), 30-35.

Welch, F.C. & Lewis A. (2003). ‘C’ing motivational leadership through the dean’s ‘I’s.  Teacher Education Journal of South Carolina, 44-46.

Lindsay, S., Halfacre, J., & Welch, F. C. (2001). Accountability that counts. Principal Leadership, 2(4), 39-41.

Welch, F. C., Halfacre, J., & Lindsay, S. (2001). Teaching and learning about change:  What, why, and how.  Alpha Delta Kappa Kappan, 31(2), 13-14.

Perkins, R., Davis, S., Van Sickle, M., & Welch, F. C. (2001, Fall). Preservice teachers' practicum experience:  Using multimedia to create computer-aided instruction. Teacher Education Journal of South Carolina, 17-20.

Welch, F. C., Lindsay, S., & Halfacre, J. (2001). Quality principals:  Questions to consider. Principal Leadership, 1(6), 56-59.

Welch, F. C. (1999). Am I schizophrenic, inconsistent, or dealing with the tensions of opposites?  The Department Chair, 2-4. 

Welch, F. C., & Daniel, C. (1997). Staff development for classified staff:  One school district's approach.  Journal of Staff Development, 18(1), 12-15.

Skinner, M. E., & Welch, F. C. (1996). User-friendly peer coaching. College Teaching, 44(4), 153-156.

Perkins, R. F., Davis, S. C., Van Sickle, M. L., & Welch, F. C. (1996). Encouraging creativity in preservice teachers:  Designing CAI with hypermedia.  Educational Media International, 33(2), 73-75.

Myers, B. G., & Welch, F. C. (1995, Fall). Creating an evaluation process that makes a difference. Palmetto Administrator, 11-13.

Welch, F. C., & Davis, S. C. (1995, Fall). Merging technology and pedagogy: Computer applications that really work for teachers. The South Carolina Journal of Teacher Education, 17-19.

Welch, F. C., & Tisdale, P. (1995). Partnering with schools, districts, and educators for effective and continuing professional development. Resources in Education, ED #380432.

Welch, F. C., & Bartel, V. (1994). Interdisciplinary units:  Making teaching and learning more relevant and enjoyable.  Alpha Delta Kappa Kappan, 24(1), 10-13.

Welch, F. C., & Daniel, C. (1992, Fall). Classified staff development:  It's the right thing to do. Palmetto Administrator, 19-22.

Welch, F. C., & Daniel C. (1992, Spring). An effective Instructional program for parents.  The Citadel Research Newsletter, 3.

Welch, F. C., & Daniel, C. (1990). Parents as instructional support.  Research in Education, ED# 315578.

Welch, F. C. (1989). Preparing future teachers to use computers: The importance of a practicum. Columbia University Outlook.

Welch, F. C., & Tisdale, P. (1986) Between Parent and Teacher.  Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas.

Welch, F. C.  (1986). Education in Japan versus the United States: A comparison.  Alpha Delta Kappa Kappan, May, 6-7.

Welch, F. C. (1985). Difficulties associated with the diagnosis of emotional disturbance. Resources in Education, ED # 250610.

Welch, F. C., & Tisdale, P. (1985, April). Strategies for improving teacher morale.  Alpha Delta Kappa Kappan, 9-12.

Tisdale, P., & Welch, F. C.  (1984, Spring). Cooperative efforts and partnerships: Teacher preparation programs and public school districts. Clemson Kappan, 16-20.

Welch, F. C., & Tisdale, P. (1984). In response to a nation at risk:  Suggestions for SC’s teacher preparation programs.  The Journal of SC Colleges for Teacher Education, VIII, 1-4.

Welch, F. C. (1983). Research based answers to questions about teacher burnout. Research in Education, ED# 235596.    

Tisdale, P., & Welch, F. C. (1983). Teaching in the elementary school: A guide for student teachers. Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas.

Welch, F. C. (1983, Spring). The counselor as consultant:  How to begin. The South Carolina Personnel and Guidance Journal, 17-20.

Welch, F. C. (1983, May). What candles, matches and light bulbs have in common with teachers. Alpha Delta Kappa Kappan, 13(1), 12-13.

Lawton, E., & Welch, F. C. (1982). A mainstreaming effort in a middle school with related inservice implications.  Dissemination Services on the Middle Grades, 13, 1-4.

Schenck, S., & Welch, F. C. (1981). Ramifications of the minimum competency movement for special education. Exceptional People Quarterly, 1(1), 7-12.

Welch, F. C., & Costa, L. (1981). Simulated traffic scene.  Teaching Exceptional Children, 14, 85.

Welch, F. C., & Tisdale, P. (1981). Handicapped students in the mainstream: Creating a success story. Clemson Kappan, 1, 33-36.

Tisdale, P., Welch, F. C., & McGovern, J. (1980). In-service training for regular educators: Mainstreaming education. The Journal of the S.C. Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, V, 33-36.

Welch, F. C., & Schenck, S. (1980). A proposed program for college-aged students with learning problems. The Journal of the S.C. Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, V, 40-42.

Welch, F. C. (1979, April). The effect of in-service training in Glasser’s techniques of class meetings and reality therapy on teacher and student behavior. Teacher Education, 9-14.

Halfacre, J., & Welch, F. C. (1978). School morale:  A pragmatic training session. The Principal, 24, 1-5.

Halfacre, J., & Welch, F. C. (1978). Ten better ways to classroom management.  Teacher, 96, 86.

Halfacre, J., & Welch, F. C. (1975). Parent-Teacher communication. Charleston County School District.

Halfacre, J., & Welch, F. C. (1973). Teacher consultation model: An operant approach.  Psychology in the Schools, 10, 494-497.

Black, R., Welch, F. C., & Schumpert, J. (1972). A partial reinforcement-extinction effect in perceptual-motor performance:  Coerced versus volunteer subject populations. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 92, 143-145