Don Stedman is a retired Child Clinical Psychologist who has worked for many years in North Carolina to establish and strengthen programs for young children, especially those with special needs. He is the co-chair of the Executive Leadership Board of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of NC at Chapel Hill.
During his professional career he served on the faculty of Duke University, Vanderbilt University and the University of NC at Chapel Hill. He was Director of the JFK Center at Vanderbilt-Peabody, and Dean of Education and Associate Director of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center at UNC Chapel Hill. He served for nearly 15 years as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Interim Vice President for Research and Public Service Programs of the UNC System. He serves on several Boards and Advisory Groups in NC working on children’s issues.