Faculty & Research
Our faculty conducts research that improves the education enterprise and impacts how children learn in schools. Our scholarly efforts are based on the recognition of and respect for the promise of every child.
Education faculty members frequently reach across campus to collaborate with colleagues from other disciplines to create innovative, multi-disciplinary solutions to education problems. Much research occurs in school settings, where strategies can be tested and ideas translated into practice.
The new knowledge generated from our research addresses some of the most critical challenges facing education today, including the teacher shortage, student assessment, the achievement gap, rural education and early childhood development.
To learn more about the research being conducted by our faculty, visit faculty members' profile pages or use this list of faculty by research interests.
Resources for researchers
The School of Education and UNC offer many training and support opportunities for research and grant seeking. Contact Professor Judith Meece, the School's Research Coordinator, to discuss your specific research interests and Wendy Gratz Borman, Assistant Dean for External Relations, to identify the resources and grant funding that can support your work. Follow these links to learn more.
Professor Judith Meece serves as the School's Research Coordinator. She is available to assist faculty in development research plans, identify grant and funding opportunities, facilitate interdisciplinary research with other campus units and within the School, and assist in the development and submission of grants or contracts. Professor Meece also serves as the liaison to the research office of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, and serves as the Principal Project Officer for secure data obtained by student or faculty members of the School.
Wendy Gratz Borman, assistant dean for external relations, is dedicated to fostering successful collaborations between the School of Education and corporations and foundations. She is also available to assist faculty in developing proposal ideas, identify grant and funding opportunities, facilitating interdisciplinary research with other campus units and within the School, assist in the development and submission of private grants, and serve as the liaison to the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations of the University.
Grant Services, housed at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, provides assistance to School of Education faculty members in processing proposals. Cathy Starks and Sarah Henderson can help read and interpret guidelines, create the budget, fill out all electronic or paper forms, provide help with CVs and Biosketches, create the (IPF) Internal Processing Form in Ramses, work with the Office of Sponsored Research on your behalf and send proposal to funding agency. FPG also provides support to faculty on subcontracts.