Faculty News

2010

Greg Cizek presents at Brookings Institution

Greg Cizek, professor of Educational Measurement and Evaluation, was invited to be a featured speaker at a Brookings Institution presentation and discussion entitled "Race to the Top Assessments: Common Core Standards and Their Impact on Student Testing."

Harriet Able project wins $1.2 million grant

A project co-led by Harriet Able, associate professor of Early Childhood Intervention and Family Support, has won a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Leigh Hall wins National Reading Conference award

Leigh Hall, assistant professor of literacy studies, has been named the 2010 winner of the National Reading Conference's Early Career Achievement Award.

Jeffrey Greene, Cheryl Bolick project wins $435,000 NSF grant

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $435,000 grant to a project led by Jeffrey Greene, assistant professor of educational psychology, to explore how students use digital libraries to learn about science and history.

Suzanne Gulledge provided $20,000 grant for Caswell County project

A nonprofit organization that provides funding for projects in Caswell and Lenoir counties has awarded a $20,000 grant to UNC School of Education Professor Suzanne Gulledge and the Carolina ACES (Academic Curriculum Enrichment Students) project.

Two join Educational Leadership and Policy faculty; School adds Distinguished Educator

Two new faculty members – Dana Thompson Dorsey, J.D., Ph.D., and Eric A. Houck, Ph.D., – have joined the School of Education's educational leadership and policy area. Matinette Horner also has joined the School as its P-12 Distinguished Educator.

Lynne Vernon-Feagans receives $3.4 million from U.S. Department of Education to support rural K-1 teachers’ work with struggling readers

A $3.4 million, four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education will allow Lynne Vernon-Feagans to extend her work with kindergarten and first-grade teachers as they help children in low-wealth rural schools who are struggling to learn to read.

Suzanne Gulledge elected president of North Carolina Professors of Middle Level Education

Suzanne Gulledge, clinical professor of middle grades education, has been elected president of the North Carolina Professors of Middle Level Education (NCPOMLE).

Suzanne Gulledge named 2009-2010 Faculty Engaged Scholar by Carolina Center for Public Service
Initiates study abroad program in South Africa

Suzanne Gulledge, clinical professor of middle grades education, has been named one of eight Faculty Engaged Scholars for 2009-2010 by the Carolina Center for Public Service at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Lynne Vernon-Feagans and colleagues receive funding for additional analysis of Family Life Project data

Lynne Vernon-Feagans, William C. Friday Distinguished Professor of Early Childhood, Intervention and Literacy and Professor of Psychology, received a $120,000, one-year grant from the Administration for Children, Youth and Families, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.