Faculty News

2018

Thurston Domina among researchers to study school choice as part of $10 million Department of Education grant

Thurston “Thad” Domina, associate professor of educational policy and sociology, is part of a research team awarded a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to study how different approaches to school choice can help disadvantaged students.

Matthew Bernacki joining School of Education’s learning sciences faculty

Matt Bernacki, a researcher who has studied students’ learning with technology, is joining UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Education.

Roger Mills-Koonce joining School of Education faculty

Roger Mills-Koonce, a widely published researcher on human development and developmental psychology, has joined the faculty of Carolina’s School of Education.

Robert Martinez helping educators better serve foster youth

The School of Education faculty member is helping develop materials that will better inform classroom practices and provide more effective support for foster youth.

Nianbo Dong, Peter Halpin joining School of Education’s quantitative methods faculty

The School of Education is adding to its faculty in quantitative methods by the hiring of Nianbo Dong and Peter Halpin, who will join Carolina for the fall 2018 semester.

Researchers Springer, Hashim to join School of Education faculty

Two new faculty members – Matthew Springer and Ayesha Hashim – are joining the School of Education’s faculty in education policy and leadership. Springer and Hashim will join UNC-Chapel Hill in positions starting in fall 2018. They are two of six new faculty members recruited this year to join the School of Education.

Diliberto's curriculum aimed at helping students with learning disabilities

Based on research into effective reading practices, 'Taking on Tough Words' has been adopted by school districts in 12 states.

Jeffrey Greene named an AERA Outstanding Reviewer

Jeffrey Greene, associate professor of learning science and psychological studies, has been named an Outstanding Reviewer by the American Educational Research Association.

‘An infectious excitement:’ Clyde Edgerton’s tribute to Sterling Hennis

At a memorial service for Hennis, author Clyde Edgerton described the beloved professor's life and work of "humor and deep conviction."

Professor Emeritus Sterling Hennis dies at 88

Sterling Hennis, professor emeritus who retired from the School of Education in 1998, died on Feb. 14. He was 88.

Eileen Parsons contributes to discussion of materials for new science standards

Eileen Parsons, professor of science education, contributed to deliberations that are included in a document published this week by the National Academies of Science examining what needs to be included in instructional materials to support new science standards.