Faculty News


Jeff Greene, Dana Griffin, Steve Knotek receive Phillips Memorial Fund challenge grants

Three School of Education faculty members received funding this fall from the Guy B. Phillips Memorial Fund.

Lynne Vernon-Feagans appointed to national panel on language and learning

William C. Friday Distinguished Professor Lynne Vernon-Feagans has been appointed to a national expert panel on “The Role of Language in School Learning: Implications for Closing the Achievement Gap.”

Janice Anderson named to International Consortium for Research on Gaming

Janice Anderson, assistant professor of science education, has been named to the International Consortium for Research on Gaming.

Xue Lan Rong authors book on educating immigrant students

Xue Lan Rong, professor of social science education and the sociology of education, is first author of a recently published book, Educating Immigrant Students in the 21st Century: What Educators Need to Know (second edition).

Rebecca New is co-editor of book on anthropology and child development

Rebecca S. New, associate professor of early childhood education, recently co-edited (with Robert A. LeVine, professor emeritus at Harvard University) Anthropology and Child Development: A Cross-Cultural Reader. 

Catherine Marshall receives UCEA lifetime achievement award

Longtime social justice advocate and scholar Catherine Marshall has been selected as the recipient of the 2008 Roald F. Campbell Lifetime Achievement Award from the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA).

Eileen Parsons receives grant, is selected for Leadership Training Institute for diverse researchers

Eileen Parsons has received a grant from the National Science Foundation designed to enhance the retention of Black faculty—including African American faculty—in science education in the United States.

Olof Steinthorsdottir elected convenor of International Organization of Women in Mathematics Education

Olof Steinthorsdottir has been elected convenor—president—of the International Organization of Women in Mathematics Education (IOWME).

Fenwick English authors Anatomy of Professional Practice

Fenwick W. English, the R. Wendell Eaves Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership, recently authored Anatomy of Professional Practice: Promising Research Perspectives on Educational Leadership.

Lynda Stone elected president of John Dewey Society

Professor of Philosophy of Education Lynda Stone has been elected president of the John Dewey Society for the Study of Education and Culture.

Linda Tillman is editor of SAGE Handbook of African American Education

Linda C. Tillman, professor and coordinator of the Educational Leadership doctoral program, recently edited a book titled The SAGE Handbook of African American Education.

New book by Catherine Marshall, Amy Anderson tells activist educators’ stories

Catherine Marshall, professor of educational leadership and policy, and Amy L. Anderson, evaluation specialist with Evaluation, Assessment, and Policy Connections (EvAP) in the School of Education, recently co-edited a book titled Activist Educators.

Kathleen Brown publishes new book on leadership

Kathleen M. Brown, associate professor and chair of Educational Leadership, recently published a book titled Preparing Future Leaders for Social Justice, Equity, and Excellence.

Gregory Cizek appointed to U.S. Department of Education National Technical Advisory Council

Gregory Cizek, professor of educational measurement and evaluation, is among 16 members appointed by U. S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings to a newly-created National Technical Advisory Council (NTAC). 

Former education professor Henry Frierson to be honored by SPGRE

Henry Frierson will be honored at a banquet in Chapel Hill this weekend for his work in founding the Summer Pre-Graduate Research Experience (SPGRE) program at UNC-Chapel Hill and directing it for 19 years. The program will celebrate its 20th anniversary July 24-26.

Lynne Vernon-Feagans testifies to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission

Lynne Vernon-Feagans was among a dozen early childhood experts and leaders who testified to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America in Raleigh on June 12, 2008.

Gerald Unks receives Class of 2008 faculty award, delivers "Last Lecture"

Gerald Unks, professor of social foundations of education, has been selected as the recipient of the Class of 2008 distinguished faculty award.

Madeleine Grumet receives Willystine Goodsell award

Madeleine Grumet was awarded the 2008 Willystine Goodsell Award March 25, 2008 in New York City for her outstanding scholarship, activism and community building on behalf of women, girls and education.

Pat Shane elected national president of NSTA

Pat Shane, associate director of the Center for Mathematics and Science Education (CMSE) and clinical professor of science education at the School, recently was elected the 2009-2010 president of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).