Faculty News


Barbara Day honored with two awards for leadership and service in education

Barbara Day, professor of Curriculum and Instruction, was recently recognized by the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International for Key Women Educators with two awards: the International Achievement Award and the North Carolina Founders Award.

Gregory Cizek presents invited lecture, participates in development of testing exhibit in Israel

Gregory Cizek, professor of educational measurement and evaluation, delivered an invited lecture and participated in a workshop in Jerusalem focused on the history and benefits of testing.

Rune Simeonsson funded for Phase 3 of Transatlantic Consortium
First Transatlantic Fellow arrives from Sweden

A $180,000, four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) has funded the third phase of the Transatlantic Consortium in Early Childhood Intervention, directed in the United States by Professor Rune Simeonsson since 2001.

Linda Tillman receives 2009 Jay D. Scribner Mentoring Award from the University Council for Educational Administration

Linda Tillman, professor of educational administration, has been selected to receive the 2009 Jay D. Scribner Mentoring Award from the University Council for Educational Administration.

Professor Emeritus Walter B. Pryzwansky receives 2009 Award for Distinguished Service and Contributions to the Profession of Psychology

Walter B. Pryzwansky, who served on the School of Education faculty from 1969 until his retirement in 2005, has received the 2009 award for Distinguished Service and Contributions to the Profession of Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).

Jeff Greene receives Spencer Foundation funding

Jeff Greene, assistant professor of educational psychology, has received a one-year, $40,000 grant from the Spencer Foundation for a study titled “Fostering Conceptual Understanding in Science Using Computer-Based Learning Environments: A Self-Regulated Learning Intervention.”

Leigh Hall named finalist for Early Career Award

Leigh Hall, assistant professor of literacy studies, has been named a finalist for the 2009 Early Career Award presented by the National Reading Conference.

Catherine Marshall receives national award from Politics of Education Association

Catherine Marshall, professor of educational leadership and policy at the School of Education, received the 2009 Stephen K. Bailey Award from the Politics of Education Association at the association’s 40th anniversary celebration in San Diego, Calif., April 13, 2009.

Xue Lan Rong edits series anthology on Asian Americans in U.S. schools

Xue Lan Rong is one of three editors of a book titled New Perspectives on Asian American Parents, Students, and Teacher Recruitment, published by Information Age Publishing.

Catherine Marshall edits second edition of Leadership for Social Justice

Catherine Marshall recently co-edited the second edition of a book, Leadership for Social Justice: Making Revolutions in Education.

Mathematics educator Carol Malloy to retire this summer

“Math is so boring that I wish we never had math because it is too hard. Whoever came up with math, I’m going to choke them so that they can’t breath [sic]. I don’t like anything that deals with math.”

Steve Knotek, Leslie Babinski recognized for best scientific venture

Assistant Professor Steve Knotek and Clinical Associate Professor Leslie Babinski have developed a venture to help students become better test takers.

Fenwick English edits four-volume set on educational leadership and administration

Fenwick W. English recently co-edited a four-volume set of books titled Educational Leadership and Administration, published by SAGE.

Patrick Akos receives Robert O. Stripling Award for Excellence in Standards

Based on his work as a member of the Standards Revision Committee of the national Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), Associate Professor Patrick Akos is one of 10 recipients of the 2009 Robert O. Stripling Award for Excellence in Standards.

Madeleine Grumet selected for lifetime achievement award in curriculum studies

Professor Madeleine Grumet has been selected to receive the 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award from Division B of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

New book from George Noblit examines arts-based school reform

Based on eight years of research conducted in North Carolina schools, George W. Noblit has written a book titled Creating and Sustaining Arts-Based School Reform:  The A+ Schools Program (Routledge, 2009).

Gerald Unks receives a Tanner Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, his eighth University-wide teaching award

Gerald Unks, professor of social foundations of education, has been selected to receive one of the University’s five Tanner Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching for 2009.

Carol Malloy recipient of University's Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement

Carol Malloy, associate professor of mathematics education, is the 2009 recipient of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Leigh Hall is interviewed about her work with youth who struggle with middle school reading

Leigh A. Hall, assistant professor of literacy studies, was interviewed by the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, a publication of the International Reading Association.

Carol Malloy edits book series on teaching mathematics in diverse classrooms

Carol E. Malloy, associate professor of mathematics education, has edited a book series titled Mathematics for Every Student: Responding to Diversity.