Faculty News


Faculty news roundup

A roundup of recent School of Education faculty activities.

Gerald Unks retiring from School of Education after 45-year career as a favorite teacher

Unks, 76, was a sought-after professor, known for his humorous and engaging lectures in his “Education in American Society” course. It has been calculated that he taught more than 24,000 Carolina students.

Glazier, Hall members of new class of Faculty Engaged Scholars

Two faculty members from the School of Education – Jocelyn Glazier and Leigh Hall – are among the 10 UNC-Chapel Hill faculty members recently selected by the Carolina Center for Public Service as the fourth class of the Faculty Engaged Scholars program.

Jill Hamm wins $529,000 grant

Jill Hamm, associate professor of educational psychology, has won a $529,000 four-year grant from the William T. Grant Foundation for a project to evaluate whether a professional development program can improve the effectiveness of teacher networks.

Three Questions: Professor Judith Meece

A recurring feature in which a member of the faculty answers three questions

In Washington Post, Gregory Cizek cited on testing irregularities

Washington Post education writer Jay Mathews turned to Gregory Cizek, professor of educational measurement and evaluation, when he needed some expert commentary regarding an investigation into testing irregularities.

Catherine Marshall wins University's Mary Turner Lane Award

Catherine Marshall, professor of educational leadership and policy, has been named the 2012 recipient of the Mary Turner Lane Award.

Steve Knotek wins Engaged Scholarship Award

Steve Knotek, associate professor of school psychology and early childhood education, has been named a recipient of a 2012 Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship Award.

Jim Cunningham to be inducted into Reading Hall of Fame

Jim Cunningham, professor emeritus of literacy studies, will be inducted into the International Reading Association's Reading Hall of Fame at the IRA's annual meeting in May.

Lora Cohen-Vogel included in "public presence" ranking

Lora Cohen-Vogel, Robena and Walter E. Hussman, Jr. Distinguished Associate Professor of Policy and Education Reform, has been named among the top 120 education scholars in the "2012 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Presence" rankings.

Kathleen Lane publishes new book

Kathleen Lane, professor of special education, has had a new book published: "Systematic Screenings of Behavior to Support Instruction: From Preschool to High School."