Faculty News


Lori Edmonds chosen as vice president/president-elect of Carolina TESOL

Lori Edmonds, a clinical assistant professor in the School of Education, has been chosen to serve as Vice President/President-Elect of Carolina TESOL.

A Minute with Jeff Greene

Jeff Greene, associate professor of educational psychology and learning sciences, and two School of Education doctoral students, Brian Cartiff and Rebekah Duke, authored a study, recently published in the Journal of Educational Psychology, that was the first systematic meta-analysis of literature exploring the connection between epistemic cognition and academic achievement.

NIH awards $3 million to project co-led by Roger Mills-Koonce

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development has awarded $3 million for a study in which School of Education faculty member Roger Mills-Koonce is helping lead research into the effects of maternal depression on mothers and their children

Nianbo Dong selected as research affiliate for UNC system initiative

Nianbo Dong, associate professor of quantitative methods, has been selected by the University of North Carolina system to serve as a research affiliate in a new initiative that will work to fund and evaluate innovations that improve college student outcomes.

Diana Lys named N.C. Education Policy Fellow

Diana Lys, assistant dean of educator preparation and accreditation, has been chosen to join the 2018-19 cohort of the N.C. Education Policy Fellowship Program.

Three faculty members named to endowed professorships

Three School of Education faculty members – Lora Cohen-Vogel, Jill Hamm and Matthew Springer – have been named to endowed professorships.

A Minute with Thad Domina

Thurston “Thad” Domina, associate professor of educational policy and sociology at Carolina’s School of Education, was the lead author of an article published in Educational Researcher that raises questions about a leading measure of socio-economic status of school children: Free and reduced-price lunches.

Cheryl Mason Bolick selected for Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program

Associate Professor Cheryl Mason Bolick has been named to the Carolina Center for Public Service's new cohort of the Thorp Faculty Engaged Scholars program. She was one of ten faculty members from across the UNC-Chapel Hill campus to be chosen for the program.

Patrick Akos elected to National Career Development Association board

Patrick Akos, professor of school counseling and school psychology, has been elected to the board of directors of the National Career Development Association.

Marisa Marraccini wins grants to support suicide prevention research

Faculty member Marisa Marraccini has been awarded two grants, including one from the National Institutes of Health, to support her research on the impacts of school environments on adolescents recovering from suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

Jeffrey Greene named co-editor of Educational Psychologist

Jeffery Greene, associate professor of educational psychology and learning sciences, has been named to become a co-editor of the journal Educational Psychologist.

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.