Belk Foundation "Educator Express": Cato College of Education Dean Ellen McIntyre

Date Published: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

As Dean of the Cato College of Education at UNC Charlotte, Ellen McIntyre leads 200 faculty and staff and 2,400 students. Prior to her appointment at UNC-C, she was the College of Education Department Head at NC State University, a Professor at University of Louisville, and an elementary school teacher. Ellen’s research interests are in elementary reading instruction, especially for struggling readers, and effective teacher education.

What is the greatest challenge our educators face?

Providing an excellent education for students living in poverty, both urban and rural

What do you consider your organization's greatest achievement?

UNC Charlotte provides many first generation college students a degree and economic mobility. We do this and simultaneously maintain our excellent status as a research university.