News & Updates



Distinguished alumni share their memories, commitment to UNC Charlotte
Date Published: November 6, 2012
Dean of the College of Education Mary Lynne Calhoun discusses leadership and change at UNC Charlotte. UNC Charlotte is Alumni Hall of Fame inductee Misty Hathcock's second home.


UNC Charlotte lands prestigious teachers' grant
Date Published: October 18, 2012
From Charlotte Observer reports: UNC Charlotte has landed a grant of nearly $700,000 from the National Science Foundation to provide advanced training for students planning to teach physics and chemistry. The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program grant will be used in part to train chemistry...


Jaus named a finalist for University’s top teaching award
Date Published: October 3, 2012
College of Education professor Hal Jaus is the third of five finalists for the 2012 Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence to be profiled in Inside UNC Charlotte. The recipient of the honor, UNC Charlotte’s top teaching award, will be named at a special reception, Friday, Oct. 19. The other...


College of Education Leading State's Teacher Retention Efforts
Date Published: July 25, 2012
CHARLOTTE - With 50 percent of new teachers leaving the profession within the first five years, teacher retention is important to lawmakers and school district and college administrators nationwide. UNC Charlotte’s College of Education has been chosen by the UNC General Administration as one of...


College of Education bestows faculty awards
Date Published: May 2, 2012
Four faculty members from the College of Education recently were honored during the college’s 2012 awards presentation. Chuang Wang (pictured left) from the Department of Educational Leadership received the Award for Excellence in Teaching. Established in 1994 with funding from the UNC General...


Education professor to serve on national council
Date Published: May 2, 2012
Meredith DiPietro, assistant professor of instructional systems technology in the College of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership, was selected recently to serve on the National Council on Digital Citizenship (NCDC). Comprised of approximately 50 education thought leaders from across...


College of Education moves up in U.S. News rankings
Date Published: March 21, 2012
Graduate programs in the College of Education are among the top 100 in the country, according to the latest rankings by the U.S. News Media Group. The College of Education is number 84 in the Best Graduate Schools 2013 edition, which is available starting April 3; last year, the college ranked...


College of Education Professor attends White House meeting
Date Published: February 29, 2012
Vivian Correa, a professor in the College of Education’s Department of Special Education and Child Development, was among a select group of leaders invited to a recent meeting with officials in the Obama administration to discuss issues related to the future of special education across the...


2012 de Silva Award recipient lauded as unparalleled mentor
Date Published: February 22, 2012
The College of Education’s Claudia Flowers has been called a professor who sets the standard for mentoring graduate students. For this distinction, she is the 2012 recipient of the Harshini V. de Silva Award. During the award presentation Tuesday, Feb. 21, UNC Charlotte Provost Joan Lorden noted...


Changing lives through Urban Education: Charlotte Viewpoint talks with Chance Lewis
Date Published: December 16, 2011
Dr. Chance W. Lewis joined the College of Education this fall as the Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor and Endowed Chair of Urban Education. Lisa Patterson of Charlotte Viewpoint interviewed Dr. Lewis for the third quarter 2011 issue. They discussed Urban Education, his research, and what...


College of Education lauded as producer of top teachers
Date Published: December 15, 2011
More than 40 members of the 2011 class of National Board Certified Teachers received their undergraduate degrees from UNC Charlotte’s College of Education. According to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), the college ranks in the top 20 institutions in the country for...


Dr. Jack Piel named Bank of America Award Finalist
Date Published: August 31, 2011
Associate professor of education Jack Piel is among the five finalists for the 2011 Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence, UNC Charlotte’s top teaching honor. The award recipient will be announced at a reception Friday, Sept. 16. Campus News is featuring each finalist for this award in...


Dr. Bruce Taylor named Cone Early-Career Professor
Date Published: August 17, 2011
Bruce Taylor, associate professor of reading and elementary education, is the sixth recipient of the Bonnie E. Cone Early-Career Professorship in Teaching. His selection was announced during the University’s annual convocation, Tuesday, Aug. 16. Taylor is a “gifted, passionate, generous and...


Major Gifts Announced in College of Education Looking Forward Campaign
Date Published: May 5, 2011
CHARLOTTE, N.C.  – May 5, 2011 – A $2,000,000 bequest, the largest single donation to the College of Education at UNC Charlotte, was announced on May 3 by Chancellor Philip L. Dubois at a celebration of the College of Education’s 40th anniversary. The gift was made from the estate of Mr....


College of Education kicks off 40th anniversary celebration
Date Published: April 29, 2011
Mary Lynne Calhoun, dean of the College of Education, recently launched the college’s 40th anniversary celebration by describing the long-term benefits of a new fund-raising campaign that will recognize and honor influential educators.         ...


Bank of America Award for Teaching Excellence Finalist Spotlight – Jeanneine Jones
Date Published: April 29, 2011
Challenged her first semester by a student who told her that middle grades students felt that no one cared about them, Jeanneine Jones was determined to concentrate on classroom teaching and student relationships and has never stopped.           ...


Counseling professor named Cone Early-Career Professor in Teaching
Date Published: April 29, 2011
Lyndon Abrams, an associate professor in the Department of Counseling in the College of Education, received the Bonnie E. Cone Early-Career Professorship in Teaching at the University’s annual convocation, Tuesday, Aug. 17.             ...


Children’s Defense Fund Partners with College of Education
Date Published: April 29, 2011
UNC Charlotte is staking its claim to assist at-risk children by serving as the host of a site for a 2010 Children’s Defense Fund’s Freedom Schools summer program. Mary Lynne Calhoun, dean of the College of Education, announced the initiative. “This was a natural chain of events due to...


UNC Charlotte’s Graduate Programs Recognized by U.S. News
Date Published: April 28, 2011
CHARLOTTE – March 24, 2011 – Several UNC Charlotte graduate programs are ranked among the top in the nation in the 2012 edition of U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools. The latest rankings are further recognition of the emerging prowess of UNC Charlotte’s graduate programs. Counseling...


UNC Charlotte Professor of Special Education Receives UNC Board of Governors’ Highest Faculty Honor
Date Published: April 8, 2011
CHAPEL HILL – Diane M. Browder, Lake and Edward J. Snyder, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Special Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, received the O. Max Gardner Award today (Friday, April 8) from the Board of Governors of the multi-campus University of North Carolina....