Dr. Dawson R. Hancock is a Professor of Educational Research and the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the University of North Carolina at Charlotte's College of Education. His research interests include assessment and evaluation, curriculum design, student and faculty motivation, and leadership theory and application. His most recent works investigate factors which influence the motivation of teachers to become school leaders. He has published articles in the International Journal of Educational Research, Journal of Educational Research, Journal of Educational Research and Policy Studies, Educational Technology Research and Development, Journal of Research on Childhood Education, Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy, and Practice, NASSP Bulletin, College Teaching, The Educational Forum, Teacher Education and Practice, and Journal of General Education. He has presented papers at the annual meetings of several international professional organizations, to include the European Educational Research Association and the American Educational Research Association. His accomplishments include receipt of the North Carolina Association for Research in Education’s Distinguished Paper Award. He has served as Vice President for Research and Measurement of the American Association for Research in Education. In his 21 years of service at UNC Charlotte, he has engaged in extensive research, written numerous journal articles, book chapters, and books, and taught graduate courses in Educational Research Methods, Assessment and Evaluation Methods, Program Evaluation Methods, Survey Research Methods, Qualitative Research Methods, and Advanced Statistics. Dr. Hancock also has extensive experience working in North Carolina schools and non-profit organizations, primarily as an evaluator of programs designed to enhance student learning and the preparation and retention of high quality teachers and administrators.
Ph.D. Fordham University, 1991, Language and Literacy Education
M.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1986, Social Psychology
M.Ed. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1985, Adult and Higher Education
B.S. West Point, 1978, Political Science (NSPA)
Dr. Hancock has extensive experience working in North Carolina schools and non-profit organizations, primarily as an evaluator of programs designed to enhance student learning and the preparation and retention of high quality teachers and administrators.
Area(s) of Interest and Research
Teacher Education and Evaluation
Student and Faculty Motivation
Leadership Theory and Application