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Lynn Ahlgrim-Delzell
Associate Professor
COED 276
704-687-8539 ext. 1
laahlgri@uncc.edu
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Dr. Lynn Ahlgrim-Delzell is an Associate Professor of Research at UNC Charlotte. In 2014, Dr. Ahlgrim-Delzell was selected as a Fellow of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. She teaches graduate courses on educational research methods and statistical data analysis. She is the co-author or two reading curricula and has published numerous journal articles and book chapters on issues pertinent to individuals with developmental disability. She was the...


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Robert Algozzine
Professor
COED 264
rfalgozz@uncc.edu
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Bob Algozzine (Ph. D., The Pennsylvania State University) is listed as a highly cited researcher in the ISI Web of Knowledge database [ISIHighlyCited.com] which highlights the top 250 preeminent individual researchers in each of 21 subject categories who have demonstrated great influence in their field as measured by citations to their work. Dr....


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Tracey Benson
Assistant Professor
COED 265
704-687-8539 ext. 2
tbenso11@uncc.edu
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Tracey Benson is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.  He received his Ed.D in Education Leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Masters of School Administration from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He has served as a principal coach, high school principal, middle school vice-principal, district trainer, proficiency specialist, and elementary school teacher.  His research focuses on...


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Jim Bird
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of the Superintendency Concentration (EDD Program)
COED 268
704-687-1821
jjbird@uncc.edu
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James J. Bird, PhD, is an associate professor on the faculty of educational leadership at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is beginning his eleventh year at the university.  His previous departmental responsibilities included being the graduate program director and interim department chair.  He usually teaches Fundamentals of Leadership and the Principalship courses to Master’s level students; School Finance and Organizational Theory and Behavior courses to...


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Mark D'Amico
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator Higher Education Concentration (EDD Program)
COED 278
704-687-8539 ext. 3
mmdamico@uncc.edu
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Mark D’Amico is Associate Professor of Educational Leadership (Higher Education) and Coordinator of the Higher Education Concentration of the doctoral program in Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  Since joining the academic ranks in 2009, Mark’s research has focused on community college student success and the community college role in workforce development, and he has had articles published in Research in Higher Education, Community...


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Sandra Dika
Associate Professor
COED 274
704-687-8539 ext. 4
sdika@uncc.edu
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Sandra Dika is Associate Professor of Educational Leadership (Research Methods) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Sandra earned degrees in elementary education and human ecology from the University of Alberta (Canada) before receiving her Ph.D. in Educational Research and Evaluation from Virginia Tech. Sandra’s scholarship contributes to discussion about the utility of prevailing theories of higher education access, engagement, and success to represent the...


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Mickey Dunaway
Associate Professor
COED 274
704-687-8539 ext. 5
dmdunawa@uncc.edu
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Dr. David M. Dunaway currently serves as an associate professor of educational leadership at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, having just completed his ninth year at UNCC. He is a frequently published writer and presenter on school organization, leadership, and improvement. In 2012 Dr. Dunaway received the 2011-12 Annual Faculty Service Award for Sustained Service to Public Schools from the UNC Charlotte College of Education.

With 35 years in public education at the K-...


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Claudia Flowers
Department Chair & Professor
COED 261C
704-687-8862
cpflower@uncc.edu
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Dr. Claudia Flowers is the Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and a professor of research, statistics, and measurement at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has over 90 publications in the areas of assessment, measurement, and applied research methods. She earned her Ph.D. in Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation from Georgia State University.  Her current research interests include exploring evidence of technical quality of alternate...


Cathy Howell
Graduate Program Director - Ed.D. In Educational Leadership
COED 267
704-687-8734
chowel22@uncc.edu
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Richard Lambert
Professor
COED 280
704-687-8867 ext. 5
rglamber@uncc.edu
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Jae Hoon Lim
Associate Professor
COED 282
704-687-8864
jhlim@uncc.edu
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Jae Hoon Lim is an Associate Professor of Research Methods at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, and teaches introductory and advanced qualitative research courses in the College of Education. She received her Ph.D. degree in Elementary Education with a certificate of Interdisciplinary Qualitative Studies from the University of Georgia.

Dr. Lim’s research explores the intersection of gender, race, and class in STEM education and highlights the...


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Florence Martin
Associate Professor and Program Director of the IST Program
COED 279
704-687-8869
florence.martin@uncc.edu
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Florence Martin is an Associate Professor in the Instructional Systems Technology program at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. She received her Doctorate and Master's in Educational Technology from Arizona State University. She has a bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Bharathiyar University, India. Previous to her current position, she taught at University of North Carolina Wilmington for seven years. She also worked on instructional design projects...


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Lisa Merriweather
Associate Professor
COED 266
704-687-8867 ext. 6
lmerriwe@uncc.edu
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Lisa R. Merriweather is an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. She received her PhD in Adult Education with a graduate certificate in Qualitative Inquiry from the University of Georgia in 2004. Her research focuses on issues of equity and social justice within the historical discourse of adult education, informal education, and doctoral education. She explores the critical philosophy and sociology of race and antiblack racism and employs Africana Philosophy,...


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Ryan Miller
Assistant Professor
COED 273
704-687-8867 ext. 1
rmill113@uncc.edu
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Ryan A. Miller is Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership (Higher Education) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His research agenda focuses on student development and the conditions for creating inclusive campus cultures in higher education. Ryan’s study on the intersectional identities of LGBTQ students with disabilities received the 2016 Melvene D. Hardee Dissertation of the Year award from NASPA. Prior to becoming a faculty member, Ryan worked professionally in higher...


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Debra Morris
Assistant Professor and Program Director of the MSA Program
COED 271
704-687-8867 ext. 2
dsmorris@uncc.edu
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Debra Morris recently retired after serving as the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction in Kannapolis City Schools.  Prior to being named the assistant superintendent, she was principal at A.L. Brown High School in Kannapolis.  Morris spent 15 years as a high school English teacher and has a BA in English from Appalachian State University, an MA in English from UNC Charlotte, a Masters in School Administration from UNC Charlotte, and a Doctorate in School...


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Beth Oyarzun
Clinical Assistant Professor
COED 263
704-687-8867 ext. 7
Beth.Oyarzun@uncc.edu
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Dr. Beth Allred Oyarzun is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Instructional Systems Technology.  She earned a PhD in Instructional Design and Technology from Old Dominion University. Prior to joining UNCC, Beth previously worked as an instructional designer in the higher education environment for more than ten years. As an instructional designer, Beth taught online courses in instructional technology while providing professional development for faculty in online teaching pedagogy. ...


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Ayesha Sadaf
Assistant Professor
COED 277
704-687-8867 ext. 3
asadaf@uncc.edu
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Ayesha Sadaf is an Assistant Professor in the Instructional Systems Technology program at the University of North Carolina Charlotte. She received her PhD in Learning Design and Technology and MS in Computer Graphics Technology from Purdue University. Prior to her current position, she taught at Ball State University for three years.  Dr. Sadaf’s research focuses on the impact of instructional strategies and emerging technologies on higher-level learning and engagement in online...


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Rebecca Shore
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator Curriculum & Supervision Concentration (EDD Program)
COED 269
704-687-8867 ext. 4
rshore6@uncc.edu
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Dr. Rebecca Shore is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership.  She teaches in the Master of School Administration program, the Aspiring High School Principal program and the Doctorate in Educational Leadership program.  She is coordinator of the Curriculum & Supervision strand of the Ed.D. Prior to coming to UNCC, Dr. Shore worked in schools for 28 years in California, Louisiana, and North Carolina; 13 years of teaching and 15 years in administration...


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Chuang Wang
Professor
COED 272
704-687-8708
cwang15@uncc.edu
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Chuang Wang is Professor of Educational Research at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has received three National Science Foundation (NSF) grants and served as an independent evaluator for four other federally funded research grants from U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Wang also received seven state/regional grants in North Carolina and South Carolina. As a research methodologist, he supports students in research design and data analyses. He has published 7 books, 17 book...


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Jim Watson
Clinical Associate Professor
COED 275
704-687-8718
jrwatson@uncc.edu
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Carl Westine
Assistant Professor
COED 271
704-687-8539 X6
cwestine@uncc.edu
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Carl Westine is an assistant professor of educational research at University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he teaches graduate level program evaluation and research methods courses.  His current research is aimed at finding efficiencies in the planning of evaluations, particularly in the area of STEM education.  He accomplishes this through the empirical estimation of design parameter values needed for power analyses as well as through research on evaluation theories,...


Laurie De Block
Assistant Office Manager
COED 261
704-687-8858
ldeblock@uncc.edu

In her free time Laurie enjoys spending time with family, friends, pets, reading, and Bible study.  


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Karen Haar
Office Manager
COED 261
704-687-8857
khaar@uncc.edu

IN her free time Karen enjoys traveling, pets, family, working out at the gym and vacations. 


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John Gretes
Professor Emeritus of Instructional Systems Technology
jagretes@uncc.edu


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