Experts List

Experts for: Education, K-12

Terry Ackerman

Professor & Department Chair, Educational Research Methodology
PhD University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
(336) 334-3439, taackerm@uncg.edu

  • Measurement
  • Item Response Theory
  • Computerized Adaptive Testing
  • Differential Item Functioning

Mariche G. Bayonas

Associate Professor, Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
PhD Indiana University
(336) 334-3588, megarcia@uncg.edu

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Phonetics/Phonology
  • Linguistics

Ian D. Beatty

Assistant Professor, Physics & Astronomy
PhD University of Massachusetts Amherst
(336) 256-8600, idbeatty@uncg.edu

  • The Use of Electronic "Classroom Response Systems" (a.k.a. "clickers") in K-12 and University Classrooms
  • General Issues of Science Education
  • The role of a bricks-and-mortar university in the age of Wikipedia and online education

Charles Bolton

Professor, History
PhD Duke University
(336) 334-5204, ccbolton@uncg.edu

  • School integration
  • Oral history
  • History of the U.S. South

Diana Bowman

Program Director, National Center for Homeless Education, The SERVE Center
MPA Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
(336) 315-7453, dbowman@serve.org

  • Awareness of Homeless Children and Youth and their Families
  • Educational Needs of Homeless Children and Youth
  • Laws and Policies Related to Meeting the Educational Needs of Homeless Children and Youth

Shelly Brown-Jeffy

Associate Professor, Sociology
PhD University of Michigan
(336) 334-5295, slbrown2@uncg.edu

  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Race & Education
  • Poverty
  • Social Inequality

Heidi Carlone

Associate Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
PhD University of Colorado at Boulder
(336) 334-3437, heidi_carlone@uncg.edu

  • Science Education
  • Gender & Equity in Science Education

Ang Chen

Professor, Kinesiology
PhD University of Maryland
(336) 256-8566, a_chen@uncg.edu

  • Children/Adolescents Motivation for Exercise and Physical Activity
  • Physical Activity Benefits for Children
  • Educational Physical Activity Programming

Mary Compton

Associate Professor, Specialized Education Services
EdD University of Virginia
(336) 334-3771, mvcompto@uncg.edu

  • Deaf Education
  • Teaching Deaf Children to Communicate Using Speech and Residual Hearing
  • Social Interaction Between Deaf & Normal Hearing Children
  • Language and Speech Development in Deaf / Hard of Hearing & Normal Hearing Children
  • Teacher Preparation & Deafness
  • Early Intervention Training & Deafness

Jewell Cooper

Assistant Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-3437, jecooper@uncg.edu

  • Teacher Education
  • Multicultural/Equity Education

Duane Cyrus

Associate Professor, Dance
MFA University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(336) 256-1486, dacyrus@uncg.edu

  • Entrepreneurship in the Arts
  • Performing Arts
  • Dance
  • Arts Education

Ann W. Davis

Clinical Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations
EdD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 516-2542, awdavis@uncg.edu

  • School Executive Leadership for Higher Student Engagement and Performance
  • Leading in a Culture of Change - Turning Around Low-Performing High Schools
  • Mentoring Beginning Principals
  • 1:1 Computing in Today's School Environment
  • Personalized Learning - A New Vision for Education

Holly A. Downs

Assistant Professor, Educational Research Methodology
PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(336) 334-5882, hadowns@uncg.edu

  • Evaluation
  • Technology/Digital Tools
  • Qualitative and Mixed Methodologies
  • Research/Evaluation Design

Donna M. Duffy

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
Director, Program for the Advancement of Girls and Women in Sport and Physical Activity
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-3025, dmduffy@uncg.edu

  • Girls and Women in Sport and Physical Activity
  • Sport Coaching Education
  • Sexual Violence in Athletics and Sports

Lisa Eads

Lecturer, Human Development & Family Studies
MAT Salem College
(336) 602-9262, lmeads@uncg.edu

  • Supporting Children - Building Futures
  • Brain Scans to Lesson Plans - Developmentally Appropriate Higher Education
  • Socially Responsible Education
  • Any topic relating to Early Intervention for Children and Child Poverty

Julie A. Edmunds

Program Director, Secondary School Reform, SERVE Center
PhD University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(336) 574-8727, jedmunds@serve.org

  • Early College High Schools
  • High School Reform

Catherine Ennis

Professor, Kinesiology
PhD University of Georgia
(336) 256-8565, c_ennis@uncg.edu

  • Children and Adolescent Physical Activity/Physical Education
  • The Science of Healthful Living Middle School Physical Education; Addressing the Obesity Crisis with Body and Mind

Perry Flynn

Associate Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
Consultant, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction in the area of Speech-Language Pathology
MEd The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 256-2005, pfflynn@uncg.edu

  • Speech-Language Pathology Services in School Settings
  • Speech-Language Pathology Service Delivery Models in schools
  • Law to Practice in Speech Language Pathology in Schools
  • Equestrian Therapy

Linda Gann

Assistant Professor, Library & Information Studies
PhD The University of Oklahoma
(336) 334-3479, lagann@uncg.edu

  • School Libraries: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
  • Reading Best Practices (for adults, teachers, school administrators)
  • National Accreditation Standards and Guidelines for School Library Media Programs
  • Censorship, intellectual freedom
  • Representation of diversity in children and young adult materials.

Charles P. Gause

Associate Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
PhD Miami University
(336) 334-3437, cpgause@uncg.edu

  • African American and Latino Student Achievement
  • Democratic Education
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Closing the Achievement Gap and Public Schooling

Kevin M. Geraldi

Associate Professor, Conducting
DMA University of Michigan
(336) 334-5435, kmgerald@uncg.edu

  • Classical music
  • Band, Orchestral, and Chamber Music
  • Music Education

Bert Goldman

Professor Emeritus, Teacher Education & Higher Education
EdD University of Virginia
(336) 334-3464, goldman@uncg.edu

  • College Student Retention
  • Academic Flexibility
  • Researchers' Unpublished Experimental Mental Measures
  • Standardized Tests: What they measure and their weaknesses
  • Significant findings in research: How do researchers determine this

Joseph L. Graves Jr.

Professor, Nanoengineering
Associate Dean for Research, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering
PhD Wayne State University
(336) 285-2858, jlgrave2@uncg.edu

  • Genomics of Adaptation
  • Biological and Social Concepts of Race -- Health Disparities
  • Nanosafety
  • STEM Education -- Minority Underrepresentation

Belinda J. Hardin

Associate Professor, Specialized Education Services
PhD The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(336) 256-1083, bjhardin@uncg.edu

  • International Early Childhood Education
  • Services for Young Children with Disabilities
  • English Language Learners

Ye He

Associate Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-3437, y_he@uncg.edu

  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Kimberly Kappler Hewitt

Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations
PhD Miami University
(336) 256-0156, kkhewitt@uncg.edu

  • Ethical and Efficacious Use of Data in Education
  • Educational Leadership
  • Implementation of Change & Reform
  • Curriculum Leadership
  • Value Added Measures of Educational Effectiveness (including use of value added for educator evaluation)
  • Differentiation
  • Formative Assessment

Scott Howerton

Assistant Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
PhD University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-3437, wshowert@uncg.edu

  • Lesson Planning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Elementary Education

Glenn Hudak

Professor, Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations
PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison
(336) 256-0156, gmhudak@uncg.edu

  • Psychoanalytical Thought & Education
  • Liberation Theology
  • Critical Pedagogy

Bree Jimenez

Assistant Professor, Specialized Education Services
PhD The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
(336) 334-3447, Bajimene@uncg.edu

  • General Curriculum Access for students with Significant Intellectual Disability

Bree Ann Jimenez

Assistant Professor, Specialized Education Services
PhD University of North Carolina at Charlotte
(336) 517-7745, Bajimene@uncg.edu

  • Special education, students with moderate to severe Intellectual disability
  • General curriculum access
  • Alternate assessments and data based decisions
  • Inclusive practices, peer supports, embedded instruction, systematic instruction

Wayne Journell

Assistant Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
PhD University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
(336) 334-3437, wayne_journell@uncg.edu

  • Secondary Social Studies Instruction
  • Civic/Political Education
  • Technology Integration into Social Studies Instruction
  • Online Instruction/E-Learning

Stephanie Kurtts

Associate Professor, Specialized Education Services
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 256-1080, sakurtts@uncg.edu

  • Instructional Methods & Assessment for Children With Disabilities
  • Consultation & Collaboration
  • Preparing Pre service Teachers to Meet the Needs of Children With Disabilities in Inclusive Settings
  • Peer Coaching With Pre service Teachers
  • Issues in Special Education
  • Disabilities in Inclusive Settings

Karen M. La Paro

Associate Professor, Human Development & Family Studies
PhD University of New Orleans
(336) 256-0097, kmlaparo@uncg.edu

  • early childhood education
  • effective classrooms
  • preparing early childhood teachers

Carl Lashley

Associate Professor, Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations
EdD Indiana University
(336) 334-3745, carl_lashley@uncg.edu

  • Education Law and Policy
  • Students With Disabilities and Special Education
  • Technology and Education

Seunghyun Lee

Assistant Professor, Media Studies
Study Abroad Committee, International Programs Center
PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison
(336) 256-8500, s_lee22@uncg.edu

  • Digital media use in the world and across different cultures
  • Digital literacy and education
  • Digital divide, digital inclusion and social inclusion
  • Service-learning with community and civic engagement for refugees and the underserved
  • Online journalism and citizen journalism

Barbara Levin

Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
PhD University of California, Berkeley
(336) 334-3437, bblevin@uncg.edu

  • Teacher Thinking & Teacher Development
  • Problem-Based Learning for Teachers
  • Integrating Technology into K-12 Instruction
  • Leveraging Technology to Lead 21st century schools
  • Applying Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in Classrooms
  • Learning through Digital Storytelling

Rebecca MacLeod

Associate Professor, Music Education
PhD Florida State University
(850) 256-0167, rbmacleo@uncg.edu

  • Teaching at-risk and underserved populations
  • Orchestra programs in the public schools

Nicole M. Martin

Assistant Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
PhD MIchigan State University
(336) 676-4250, nmmarti2@uncg.edu

  • Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening
  • Children's Literacy Development
  • Informational Literacy
  • Teaching in Elementary Schools or Urban Education

Catherine Matthews

Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
PhD The University of Kansas
(336) 334-3444, cmatthews@uncg.edu

  • Natural History & Science Education
  • Outdoor Education & Nature Study
  • Environmental Education
  • Role Models in Science

Lisa McDonald

Associate Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
M.A. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-5590, lgmcdona@uncg.edu

  • Speech-Language Pathology Services in School Settings
  • Speech-Language Pathology Service Delivery Models in Schools
  • Supervision in Speech-Language Pathology

Constance L. McKoy

Associate Professor, Music Education
Coordinator for Music Student Teaching, Music Education
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-5478, clmckoy@uncg.edu

  • The Value of Music & the Arts in Education
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching in Music or in the Arts
  • Students' Access to Arts Education in Schools

Sam Miller

Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
PhD University of Michigan
(336) 334-3445, sam_miller@uncg.edu

  • Student Cognition & Motivation - Focusing on Classroom Instruction & Assessment, Tutoring, & School Reform

Rebecca Morris

Assistant Professor, Library & Information Studies
PhD University of Pittsburgh
(336) 334-3477, rjmorris@uncg.edu

  • School Libraries, School Library Advocacy
  • Common Core State Standards and Libraries

Claudia M. Pagliaro

Professor, Specialized Education Services
PhD Gallaudet University
(336) 525-1504, cmpaglia@uncg.edu

  • Education of Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Students
  • Deaf Culture (particularly in the classroom)
  • American Sign Language
  • Mathematics Education

Craig Peck

Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations
PhD Stanford University
(336) 908-7262, c_peck@uncg.edu

  • School Principals
  • School and School District Reform Efforts

Jeanie Marklin Reynolds

Lecturer, English
PhD The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
(336) 334-3981, jmreyno3@uncg.edu

  • Teacher Education
  • The Teaching of Writing
  • Young Adult Literature

Marcia L. Rock

Associate Professor, Specialized Education Services
PhD University of Pittsburgh
(336) 256-8640, mlrock@uncg.edu

  • Technology in Teacher Preparation - General and Special Education
  • Positive Behavior Support - Schoolwide, Classwide, Individual Student Systems
  • Strategic Self Monitoring for Students With ADHD
  • Effective Instruction for Students with Emotional and/or Behavior Disorders

Amy Lynn Rose

Lecturer, Educational Research Methodology
MEd North Carolina State University
alrose2@uncg.edu

  • Writing Assessment Items
  • Teaching Novels in the Classroom

Dale Schunk

Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
PhD Stanford University
(336) 334-3404, dhschunk@uncg.edu

  • Motivation
  • Observational Learning
  • Self-Regulation

Svi Shapiro

Professor, Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations
EdD Boston University
(336) 256-0156, hsshapir@uncg.edu

  • Violence & Schools
  • Moral & Social Dimensions of Education
  • Education & Democracy
  • The Israeli / Palestinian Conflict
  • Educational Reform
  • Critical Perspectives on Standardized Testing
  • Peace Education
  • Jewish & Spiritual Perspectives on Education

Paul Stewart

Professor, Music Performance
DMA Florida State University
(336) 334-5380, pbstewar@uncg.edu

  • Past President of the Music Teachers National Association
  • Topics Related to Piano Teaching

Amy Vetter

Assistant Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
PhD University of Texas at Austin
(336) 334-3437, amvetter@uncg.edu

  • Teacher Research
  • English Education

Leila Villaverde

Associate Professor, Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations
PhD Pennsylvania State University
(336) 334-3475, levillav@uncg.edu

  • Critical Pedagogy
  • Cultural Foundations
  • Curriculum Studies
  • Feminist Theory
  • Aesthetics

David Wharton

Associate Professor, Classical Studies
PhD The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(336) 334-5726, wharton@uncg.edu

  • Latin in the Secondary School Curriculum
  • Latin / Ancient Greek Language and Literature
  • The Classical World
  • Linguistics

P. Holt Wilson

Assistant Professor, Teacher Education & Higher Education
PhD North Carolina State Univerity
(336) 334-3437, phwilson@uncg.edu

  • Mathematics Education

David Wyrick

Associate Professor, Public Health Education
PhD The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(336) 334-4501, dlwyrick@uncg.edu

  • Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention with High School and College Students and Student-Athletes
  • Prevention of High-Risk Drinking with College Students
  • Protecting and Promoting Health through Entrepreneurship