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Faculty

Lan Quach Kolano

Lan Quach Kolano

Interim Department Chair & Professor
COED 324D
704-687-8713
lan.kolano@uncc.edu

Bio

Lan Quach Kolano is Professor of Education and the Graduate Program Director for TESL.  She completed her PhD at UNC-Chapel Hill and has been on UNC Charlotte's faculty since 2004. Her research focuses on the language and identity development of immigrant learners and the development of critical multicultural efficacy of teachers. Dr. Kolano is currently working on an ethnographic project that examines and documents the experiences of Southeast Asian immigrant girls with limited formal education as they negotiate language, race, gender and culture and school in North Carolina...

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Elonda Steele

Office Manager
COED 324
704-687-8877
ekinloch@uncc.edu

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Adrienne Lee

Administrative Support Associate
COED 324
704-687-8878
alee12@uncc.edu

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Jessica Berrios

Jessica Berrios

Administrative Support Associate
COED 324
704-687-8875
jberrio2@uncc.edu

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Joyce Brigman

Clinical Assistant Professor
COED 312F
704-687-8875
mjbrigma@uncc.edu

Profile

Dr. Joyce Brigman is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Middle, Secondary Education in the Cato College of Education at UNC Charlotte. She also serves as the Director of the Undergraduate Middle Grades Program. She teaches in that program as well as the Secondary Minor Program and the Graduate Certificate Program. Dr. Brigman's special areas of interest include middle level education, adolescent...

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Bettie Ray Butler

Bettie Ray Butler

Associate Professor
COED 317D
704-687-7098
bettie.butler@uncc.edu

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Heather Coffey

Associate Professor
704-687-8875
COED 321B
hcoffey@uncc.edu

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Hilary Dack

Assistant Professor
COED 312D
704-687-8875
hdack@uncc.edu

Bio

Hilary Dack (Ph.D., University of Virginia) joined the College of Education faculty in 2015 as an Assistant Professor of Middle Grades Education.  Her areas of specialization are differentiated instruction and high-quality curriculum design (including Understanding by Design) in K-12 general education classrooms.  Dr. Dack teaches introductory courses on instructional design and foundations in middle grades education to teacher candidates.  Before earning her Ph.D., she taught American history, language arts, science, math, and English as a second language at the...

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Kristin Davin

Associate Professor
COED 321A
704-687-8875
kdavin@uncc.edu

Profile

Kristin J. Davin is an associate professor of Foreign Language Education in the Cato College of Education. She teaches undergraduate and graduate foreign and second language methodology and assessment courses. Her research is situated in Vygotskian sociocultural theory and focuses on second language development and assessment.

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Warren DiBiase

Warren DiBiase

Associate Professor
COED 317B
704-687-8875
wjdibias@uncc.edu

Profile

Dr. Warren J DiBiase is an associate professor of science education. His teaching responsibilities involve the preparation of middle/secondary science teachers at the graduate and undergraduate level. DiBiase is a past chair of the department. His other responsibilities include teaching an undergraduate course in Science, Technology and Society; a graduate level course in secondary education and serving as the...

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Susan Harden

Associate Professor
COED 312C
704-687-8875
sharden@uncc.edu

Profile

Susan B. Harden is an Assistant Professor of Education at UNC Charlotte and the Director for the Civic Minor in Urban Youth and Communities and the Charlotte Community Scholars undergraduate research program. Dr. Harden’s teaching, research, and service expertise is in understanding community engagement at cultural institutions and developing engaged scholarship in higher education. She received her Ph.D. in...

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Tina Heafner

Tina Heafner

Professor
COED 317
704-687-8875
theafner@uncc.edu

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Charles Hutchison

Charles Hutchison

Professor
COED 317A
704-687-8875
chutchis@uncc.edu

Profile

Dr. Charles B. Hutchison was born in Ghana and currently teaches at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. With formal education in the sciences and theology and having lived in Africa, Europe, and the U.S., he has worked as a molecular immunologist and as an educator in several educational contexts. He is the author of several books, his latest book being Experiences of Immigrant Professors (Routledge,...

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Jeanneine Jones

Professor
COED 312A
704-687-8875
jpjones@uncc.edu

Profile

Jeanneine P. Jones is Professor of Middle Grades Education at UNC Charlotte, where she directs the middle level MEd online and across multiple off-campus cohorts. She has 42 years of middle grades experience at 8th grade and university levels, including a past PDS relationship with a 21-year history. Her experiences have led to numerous publications, presentations, and leadership roles that allow her to teach...

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Scott Kissau

Interim Associate Dean & Professor
COED 208
704-687-0996
spkissau@uncc.edu

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Joan Lachance

Assistant Professor
COED 327
704-687-8875
jlachance@uncc.edu

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Chance Lewis

Chance Lewis

Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor, Endowed Chair of Urban Education
COED 326
704-659-6842
chance.lewis@uncc.edu

Bio

Dr. Chance W. Lewis is the Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor of Urban Education and serves as Director of The Urban Education Collaborative at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He leads the urban concentration of the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction. Dr. Lewis' special areas of interests are academic achievement of students of color in K-12 settings, recruitment and retention of Black male teachers and urban education. Dr. Lewis has over 100 refereed publications and over $6 million in external research funding.

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Adam Myers

Academic Advisor and Clinical Assistant Professor
COED 323B
704-687-6055
amyers35@uncc.edu

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Bill Newell

Clinical Assistant Professor
COED 317C
704-687-8875
wnewell1@uncc.edu

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Vanessa Regina

Administrative Support Associate
Center City
704-687-1508
vregina@uncc.edu

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Spencer Salas

Spencer Salas

Professor
COED 312B
704-687-8875
ssalas@uncc.edu

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Michelle Stephan

Michelle Stephan

Associate Professor
COED 312E
704-687-8875
mstepha1@uncc.edu

Bio

Dr. Michelle Stephan is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education. She has a joint appointment in the Department of Middle/Secondary Mathematics and the Mathematics Department at UNC Charlotte. She taught middle school mathematics in Florida for seven years before joining the College of Education. She teaches middle and secondary mathematics methods classes and provides extensive professional development to teachers in Cabarrus and Kannapolis County. Her research interests include design research methodology, mathematics for the 21st century, lesson imaging for inquiry...

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Greg Wiggan

Greg Wiggan

Associate Professor
COED 314
704-687-8627
gwiggan@uncc.edu

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