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Our Faculty

UNC Graduate Faculty Research Highlights

Our world-class faculty members are engaged in a variety of research and practice, and are leaders in their field.

Select Faculty Accomplishments

  • Lin Allen (Communication Studies) received the Outstanding Professor Award from the Association for Women in Communication.
  • Diane Bassett (Special Education) earned the prestigious Oliver P. Kolstoe Award from the Council for Exceptional Children's Division on Career Development and Transition for her work on the transition to adulthood in youth with disabilities.
  • Linda Black and Heather Helm (Counselor Education and Supervision) are co-editors of the Counselor Education and Supervision journal.
  • Joan Clinefelter (History) received a grant for her research on Radio in the American Sector (RIAS), 1946-1963: A German-American Partnership in the Cold War from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
  • Susan Collins (Gerontology) was appointed to serve on the Advisory Council of Weld County RSVP, the Weld County Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Task Force and the collaborative planning committee for the annual Rocky Mountain Conference on Aging.
  • Kay Ferrell (Special Education) was recognized by the National Federation of the Blind with the Ray McGeorge Award in honor of her service and work in the field of education for the blind.
  • Ester Gimbernat Gonzalez and Joy Landeira (Hispanic Studies) serve as editor and managing editor of Confluencia, a Spanish-language journal housed in the Hispanic Studies Program. The biannual journal publishes scholarly articles drawing from Spain, Latin America and the United States.
  • Richard Grassl (Mathematics) was awarded the Burton Jones Distinguished Teaching Award by The Rocky Mountain Section of the Mathematical Association of America.
  • Dianna Gray (Sport Administration) earned the 2010 Dr. Garth Paton Distinguished Service Award from the North American Society for Sport Management.
  • Jenni Harding-DeKam (Teacher Education) was appointed to serve on the Technical Advisory Group of the Governor's Council for Educator Effectiveness.
  • Faye Hummel (Nursing) is a visiting professor in Vietnam during the summers and provides ongoing consultation to Vietnamese nursing leaders.
  • Nancy Karlin (Psychology) received the 2008 Distinguished Service Award from the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association.
  • Lynn Klyde-Silverstein (Journalism and Mass Communications) was named Educator of the Year by the Society of Professional Journalists.
  • Dana Landry (Music) led the UNC Jazz Lab Band I to receive four Down Beat Student Music Awards in the last five years, two as "Best College Big Band." His first CD release as a leader, "Journey Home," was nominated for a Grammy Award.
  • J. Michael Martinez (English) received the 2009 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets.
  • Jodie Novak (Mathematics) assisted by colleagues Shandy Hauk, Robert Powers and William Blubaugh, received a National Science Foundation grant to launch the Mathematics Teacher Leadership Center.
  • Phil Reichel (Criminal Justice) was invited to speak at The Eighteenth Session of the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Vienna, Austria.
  • Juliet White Smith (Music – Viola) presented master classes and performed in South Africa as part of the 37th International Viola Congress.
  • Dave Stamps (Jazz Studies) was nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best Instrumental Arrangement for a track on his the CD, "The Comet's Tail: Performing the Compositions of Michael Brecker."
  • Connie Stewart (Visual Arts) was selected by the National Art Education Association to receive the 2010 Pacific Region Higher Education Art Educator of the Year Award.
  • Lia Softas-Nall (Counseling Psychology) serves on the editorial board of The Family Journal: Counseling and Psychology for Couples and Families.
  • Hortensia Soto-Johnson (Mathematics) was elected by the board of governors of the Mathematical Association of America to serve as governor-at-large for Minority Interests. Soto-Johnson and Cathleen Craviotto, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, received a grant to create the Las Chicas de Matematicas: UNC Math Camp for Young Women.
  • Michael Welsh (History) received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Presidential Academies for American History and Civics Education Program.
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