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Alumnus John Cato Receives UNC Charlotte Distinguished Service Award

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John Cato ’73, president and chief executive officer of The Cato Corporation, is the 2022 recipient of the UNC Charlotte Distinguished Service Award. He was honored Wednesday, June 22, during a special luncheon in the Popp Martin Student Union. “We are thrilled to add John Cato to the distinguished list of recipients for this award,” […]

Professor Awarded $1 Million National Science Foundation Grant for Pioneering Research Supporting Gifted Black Girls

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Part 1 of a 3-Part Series on Dr. Anderson Top Research Agency Funds UNC Charlotte Professor Brittany Anderson, assistant professor of Urban Education in the Cato College of Education, was awarded a $1,062,034 grant from the National Science Foundation for her pioneering research on gifted Black girls (GBGs) with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) […]

Senior Profile: Dakota Walker

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Dakota Walker loved school growing up. When she found out she could teach professionally, she wanted to pursue it. As she progressed through high school and college, she found service projects and clinical placements that made her especially interested in the unique needs and talents of special education students. “I want to be able to […]

Dr. Tuba Gezer was selected as the 2022 Legacy for Leadership Award winner in the Department of Educational Leadership.

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Dr. Gezer was a 2021 graduate of the Ph.D. in Educational, Research, Measurement, and Evaluation. The award recognizes outstanding academic performance for a doctoral dissertation successfully defended during the previous academic. Dr. Gezer’s winning dissertation “Providing Equal Access to English Learners in Educational Settings” is about providing equal educational opportunities to English learners in the […]

Program Combines Clinical Experiences Tutoring to Support Early Literacy

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UNC Charlotte Reads is a tutoring program that combines high-quality clinical experiences with evidence-based early literacy tutoring: a win-win for both teacher candidates and students. The program is supported financially through a partnership with the Belk Foundation. Reading tutors are undergraduate students, primarily juniors, in UNC Charlotte Cato College of Education. They implement Sound Partners, […]

Educational Leadership Alumna Wins National Dissertation of the Year Award

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UNC Charlotte’s Christine Reed Davis, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, has been awarded the Melvene D. Hardee Dissertation of the Year Award by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators. Davis was selected for the award in a competitive field of submissions from across the country and will be recognized […]

C.D. Spangler Foundation Funds Historic Literacy Professorship

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Gift of $8 million will establish four new professorships at UNC Charlotte, Appalachian State University, East Carolina University, N.C. A&T State University. An $8 million gift from the C.D. Spangler Foundation has helped create the Spangler Distinguished Professor of Early Child Literacy in the Cato College of Education. The Spangler Foundation in December 2021 pledged […]

Malcolm Butler Appointed Dean of Cato College of Education

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Malcolm Butler has joined UNC Charlotte’s Cato College of Education as dean. He arrives from the University of Central Florida where he was a professor and director of the School of Teacher Education and coordinator of the Ph.D. program in Science Education in the College of Community Innovation and Education. Butler led an academic unit […]

The Center for STEM Education: Finding New Paths on Teaching Math, Science, and Engineering

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The Center for STEM Education (CSTEM) is changing how we think about what education can be. They believe education should respond directly to the world’s needs and challenges, and they want people to know how they can help. Jordan Register is a former high school math teacher and doctoral student at UNC Charlotte who is […]

Governor Reappoints UNC Charlotte Professor to Principal Fellows Commission

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Governor Roy Cooper has reappointed Jim Watson to the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Principal Fellows Commission. The board is made up of community leaders in universities, business, and professional organizations. The Principal Fellows Program is a competitive, merit-based grant program that provides for eight universities in the state.. UNC Charlotte has hosted […]