Tracy Rock, Associate Professor of Reading and Elementary EducationTracy Rock wanted to teach but wasn’t sure that studying education would work for her financially. Then she was accepted into the first class of NC Teaching Fellows, with a scholarship, allowing her to attend UNC Charlotte.
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Kathleen Jordan, Clinical Nursing ProfessorFunded by a grant from the UNC Charlotte School of Nursing, Jordan is leading research that includes two phases. First, participants will learn from experts during an educational seminar. Presenters include a sexual assault nurse examiner who will discuss the examination of sexually abused children and evidence collection; a social worker will provide instruction about the manner in which to talk with children who have been abused.
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Lori Thomas, Associate Professor of Social WorkThe innovative “housing-first” approach to homelessness starts with a stable place to live and then assists with other problems. Lori Thomas’ research proves this approach to homelessness is working in Mecklenburg County.
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Jefferson Ellinger, Associate Professor of ArchitectureAs a School of Architecture associate professor, Jefferson Ellinger specializes in sustainable design technique. He asks students to think about architecture and buildings in a way that will hopefully advancing the discipline.
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Pinku Mukherjee, Irwin Belk Endowed Professor“Cancer is 200 different diseases, so no one person will eradicate them all,” says Dr. Mukherjee. “However, several faculty researchers each focused on one disease can attack cancer by working together.”
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