Lori Thomas

Lori Thomas, Associate Professor of Social Work

The 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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Pinku Mukherjee

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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Jefferson Ellinger

Jefferson Ellinger, Associate Professor of Architecture

As 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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Tracy Rock

Tracy Rock, Associate Professor of Reading and Elementary Education

Tracy 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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