Heidi Carlone

Teacher Education and Higher Education (TEHE) Department

Hooks Distinguished Professor of STEM Education
Email: heidi_carlone@uncg.edu
Office: 404 SOEB

Research Interest

Science education, Engineering education, Equity, Culture, Identity, Teacher education, Science education reform


  • PhD. in Instruction and Curriculum, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • B.S. in Science Education, North Carolina State University


Dr. Heidi Carlone, Hooks Distinguished Professor of STEM Education at University of North Carolina Greensboro, works to make science and engineering (STEM) pathways more accessible and equitable for historically underserved and underrepresented populations. Three questions drive her work: (1) How can innovative K-12 instruction cultivate STEM identities for diverse youth? (2) How can we enrich K-12 diverse youths’ STEM learning ecologies (support systems) in sustainable ways? (3) How can we design professional learning networks to support, nurture, and celebrate rigorous and equitable STEM teaching and retain excellent teachers? She publishes and presents her work in national and international venues and has earned over $5 million dollars in funding from local and national foundations. She has received a number of awards in her academic career including: The UNCG Alumni Teaching Excellence Award, the UNCG School of Education Teaching Award, the Early Career Research Award from the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, the Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation, and Sallie Mae First Year Teacher of the Year in Wake County Schools.

Link to Dr. Carlone’s CV