Research, Discovery, and Innovation

Active Projects in SOE

Principal InvestigatorProject(s)
Ayesha Boyce (Educational Research Methodology)Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCU) Undergraduate Program (UP) Targeted Infusion Project: Integrating Soft Matter Into Undergraduate General and Physical Chemistry Courses
Funded by National Science Foundation (Subcontract from North Carolina Central University)

Nanomanufacturing (nanoMFG) Node, Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) Cyber Platform 
Funded by National Science Foundation (Subcontract from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

STAMPS (Science, Technology and Math Preparation Scholarships) Program
Funded by National Science Foundation
Collaborators: Malcom Schug, Lynn Sametz, Jeff Patton, & Lee Phillips

EvaluATE: Transforming ATE Evaluation
Funded by National Science Foundation (Subcontract from Western Michigan University)
Collaborator: Tiffany Smith
Heidi Carlone (Teacher Education and Higher Education)BRIDGES for socio-environmental good: Broadening Identities for Diverse Groups Engaging with STEM
Funded by National Science Foundation
Collaborators: Sara Heredia, Tina Danner-Groves, Catherine Matthews, Pamela Harris, Dearing Blankman, Michelle Lovett, Alison Mercier, David Schouweiler, & Ti’Era Worsley
Anthony Chow (Library and Information Studies)Contract with VAWnet: User analysis and redesign of web site architecture
Funded by National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

Reading Nation
Funded by Institute of Museum and Library Services
Noah Lenstra (Library and Information Studies)Let’s Move in Libraries
Ye He (Teacher Education and Higher Education)Engaging and Advancing Community-centered Teacher Development (EnACTeD)
Funded by US Department of Education
Collaborators: Melody Zoch, Scott Howerton, Jamie Schissel, Thais Weiss, Tiffany Smith, Bryan Hutchins, Grettel Arias Orozco, & Dawn Bagwell
Kimberly Hewitt (Principal Preparation for Excellence and Equity in Rural Schools)Principal Preparation for Excellence and Equity in Rural Schools (PPEERS)
Funded by NC Alliance for School Leadership Development
Victoria Jacobs (Teacher Education and Higher Education)Theorizing and Advancing Teachers’ Responsive Decision Making in the Domain of Rational Numbers
Funded by National Science Foundation (Subcontract from University of Missouri)
Collaborators: Susan Empson (University of Missouri), Amy Hewitt
Jean Kang (Specialized Education Services)Preparing Post-Baccalaureate Early Interventionists/Early Childhood Educators for Working with ALL Children
Funded by US Department of Education, OSERS Office of Special Education Programs
Collaborators: Catherine Scott-Little & Karen LaParo
Heather Coleman (Library and Information Studies)Improving Parent Implementation of Communication Supports for Children with Autism.
Funded by the UNCG Office of Research and Engagement

Coaching Early Childhood Teachers to Implement an EBP. Collaborator Selena Layden
Funded by Old Dominion University

Family Adjustment Interview with Parents of Children with Autism. Collaborators: Staci Carr & Lindsay Kozachuk
Funded by Virginia Commonwealth University

NC Rated License Assessment Data Analysis for Infant/Toddler Classrooms. Collaborators: Linda Hesenes

Catherine Matthews (Teacher Education and Higher Education)Full-Scale Development Project: Herpetology Education in Rural Places and Spaces (HERPS)
Funded by National Science Foundation
Christine Murray (Counseling and Educational Development)Guilford County Healthy Relationships Initiative (HRI)
Funded by Phillips Foundation
Collaborator: Anthony Chow
Christina O'Connor (Dean's Office)Transforming Teaching through Technology (TTtT)
Funded by Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement
Collaborators: Ye He, Scott Howerton, Marcia Rock, & Kristen Smith
Fatih Oguz (Library and Information Studies)Information Needs and Barriers of Southeast Asian Refugee Undergraduates
Funded by American Library Association
Claudia Pagliaro (Specialized Education Services)Early Mathematics Performance Diagnostic
Funded by Impact Through Innovation
Collaborator: Karen Kritzer
Marcia Rock (Specialized Education Services)UNC Greensboro LINK-2-LEAD
Funded by DOED Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Sophia Rodriguez (Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations)Promoting education equity for immigrant students: Examining the influence of school social workers
Funded by the Spencer Foundation
Collaborators: Dr. Ben Roth, University of South Carolina and Leticia Villareal Sosa, Dominican University

Linking learning and belonging: A collaborative approach to narrowing the achievement gap for new arrival immigrant teens.
Funded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services
Diane Ryndak (Specialized Education Services)LEAPS (Leadership in Extensive and Pervasive Support Needs)
Funded by DOED OSERS Office of Special Education Programs
Devdass Sunnassee (Educational Research Methodology)NC Bar Contract for Paralegal Exams (2017-2018)
Funded by North Carolina Bar Association

NC Bar Contract for Specialty Exams (2017-2018)
Funded by North Carolina Bar Association
Edna Tan (Teacher Education and Higher Education)Equitably-Consequential Making among Youth from Historically Marginalized Communities
Funded by National Science Foundation (subcontract from Michigan State University)
Collaborators: Aerin Benavides, Ti’Era Worsley, Christy Marhatta, & Angela Calabrese Barton (Michigan State University)

Tools for Teaching and Learning Engineering Practices: Pathways Towards Productive Identity Development in Engineering [I-Engineering]
Funded by National Science Foundation (subcontract from Michigan State University)
Collaborators: Aerin Benavides & Angela Calabrese Barton (Michigan State University)
Amy Vetter (Teacher Education and Higher Education)The Writing Lives of Teens
Funded by English Language Arts Teacher Educators
Kelly Wester (Counseling and Educational Development)Enhancing evidence-based clinical internships for 75 master’s-level counselors working with at-risk youth
Funded by Health Resources and Services Administration
Pamela Williamson (Specialized Education Services)Teach, Lead, and Collaborate: Serving Students with Significant Intellectual Disabilities (Project TLC)
Funded by DOED OSERS Office of Special Education Programs
Collaborators: Hanna Moore
John Willse (Educational Research Methodology)OAERS Accountability Support with Guilford County Schools
Funded by Guilford County Schools

OAERS Data management and statistical analysis support for Winston Salem Forsyth County Schools
Funded by Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools

OAERS Experiential Measurement Training with American Board of Pediatrics
Funded by American Board of Pediatrics

OAERS Experiential Measurement Training with Castle Worldwide, Inc.
Funded by Castle Worldwide, Inc.

OAERS US Lacrosse Evaluation
Funded by US Lacrosse

Special Projects in Development and Maintenance of Statewide Assessments (OAERS)
Funded by North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

Using projective unidimensional models for measuring multidimensional educational data
Funded by Wake Forest University
Holt Wilson (Teacher Education and Higher Education)North Carolina Collaborative for Mathematics Learning II (NC2ML II)
Funded by North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Collaborators: Kerri Richardson, Angela Neblett, Jared Webb, Emily Bryant, Arren Duggan, Paul Wonsavage, & Lauren Baucom