This story was originally published in the 2019-2020 issue of Transform magazine. Read more stories from Transform here. With a Ph.D. in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies from Loyola University Chicago, it seems only natural that Dr. Sophia Rodriguez’s work would revolve around advocacy. While working on her dissertation, Rodriguez studied broader issues of activism […]

Dr. Sophia Rodriguez, along with colleagues at the University of South Carolina, Auburn, The Citadel, and College of Charleston in the areas of education, sociology, history/Public History and social work, have united to launch a regional organization called the Southeast Immigration Studies Association (SEISA). Dr. Rodriguez is an Assistant Professor in the Educational Leadership and Cultural […]

On November 2, 2019, Silvia Bettez became president of the American Educational Studies Association (AESA). Silvia is a Professor in the Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations (ELC) Department at the UNC Greensboro School of Education. The AESA is a society that brings together faculty, graduate students, and other interested individuals (such as teachers, school leaders, […]

GREENSBORO — Whitney Oakley, UNC Greensboro School of Education Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations (ELC) alumna, has been named the new chief academic officer for Guilford County Schools. The new status for Whitney, who has been serving as the interim chief academic officer since July, was approved Tuesday, November 12th by the Guilford County Board of […]

The question of how to improve schools continues to be one of the most vexing issues for educational policy makers, practitioners, and researchers. Dr. Katherine Cumings Mansfield, Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations, has changed the way we think about the challenge of school improvement by highlighting the importance of […]