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Kelly Anderson
Associate Professor & Dual Major Undergraduate Program Director
COED 332
704-687-8832
keanders@uncc.edu
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Dr. Kelly Anderson is Associate Professor and the Program Director for the BA in Special Education & Elementary Education K-6 Dual Major in the Department of Special Education & Child Development, University of North Carolina Charlotte. Dr....

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Cynthia Baughan
Assistant Professor
COED 341
704-687-8179
cbaughan@uncc.edu
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Janet Baxter
Clinical Associate Professor, SPED Adapted Curriculum Undergraduate Program Director, & SPED General Curriculum Undergraduate Program Director
COED 340
704-687-8833
jbaxter@uncc.edu
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Dr. Janet K. Baxter is currently serves as the SPED Undergraduate Program Director and the SPED Undergraduate Advisor. She teaches courses in the SPED undergraduate and masters programs, including Diagnostic Assessment and Consultation and Collaboration in Special Education.


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Kristen Beach
Assistant Professor
COED 360C
704-687-6162
kbeach4@uncc.edu
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Dr. Kristen D. Beach is an Assistant Professor of Special Education in the department of Special Education and Child Development at UNC Charlotte. Her research centers on the design and evaluation of reading and language interventions for struggling adolescent readers and students with reading disability. Her research also focuses on the prevention and early identification of children with reading disability. She is currently engaged in multiple research projects in local school districts,...


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John Beattie
Assistant Professor
COED 359D
704-687-8834
jrbeatti@uncc.edu
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Diane Browder
Snyder Distinguished Professor of Special Education & SPCD Doctoral Program Director
COED 346
704-687-8836
dbrowder@uncc.edu
Faculty Website
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Dr. Diane Browder is the Lake and Edward P. Snyder Distinguished Professor of Special Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  Dr. Browder has over two decades of research and writing on assessment and instruction for students with severe developmental disabilities. She was the 2009 Distinguished Researcher Award from the AERA Special Education SIG and the 2009 First Citizens Bank Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In 2011 Dr. Browder was...


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Jamie Brown
Lecturer, CHFD Undergraduate Minor Program Director, CHFD Undergraduate Program Director, and CHFD Graduate Certification Program Director
COED 336
704-687-5920
j.brown@uncc.edu
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Ms. Jamie Brown is a clinical faculty member in the Child and Family Development program and serves as the director for the Minor, Undergraduate, and Graduate Certificate programs, in addition, she teaches undergraduate and graduate certificate courses and advises students. Ms. Brown's interests are early childhood education and curriculum, early language and literacy development, best practices for supporting families, building partnerships with community agencies and support the...


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Mary Lynne Calhoun
Professor Emerita
mlcalhou@uncc.edu
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Dr. Calhoun served as Dean of the College of Educaton from 1999 until 2013.


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Deborah Colerick
Administrative Support Associate
COED 348C
704-687-8831
dmcoleri@uncc.edu


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Belva Collins
Department Chair & Professor
COED 348A
704-687-8186
belva.collins@uncc.edu
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Nancy Cooke
Associate Professor Emerita
nlcooke@uncc.edu


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Micki Crowder
Office Manager
COED 348B
704-687-8830
mcrowde6@uncc.edu

Micki Crowder serves as the Office Manager for the office of Special Education and Child Development.  Mrs. Crowder is also the faculty/staff advisor for the religious organization, CRU, here on campus.  In Mrs. Crowder's spare time, she owns and operates a small photography business.

Mrs. Crowder volunteers each week at University Hills Baptist Church to pack backpacks for underprivileged children at Newall Elementary School.  These backpacks provide meals to sustain...


Steven Eddy
Coordinator, Adapted Curriculum Licensure Plus Project
COED 361
704-687-0889
seeddy@uncc.edu


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Kathy Fallin
Research Associate, CSESA
COED 307
704-687-1984
kfallin@uncc.edu


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Catherine Fowler
Project Coordinator, NTACT
CHHS 336C
704-687-8735
chfowler@uncc.edu


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Cindy Gilson
Assistant Professor & Academically or Intellectually Gifted Graduate Concentration Coordinator
COED 335
704-687-8848
cgilson@uncc.edu
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Dr. Cindy M. Gilson is an Assistant Professor in the Special Education and Child Development Department. She teaches online graduate level courses to educators pursuing their M.Ed. in Special Education with an emphasis in Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) education or their Graduate Certificate in AIG. Dr. Gilson is the Coordinator of the Graduate Certificate in AIG program. Her research interests focus on gifted education, differentiated curriculum and instruction to enhance...


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LuAnn Jordan
Associate Professor, SPED Adapted Curriculum Graduate Certification Program Director, & SPED General Curriculum Graduate Certification Program Director
COED 342
704-687-8844
lujordan@uncc.edu
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Dr. LuAnn Jordan is an Associate Professor of Special Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She teaches courses in written expression methods and the Introduction to Special Education course in the Graduate Certificate program. Dr. Jordan’s current areas of interest and research include written expression for students with disabilities and students at risk for academic failure, learning strategies and supports which increase the academic achievement of adolescents with...


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Suzanne Lamorey
Associate Professor
COED 337
704-687-8835
slamorey@uncc.edu
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Ya-yu Lo
Professor
COED 359C
704-687-8716
ylo1@uncc.edu
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Dr. Ya-yu Lo is a Professor of Special Education at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She specializes in school-based multi-tiered interventions using applied behavior analytic approach for urban diverse learners with behavioral disorders. Since joining UNC Charlotte in 2004, she has secured over $2.5 million in external funding as PI or co-PI from institutions including the U.S. Department of Education, the Spencer Foundation, and the European Commission. Dr. Lo regularly...


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Michael Matthews
Professor, Academically or Intellectually Gifted M.Ed. Program Director, & Academically or Intellectually Gifted Graduate Certificate Program Director
COED 347
704-687-8623
michael.matthews@uncc.edu
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Dr. Michael S. Matthews is Program Director for the Academically/Intellectually Gifted graduate programs at UNC Charlotte where he teaches courses related to various aspects of gifted education. He is co-editor of the Journal of Advanced Academics, and Board Member of the National Association for Gifted Children. He also is Chair of the Research on Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent group of the American Educational Research Association, and a former board member for the Metrolina Scholars...


Alayna Parker
Administrative Support Associate
COED 348
704-687-8828
asmith4@uncc.edu


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Flo Parkhill
Office Manager, NTACT
CHHS 336
704-687-8606
fgparkhi@uncc.edu


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Bobbie Rowland
Professor Emerita
COED 343
bhrowlan@uncc.edu


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Alicia Saunders
Research Associate, Solutions
COED 306
704-687-8449
a.saunders@uncc.edu


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Lee Sherry
Associate Professor Emeritus
lee.sherry@uncc.edu


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JaneDiane Smith
Associate Professor & CHFD Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Mental Health – Graduate Concentration Coordinator
COED 338
704-687-8850
jdianesm@uncc.edu
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Katherine Swart
Assistant Clinical Professor, CHFD M.Ed. Program Director, & CHFD M.A.T. Program Director
COED 339
704-687-8841
kjmccab1@uncc.edu
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Dr. Katie Swart is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Special Education and Child Development at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is the Child and Family Development M.Ed. and M.A.T. Program Director. She teaches undergraduate courses in early childhood development and special education as well as graduate courses in action research and applied leadership. Dr. Swart's special areas of interest include early intervention, early childhood special education...


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David Test
Professor
COED 359E
704-687-8853
david.test@uncc.edu
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Dr. David W. Test is a Professor of Special Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  He teaches courses in single subject research and professional writing.  The majority of Dr. Test’s 148 publications have focused on self-determination, transition, community-based training, and supported employment.  Along with Dr. Nellie Aspel and Dr. Jane Everson he wrote the first transition methods textbook titled Transition Methods for Youth with Disabilities...


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Shawnee Wakeman
Clinical Associate Professor
COED 344
704-687-8488
slwakema@uncc.edu
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Dr. Shawnee Wakeman has worked on several federally funded projects related to alternate assessments. Most notably, she was the principal investigator for UNCC for the National Center and State Collaborative GSEG and was the co-principal investigator for an enhanced assessment grant, Project LEAAP. Additionally, Dr. Wakeman served as the research associate for the National Alternate Assessment Center at UNCC and serves as a national expert on several panels related to AAs and content...


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Wendy Wood
Associate Professor, SPED M.Ed. Program Director, SPED M.A.T. Program Director, & SPED Autism Spectrum Disorder Graduate Certificate Program Director
COED 355
704-687-8854
wmwood@uncc.edu
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