Faculty Engaged Scholars connect scholarship to community

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(University Gazette)

Making scholarship available to others is exactly what Jill Hamilton was aiming for when she placed her research in Good Housekeeping’s November 2012 issue.

Hamilton was one of 10 people recently selected for the Faculty Engaged Scholars program, an initiative by the Carolina Center for Public Service designed to advance faculty involvement in the scholarship
of engagement.

Scholars in the program’s fourth class are:

  • Tamera Coyne-Beasley, professor in the medical school’s Department of Pediatrics, who established the North Carolina Child Health Research Network;
  • Barbara Fedders, clinical assistant professor in the School of Law, who teaches and supervises law students representing youth in North Carolina delinquency cases;
  • Jocelyn Glazier, associate professor in the School of Education, who explores the impact of experiential pedagogy on teacher and student learning;
  • Leigh Hall, associate professor in the School of Education, who addresses issues relevant to adolescents’ literacy development;
  • Jill Hamilton, assistant professor in the School of Nursing, whose research interests include the factors that influence the health and the coping strategies of African-American cancer survivors and their families;
  • Brian Hogan, research assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, who focuses on increasing the number of Latino and Latina students graduating in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields;
  • Shawn Kniepp, associate professor in the School of Nursing, who focuses on health conditions and unmet needs of women in welfare-to-work programs;
  • Roger Mills-Koonce, research associate in the Center for Developmental Science, who co-directs the joint UNC-Duke Family Diversity Research and Service Initiative to expand the scope of research on issues faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people;
  • Linda Watson, professor of speech and hearing sciences in Allied Health Sciences, whose research addresses autism in children, particularly the early development and early identification; and
  • Ted Zoller, associate professor in the Kenan-Flagler Business School and founding instructor of Launching the Venture, a startup creation program that has spawned a number of University spin-off companies.

To read more about the scholars’ research, see current scholars.

By Rhonda Beatty, Carolina Center for Public Service