The Carolina Biology Education Research Lab makes research more accessible and unpacks career options for undergraduates — a vital service for a department with more than 2,800 majors.
Dorothy Espelage is a pioneering and prolific researcher in the study of school-based bullying, rapidly growing the field and protecting kids along the way.
Cassandra R. Davis has dedicated her career to reframing the conversation around disaster relief, advocating for the marginalized groups that struggle to recover.
By combining best practices in education and mental health care, Christina Cruz works to enhance interventions for elementary-aged patients before concerns become crises.
PhD student Samuel Akau engenders creative, participatory public policies.
In the United States, suicide, suicidal ideation, and self-harm are public health crises among children and teens. To reduce these behaviors, researchers in the UNC School of Education and School of Medicine are addressing how school systems can help students return from hospitalization after a suicide-related crisis.
Iheoma U. Iruka is a research professor in the Department of Public Policy within the UNC College of Arts & Sciences and founding director of the Equity Research Action Coalition within the FPG Child Development Institute. She studies how to promote the health, wealth, and educational excellence of minoritized children and children from low-income households.
Teachers are stressed. Students are struggling. Parents are shouldering more responsibilities than ever before. While the controversy surrounding when and how schools should reopen has led to policy debates and changes in family dynamics, UNC epidemiologists and education researchers find hope in the lessons from this year.
Li Ke is a postdoctoral researcher in the Culture, Curriculum, and Teacher Education program within the UNC School of Education. He promotes scientific literacy among K-12 students by helping them utilize models and reasoning to approach social issues in science such as climate change.
Fouad Abd-El-Khalick is the dean of and professor in the UNC School of Education. He researches best practices for teaching students, how science works, and why we should trust claims of scientific knowledge.