Faculty & Staff

Ji Yae Bong
Assistant Professor of Learning, Design and Technology
Educational Leadership
Cato College of Education, Mebane Hall 360-A

Ji Yae Bong is an assistant professor of Learning Design and Technology (LDT) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She teaches graduate level courses in LDT. Dr. Bong’s research focuses on (a) exploring technology-integrated intervention design and implementation and (b) assessing networked learning in informal online learning contexts including social media and open […]

Catherine Butt
Business Services Coordinator
Educational Leadership
Cato College of Education, Mebane Hall 261-D

Catherine is the Business Services Coordinator for the Department of Educational Leadership. Her duties include providing administrative support to the Department Chair, budget manager, including reconciliation of the department budget, providing faculty support on external and internal grants, and providing support to program directors. EDUCATION B.A. and M.A. in English from UNC Charlotte Personal info: […]

Dilara Yaya-Bryson
Postdoctoral Researcher
Educational Leadership
ADVANCE Faculty Affairs and Diversity Office | AGEP-NC Alliance

Dilara Yaya-Bryson (she|her) started as a Postdoctoral Researcher in NSF-granted Alliances for GraduateEducation and the Professoriate – North Carolina (AGEP-NC) in Fall 2023, working with Dr. LisaMerriweather. As an educational research scholar for about fifteen years, Dilara has conducted researchin higher education and early education settings. Her research centers on ways to improve the quality ofeducation services from an […]

Kyle Cox
Assistant Professor
Educational Leadership
Cato College of Education, Mebane Hall 266

Kyle Cox is an assistant professor of educational research, measurement, and evaluation at University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he teaches graduate level statistics and research methods courses. His research focuses on improving the feasibility of multilevel studies through design improvements and analytic advancements. This work is applicable across the social sciences as the […]

Mark D'Amico
Professor of Higher Education
Educational Leadership
Cato College of Education, Mebane Hall 360E

Curriculum Vitae Mark D’Amico is a Professor of Higher Education and former Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership at UNC Charlotte. Mark studies community college student success and the community college role in workforce development and has published more than 50 scholarly articles and book chapters. He received the 2014 Barbara K. Townsend Emerging […]

Laurie De Block
Assistant Office Manager
Educational Leadership
Cato College of Education, Mebane Hall 261

In her free time Laurie enjoys spending time with family, friends, pets, reading, and Bible study.

Sandra Dika
Professor
Educational Leadership
Cato College of Education, Mebane Hall 274

Curriculum Vitae Sandra Dika is Professor of Educational Leadership (Research Methods) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Sandra earned degrees in elementary education and human ecology from the University of Alberta (Canada) before receiving her Ph.D. in Educational Research and Evaluation from Virginia Tech. Sandra’s scholarship contributes to discussion about the utility of […]

Tisha Greene
Interim Associate Dean & Clinical Associate Professor
Educational Leadership
Cato College of Education, Mebane Hall 143

Dr. Tisha Greene is currently the Interim Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education and Educator Preparation in the Cato College of Education at UNC Charlotte. She is a two-time UNC Charlotte graduate having earned a BA in English and MA in English Education from UNC Charlotte. Dr. Greene also holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from […]

Dawson Hancock
Professor
Educational Leadership
Cato College of Education, Mebane Hall 360B

Dr. Dawson R. Hancock is a Professor of Educational Research in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His research interests include assessment and evaluation, curriculum design, student and faculty motivation, and leadership theory and application. His most recent works investigate factors which influence the recruitment, development, and retention […]

Henry Harris
Interim Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership, Professor, Director of Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision, CACREP Liaison
Educational Leadership
Cato College of Education, Mebane Hall 241B
Walter Hart
Clinical Associate Professor & Program Coordinator Ed.D Superintendent Concentration
Educational Leadership
Cato College of Education, Mebane Hall 273

Walter Hart is a clinical associate professor and program coordinator for the superintendent concentration of the Ed.D. Prior to coming to UNC Charlotte, he was an assistant professor and program coordinator for the educational leadership program at Winthrop University. He taught classes in leadership, finance, and school law and expanded that program to include an […]

Cathy Howell
Clinical Associate Professor, Ed.D. Graduate Program Director, M.Ed. Higher Education Director
Educational Leadership
Cato College of Education, Mebane Hall 267
Stella Kim
Associate Professor
Educational Leadership
Cato College of Education, Mebane Hall

Stella Kim is an Associate Professor of educational research, measurement, and evaluation at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She teaches graduate level courses on educational statistics and measurement. Her research interests are test equating, classification consistency and accuracy, generalizability theory, and multidimensional item response theory. Before joining UNC Charlotte in 2018, Dr. Kim earned […]

Jamie Kudlats
Assistant Professor
Educational Leadership
Cato College of Education, Mebane Hall

Jamie Kudlats is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he teaches courses in the Master of School Administration and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership programs. Jamie also developed and currently leads the Independent School concentration of the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction. His research interests include positive […]

Rich Lambert
Professor
Educational Leadership

Rich Lambert is a Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Director of the Center for Educational Measurement and Evaluation. He earned his Ph.D. in Research, Measurement, and Statistics and Ed.S. in counseling psychology from Georgia State University.  He has received over 30 million dollars in […]

Jae Hoon Lim
Program Director for Post-Master’s Certificate in Qualitative Research; Professor
Educational Leadership

Jae Hoon Lim is a Professor of Educational Research and teaches introductory and advanced qualitative research courses in the Cato College of Education. Dr. Lim’s research explores the intersection of gender, race, and class in STEM education and highlights the dialogical process of identity construction across various groups of underrepresented minorities in STEM fields. She […]

Alan Mabe
Visiting Professor
Educational Leadership

Alan Mabe is serving as Interim Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and a Visiting Professor of Educational Leadership. He is a native of North Carolina, having grown up in Pilot Mountain. He has a bachelors from Guilford College, a masters and doctorate from Syracuse University and a Prosci Certificate in Change Management. While […]

Lisa R. Merriweather
Professor of Adult Education
Educational Leadership

Dr. Lisa R. Merriweather My passion drives me to understand the realities of race, particularly through the lens of anti-Black racism in the education of adults. My journey has moved along a tumultuous path best described as Living While Black that compels me to increase the capacity of my teaching, quality of my research, and […]