Affliate Faculty

Joan Lachance
Associate Professor & Program Director (TESL)

Profile Dr. Joan Lachance is an Associate Professor of Education and serves as the Program Director of the undergraduate and graduate Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) programs at UNC Charlotte. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses focused on Second Language Acquisition and Authentic Assessment with English Learners. She also works closely with teacher […]

Byron  White
Associate Provost, Urban Research and Community Engagement
Sycamore 406

Dr. Byron P. White is Associate Provost for Urban Research and Community Engagement at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He oversees urbanCORE (Community-Oriented Research and Engagement), a new office that is part of the UNC Charlotte engaged scholarship ecosystem. The Office is charged with mobilizing, assessing and advancing efforts that connect the University’s […]

Drew Polly, Ph.D.
Director Ph.D. Strand in Elementary Education and Elementary Math Graduate Certificate
Reading and Elementary Education

My research and teaching focus on supporting pre-service and in-service teachers’ design and implementation of learner-centered tasks. My work explores how teacher education and professional development programs can most effectively support teachers’ efforts to integrate technology and learner-centered tasks into their classrooms.