Faculty & Staff

Ryan A. Miller
Associate Professor of Higher Education
Educational Leadership

Curriculum Vitae Ryan A. Miller, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Higher Education and Bonnie E. Cone Early Career Professor in Teaching at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he teaches courses on college student development, student affairs administration, and higher education leadership. His research interests focus on (1) the experiences of minoritized social […]

Debra Morris
Clinical Associate Professor and Program Director of the MSA Program
Educational Leadership

Debra Morris recently retired after serving as the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction in Kannapolis City Schools. Prior to being named the assistant superintendent, she was principal at A.L. Brown High School in Kannapolis. Morris spent 15 years as a high school English teacher and has a BA in English from Appalachian State University, […]

Xiaoxia Newton
Professor

Dr. Xiaoxia Newton is an applied methodologist whose scholarship is centrally concerned with using methodological tools in creative and productive ways to tackle educational problems pertinent in urban communities, with an emphasis on mathematics education and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)/CS participation. Her research, teaching, and service activities are all anchored around this research […]

Beth Oyarzun
Clinical Associate Professor and Program Director of LDT M.Ed. and Grad Certs

Dr. Beth Oyarzun is a Clinical Associate Professor of Learning Design and Technology (LDT) at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She teaches fully online courses in LDT and serves as the Program Director for both the Master of Education and graduate certificate degrees in LDT. Her research areas of interest surround online teaching […]

Ayesha Sadaf
Associate Professor
Educational Leadership
Mebane Hall 277

Curriculum Vitae Ayesha Sadaf is an Associate Professor of Learning, Design and Technology in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is the Director of the Post-Master’s Certificate in University and College Teaching and coordinator for the LDT concentration in Ed.D. Educational Leadership. She received her PhD in […]

Carmen Serrata
Assistant Professor of Higher Education
Educational Leadership
Cato College of Education, Mebane Hall 279

Dr. Carmen Serrata is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. Serrata is a scholar who conducts research centerin on examining marginalized student populations’ postsecondary experiences and families’ influence along pathways to higher education. Her research explores the intersection of college access and race, immigration, and citizenship. For over […]

Rebecca Shore
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator Curriculum & Supervision Concentration (EDD Program)
Educational Leadership
Mebane Hall 269

Dr. Rebecca Shore is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership. She teaches in the Master of School Administration program, the Aspiring High School Principal program and the Doctorate in Educational Leadership program. She is coordinator of the Curriculum & Supervision strand of the Ed.D. Prior to coming to UNC Charlotte, Dr. Shore […]

Chuang Wang
Professor
Educational Leadership
Mebane Hall 281

Faculty Website Chuang Wang is Professor of Educational Research at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has received three National Science Foundation (NSF) grants and served as an independent evaluator for four other federally funded research grants from U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Wang also received seven state/regional grants in North Carolina and South […]

Jim Watson
Clinical Professor
Educational Leadership
Carl Westine
Associate Professor
Educational Leadership

Curriculum Vitae Carl Westine is an associate professor of educational research at University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he teaches graduate level program evaluation and research methods courses. His research is aimed at finding efficiencies in the planning and execution of evaluations, particularly in STEM education. He accomplishes this through the empirical estimation of […]

Scarlett Zhang
Assistant Professor

Scarlett Zhang is an Assistant Professor in the Ed.D. in Educational Leadership, Superintendent concentration. Dr. Zhang’s research interest focuses on the application and integration of advanced statistical analyses for assessing educational policy implementation, school conditions, leadership implementation in schools, and student achievement in low-performing schools. Education Ph.D. University of Alabama, Elementary and Middle School Educational […]