Faculty and Staff

Dedicated to fostering students who will be future leaders in shaping the field of STEM education, our faculty and staff are trailblazers in 21st century teaching and research methods. By combining real-world experience with a wealth of knowledge, faculty consistently focuses on innovative and creative solutions to today’s most pressing educational issues.

Micha Jeffries

Teaching Assistant Professor, Director of MAT program

919-515-1578

Elizabeth Knight

University-School Partnership Liaison

919-608-3227

Joanna Koch

Teaching Assistant Professor

919-513-4205

Kari Kuebel

University-School Partnership Liaison

919-624-3998

John Lee

Department Head of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences

919-513-0126

Crystal Chen Lee

Assistant Professor, English Language Arts Education

919.515.9177

Meghan Manfra

Associate Professor

919-513-2590

Patricia Marshall

Professor, Multicultural Studies

919-515-1780

Paula McAvoy

Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education

James Minogue

Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Programs

919-513-3317

John Nietfeld

Professor, Educational Psychology

919-513-7444

Kevin Oliver

Professor, Digital Learning and Teaching

919-515-6229

Jamie Pearson

Assistant Professor

919-515-9093

Teomara (Teya) Rutherford

Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology

919-515-0288

Ed Sabornie

Professor of Special Education

919-515-1777

Melanie Smith

Clinical Faculty

919-513-1767

Hiller Spires

Professor, Senior Research Fellow, Literacy Education

919-513-8501

Paola Sztajn

Associate Dean for Research and Innovation

Margareta M. Thomson

Associate Professor of Educational Psychology

919.515.1781