Faculty (or members of their research team) must be available to meet with and mentor scholars throughout the program.  Faculty are invited to participate in community-building activities and to attend the Charlotte Research Symposium.

2017 Faculty 

Bruce Taylor

  • Department: Reading and Elementary Education
  • Project: CFS Scholar Experience Research Project

Katheleen Nicolides

  • Department: Criminal Justice & Criminology
  • Project: The Court Ambassador’s Program at the MCC:  Working Toward a Justice Policy Center

Zachary Mohr

  • Department: Political Science & Public Administration
  • Project: Budget Process Change:  Gaston County’s Priority Based Budgeting Initiative

Janaka Lewis

  • Department: English
  • Projects: 
    • Backpacks to Briefcases
    • We can, Too:  Building Reading Partnerships among Pre-K-12 Students

Carlos Alexis Cruz

  • Department: Theater
  • Project: Sur; Charlotte Reality Between Police Brutality and Deportations

Lan Kolano

  • Department: Middle, Secondary, and K-12 Education
  • Project: ourBRIDGE & Southeast Asian Coalition

Jim Conrad

  • Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Project: Disaster Response Communications in a Box

Elizabeth Racine

  • Department: Publice Health Sciences
  • Project: Cabarrus County Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH)

Erin Miller

  • Department: Reading and Elementary Education
  • Project: Racial Identity

Tehia Starker Glass

  • Department: Reading and Elementary Education
  • Project: Examining Race with Children

Brett Tempest

  • Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Project: 

Scott Gartlan

  • Department: Dean's Office College of Libreral Art & Science
  • Project: Impact on Title I Schools

James R.  Cook & Ryan P. Kilmer

  • Department: Psychology
  • Project: Enhancing Bright Beginnings Screening