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David R. Goldfield

Robert Lee Bailey Professor of History

David Goldfield, Ph.D., is the Robert Lee Bailey Professor of History, a position he has held since 1982. A native of Memphis, Tennessee,he grew up in Brooklyn and attended the University of Maryland. He is the author or editor of 16 books including two, "Cotton Fields and Skyscrapers" (1982) and "Black, White and Southern" (1991), nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in History.

Eric S. Heberlig


Eric S. Heberlig, (Ph.D., The Ohio State University), is professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration. He is co-author of "Congressional Parties, Institutional Ambition, and the Financing of Majority Control," which won the 2014 D.B. Hardeman Prize for the best book on the U.S. Congress.

Erik J. Byker

Associate Professor

Erik Jon Byker is an associate professor in the Cato College of Education's Department of Reading and Elementary Education. He completed a Ph.D. in Curriculum, Teaching and Educational Policy from Michigan State University and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Virginia.

Florence Martin


Florence Martin is a Professor in Instructional Systems Technology and Program Director of the Post-Master’s Certificate of University and College Teaching at University of North Carolina Charlotte. Martin engages in research focusing on the effective design of instruction and integration of digital technology to improve learning and performance.

Greg Weeks

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Greg Weeks is associate dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UNC Charlotte. He is also a professor of Political Science. Weeks has published several books and dozens of articles on Latin American politics, U.S.-Latin American relations, and Latino immigration.

Harry I Chernotsky


Harry Chernotsky, a professor in the Department of Global Studies, served as founding chair of the department from 2009-16. He completed a Ph.D. in Political Science from Rutgers University. Specializing in international politics and U.S. foreign policy, Chernotsky has published in a wide array of professional journals.