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Heather R. Perry

Associate Professor of History

Heather Perry, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of History. Her research specialty is the global history and culture of the First World War; however, she focuses more broadly on the study of German and European History; the History of Science, Medicine and the Body; and the History of War and Society.

J. Garvey Pyke

Director, Center for Teaching & Learning

Garvey Pyke, Ph.D., has been the director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at UNC Charlotte since 2013. Garvey leads the center in providing and supporting the enterprise level academic technologies and faculty professional development programs regarding high quality instruction, scholarly teaching, and distance learning.

Jaclyn Piatak

Assistant Professor

Jaclyn Piatak, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the UNC Charlotte and teaches courses in the Gerald G. Fox Master of Public Administration Program. Her research interests include public and nonprofit management, volunteering, and social policy.

Jason H. Windett

Associate Professor

Jason Windett is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration. He is also the associate director of the Public Policy Ph.D. program, and a core faculty member in Public Policy. His research agenda focuses broadly on the area of representation in American politics, with a focus on state politics, state courts, and gender and politics.

Jean-Claude Thill

Distinguished Professor

Jean-Claude Thill is the Knight Distinguished Professor of Public Policy. He has broad interests in urban policy and analysis, urban growth and sustainability, urban/rural divide, transportation, trade and logistics, and data science for social good. 

Jeffrey J. Barto


Jeffrey Barto has been teaching at the university level since 1986 and at UNC Charlotte since 1992. He taught integrating movement into elementary school curriculums for 25 years. Since 2005, he has created and taught two different courses on Baseball History and Critically Thinking through Baseball as a medium.

Jim R. Watson

Clinical Associate Professor

Jim Watson is a clinical associate professor of Educadtional Leadership at UNC Charlotte. Prior to teaching at UNC Charlotte, Watson served as the superintendent of Lincoln County Schools for seven years. He is also a former assistant superintendent, and high school and elementary school principal. 

John M. Stogner

Associate Professor

John Stogner, Ph.D. is an associate professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology at UNC Charlotte. Dr. Stogner also holds an appointment as an associate professor of Public Policy and is president of the Southern Criminal Justice Association. His teaching and research generally focuses on substance use with the primary emphasis being novel and emerging drug issues.