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Margaret M. Quinlan


Margaret M. Quinlan, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Communication Studies and core faculty in the interdisciplinary health psychology Ph.D. program at the UNC Charlotte. She explores how communication creates, resists and transforms knowledge about bodies.

Melinda Forthofer

Professor and Interim Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Melinda Forthofer, Ph.D., is professor and chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences in the College of Health and Human Services. Prior to UNC Charlotte,Forthofer was on the fUniversity of South Florida faculty (1996-2006) and at the University of South Carolina (2006-16).

Michael E. Thompson

Associate Chair Public Health Sciences; Director, MHA Program; Director Health Informatics and Analytics Program

Michael Thompson, Ph.D., is an associate professor and associate chair of Public Health Sciences. He directs UNC Charlotte’s CAHME-accredited and nationally ranked Master of Health Administration program and its Health Informatics and Analytics programs.

S. Gary Teng


S. Gary Teng is a professor of Systems Engineering & Engineering Management and director of the Center for Lean Logistics and Engineered Systems at UNC Charlotte. He holds a professional engineer license in Wisconsin and is an ASQ certified quality engineer and reliability engineer.

Sara M Levens

Associate Professor

Sara M. Levens is an associate professor of Psychology at the UNC Charlotte. After receiving her Ph.D. from New York University, she completed postdoctoral positions at Stanford University, University of California, Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh.

Sonyia Richardson

Social Work Undergraduate Program Director, Clinical Assistant Professor

Sonyia Richardson, MSW, LCSW, is the director for the undergraduate social work program and clinical assistant professor in the School of Social Work at UNC Charlotte. Her teaching and service interests focus on mental health, suicide, and social and emotional learning among urban students.

Tricia H Turner

Athletic Training Program Director/Associate Professor

Tricia Turner is in her 14th year at UNC Charlotte. She is the program director for the new master's degree in Athletic Training. Turner teaches courses in athletic training and exercise science programs. Her research area examines ankle sprains and tissue healing after injury.