University Advisory Council

The University Advisory Council (UAC) and Executive Committee help shape CTI seminar topics and disseminate the message and mission of the Institute to other faculty members on campus and constituents in the community. CTI welcomes all interested faculty members. If you are a UNC Charlotte or Johnson C. Smith University faculty member and would like to learn more, please contact Scott Gartlan.

Current CTI UAC members include:

  • Clarence Armbrister: President, Johnson C. Smith University 
  • Kathryn Asala: Lecturer and Undergraduate Coordinator, Department of Chemistry, UNC Charlotte
  • Anita Blowers: Associate Professor, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, UNC Charlotte
  • Andy Bobyarchick: Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator of Earth Sciences, and Director of Tectonics and Applied Geophysics Laboratories, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, UNC Charlotte
  • Banita Brown: Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, UNC Charlotte
  • Jurgen Buchenau: Professor and Chair, Department of History, UNC Charlotte
  • Madelyn Colonnese:  Assistant Professor of Reading and Elementary Education, UNC Charlotte 
  • Mitchell Cordova: Professor and Chair, Department of Kinesiology, UNC Charlotte
  • Jasmine Corbett-Warren:  Assistant Professor of Communication, Rhetoric, and Culture, Johnson C. Smith University  
  • Matthew DeForrest:  Interim Dean of College of Arts and Letters, and Professor of English and Mott University Professor, Johnson C. Smith University
  • Dan Dupre: Associate Professor, Department of History, UNC Charlotte
  • Jae Emerling: Assistant Professor, Department of Art and Art History, UNC Charlotte
  • Dan Grano: Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies, UNC Charlotte
  • Nancy Gutierrez: Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, UNC Charlotte
  • Jennifer Hartman: Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, and Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, UNC Charlotte
  • Christine Haynes: Assistant Professor, Department of History, UNC Charlotte
  • Yvette Huet: Professor of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences, UNC Charlotte
  • Charles Hutchison: Associate Professor, Department of Middle, Secondary, K-12 Education, UNC Charlotte
  • Brendan Kern:  Professor of Biology, Johnson C. Smith University 
  • Robert Kravchuk: Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, UNC Charlotte
  • Oscar Lansen: Senior Lecturer, Undergraduate Program Coordinator and Honors Director, Department of History, UNC Charlotte
  • Jeffrey Leak: Associate Professor, Department of English, UNC Charlotte
  • Chance Lewis: Distinguished Professor and Endowed Chair of Urban Education, UNC Charlotte
  • Janaka Lewis:  Associate Professor of English and Director of Women’s and Gender Studies, UNC Charlotte 
  • Terza Lima-Neves:  Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science, Johnson C. Smith University 
  • Joan Lorden: Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, UNC Charlotte
  • Ronald Lunsford*: Professor and Director of Graduate Programs, Department of English, UNC Charlotte
  • Brian Magi:  Associate Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, UNC Charlotte
  • Shepherd McKinley: Lecturer, Department of History, UNC Charlotte
  • Adriana Medina: Assistant Professor, Department of Reading and Elementary Education, UNC Charlotte
  • Erin Miller:  Associate Professor of Language and Diversity, Department of Reading and Elementary Education, UNC Charlotte 
  • Gregory Mixon: Associate Professor, Department of History, UNC Charlotte
  • Kendal Mobley:  Associate Professor of Religion and Spiritual Life Center Coordinator, Johnson C. Smith University 
  • Akinwumi Ogundiran*: Professor of Africana Studies, Anthropology, and History, and Chair, Department of Africana Studies, UNC Charlotte
  • Malin Pereira: Executive Director of the Honors College, UNC Charlotte
  • David Pugalee: Professor and Director of the Center for Math/Science/Technology Education, Department of Middle, Secondary, K-12 Education, UNC Charlotte
  • Harold Reiter: Professor of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, UNC Charlotte
  • Amy Ringwood: Associate Professor, Department of Biology, UNC Charlotte
  • Joanne Maguire: Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, UNC Charlotte
  • Will Sherman:  Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, UNC Charlotte 
  • John Smail: Dean of University College, UNC Charlotte
  • Heather Smith: Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, and Faculty Fellow, UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, UNC Charlotte
  • Shannon Sullivan:  Chair and Professor of Philosophy, UNC Charlotte 
  • Peter Tkacik: Associate Professor, Department of Engineering, UNC Charlotte
  • Susan Trammell*: Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Optical Science, UNC Charlotte
  • Michael Walter:  Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, UNC Charlotte 
  • Jennifer Warner: Vice Chair for Academic Programs, Department of Biology, UNC Charlotte
  • Mark West: Professor, Department of English, UNC Charlotte
  • Beth Whitaker:  Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, UNC Charlotte 
  • J. Daniel White: Professor of South Asian Studies, Department of Religious Studies, UNC Charlotte
  • Mark Wilson: Associate Professor, Department of History, UNC Charlotte
  • Diane Zablotsky*: Director of the Levine Scholars Program, UNC Charlotte

*Indicates member of the UAC Executive Committee