Two GES Faculty named Gambrell Faculty Fellows

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Dr. Katherine Idziorek and Dr. Michelle Zuñiga were named Gambrell Faculty Fellows.

As the Charlotte region reckons with both the immediate aftermath of COVID-19 and longstanding challenges such as segregation and educational inequities, the Gambrell Faculty Fellows program has named a new cohort of scholars to help illuminate the way to a more equitable community.

The fourth cohort of Fellows will investigate a wide range of challenges, from difficulties facing students with disabilities at UNC Charlotte to how Black women business owners have coped with the stresses of the pandemic. Four projects have been selected for funding. The eight scholars working on these projects, representing five colleges or departments, will join almost 30 previous Fellows in research that promotes greater socioeconomic mobility in the Charlotte region.

“We are beginning to see what we hoped for with this initiative – a broad group of faculty researchers from multiple disciplines directing their scholarship toward the realities of economic mobility in the Charlotte Region,” said Lori Thomas, executive director of the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute.

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