COE faculty and more featured in UNT's Research Magazine 2013

Autism Center

UNT's Kristin Farmer Autism Center was founded with the help of alumna Kristin Farmer, founder of Comprehensive Educational Services Inc., known as ACES.
© Frank Rogozienski

Autism Treatment, Research and Support

UNT's Kristin Farmer Autism Center opened in 2012, providing families in the North Texas region and beyond with a resource for comprehensive autism spectrum disorders treatment, research and support.


Rossana Boyd, director of the bilingual/ESL certification programs and a national leader in bilingual education, directs the Future Bilingual Teachers Academy summer program at UNT.
Photo by Jonathan Reynolds

Bilingual Education

Rossana Boyd, director of the bilingual/ESL teacher certification programs and principal lecturer in teacher education and administration, is a national leader in bilingual education. She directs the Future Bilingual Teachers Academy, a summer program jointly hosted by UNT's College of Education and the Fort Worth ISD to introduce bilingual high school students to the field of teaching and encourage them to consider a career in bilingual education.

Science and Math

Pam Harrell and Colleen Eddy, associate professors of teacher education and administration, were awarded a Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board grant for their Xtreem Science and Mathematics Institute.

Project TELL

UNT received a five-year, $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to train and educate future leaders of special education programs. The program, Project TELL – Training Effective Leaders for High-Needs Schools through Local Partnerships, offers a doctoral program in special education within the Department of Educational Psychology.


Emily Klement

Student Researchers: Emily Klement

For her doctoral dissertation, Klement found that the presence of Hispanic faculty on community college campuses was the greatest factor of those she studied in determining whether Hispanic students will transfer to four-year universities.

Faculty Researchers: Brian McFarlin

McFarlin has received more than $2.5 million in research -- including funding from industry sources and the National Institutes of Health -- to improve health and reduce disease risk.