Assistant Director

Dr. Stephen Hancock
Stephen Hancock, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
UNC Charlotte | College of Education

Dr. Hancock is an Associate Professor of Multicultural Education in the Department of Reading and Elementary Education at UNC Charlotte.  Dr. Hancock serves as an instructor, researcher, and leader. He is currently the M.Ed. Program Coordinator, Chair of the Internationalization Committee, Vice Chair of the Faculty Council, and Coordinator of the Teacher Education Study Abroad Collaboration. Dr. Hancock‚Äôs primary research interest is socio-cultural perspectives in urban elementary school context, which include foci on the development of healthy academic relationships as it relate to the perceptions and psychology of self and others. In addition, his research interest focuses on intercultural identity in domestic and foreign spaces. His research methodologies are based on qualitative approaches, which include autoethnography, action research, and narrative. He is also interested in research that employ mixed method analysis. Dr. Hancock teaches courses on multicultural & urban education, curriculum integration & theory, teacher leadership, teacher research methodology, child development, and reading. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in the B.A., M.Ed. and Ph.D. programs. He has also served on numerous Master's research committees and doctoral dissertation committees.

Dr. Hancock is active in several professional organizations including the American Educational Research Association, National Association of Multicultural Education, and National Association for the Education of Young Children. He is past Chair of the Committee on Scholars of Color at AERA and currently serves as a President of the North Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Multicultural Education. He has also served as a reviewer for several practical and theoretical journals, on numerous university, college, department and community committees, as a community leader in local schools and churches, and on international delegations to China, Germany and Mexico. He has also consulted with school districts in 5 states on how best to prepare diverse learners and their teachers for a global society.