UNT is a leading research university that is nationally and internationally recognized for its scholarship in all fields — from fine arts to technology, humanities to life sciences, and music to entrepreneurship. UNT is committed to the creation and advancement of innovative research, art and scholarship. The College of Education administers millions annually in expenditures for externally funded research, instruction, and outreach projects. These projects result from proposals submitted to external funding agencies and foundations by faculty, staff, and graduate students.

Funded Grants and Projects

Title Principal Investigator Department Sponsor Amount
Stealing from Students: An Investigation into Embezzlement in the K-12 setting Lauren Eutsler Teacher Education and Administration Institute for Fraud Prevention $15,000
Physical Fitness and Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Mixed Methods Analysis on the Effects of an Adapted Fitness Program Melissa Savage, Andrew Colombo-Dougovito Educational Psychology UNT College of Education $10,000
Women University Presidents of Color: Leading and Establishing a Culture of Equity and Inclusion Elizabeth Murakami, V. Barbara Bush Counseling and Higher Education UNT College of Education
Effects of Exercise and Caloric Restriction on Adiposity, Neurocognitive Function, and Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) in Obesity Brian McFarlin, Ryan L. Olson Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation UNT College of Education $10,000
Picturing Childhoods: Children’s Constructions of Identity in Photographic Encounters Tran Nguyen Templeton Teacher Education and Administration UNT College of Education $2,000
Supportive Environments to Promote Physical Activity and Health among Head Start Centers' Underserved Preschoolers Tao Zhang, Dina C. Castro, M. Jean Keller Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation UNT College of Education $10,000
Enhancing Early Childhood Instruction to Support Children's Self-Regulation, Executive Functioning, and Readiness to Learn Matthew Lemberger-Truelove Counseling and Higher Education University of New Mexico $10,000
Autism Grant Program - Parent-Directed Treatment Susan Nichols Kristin Farmer Autism Center Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board $217,022
Half-Marathon Training Brian McFarlin Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation $290,500
Work Study Mentorship Program M. Jean Keller Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board $382,981