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Last updated: 9/19/2017
Amy L. Hawn Nelson
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Hawn
  Piedmont Charlotte Area
  Mecklenburg
  Urban
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UNC Charlotte
Director of Research, UNC C Urban Institute
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  Class of '14
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Amy Hawn Nelson is the Director of Research for the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute and the Director of the Institute for Social Capital, Inc., an integrated data system charged with supporting university research and enhancing data-enhanced decision-making in the Charlotte community. She is a Charlotte native and proud graduate of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Prior to joining the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute in 2012, Hawn Nelson served as a teacher, mentor, and school leader for 11 years. She holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction and Masters’ degrees in Teaching and in School Administration. Her research interests include long-term schooling outcomes, data-informed decision making, and integrated data systems. She is an active member of the community, serving several youth and music-oriented organizations in Charlotte. She lives in East Charlotte with her better half Allen, daughter Fincher, and fur child Barkley.
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