UNT names inaugural Presidential Early Career Professor
Angie (Wilson) Cartwright, an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling and Higher Education in the College of Education, has been selected as the school’s inaugural Presidential Early Career Professor.
“Upon receiving the news of my selection, I was excited and in a bit of disbelief,” Cartwright says. “There are so many wonderful members of the faculty here at UNT, and I am honored to be selected by the provost and the committee for this prestigious designation.”
Cartwright, who joined the UNT faculty in 2015, will receive $50,000 in research support as part of her new designation. She will use the funds to continue her work of promoting mental health and multicultural competencies among underserved communities including people of color and offender populations.
“I am grateful and thankful to President (Neal) Smatresk and Provost (Jennifer) Evans-Cowley for this honor and for contributing to my continued success as a researcher and scholar,” she adds.
College of Education Dean Randy Bomer says that when he joined UNT last year, he was happy to hear that Cartwright was working with the currently or formerly incarcerated populations.
“The significance and potential impact of her work is tremendous,” Bomer says. “She’s paying attention to essential mental health issues with parts of the population that most people are happy to overlook.”