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Albert A. Maisto, 2013 January 22

Identifier: OH-UA-MA0043

Scope and Contents

Dr. Albert A. Maisto, a Bonnie Cone Distinguished Professor of Teaching in Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte), discusses the many changes he witnessed at the university during the tenure of Dr. James Woodward. He relates his own motivation for coming to UNC Charlotte where he felt he could be "part of making something," and he notes the extraordinary growth of the campus since 1975. Dr. Maisto focuses in particular on the successes of Chancellor Woodward, which include changes to faculty governance, the implementation of a campus master plan and the transformation of the campus aesthetic, the forging of a connection between UNC Charlotte and the city of Charlotte, and success in steering the introduction of doctoral programs at the university. Dr. Maisto notes his initial hesitation that the latter would cause UNC Charlotte to grow too fast, but in retrospect he feels that the University grew at a reasonable speed. He concludes the interview with anecdotal stories about Robinson Hall and the Cato Building as well as Chancellor Woodward's style of leadership.


  • 2013 January 22

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Biographical Note

Dr. Albert A. Maisto was a 61-year-old man at the time of interview, which took place at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He was born in Trenton, New Jersey in 1951. He was educated at Murray State University and the University of Alabama and was employed as a Bonnie Cone Distinguished Professor of Teaching in the Department of Psychological Science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.


50 Minutes

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Part of the Oral Histories, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

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