The Core

Produced by: North Carolina A&T


    The CORE is a 30-minute talk show that focuses on issues that are topical, provocative
    and intriguing. These candid conversations will challenge the norm, centering on a wide-range of diverse subjects that affect the world of academia and the broader community. From groundbreaking research to new and creative artistic forms of expression to best practices for classroom and community learning, The CORE has it all.

    About The College of Arts & Sciences

    With 13 departments and programs in eight buildings, the College of Arts and Sciences is the largest academic unit at North Carolina A&T State University, and is at the heart of any well-rounded course of study. This is where you will find the educational building blocks for careers in the arts, humanities, communications, mathematics, the social, behavioral and natural sciences and more. Through excellent instruction and service-learning opportunities, our students hone their critical thinking skills, engage in contemporary research and develop creative problem-solving abilities in a variety of programs.

    About the Host:

    Dr. Sharon Warren Cook

    Dr. Cook PhotoDr. Sharon Warren Cook is the Interim Chair in the Department of Sociology and Social Work at North Carolina A & T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina.  Dr. Sharon Warren Cook holds the following degrees: BA Degree from North Carolina Central University in Psychology, Masters of Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill PhD from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dr. Cook has an active research agenda.  She is the Co-Principle Investigator of a $350,000.00 3-Year grant awarded by the USDA to study the values and belief systems of children and their caregivers in eastern North Carolina as related to family dynamics and health promotion.  She has a new book titled, “Qualitative Research as an Empowerment Tool.”  Dr. Cook has several published book chapters and numerous manuscripts in the area of cultural competence, health disparities, social work pedagogy, and the impacts of socio-economic status on resource acquisition.  She is working on a University–wide mentoring project and several faculty success initiatives.  She is a Research Fellow at the Center for new North Carolinians where she is involved in collaborative research on issues related to immigrants and refugees. Dr. Cook is actively engaged in providing service and training to the community.  She currently serves as Chair for the Board of Director’s for Communities and Schools of Forsyth County and holds positions three social work advisory boards of North Carolina universities.