Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
The NC State College of Education’s land-grant vision is to lead the way in increasing educational opportunities for all and reducing achievement gaps. To fulfill this vision, we must confront racial injustices and build a more diverse, inclusive and supportive community — both within our college and in the field of education. In summer 2020, we created a change agent group to identify additional strategies and actions we, as a college, will take to intensify our efforts in these areas.
Our Call to Action
College of Education Change Agent Task Force
The Change Agent Task Force is made up of faculty, staff and students within the college who serve as liaisons, experts in diversity, equity, and inclusion, and advisors whose work encourages and empowers the college community and the next generation of teachers and scholar-leaders to teach and lead in ways that disrupt structural inequities, value diversity and promote systemic change.
Our mission as a college compels us to be assertive on all fronts to defeat racial ignorance, hatred and oppression. Fulfilling that mission will require all of us, particularly those of us who are white, to own that racism is not a problem
that Black people can fix.
Mary Ann Danowitz, D.Ed.
Dean of the College of Education
MESSAGES FROM DEAN MARY ANN DANOWITZ
- A Call to Action to the College Community
- A Message to the Community from the College Leadership
- Recognizing Juneteenth  and DEI Task Force Updates
- Recognizing Juneteenth  and Resources
- In Response to Increased Violence Against Asian American and Asian Communities
- In Response to D.C. Violence on Jan. 6
- Response to Murder Trial of George Floyd and Resources for Advancing Justice
Hear from Our Community
Brett Ranon Nachman is Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Through Scholarship on Autism in Higher Education
Corina De La Torre ’24PHD
Joy Gaston Gayles, Ph.D.
Jose A. Picart, Ph.D.
Sarah Cannon, Ph.D.
Jamison Lowery ‘22MED
George Duo ’22MED
Victoria Chavis ‘23PHD
Gavin Bell ‘21MED
Jessica DeCuir-Gunby, Ph.D.
Lisa Bass, Ph.D.
Crystal Chen Lee, Ed.D.
Caranda Shubrick ’24PHD