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Meet Mary Rittling: ‘Provide a Student-Centered Learning Environment’

This is part of a series of profiles about faculty who joined the NC State College of Education in 2019-20.

Why did you choose the NC State College of Education?

I chose the NC State College of Education because of the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research*, and the teaching and research being conducted by the center associated with community colleges.

What is your teaching philosophy?

Having 45 years of teaching and leadership experience in two-year college programs, my educational philosophy is to provide a student-centered learning environment that provides educational opportunity, access and success to all students.

What are you working on?

Through the Belk Center, I am working with North Carolina community college presidents on the Presidents’ Academy. I am also a senior fellow with the Aspen Institute.


*The Belk Center is currently in the planning stage. It is in compliance with NC State’s Policy on Centers and Institutes.