12 Doctoral Students Selected to Join College of Education’s Inaugural Holmes Scholars Program
The NC State College of Education has selected 12 doctoral students to participate in the inaugural cohort of the NC State Holmes Scholars Program chapter:
- Jerome Amedu, Ph.D. in Learning and Teacher STEM: Mathematics and Statistics Education Concentration
- Natalia Yanez Castillo, Ph.D. in Teacher Education and Learning Sciences: Mathematics Education Concentration
- Regina Ayala Chávez, Ph.D. in Learning and Teacher STEM: Science Education Concentration
- Shawnda Cherry, Ed.D. in Educational Leadership
- Brittani N. Clark, Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development: Educational Equity Concentration
- Corina De La Torre, Ph.D. in Teacher Education and Learning Sciences: Educational Psychology Concentration
- Charlese Harris, Ph.D. in Learning and Teacher STEM: Mathematics Education Concentration
- Michael Hoyes Jr., Ph.D. in Learning and Teacher STEM:,Mathematics and Statistics Education Concentration
- Ruth M. Mathenge, Ph.D. in Learning and Teacher STEM: Science Education Concentration
- Janell Miller, Ph.D. in Teacher Education and Learning Sciences: Literacy and English Language Arts Concentration
- Amelia Q. Rivera, Ph.D. in Teacher Education and Learning Sciences: Educational Equity Concentration
- Keisha White, Ed.D. in Educational Leadership
Run through the American Association of College and Teacher Education (AACTE), the Holmes Program is designed to enhance the education profession by recruiting, preparing and sustaining scholar-leaders who reflect and understand the implications of diverse perspectives in the nation’s learning communities.
The Holmes program provides mentorship, peer support and rich professional development opportunities to doctoral students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. The Holmes program also strives to assist the AACTE in developing an exceptional pool of diverse candidates for faculty and leadership positions within education.
The NC State Holmes Scholars, established in fall 2022, receive financial support to attend the Annual AACTE Meeting and Holmes Scholars Preconference meeting, as well as one-time support to attend the AACTE Summer Policy Institute and Holmes Dissertation Retreat and Research Symposium. The Faculty Program Coordinators for the NC State chapter are Assistant Professor Ruby Ellis and Professor and Senior Advisor for Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Joy Gaston Gayles. Senior Director of Student Services Alex Kappus provides administrative support as the Holmes Scholars Program Manager. A delegation of scholars will attend the AACTE Annual Meeting and Holmes Scholars Conference Feb. 23-24.