Tamecia Jones: I Have Fun Trying to do Engineering with Kids
"I like the way kids' faces light up when they learn something or figure something out, and I do not like it when kids want to know how to do something but think that they cannot, for whatever reason," says the assistant professor of STEM Education. "I want to research assessment because I want it to be fair and efficient without negatively impacting the student experience."
Sharon Y. Chung: I Want To Produce High Quality Counselors
"I want to produce high quality school counselors who will apply what I taught them in the field so that future K-5 students can be served," says the teaching assistant professor in school counselor. "I also want to instill and draw out students' already-existing passion for school counseling and future students and help channel their potential to become great school counselors."
Carrol Warren: I Have Always Enjoyed Helping Others
"I was excited to have the opportunity to teach at the graduate level and help with the coordination of the program from which I graduated: the Adult and Community College EdD," says the teaching assistant professor. "The program is designed for working professionals, and I truly have a vested interest in helping the program grow and develop leaders for community colleges."
Jamie N. Pearson: I Translate Research Into Strategies To Support All Children's Needs
“African American and Latino children with autism spectrum disorder have faced disparities in diagnoses and equitable access to services,” says the assistant professor of special education. “My commitment to equity in special education stems from my passion for helping families address these disparities.”
Crystal Chen Lee: Critical Care for Self, Community & World is a Foundation for Learning Practices
"I chose the NC State College of Education because I find the collaborative and innovative environment at NC State as one that advances issues of diversity, access and social justice, a stance that I have embraced from a high school English teacher to a doctoral candidate," says the assistant professor of English education.
Rey Garcia: I Look Forward to Helping Next Generation of Community College Leaders
“After a 20-year career as President and CEO of the Texas Association of Community Colleges I took some time off to consider the next phase of my career,” says the professor of practice of community college leadership. “I could not think of a higher calling than developing the next generation of community college leaders.”
Penny A. Pasque: I Am Excited to be Part of a Dedicated Team
“I am looking forward to the opportunity to work with such a dedicated department of faculty, staff, administrators and students,” says the new head of the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development. “The NC State College of Education has such a strong national and local reputation; it is exciting to be a part of this team.”
K.C. Busch: I Like to Think Outside the Box
“Generally, I’m interested in issues and contexts where science and society are in contact. Sometimes that contact is copacetic, and other times it may be that science and society are in tension,” says the assistant professor of STEM Education and member of the Leadership in Public Science Interdisciplinary Cluster faculty. “I find the moments of tension to be the most interesting, and that is why I’m drawn to controversial socio-scientific issues in my research (and real life).”