Christy Byrd: I Work Alongside My Students to Promote Social Change
"I hope my students will be inspired by my story: a first-generation college student who gets to do what she loves every day -- work with awesome students to promote social change," says the new assistant professor in developmental sciences.
Douglas Lecorchick '17 EDD: I Want to Create an Atmosphere of Critical Reasoning
“I have learned that if an individual can become engaged in and inspired by what they are doing, then great things can -- and usually do -- happen," says the new teaching assistant professor of graphics communication and technology.
Paula McAvoy: I’m Committed to Research That Helps Teachers Do Their Best Work
"I decided to return to a faculty position because I want to focus on research and teaching. NC State’s land-grant mission appeals to my commitment to conduct research that helps teachers do their best work," says the new assistant professor of social studies.
Jennifer Ayscue: Education Has the Power to Change Lives
“I believe that education has the power to change lives. Schools are extremely important because they provide children and youth with education, and they are also a public institution where people of all different backgrounds have the potential to come together to learn," says the new assistant professor in educational leadership.
Christopher Travers: I Want to Increase Access and Success in Higher Education For All Students
“Much of my interest in higher education and my research agenda is born out of my own life experiences. I am keenly aware of the barriers to education for racially/ethnically minoritized students in the United States," says the new teaching assistant professor of higher education.
Parks Newby '74, '75 MED: I Help Students Succeed Using Industry Experience
“I like to challenge my students with high expectations, with goals of personal excellence, and give them the tools to attain them. I challenge them with the concept that excellence is achievable, that even mundane tasks can be completed with excellence and professionalism. More often than not, the little things matter," says the new teaching assistant professor.
Erin Krupa '11 PHD: All Students Can Engage with Mathematics if Given the Opportunity
“After I taught high school mathematics for four years, I believed...I could make more of an impact if I worked with future and practicing teachers on improving their mathematics instruction," says the new assistant professor in mathematics education. Krupa will join the NC State College of Education in January 2019.