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Alyssa Rockenbach

Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Alyssa Rockenbach

Oct 11, 2019

Diverse Issues in Higher Education: Study Finds College Students Build Friendships that Bridge Divides

A new study co-authored by Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Alyssa N. Rockenbach finds that college students who build diverse friendships are likely to develop positive attitudes towards all world views. 

Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Alyssa Rockenbach

Oct 3, 2019

IDEALS Project Study Reveals How College Students Are Bridging Polarizing Differences

The latest study from the IDEALS project, on which NC State College of Education Professor Alyssa Rockenbach is co-principal investigator, found that friendships developed in the first year on a college campus can endure to bridge divides and cultivate pluralistic worldviews. 

Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Alyssa Rockenbach

Aug 21, 2019

Professor Alyssa Rockenbach to Receive Applied Psychology of Religion and Spirituality Award for Work on IDEALS Project

Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Alyssa Rockenbach, Ph.D., will be recognized next year for her work on the Interfaith Diversity Experiences & Attitudes Longitudinal Survey (IDEALS) project. 

New wolf statue on central campus.

Nov 9, 2018

NC State Education Receives $7M+ in Research Grants Between July and November 2018

NC State College of Education faculty were awarded $7,029,012 to support 15 research projects from July 2018 to November 2018. Read about the research projects the new grants will fund and how they will enhance education in North Carolina and across the nation. 

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Oct 16, 2018

IDEALS Team Discusses New Findings and How to Apply Them in New Report, Webinar

In a new report, NC State College of Education Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Alyssa Rockenbach and her Interfaith Diversity Experiences & Attitudes Longitudinal Survey (IDEALS) team discuss common first-year college experiences associated with students’ interfaith learning and development. Interfaith Youth Core will host a free webinar on Oct. 23 to share ways to implement the new findings on college campuses nationwide. 

Inside Higher Ed Study

Feb 6, 2018

Inside Higher Ed: Liberal Indoctrination? Not So Much

A study that Associate Professor Alyssa Rockenbach helped lead counters widely held views about how students' political views change when they arrive in college. 

New wolf statue on central campus.

Jan 25, 2018

Chronicle of Higher Education: How College May Actually Limit Students’ Exposure to Different Religions

New academic/social environments and a lack of close relationships may limit the first-year college student's exposure to interfaith dialogue according to new research by Professor Alyssa Rockenbach. She shares her research and how to combat this with the Chronicle of Higher Education. 

Jan 24, 2018

Inside Higher Ed: Little Interest in Religion

Professor Alyssa Rockenbach shares newly published results from the Interfaith Diversity Experiences and Attitudes Longitudinal Survey (IDEALS) with Inside Higher Ed and talks about why interfaith learning is important during the first-year college experience.