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.
Becoming the MAIN Man
Inspired by his own challenges and life experiences, Jasmin Spain ’12MED launched the Males Addressing Issues and Needs (MAIN) Initiative in Pitt County to provide young men of color with the resources and support they need to navigate the challenges unique to them in today’s society. The initiative provides mentoring, leadership programs, training in diversity, civil rights and sexual misconduct, and workshops on handling new careers, promotions and finances.
Encouraging More Men to Teach Elementary Education
Graduate student Stephen McKinney believes he will have the opportunity to change kids’ lives forever as an elementary educator. And he wants more men to feel that way, too. He was recently awarded funding from the NC State University Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity to develop the idea and framework for a program that will create avenues for men, especially those of color, to enter the field of elementary education.
Alumnus to Lead Diversity & Inclusion at Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Thomas Easley ’13 EdD is using his unique background in forestry and education to lead the conversation around diversity and inclusion at Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.
3 College of Education Projects Receive Diversity Mini-Grants from OIED
The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity has awarded 2017-18 Diversity Mini-Grants to faculty and staff leading 11 projects across the NC State campus, including three in the NC State College of Education.
EdWeek: What Can Make Black, Female Students Feel Valued? Having Black, Female Teachers.
Students feel happier, more valued, and more motivated when they have a teacher of the same race and gender as them, a new study from Assistant Professor Anna J. Egalite finds.
Qwen Ballard ’15, ’17 MS: Advancing the Black Initiative
As a College of Education student, Qwen Ballard '15, '17 MED worked with males of color in K-12 and explained the benefits of pursuing a college education.