educational psychology

Jun 13, 2019

Award-Winning Article Focuses on What It Means for Black Students to Belong at School

How can schools become places where black students feel as though they truly belong? DeLeon Gray, Ph.D., an associate professor of educational psychology at the NC State College of Education, co-authored an article published in Educational Psychologist that the APA recently honored with a Best Article Award.

Apr 17, 2019

NC State Education Associate Professor Margareta Thomson Concludes Fulbright Year in Romania

During her Fulbright year in Romania, Associate Professor Margareta Thomson worked on her project “Fostering Academic Motivation and a STEM Growth Mindset in High-Poverty Schools through Authentic Research Experiences” and collaborated with area universities to plan and implement international conferences focused on topics like informal education, teacher education and science education.

Feb 28, 2019

Assistant Professor Teya Rutherford Earns NSF CAREER Grant to Study Mathematics Motivation

Dr. Teya Rutherford, an assistant professor of educational psychology at the NC State College of Education, will use the five-year, $1 million grant to study how motivation functions to support student’s in-the-moment choices during learning. She is the first faculty member to receive an NSF Early Faculty CAREER grant while on the college's faculty.

Feb 15, 2019

NC State a Fulbright Leader — Again

Dr. Margareta Thomson, an associate professor of educational psychology, is one of NC State University's seven U.S. Fulbright Scholars studying, teaching and conducting research around the world in 2018-19. Dr. Thomson is working alongside Babes-Bolyai University in Romania on her project "Fostering Academic Motivation and a STEM Growth Mindset in High Poverty Schools Through Authentic Research Experiences."

Dec 14, 2018

Vandna Bindra ’18PHD: “I Hope to. . .Conduct Innovative Research that has Practical Applications for Educators and Students”

As a high school English teacher, Vandna Bindra ’18PHD discovered her own commitment to lifelong learning as she helped her students flourish in the classroom. Now as she’s set to graduate with her doctoral degree, she hopes to link research to practice to build curricula and mentorship programs that promote positive identity and moral development for educators and students alike.

Dec 5, 2018

Living and Learning in SAY Village

Residents of NC State College of Education’s Students Advocating for Youth (SAY) Living and Learning Village help local elementary, middle and high schoolers tackle bullying, self-esteem and academic obstacles while building friendships and life skills of their own in historic Syme Hall.

Oct 25, 2018  |  Honors and Awards

Associate Professor Margareta Thomson Begins Fulbright Research in Romania

Associate Professor Margareta Thomson marked the beginning of her U.S. Core Fulbright year by presenting her research project “Fostering Academic Motivation and a STEM Growth Mindset in High-Poverty Schools through Authentic Research Experiences” with education faculty, K-12 teachers and nonformal educators throughout Romania.

Oct 11, 2018  |  Honors and Awards

Associate Professor DeLeon Gray Recognized in Thank a Teacher Program

NC State's Office of Faculty Development has named DeLeon Gray, an associate professor of educational psychology, one of the recipients of this year's Thank a Teacher award, which recognizes faculty's commitment to holistic student success. The Provost's Office recently talked with Gray about the honor -- and the doctoral student, Ashley Atkinson, who nominated him for the recognition.

Sep 4, 2018

NC State Education Graduate Student Wins First Prize for Research Poster

Briana Green, a master’s student in the NC State College of Education's educational psychology program, won first prize in the research poster competition at the American Psychological Association Division 45 Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity, and Race Research Conference.

Aug 27, 2018

NC State Education Welcomes Fulbright Awardee Stella Jackman-Ryan

The Fulbright Laspau Award recipient began her doctoral program in educational psychology this fall and will be working with Fulbright Scholar recipient and NC State Education Associate Professor Margareta Thomson on research involving academic motivation.