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Professor Jessica DeCuirt-Gunby

Jun 1, 2022

Professor, Department Head Jessica DeCuir-Gunby Elected Vice President of American Psychological Association’s Educational Psychology Division

Jessica DeCuir-Gunby, a professor of educational psychology and head of the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences in NC State’s College of Education, has been elected to the role of vice president of the educational psychology division (Division 15) of the American Psychological Association. 

Jan 12, 2022

Associate Professor Christy Byrd Will Help Develop Tool To Measure STEM Identities of African American Students Through Work on Grant-funded Project

To address the underrepresentation of African American students in STEM disciplines, Associate Professor Christy Byrd believes it is essential that universities and researchers understand how to support those students in developing an interest in STEM and maintaining that interest through their career selection. To help advance this understanding, Byrd will serve as a co-principal investigator on a three-year, $349,893 grant in collaboration with NC A&T University. 

High school student and iScholar participant Mikal Ali works on a project at his computer

Nov 11, 2021

The Education Trust: Redefining College and Career Readiness Through Critical Design

NC State College of Education doctoral students Joanna Ali and Kia Allah discuss how the iScholar youth program has demonstrated ways that educators and stakeholders can redefine the way they think about the future of their students by using a critical design process. 

Professor Jessica DeCuirt-Gunby

Nov 9, 2021

Professor, Department Head Jessica DeCuir-Gunby Named American Psychological Association Fellow

Jessica DeCuir-Gunby, a professor of educational psychology and head of the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences in the NC State College of Education, has been awarded Fellow status for the educational psychology division (DIvision 15) of the American Psychological Association (APA). 

High school student and iScholar participant Mikal Ali works on a project at his computer

Nov 4, 2021

‘Being Part of This Helped Me Know That You Can Do Big Things:’ Students, Teachers Grow Through Associate Professor DeLeon Gray’s iScholar Project

Every Monday evening, Mikal Ali, a student in the International Baccalaureate program at Hillside High School in Durham, has a standing phone call with Associate Professor DeLeon Gray. He is one of many students who has been impacted by Gray and his ongoing iScholar project. 

NC State College of Education Associate Professor DeLeon Gray

Oct 21, 2021

Why is it Important for Students to Feel a Sense of Belonging at School? ‘Students Choose to be in Environments That Make Them Feel a Sense of Fit,’ Says Associate Professor DeLeon Gray

When students feel a sense of belonging in the classroom, it can increase their educational success and motivational outcomes in multiple ways, and teachers can help create this feeling of belonging by building connections between classroom and community, according to Associate Professor DeLeon Gray, Ph.D. 

NC State College of Education Doctoral Student Corina De La Torre ’24PHD

Sep 20, 2021

Pack IDEAs Student Spotlight: Corina De La Torre ’24PHD

Corina De La Torre '24PHD shares why diversity, equity and inclusion are important to her and discusses her research on the subject. 

Jessica Vandenberg

Jul 29, 2021

Educational Psychology Alumna Jessica Vandenberg ’21PHD Named 2021 Computing Innovation Fellow

Jessica Vandenberg ’21PHD, a May graduate of the NC State College of Education’s Teacher Education and Learning Sciences educational psychology program area of study, has been selected to participate in the 2021 Computing Innovation Fellowship program. 

woman working on a laptop

Jul 29, 2021

Professor John Nietfeld To Help Improve Student Success Using Self-regulated Learning Through Work on Grant-funded Project

John Nietfeld, Ph.D., a professor of educational psychology in the NC State College of Education, is helping to improve student learning and success in introductory geoscience courses through his work on… 

NC State College of Education Professor Margareta Thomson, Ph.D.

Jun 16, 2021

Professor Margareta Thomson Co-edits Book on Non-formal Education and Interdisciplinary Research

Margareta Thomson, Ph.D., a professor of educational psychology in the NC State College of Education, has co-edited a new book that is one of several research collaborations with international faculty that resulted from her time as a Fulbright Scholar.