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New wolf statue on central campus.

Nov 19, 2020

NC State College of Education Celebrates Alumni, Doctoral Students who Serve as Counselors in Local Schools for American Education Week

The NC State College of Education recognizes five of its doctoral students and alumni for their contributions and commitment to education, serving as advocates and counselors in local schools and communities as part of American Education Week. 

Nov 18, 2020

Christy Byrd on Studying School Racial Climate: ‘When You’re Learning About Yourself at School, That Makes School Seem Relevant to Your Life’

When Assistant Professor Christy Byrd, Ph.D., was a graduate student, she was part of a research lab focused on the study of Black identity. While most researchers at the time were exploring the relationship between having a strong Black identity and feelings about school, Byrd felt there was a crucial element missing. She shares how this experience inspired her ongoing research into school climate and its relationship to racial identity. 

Professor Jessica DeCuirt-Gunby

Nov 11, 2020

Jessica DeCuir-Gunby on her Highly Impactful, Often Cited Research: ‘I Thought it Was Really Great that We Were Able to Provide a Tool for So Many People’

When Jessica DeCuir-Gunby, Ph.D., professor of educational psychology and head of the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences at the NC State College of Education, was a graduate student, many suggested to her that studying Black students’ experiences with race and racism in schools would be difficult. 

NC State College of Education Associate Professor DeLeon Gray helps students on a computer

Nov 4, 2020

DeLeon Gray on his iScholar Project and the Importance of Belonging-centered Instruction: ‘The Concept of Belonging is So Fundamentally Human…It Has the Potential of Serving as the Connective Tissue Among All of Us’

Over the past eight years, Associate Professor and University Faculty Scholar DeLeon Gray, Ph.D., has created and grown the iScholar project into a way to improve students’ sense of belonging by empowering them to contribute to the social and physical conditions in their schools and communities. 

Professor Jessica DeCuirt-Gunby

Sep 8, 2020

Pack IDEAs Faculty Spotlight: Jessica DeCuir-Gunby, Ph.D.

In the September 2020 edition of Pack IDEAs (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access), a newsletter released by the NC State College of Education Change Agent Task Force, we highlighted the work of Professor Jessica DeCuir-Gunby, Ph.D., in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Professor Jessica DeCuir-Gunby

Jan 6, 2020

InHerSight: A Thousand Paper Cuts: Microaggressions in the Workplace

NC State College of Education Professor Jessica DeCuir-Gunby, Ph.D., discusses different types of microaggressions and how their impact on the workplace should be considered "a public health issue."  

Dean Danowitz Visits NC State Prague

Oct 31, 2019

NC State College of Education, NC State European Center Collaborate to Provide More Opportunities for Education Students to Study Abroad

NC State College of Education Dean Mary Ann Danowitz, the College of Education Global Programs Office and the NC State European Center in Prague have partnered in an effort to provide more academic opportunities for education students to study abroad in Prague. Danowitz recently visited Prague to discuss further collaboration efforts. 

DeLeon Gray, Ph.D., an associate professor of educational psychology at the NC State College of Education

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. 

Associate Professor Margareta Thomson working with a primary school class in Romania

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. 

New wolf statue on central campus.

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.