faculty publications

Apr 30, 2021

Science Books Boost Beginning Readers’ Skills

NC State College of Education Assistant Professor Jackie Relyea, Ph.D., was part of study that used science books on Arctic animal survival to teach first graders to read.

Apr 20, 2021

Articles from Associate Professor Meghan Manfra Highlight Professional Development, Digital Instruction Challenges for Social Studies Teachers During the Pandemic

Associate Professor Meghan Manfra, Ph.D., has always believed in the importance of considering teachers’ insider knowledge. Her recent work with Wake County Public School System teachers is highlighted in two recently published articles that showcase professional development work and the challenges in delivering high-quality digital instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Feb 18, 2021

Study Co-authored by Associate Professor Anna Egalite Finds Principals Have Significant, Broad Impacts on Student Outcomes

Research has shown that principals are second only to teachers when it comes to in-school factors that impact student success. Now, a new study co-authored by NC State College of Education Associate Professor Anna Egalite, Ph.D., shows that the impact of principals on student achievement is even stronger than previously thought.

Nov 4, 2020

Associate Professor Chad Hoggan Receives Cyril O. Houle Award for Book on Transformational Learning in Community Colleges

A book co-authored by NC State College of Education Associate Professor Chad Hoggan, Ed.D., has been awarded the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education’s 2020 Cyril O. Houle Award.

Oct 14, 2020

Paper Co-authored by Assistant Professor Lam Pham Provides In-depth Analysis of Teacher Turnover

Assistant Professor Lam Pham, Ph.D., has found through his research that disruptions from high levels of teacher turnover are one of the most salient factors that lead to schools falling into a cycle of low performance. With the goal of making sure that good teachers remain in the classroom, Pham has devoted his research to issues surrounding teacher turnover, including co-authoring a recently published paper that provides a comprehensive study of factors contributing to teacher attrition and retention.

Oct 6, 2020

Professor Paola Sztajn Helps Teachers Encourage Young Students to Engage in Mathematical Discourse Through New Book

Participation in mathematics discourse can promote mathematical understanding among elementary school students, but the ability to engage in such conversations does not come naturally to most young children. In order to help educators understand how to support and incorporate productive mathematical conversations in the classroom, NC State College of Education Professor Paola Sztajn, Ph.D. has authored a new book entitled Activating Math Talk: 11 Purposeful Techniques for Your Elementary Students.

Sep 24, 2020

New Study from Assistant Professor Michael Little Finds Principals Play Key Role in Promoting P-3 Alignment for School-based Pre-K Programs

Research shows that childrens’ school readiness improves if they attend a preschool program, but the initial benefits of Pre-K don’t always reliably persist as kids progress through elementary school. To combat this “Pre-K fadeout,” many scholars have called for preschool through third grade (P-3) alignment, but a study by NC State College of Education Assistant Professor Michael Little, Ph.D., recently demonstrated that attending a Pre-K program located within an elementary school does not guarantee alignment.

Aug 17, 2020

Paper Co-authored by Belk Center Executive Director Audrey Jaeger Outlines Success of Faculty Work Activity Dashboards in Addressing Faculty Inequities

Belk Center Executive Director Audrey Jaeger, Ph.D., is helping to address inequities in faculty workloads at universities through her work in developing faculty work activity dashboards, the success of which are outlined in a recently published article.

Aug 13, 2020

Award-winning Paper Co-authored by Professor and STEM Education Department Head Aaron Clark Demonstrates Success of Modules Developed through NSF Grant

Aaron Clark, Ph.D., head of the Department of STEM Education and a professor of technology, engineering, and design education at the NC State College of Education, is working to improve the success of engineering students and educators through research that resulted in two award-winning articles published over the past two years.

Jul 20, 2020

Associate Professor Anna Egalite Examines Charter School Landscape in Recently Released Paper

Associate Professor Anna Egalite, Ph.D., is providing an in-depth analysis of the current charter school landscape through a recently published paper entitled “The National Charter School Landscape.”