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Jul 6, 2022

Florence Martin Joins the College of Education’s Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences as Professor of Learning, Design and Technology

Florence Martin will join NC State’s College of Education in the 2022-23 academic year as a professor of learning, design and technology in the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences. 

Hiller Spires Retiring after 35 years

May 24, 2022

Associate Dean, Executive Director of Friday Institute Hiller Spires: ‘Make Sure You Leave a Place Better Than You Found It.’ I Hope I’ve Been Able to Do That in the College of Education.

Institute for Educational Innovation, will retire June 1, 2022, after 35 years at NC State’s College of Education and 43 years in the field of education. In this Q&A, Spires talks about how she ended up at the College of Education, what she’ll miss most about it and how she hopes she is remembered. 

Maria Coady

Apr 27, 2022

Maria Coady Named NC State College of Education’s Inaugural Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Educational Equity

Maria Coady will join the NC State College of Education as the inaugural Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Educational Equity, effective Aug. 16, 2022. The endowed Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Educational Equity was established with a $1.5 million gift from Ann and Jim Goodnight to attract a field-leading faculty member to advance the college’s commitment to equity and educational impact through groundbreaking research, teaching and service. 

Freda Cole

Apr 22, 2022

Remembering NC State’s Educational Leadership Academy Executive Coach Freda Cole

Freda Cole, an executive coach with NC State’s Educational Leadership Academy (NELA), passed away on April 18, 2022. Cole was a well-loved, former longtime principal in Wake County known for her… 

Norman Arthur Sprinthall

Apr 7, 2022

Remembering Former Counselor Education Department Head Norman Sprinthall

NC State College of Education Professor Emeritus Norman Arthur Sprinthall — a widely regarded expert in educational psychology who lived out his vision that “service is the essence of living” — passed away on March 8, 2022. Sprinthall is a former department head of counselor education who retired from the College of Education in 1995 after a 22-year career in higher education. 

Hollylynne Lee in front of Poe Hall

Jan 27, 2022

NC State College of Education Distinguished Professor Hollylynne S. Lee Receives Cherry Award for Great Teaching

Hollylynne S. Lee, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Education at NC State's College of Education, has been named the 2022 recipient of Baylor University’s Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching. The biennial award, which comes with a $250,000 prize, honors professors with exceptional teaching skills who have a record of having a positive, inspiring and long-lasting impact on students. 

Nov 24, 2021

#ThankAnEducator: Your Stories About the Educators Who Made a Difference in Your Life

This American Education Week, we asked you to share your stories about the educators who made a difference in your life and how they are transforming lives, schools and communities across North Carolina, the nation and the world. Here are some of your #ThankAnEducator stories. 

Sep 23, 2021

Karen Hollebrands Named College of Education’s Associate Dean for Research and Innovation

Professor of Mathematics Education and Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Karen Hollebrands, Ph.D., will be the NC State College of Education’s associate dean for research and innovation, effective Oct. 1. 

May 20, 2021

Pack IDEAs Faculty Spotlight: Crystal Chen Lee, Ed.D.

In the May 2021 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 Assistant Professor of English Education Crystal Chen Lee, Ed.D., in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Lisa Bass

Apr 9, 2021

Pack IDEAs Faculty Spotlight: Lisa Bass, Ph.D.

In the April 2021 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 Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Lisa Bass, Ph.D., in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion.