Professor Joy Gaston Gayles Elected to ASHE’s Board of Directors
Peers across the nation elected Joy Gaston Gayles, a professor of higher education in the NC State College of Education, as an at-large member to the Board of Directors of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), an organization with over 2,100 members dedicated to higher education as a field of study.
Meet Our New Faculty
The NC State College of Education will welcome eight new faculty members in the 2018-19 academic year. Meet our newest faculty members who will help us advance our mission to improve educational outcomes and address the needs of all learners across their lifespan.
Meet Erin Krupa ’11 PHD: All Students Can Engage with Mathematics if Given the Opportunity
“After I taught high school mathematics for four years, I believed I could help more students be successful in mathematics by learning how to prepare future mathematics teachers. I believed I could make more of an impact if I worked with future and practicing teachers on improving their mathematics instruction," says the new assistant professor of mathematics education.
Meet Christy Byrd: I Work Alongside My Students to Promote Social Change
"I hope my students will be inspired by my story: a first-generation college student who gets to do what she loves every day--work with awesome students to promote social change," says the new assistant professor.
Meet Parks Newby ’74, ’75 MED: I Help Students Succeed Using Industry Experience
“I like to challenge my students with high expectations, with goals of personal excellence, and give them the tools to attain them. I challenge them with the concept that excellence is achievable, that even mundane tasks can be completed with excellence and professionalism, that more often than not, it is the little things that matter," says the new teaching assistant professor.
Meet Jennifer Ayscue: Education Has the Power to Change Lives
“I believe that education has the power to change lives. Schools are extremely important because they provide children and youth with education, and they are also a public institution where people of all different backgrounds have the potential to come together to learn," says the new assistant professor.
Meet Paula McAvoy: I’m Committed to Research That Helps Teachers Do Their Best Work
"I decided to return to a faculty position because I want to focus on research and teaching. NC State’s land-grant mission appeals to my commitment to conduct research that helps teachers do their best work," says the new assistant professor of social studies.
Meet Douglas Lecorchick ’17 EDD: I Want to Create an Atmosphere of Critical Reasoning
“I have learned that if an individual can become engaged in and inspired by what they are doing then great things can and usually do happen," said the new teaching assistant professor of graphics communication & technology.
Meet Kevin Sutton ’12, ’18 EDD: I Want Students to Learn Much More Than Content
“I strive to show students a passion for excellence, a desire to learn, and how to cultivate a positive community and work team," says the new teaching assistant professor of Technology, Engineering, and Design Education.
Meet Christopher Travers: I Want to Increase Access and Success in Higher Education For All Students
“Much of my interests in higher education and my research agenda is born out of my own life experiences," says the new teaching assistant professor of higher education. "I am keenly aware of the barriers to education for racially/ethnically minoritized students in the United States.”