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Dec 5, 2022

Doctoral Student Lisa Marshall Receives 2022 Social Responsibility in the Nuclear Community Award

Lisa Marshall, director of outreach, retention and engagement for the NC State University Department of Nuclear Engineering and a doctoral student in the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development's Higher Education Opportunity, Equity, and Justice concentration, has received the 2022 Social Responsibility in the Nuclear Community Award from the American Nuclear Society (ANS). 

Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Joy Gaston Gayles with panelists at the ACPA/ASHE Presidential Symposium on Sept. 30, 2022

Oct 11, 2022

‘We’re Just Trying to Find a Different Way to Be:’ Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor, ASHE President Joy Gaston Gayles Focuses on Cultivating Joy During ACPA/ASHE Presidential Symposium at NC State

What is the difference between joy and happiness? This was one of the many questions explored during the 2022 American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Presidential Symposium Finding Our Way: Centering Joy, Care and Community held Sept. 30 at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. 

Jun 6, 2022

Doctoral Student Gordon Maples Explores Intersection of Higher Education, Pop Culture Through Star Trek

Gordon Maples, who is earning his Ph.D. in the Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development Higher Education Opportunity, Equity, and Justice program area of study, recently wrote an article for Star Trek's website that explored the series' portrayal of higher education. 

NC State College of Education Assistant Professor Jenn Ayscue, Ph.D.

Mar 30, 2022

Assistant Professor Jenn Ayscue Receives 2021-22 Outstanding Teacher Award

From the time she was young, Assistant Professor Jenn Ayscue wanted to pursue a career in education. Now, her impact as an educator is being recognized with NC State’s 2021-22 Outstanding Teacher Award, which recognizes creative and innovative teaching and learning practices. 

NC State College of Education Professor Joy Gaston Gayles delivers her presidential speech at the 2021 ASHE conference

Nov 10, 2021

‘As a Scholarly Community, We Have an Opportunity to Learn from the Atrocities That Have Occurred:’ Professor Joy Gaston Gayles Discusses Her New Role as ASHE President

Professor and Senior Advisor for Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Joy Gaston Gayles talks about her goals as the newest president of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, what changes she hopes to see in the field and how her new role ties in with her work at the College of Education. 

School buses

Sep 3, 2021

What is the Future of Desegregation in N.C. Public Schools?

Assistant Professor Jenn Ayscue, Ph.D., discusses factors that could impact whether North Carolina public schools can deliver on the promise of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision. 

Aug 31, 2021

The Chronicle of Higher Education: Complaints of Muzzled Conservatives Are Behind New Laws. But Liberals Feel Stifled, Too.

Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Alyssa Rockenback, Ph.D., discusses student activism as a form of free speech. 

Professor Joy Gaston Gayles explains how educators can promote equity in their schools

Feb 25, 2021

Ask the Expert: How Can Educators Help Advance Equity in Schools? ‘We Have to Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable So That We Can Disrupt, Better Learn and Understand What’s Problematic Within Ourselves and in our Society,’ Says Professor Joy Gaston Gayles

Many schools and universities boast a diverse student body, but simply having diversity is not the same as providing an equitable educational experience for students across all backgrounds, says Joy Gaston Gayles, Ph.D., professor of higher education and senior advisor for advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the NC State College of Education. She explains how educators can become change agents and engage in anti-racist work that can help create more equitable experiences for all. 

NC State College of Education Professor Joy Gaston Gayles

Feb 9, 2021

Pack IDEAs Faculty Spotlight: Joy Gaston Gayles, Ph.D.

In the February 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 Professor and Senior Advisor for Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Joy Gaston Gayles, Ph.D., in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Wolf statue and the Park Alumni Center.

Dec 7, 2020

CARES Act Funding Helps Graduate Students in the College of Education’s Higher Education Program Enhance Training to Become Virtual Student Success Coaches

From Dec. 7-11, 2020, master’s students in the NC State College of Education’s Higher Education Program will receive enhanced training to become virtual student success coaches who can support undergraduate students through remote learning situations.