Higher Education

May 3, 2021

Meet Gavin Bell ’21MED: ‘In Whatever Capacity I Step Into, I Want to Make Sure I Lead With Love’

Since the time Gavin Bell ’21MED was an undergraduate student, he knew he wanted to earn an advanced degree that would enable him to better support and develop students from underrepresented identities and communities. To do that, he enrolled in the NC State College of Education, where he will graduate with a master’s degree in higher education administration this May.

Apr 9, 2021

Pack IDEAs Student Spotlight: Caranda Shubrick ’24PHD

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 celebrated Stress Awareness Month. Caranda Shubrick ’24PHD was the student spotlight and discussed how she takes care of herself while engaging in diversity, equity and inclusion work.

Mar 9, 2021

Scholarship Support Helps Erin Meachum ‘23PHD Pursue Her Career Aspirations of Being a Higher Education Administrator, Creating and Changing Policy

When Erin Meachum ‘23PHD started her undergraduate studies, she had no intention of becoming a teacher. After volunteering at local literacy centers, teaching English overseas, teaching ESL at local community colleges and joining the Ag Institute at NC State, Meachum realized her true passion for the field of education. Now, financial support has allowed her to pursue her career aspiration of becoming a higher education administrator.

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.

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.

Dec 14, 2020

My Student Experience: Doctoral Student Chelsea Smith ‘22PHD Shares the Challenges in Higher Education for Formerly Incarcerated College Students as Co-author of Recently Published Article

Chelsea Smith ‘22PHD, who is pursuing her Ph.D. in educational leadership, policy, and human development in the higher education program area of study, recently co-authored an article on the experiences of formerly incarcerated college students which was published in the Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice.

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.

Nov 17, 2020

Pack IDEAs Student Spotlight: Victoria Chavis ‘23PHD

In the November 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 celebrated Native American Heritage Month. Victoria Chavis ‘23PHD was one of three Native American students who discussed the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in education.

Sep 24, 2020

Higher Education Alumni to Serve on Inaugural Editorial Board for Journal of First-generation Student Success

Four higher education doctoral program alumni -- Sonja Ardoin ‘13PHD, Ashley Clayton ‘16PHD, Jemilia Davis ‘19PHD, and Darris Means ‘14PHD -- will serve on the 19-member inaugural editorial board for the Journal of First-generation Student Success.

Aug 27, 2020

Professor Joy Gaston Gayles Named President-elect of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)

Joy Gaston Gayles, Ph.D., professor of higher education and senior advisor for advancing diversity, equity and inclusion at the NC State College of Education, has been named president-elect of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), a scholarly society with 2,000 members dedicated to higher education as a field of study.