Higher Education

Jul 9, 2020

College of Education’s Higher Education Program Honors Alumna, Recent Graduate and Faculty Member Through Annual Awards

The NC State College of Education’s Higher Education Program recognized a faculty member, alumna and recent graduate this summer through a series of awards for their contributions to the field of higher education.

May 22, 2020

Inside Higher Ed: From Associate to Full Professor

“Moving From Associate to Full Professor,” a webinar led by NC State College of Education Professor Joy Gaston Gayles, Ph.D., is recommended for mid-career scholars, particularly those of color, who are looking to advance. 

May 13, 2020

Pack in Action: Chelsea Smith ’22PHD Discusses Her Passion for Women in STEM and Working with Marginalized Groups on Campus

Chelsea Smith '22PHD, a doctoral student in the NC State College of Education's Higher Education Program, shares her passion for working with marginalized groups on campus through the Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA) and discusses her research on women of color in STEM fields.

Apr 23, 2020

Professor Joy Gaston Gayles Wins Chancellor’s Creating Community Award for Outstanding Faculty

Professor Joy Gaston Gayles, Ph.D., says diversity and inclusion have always underscored her work as a professor and researcher. Her efforts in that area have been recognized with the Chancellor’s Creating Community Award for Outstanding Faculty.

Mar 17, 2020  |  Academics and Programs

U.S. News Ranks NC State College of Education #31 in Nation, 5 Programs in Specialty Categories

The NC State College of Education is tied at No. 31 in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Graduate School Rankings among 393 graduate colleges of education in the nation. That is an improvement of 14 spots over last year. U.S. News also ranked programs within the college in five education specialty categories: Educational Administration and Supervision, Curriculum and Instruction, Elementary Teacher Education, Higher Education Administration and Secondary Teacher Education.

Feb 24, 2020

Doctoral Student Chelsea Smith ‘22PHD Selected to Participate in Asa G. Hilliard III and Barbara A. Sizemore Research Course on African Americans and Education

Chelsea Smith ‘22PHD, a doctoral student in the Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development program with an area of study in higher education, was selected to participate in the Asa G. Hilliard III and Barbara A. Sizemore Research Course on African Americans and Education in San Francisco, Calif., on Friday, April 17, 2020.

Oct 11, 2019  |  Research and Impact

Diverse Issues in Higher Education: Study Finds College Students Build Friendships that Bridge Divides

A new study co-authored by Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Alyssa N. Rockenbach finds that college students who build diverse friendships are likely to develop positive attitudes towards all world views.

Aug 28, 2019

Meet Krispin Barr ’13PHD: ‘My Students Have Something to Teach Me’

Teaching Assistant Professor Krispin Barr, Ph.D., is one of several new faculty who joined the NC State College of Education for the 2019-20 academic year.

Apr 24, 2019

Graduate Student Jemilia Davis Wins National Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Jemilia Davis, a doctoral student in the NC State College of Education’s Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development program area of study in higher education, has been selected to receive the 2019 Outstanding Graduate Student Award presented by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Region III.

Mar 12, 2019

Diverse Education: New Volume Adds Nuance to Research on Undergraduate Women in STEM

Professor Joy Gaston Gayles and co-editor Dr. Lara Perez-Felkner help scholarly, policy, practitioner and institutional research communities address gender disparities in STEM with a new multi-authored volume, “Advancing Higher Education Research on Undergraduate Women in STEM”, for New Directions for Institutional Research.