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Higher Education

College of Education banners on a fall afternoon. Photo by Becky Kirkland.

Sep 28, 2022

Why We Need More Joy in Higher Education

An upcoming symposium will focus on cultivating joy in order to address issues in higher education. 

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 Professor Joy Gaston Gayles

Mar 31, 2022

Professor and Senior Advisor for Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Joy Gaston Gayles Receives Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professorship Award

Professor and Senior Advisor for Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Joy Gaston Gayles has received the Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professorship Award from the NC State Alumni Association. 

Jan 27, 2022

#WhyIChoseEducation: ‘Education Just Has, To Me, The Most Meaning and Purpose and Joy of Anything That I’ve Done,’ Says Adjunct Associate Teaching Professor Sue Wasiolek

Sue Wasiolek, often known simply as Dean Sue, is a fixture at Duke University, where she served as the dean of students for the past 40 years. While it is in that role she is best known, for more than a decade she’s also been a part of the NC State College of Education, where she teaches the graduate level course EAC 778: Law and Higher Education. 

Memorial Belltower

Oct 14, 2021

Inside Higher Ed: The Culture of Institutional Philanthropy Must Change

Graduate student Juliana Bohland discusses her own experiences in institutional advancement and the need for representation in the field. 

Meet Our Incoming Students

Aug 10, 2021

Meet Our Incoming Students: 3 of Our Newest Doctoral Students in Program Areas of Study Related to Educational Equity

The NC State College of Education will welcome over 390 graduate students this fall. Meet three of the college’s newest doctoral students -- each of them coming from various backgrounds, but are all in programs areas of study related to educational equity. 

New wolf statue on central campus.

Jun 23, 2021

College of Education Doctoral Student Dion Harry ’24PHD Receives Witherspoon Graduate Fellowship

Dion Harry ’24PHD, a doctoral student in the NC State College of Education’s Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development’s higher education program area of study, has been selected as one of seven graduate students to receive the Witherspoon Graduate Fellowship. 

NC State College of Education graduate Gavin Bell ’21MED

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. 

Caranda Shubrick

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. 

Erin Meachum

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.