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honors and awards

May 28, 2024

Dean Paola Sztajn Completes Leadership for North Carolina Program

NC State College of Education Dean Paola Sztajn was among 56 statewide civic and community leaders who completed the prestigious Leadership North Carolina program on May 8, 2024, as part of the 2023-24 class. 

Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Alyssa Rockenbach

May 28, 2024

Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor of Higher Education Alyssa Rockenbach to Explore Interpartisian Friendships on College Campuses through National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement Fellowship

NC State College of Education Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor of Higher Education Alyssa Rockenbach has been selected to join the University of California National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement 2024-2025 Class of Fellows. 

May 7, 2024

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Lisa Bass Selected as Inaugural Faculty Fellow of Initiative for Race Research and Justice at Vanderbilt University

Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Lisa Bass has been selected to serve a three-year term as an inaugural faculty fellow of the Initiative for Race Research and Justice at Vanderbilt University. 

May 7, 2024

METRC Assistant Director Scott Summers Receives Library Journal’s 2024 Movers & Shakers Award

Scott Summers, assistant director of the NC State College of Education’s Media and Education Technology Resource Center (METRC), has been named a recipient of the Library Journal’s 2024 Movers & Shakers award. 

May 2, 2024

Associate Professor of Educational Psychology Christy Byrd Receives Chancellor’s Creating Community Outstanding Faculty Award

NC State College of Education Associate Professor of Educational Psychology Christy Byrd says that young people are the future of the country, but they have a lot they can teach adults now about how to make positive change in society. Now, her work has been recognized through a 2024 NC State Chancellor’s Creating Community Outstanding Faculty Award. 

Apr 29, 2024

Associate Professor of English Education Crystal Chen Lee Receives College of Education’s Inaugural Faculty Strategic Excellence Award

Associate Professor of English Education Crystal Chen Lee has been selected as the recipient of the NC State College of Education’s inaugural Faculty Strategic Excellence Award. 

Apr 18, 2024

Doctoral Student Jayla Moody Marshall Wins Chancellor’s Creating Community Outstanding Student Award

A commitment to creating more equitable environments for students in higher education has been a passion of Jayla Moody Marshall’s throughout her educational career and, now, that commitment has been recognized with the NC State Chancellor’s Creating Community Outstanding Student Award. 

Apr 18, 2024

Assistant Professor of Learning, Design, and Technology Ela Castellanos-Reyes Wins May Kay Sommers Dissertation Award from Purdue University 

Ela Castellanos-Reyes, an assistant professor of learning, design, and technology in the NC State College of Education, has received the Mary Kay Sommers Dissertation Award from Purdue University, where she earned her doctoral degree. 

Apr 16, 2024

RTNN Wins 2024 Opal Mann Green Engagement and Scholarship Award

Editor’s note: Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor of Science Education Gail Jones is a partner on on this project. The Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network (RTNN) has been honored with the prestigious… 

Apr 15, 2024

Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Educational Equity Maria Coady Receives Leadership Through Research Award from AERA Second Language Research SIG

NC State College of Education Goodnight Distinguished Professor in Educational Equity Maria Coady has received the Leadership Through Research Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Second Language Research Special Interest Group (SIG).