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Jan 22, 2024

NPR: Black Women in Academia Face Unique Challenges on the Job

Black women face unique pressures and challenges in academia. NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks with professor Joy Gaston Gayles of NC State University about she's seen this play out in higher education. 

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Oct 20, 2023

Auburn Magazine: The Teacher’s Coach

Sometimes even college professors have questions. As the new head of the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development at North Carolina State University, Joy Gaston Gayles ’98 leads the faculty and staff to create an impactful education program for the department’s students. A career educator, as well as a researcher on intercollegiate athletics in higher education and women and people of color in STEM, Gayles is focused on making positive changes for both faculty and students. 

Aug 28, 2023

Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor, Department Head Joy Gaston Gayles Encourages New NC State Students to Take Lessons from Wolves in Convocation Speech

Joy Gaston Gayles, Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor and head of the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development in the NC State College of Education, welcomed a new class of students to NC State during her speech at the university’s New Student Convocation on Aug. 20. 

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Aug 15, 2023

Joy Gaston Gayles: ‘I Want to Do as Much Good as Possible for as Long as Possible’

Joy Gaston Gayles will take on a new role in the NC State College of Education during the 2023-24 academic year as she becomes the head of the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development. 

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Mar 24, 2023

The Ohio State University: Alumna Emphasizes Courage, Balance and Authenticity

Joy Gaston Gayles wears many hats. She is finishing her term as 2022 president of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE). She is an alumni association distinguished graduate professor of higher education, program coordinator and senior advisor for the advancement of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) at the College of Education, North Carolina State University. 

Feb 9, 2023

‘I Have New Insights and Perspectives that Will Inform My Teaching, Research and Scholarship’: Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor and Senior Advisor for Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Joy Gaston Gayles Reflects on ASHE Presidency

As Joy Gaston Gayles steps down from her role as ASHE president, she reflects on why she believes it was important to focus on humanizing higher education, the most rewarding aspects of serving as ASHE president and how the experience has helped her to grow as a scholar leader. 

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Feb 3, 2023

Joy Gaston Gayles Named Head of Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development

Joy Gaston Gayles, Ph.D., will be the next head of the NC State College of Education’s Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development (ELPHD), effective July 1, 2023.  Gayles is currently an Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor of Higher Education and Senior Advisor for Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the College of Education. 

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Jan 19, 2023

The Ohio State University Inspire Podcast: Athletes Who Lead the Charge for Civil Rights

Professor and Senior Advisor for Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Joy Gaston Gayles discusses college athletes who are speaking out more than ever against the injustice they and others face. 

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Nov 18, 2022

Diverse Issues in Higher Education: ASHE Conference Urges Humanization of Higher Education

Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor Joy Gaston Gayles opened the 47th annual conference for the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) in Las Vegas. 

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.