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May 9, 2022

The Chronicle of Higher Education: ‘It’s Definitely a Crisis’: Why Women in College Sports Are Struggling With Mental Health

Professor and Senior Advisor for Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Joy Gaston Gayles speaks about how colleges can respond to mental health struggles among student athletes. 

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Apr 22, 2022

Research Through an Equitable Lens

Recognizing the importance of a fair and just society, researchers at NC State, including College of Education Professor Joy Gaston Gayles, prioritize equity in their diverse fields. 

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. 

NC State College of Education Professor Joy Gaston Gayles on the cover of Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Mar 3, 2022

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education Recognizes Professor Joy Gaston Gayles Among 25 Leading Women in Higher Education

Joy Gaston Gayles, a professor of higher education and senior advisor for advancing diversity, equity and inclusion, has been recognized as one of 25 leading women in higher education by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. 

Nov 11, 2021

Diverse Issues in Higher Education: Meet the New President of ASHE: Dr. Joy Gaston Gayles

A life in academia as a full professor—including being elected president of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)—wasn’t exactly the life that Joy Gaston Gayles had considered for herself when she arrived at Shaw University as a first-generation college student some three decades ago. 

NC State College of Education Professor Joy Gaston Gayles delivers her presidential speech at the 2021 ASHE conference

Nov 10, 2021

‘As a Scholarly Community, We Have an Opportunity to Learn from the Atrocities That Have Occurred:’ Professor Joy Gaston Gayles Discusses Her New Role as ASHE President

Professor and Senior Advisor for Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Joy Gaston Gayles talks about her goals as the newest president of the Association for the Study of Higher Education, what changes she hopes to see in the field and how her new role ties in with her work at the College of Education. 

NC State College of Education Professor Joy Gaston Gayles

Nov 8, 2021

Diverse Issues in Higher Education: ASHE Conference Focuses on Spanning and Unsettling the Borders of Higher Education

NC State College of Education Professor Joy Gaston Gayles took the helm as president of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) during the organization's conference in Puerto Rico. 

NC State College of Education Professor Joy Gaston Gayles

Sep 29, 2021

Professor Joy Gaston Gayles Delivers Keynote Address on “Advancing Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Research & Practice” to Kick Off NC State’s Research Week

During her keynote address for Research Week at NC State, NC State College of Education Professor and Senior Advisor for Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Joy Gaston Gayles, Ph.D. offered three tips for advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in research and practice. 

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May 17, 2021

Inside Higher Ed: The Transformative Power of Student Voices in the Midst of Racial Injustice

Joy Gaston Gayles, Ph.D., professor of higher education and senior advisor for advancing diversity, equity and inclusion, and Alyssa Rockenbach, Ph.D., Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor, discuss the change-making influence of the work of student activists in the last year, despite the challenges wrought by the pandemic 

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May 7, 2021

College of Education Faculty, Graduate Students Honored With Ebony Harlem Awards of Excellence

Several College of Education faculty and students were recognized during the Ebony Harlem Awards ceremony on April 25. Professor Joy Gaston Gayles, Ph.D., and Professor Marc Grimmett, Ph.D., each received awards while Assistant Professor Lisa Bass, Ph.D., and Associate Professor DeLeon Gray, Ph.D., received nominations. Graduate students Chelsea Smith ’22PHD and angela gay-audre also received awards.