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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. 

Joy Gaston Gayles

Aug 31, 2022

ASHE Presidential Podcast: Where Do We Start?

Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor and Senior Advisor for Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Joy Gaston Gayles talks about what it means to humanize higher education. 

Joy Gaston Gayles

Aug 19, 2022

Diverse Issues in Higher Education: Does Anyone See Us? Disposability of Black Women Faculty in the Academy

"Writing this editorial was not easy for me but necessary," writes Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Professor and Senior Advisor for Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Joy Gaston Gayles in Diverse Issues in Higher Education. 

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.