Jessica DeCuir-Gunby on her Highly Impactful, Often Cited Research: ‘I Thought it Was Really Great that We Were Able to Provide a Tool for So Many People’
When Jessica DeCuir-Gunby, Ph.D., professor of educational psychology and head of the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences at the NC State College of Education, was a graduate student, many suggested to her that studying Black students’ experiences with race and racism in schools would be difficult.
2020-2021 Catalyst Grant Winners Announced
Three Catalyst Grants were awarded this week by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation in partnership with the NC State College of Education. The purpose of the Catalyst Grant program is to increase research collaborations among faculty and staff at both entities.
Associate Professor Sarah Carrier to Help Teachers Implement Citizen Science Projects in Elementary School Classrooms Through NSF-funded Project
Citizen science projects, when successfully implemented in elementary school classrooms, can give students an opportunity to engage in authentic data collection that provides important information for professional scientists to use in their work. However, teachers often lack support for integrating these lessons into their existing curriculum. Associate Professor Sarah Carrier, Ph.D., is working to address this issue through a four-year, $1.9 million project funded by the National Science Foundation in partnership with Horizon Research, Inc.
College of Education Professor Paola Sztajn Interviews Vice Chancellor Mladen Vouk
NC State Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation Mladen Vouk, Ph.D. sat down with NC State College of Education Professor Paola Sztajn, Ph.D., to answer some questions about research at the university.
Catalyst Grant Symposium Highlights Research Impacts on Students, Educators
Six research teams presented their work Oct. 1 during the virtual 2020 Catalyst Grant Research Symposium hosted by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation in collaboration with the NC State College of Education.
NC State College of Education Awarded $2M in Research Funding July-September, 2020
Faculty and researchers at the NC State College of Education, including the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, were awarded $2,070,123 to support 13 projects from July 1 to Sept. 30, 2020.
Ask the Expert: What is Social Studies? A Way to Provide Students with ‘Good Background Knowledge and Skills’ to Participate in Democratic Society, Says Associate Professor Meghan Manfra
What is social studies? Associate Professor Meghan Manfra, Ph.D., explains why it’s important for students to receive a quality social studies education and how educators can use technology and address media literacy in the classroom.
Paper Co-authored by Assistant Professor Lam Pham Provides In-depth Analysis of Teacher Turnover
Assistant Professor Lam Pham, Ph.D., has found through his research that disruptions from high levels of teacher turnover are one of the most salient factors that lead to schools falling into a cycle of low performance. With the goal of making sure that good teachers remain in the classroom, Pham has devoted his research to issues surrounding teacher turnover, including co-authoring a recently published paper that provides a comprehensive study of factors contributing to teacher attrition and retention.
Doctoral Student Dorothy Holley Says Experience of Conducting Classroom Research While Earning her Ph.D. ‘Just Benefits Me So Much as a Teacher’
Dorothy Holley took her first class at NC State in 1983, and has returned several times over the years, but had never enrolled in a degree program until she decided to earn a Ph.D. from the College of Education. Now, through her work in the program, she is conducting research that received recognition from the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Special Interest Group for Constructivist Theory, Research and Practice.
Undergraduate Students Inspired by College of Education Faculty While Engaging in Research Work Through PEP Program
Undergraduate students Martia Williams ‘22 and James Daniels ‘21 share what they have learned and how College of Education faculty have inspired them as they participate in the PEP program, which offers a unique opportunity to engage in research work.