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Our Research: Solving Problems, Changing Lives

Our faculty and research associates engage in research across disciplines and fields to advance knowledge and solve some of the most important educational problems in North Carolina and beyond. As globally-recognized experts, they are transforming the practice of teaching, learning and leading.

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in active funded projects

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Top 5%

nationally in active research grants among all colleges of education


total active research projects

Why Our Research Matters

“We have world-class researchers and scholars who are shaping policy, advancing the field, improving the practice of education and changing lives.”

– Karen Hollebrands, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research and Innovation,
NC State College of Education

Our faculty and researchers are addressing pressing educational problems. Their areas of strength include: 

Our faculty are regularly cited in media outlets including:

USA TodayThe AtlanticNBC NewsAssociated PressNPRThe Washington Post

Karen Hollebrands
Karen Hollebrands

Karen Hollebrands, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research and Innovation

Research Development Office

We offer a wide range of pre-award and post-award services.