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Jessica DeCuir-Gunby

Head of Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences

she/her/hers

Professor, Educational Psychology

Professor, Educational Equity

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Bio

Dr. Jessica T. DeCuir-Gunby is the Head of the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences and a Professor of Educational Psychology in the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences at NC State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. She serves on the editorial board for Contemporary Educational Psychology, Educational Psychologist, and the American Educational Research Journal. She is also a former associate editor for the American Educational Research Journal. According to Google Scholar, her work has been cited over 5,100 times and has been featured in top-tier journals such as Contemporary Educational Psychology, Educational Psychologist, Educational Researcher, and Review of Educational Research, among others. Dr. DeCuir-Gunby has also co-authored or co-edited several books.

Education

Ph.D. Educational Psychology University of Georgia 2003

M.A. Educational Psychology University of Georgia 2000

B.S. Psychology/Spanish Louisiana State University 1998

Area(s) of Expertise

DeCuir-Gunby's program of research focuses on three areas (1) race and racial identity (including Critical Race Theory); (2) research methods (with an emphasis on Mixed Methods); and (3) emotions and education. She explores how issues of race and racism, often using a critical race theory lens, impact African Americans across the lifespan and in various educational contexts. In addition, as a practical/applied methodologist, she examines the research process, teaching others how to utilize specific methodological approaches.

Publications

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Groups

  • Alumni Outstanding Research Award & Research Leadership Academy, 2018, NC State University
  • University of Georgia College of Education’s Alumni Outstanding Educator Award, 2015-2016
  • Outstanding Reviewer for the American Educational Research Journal, 2013
  • University Faculty Scholar Award, NC State University, 2012
  • Alumni Association Outstanding Teacher Award & Academy of Outstanding Teachers 2012, NC State University
  • Outstanding Teacher Award for the NC State College of Education, 2012