Dr. Joy Gaston Gayles
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Racial Realities and Gendered Games: Navigating Career Advancement for Women and People of Color in Academia
Black women make up less than 2% of full professors nationally, a sobering reality. This is problematic, considering that full professor is the highest faculty rank achievable in one's career, yet many women and people of color are not represented. Furthermore, there is little to no support for mid-career faculty who want to advance their careers. In this talk, Dr. Gayles will share her experiences that are rooted in the double-bind of race and gender, as well as lessons learned for career advancement toward full professor.
Dr. Joy Gaston Gayles, Professor of Higher Education and Programs Coordinator in the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development at North Carolina State University, recently received the Zenobia L. Hikes Woman of Color in the Academy Award. She is nationally recognized through her service as a member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD), the largest center for faculty development in the country. Dr. Gayles' research focuses on how college impacts student learning and personal development, primarily with student-athletes and women and underrepresented people of color in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
This lecture is sponsored by the College of Education and the Office of Community College Research and Leadership (OCCRL). The College wishes to express gratitude and appreciation to our co-sponsor for this lecture, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost.