Dr. Callie Womble Edwards is an Educational Researcher with a multidisciplinary background in public health, workforce development, learning outcomes assessment, and program evaluation. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Research and Policy Analysis from North Carolina State University (NCSU) and a M.P.H. in Health Behavior from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Since 2018, Dr. Edwards has served as a Research Associate at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, where she evaluates educational initiatives using quantitative and qualitative methodologies. She currently serves on six Friday Institute research and evaluation projects and is the Project Lead for four of those projects, including one multi-district evaluation and three multi-school evaluations. As Project Lead, she is responsible for planning, management, and day-to-day operations, and she is also the main point of contact for our internal NCSU team, our external partners, and our clients. Additionally, a major aspect of Dr. Edwards’ work is developing and maintaining effective research-practice partnerships (RPPs) with schools and districts. RPPs provide a new pathway in educational research methodology by engaging researchers and practitioners in collaborative, iterative, and systemic inquiry. Recently, Dr. Edwards was nominated for the 2020 NC State University Award for Excellence, the most prestigious honor bestowed upon non-faculty employees. Prior to joining the Friday Institute, she served as a Research Specialist at the North Carolina Department of Commerce, and a Research Assistant in the Office of Assessment at NCSU.
MSEN Program Expands Reach To Edgecombe County to Bring STEM Experiences to Rural Students
Because of a new NSF grant, MSEN will expand its program into Edgecombe County Public Schools to address the lack of STEM access for middle school students in the district.
College of Education Faculty Discuss Ways To Break Barriers Between Researchers and Practitioners at Celebration of Research
NC State College of Education faculty and researchers discussed the importance of involving practitioners in the research process and shared some of their recent work during the Celebration of Research at Talley Student Union.