Dr. PeterEley, Interim Chair & Professor in the Department of Health, Physical andSecondary Education at Fayetteville State University (FSU), will addressgraduate and undergraduate students at the North Carolina State University Collegeof Sciences Mathematics Department fall 2020 graduation ceremony on December 3.
Eley isthe 2020 UNC Board of Governors Teaching Award winner for FSU. Eley is asought-after motivational speaker and he speaks to groups around thecounty. He uses storytelling, humor, andlife experiences to engage audiences and inspire students.
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Eley holdsa Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Elizabeth City State University, amaster’s degree in Applied Mathematics and Mathematics Education from NorthCarolina State University (NCSU), and a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education fromNCSU.
Apractitioner and leader in K-12 and higher education, Eley has served as amathematics and science teacher in the middle and high school sector. His workas Data Manager/Webmaster for Saint Augustine University in Raleigh, NC was thegateway into the collegiate career space, serving as Mathematics and ScienceEducation (NC-MSEN) Pre-College Program Coordinator at Winston-Salem StateUniversity and assistant professor at Fayetteville State University.
Eley’sexceptional record has been acknowledged with awards and accolades over theyears including Middle Grades, Secondary, and Specialized Subjects Professor ofthe Year and Fayetteville State University’s College of Education Professor ofthe Year. The Wynton H. Hadley Teaching Award honoree was also selected as aSenior Research Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute for College and CareerReadiness (MICCR), Mass Inc’s Gateway Cities Innovation Institute (GCII), andthe Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy. Eley has served as aFaculty Administrative Fellow at both Fayetteville State University and theUniversity of North Carolina System.
AboutFayetteville State University
FayettevilleState University is a constituent institution of The University of NorthCarolina System and the second-oldest institution of higher education in thestate, having been founded in 1867. FSU is a historically black universityoffering degrees at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. With morethan 6,700 students, Fayetteville State University is among the most diverseinstitutions in the nation. To learn more about Fayetteville State University,visit www.uncfsu.edu.