Eley, Interim Chair & Professor in the Department of Health, Physical and
Secondary Education at Fayetteville State University (FSU), will address
graduate and undergraduate students at the North Carolina State University College
of Sciences Mathematics Department fall 2020 graduation ceremony on December 3.
the 2020 UNC Board of Governors Teaching Award winner for FSU. Eley is a
sought-after motivational speaker and he speaks to groups around the
county. He uses storytelling, humor, and
life experiences to engage audiences and inspire students.
a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Elizabeth City State University, a
master’s degree in Applied Mathematics and Mathematics Education from North
Carolina State University (NCSU), and a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education from
practitioner and leader in K-12 and higher education, Eley has served as a
mathematics and science teacher in the middle and high school sector. His work
as Data Manager/Webmaster for Saint Augustine University in Raleigh, NC was the
gateway into the collegiate career space, serving as Mathematics and Science
Education (NC-MSEN) Pre-College Program Coordinator at Winston-Salem State
University and assistant professor at Fayetteville State University.
exceptional record has been acknowledged with awards and accolades over the
years including Middle Grades, Secondary, and Specialized Subjects Professor of
the Year and Fayetteville State University’s College of Education Professor of
the Year. The Wynton H. Hadley Teaching Award honoree was also selected as a
Senior Research Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute for College and Career
Readiness (MICCR), Mass Inc’s Gateway Cities Innovation Institute (GCII), and
the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy. Eley has served as a
Faculty Administrative Fellow at both Fayetteville State University and the
University of North Carolina System.
Fayetteville State University
State University is a constituent institution of The University of North
Carolina System and the second-oldest institution of higher education in the
state, having been founded in 1867. FSU is a historically black university
offering degrees at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. With more
than 6,700 students, Fayetteville State University is among the most diverse
institutions in the nation. To learn more about Fayetteville State University,