WHO IS DR. CALLIE?

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SCHOLAR. COACH. SPEAKER.

Dr. Callie Edwards is an experienced educational researcher and program evaluator. For over a decade, she has studied, partnered with, and advocated for historically underrepresented and underserved populations in health, education, and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, such as women, communities of color, individuals who experience low-income backgrounds, and those who are the first in their family to graduate from college. She has also led statewide research and evaluation efforts in academic and government settings.

Dr. Callie holds a Ph.D. in Educational Research and Policy Analysis with a specialization in Higher Education Administration from North Carolina State University (NCSU). Her dissertation explored the counternarratives of high-achieving Black male engineering majors, and earned the NCSU 2018 Higher Education Dissertation of the Year Award, and an honorable mention from the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education 2019 Dissertation of the Year Award selection committee. Click here to view her award-winning dissertation

Dr. Callie is pleased to serve as the Acting Director of the Program Evaluation and Education Research Group at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and an adjunct faculty member in the NCSU College of Education. Prior to joining the Friday Institute, Dr. Edwards served as a Research Specialist at the North Carolina Department of Commerce, a Research Assistant in the Office of Assessment at NCSU, and a Program Coordinator in the Minority Engineering Programs Office at NCSU.

In her free time, Dr. Callie operates a consulting agency, The Life Of A Scholar, LLC. She also enjoys cooking, watching movies, working out, and volunteering with her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. She and her husband, Shawn, live in North Carolina and have a Yorkshire Terrier, Winston.

 

CURRENT BOARD APPOINTMENTS

Board Member (2021-Present)


Steering Committee Member (2021- Present)

Member At Large (2021 - Present)

 

SELECT RESEARCH PRODUCTS

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Insight into Contemporary Professional Growth Needs for North Carolina Educators
Insight into Contemporary Professional Growth Needs for North Carolina Educators
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“A Constant Conversation” The Implementation and Impact of the Learning Differences Program at Manni
“A Constant Conversation” The Implementation and Impact of the Learning Differences Program at Manni
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“Becoming Embedded In What We Do” The Implementation and Impact of the Learning Differences Program
“Becoming Embedded In What We Do” The Implementation and Impact of the Learning Differences Program
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The Opportunity to Dream: How an Early Learning Network Implemented the Liberatory Design Process
The Opportunity to Dream: How an Early Learning Network Implemented the Liberatory Design Process
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Overcoming Imposter Syndrome and Stereotype Threat:  Reconceptualizing the Definition of a  Scholar.
Overcoming Imposter Syndrome and Stereotype Threat: Reconceptualizing the Definition of a Scholar.
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African American professionals in higher education: experiencing and coping with racial  microaggres
African American professionals in higher education: experiencing and coping with racial microaggres
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. Faculty Salary (In)Equity: A Review of the Literature.
. Faculty Salary (In)Equity: A Review of the Literature.
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Engaging Black Families to Enhance Recruitment and  Retention Efforts  for Engineering Undergraduate
Engaging Black Families to Enhance Recruitment and Retention Efforts for Engineering Undergraduate
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Breaking Systemic Barriers to Careers in Teaching Post-COVID.
Breaking Systemic Barriers to Careers in Teaching Post-COVID.
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