Dr. Peter Eley is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Middle Grades, Secondary and Special Subjects. He is currently serving as the advisor for Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society and the Middle Grades Club. Dr. Eley attended Elizabeth City State University (ECSU), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in pure Mathematics in May 2000. He attended graduate school immediately after undergrad at North Carolina State University (NCSU) and earned Master's Degrees in Applied Mathematics in 2002 and Mathematics Education in 2008. He earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education in 2011 also from NCSU. Dr. Eley has taught on multiple levels during his career. He began as a mathematics and science teacher at Eaton Johnson Middle School in Henderson, NC. He gained valuable experience as a high school teacher of mathematics at South Granville High School in Creedmoor, NC. Dr. Eley's collegiate experiences started at Saint Augustine's College in Raleigh, NC where he worked as the Data Manger/Webmaster for Saint Augustine College in Raleigh. He later relocated to Winston-Salem, NC to work at Winston-Salem State University to serve as the Mathematics and Science Education (NC-MSEN) Pre-College Program Coordinator. After serving in the coordinator capacity for five years, Dr. Eley accepted the challenge of becoming an assistant professor at Fayetteville State University. Dr. Eley's research interests are in equity, school policy and technology used to teach mathematics. He has a special interest in middle grades mathematical understanding and motivating students to learn using technolog.
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