Dr. Peter Eley is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Middle Grades, Secondary and Special Subjects and current advisor for Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society. Dr. Eley attended Elizabeth City State University (ECSU), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in pure Mathematics. He attended graduate school immediately after undergrad at North Carolina State University (NCSU) and earned Master's Degrees in Applied Mathematics and Mathematics Education. He earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education 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 Manager/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 technology.
Dr. Eley was selected as the 2014-15 Middle Grades Secondary and Specialized Subjects Professor of the Year and 2014-15 Fayetteville State University School of Education Professor of the year. Additionally, he was also awarded the Wynton H. Hadley Teaching Award in 2014-15. During early 2015 Dr. Eley was selected as a Senior Research Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute for College and Career Readiness (MICCR) in collaboration with Boston University School of Education, MassInc's Gateway Cities Innovation Institute (GCII), and the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy.
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