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Dr. Peter Eley

Interim Chair/Professor

Dr. Peter Eley is a sophist who thrives in an environment of curiosity, creativity, and engagement. A full professor that serves as Interim Chair of the Health, Physical and Secondary Education Department at Fayetteville State University and Chair of the Elizabeth City State University Foundation, he is responsible for a full range of administrative leadership, coaching, training, and consulting activities. Dr. Eley holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Elizabeth City State University, a Master's degree in Applied Mathematics and Mathematics Education from North Carolina StateUniversity, and a Ph.D. in Mathematics Education.

Attuned to the landscape of higher education, Dr. Eley uses equity, school policy, and technology to motivate mathematical understanding and inform his strategic decision-making processes. A practitioner and leader in K-12 & Higher education, Dr. 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. Dr. Eley's 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), MassInc's Gateway CitiesInnovation Institute (GCII), and the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy.  Dr. Eley has served as a Faculty Administrative Fellow at both Fayetteville State University and the Universityof North Carolina System.

As a mentor and leadership speaker, Dr. Eley is empowering mathematical leaders of the 21st century all over the country. Specializing in personality, humor, and storytelling, Dr. Eley uses his scholarly and life experiences as the backdrop to his presentations and facilitations. With a focusand passion on developing the leadership capacity in youth, Dr. Eley works extensively with community leaders and businesses and serves on several advisory boards including ECSU Board of Trustees and the 100 Black Men of Cape Fear Region Board of Directors. He is also a current advisor for Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society and an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Alpha Phi Lambda Chapter where he serves on the education committee.

Though his passion, Dr. Eley's love for mathematics and education cannot compare to his greatest joy - his family. Dr. Eley is married to his wife, Felicia, and they have two beautiful children. In his very rare spare time, some of Dr. Eley's pleasurable pastimes include spending time at his church, weightlifting, golfing, hunting, and working on classic cars.



·   Elizabeth City State University 40 under 40 Award Recipient (2017-2018) 

·   Fayetteville State University Middle Grades Advisor of the Year 2016 (May 8, 2016)

·   Institute for College and Career Readiness (MICCR) Senior Research Fellow 2016 (March 17, 2016)

·   Elizabeth City State University National Alumni Association Life Member Award 2015

    (December 1, 2015)

·   Wynton H. Hadley Teaching Award 2014, Excellence in Teaching Conference (April 11, 2014)

·   School of Education Teacher of the Year 2014, Fayetteville State University (April 7, 2014).

·   Middle Grades, Secondary and Specialized Subjects Teacher of the Year Award 2014,

    Fayetteville StateUniversity (April 1, 2014)

·   Grant Research Collaborations, ORSP (April 10, 2013)

·   School of Education Publications Award, SOE (April 4, 2013)

·   Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society (April 7, 2011)

·  Certificate of Appreciation, Optimum (February 10, 2011)

·  Certificate of Certification Online Education, FSU Online Education (September 1, 2011)

·  Certificate of Appreciation, School of Education (April 9, 2011)

·  Ronald E. McNair Trio Trailblazer Award 2011 (August 1, 2011)


Eley, P. M., & Stiff, L. V. (2013). Your decision, but my future...National council of professors   of education administrator (NCPEA) Education Leadership Review Special Edition, Blacksburg, Va. P.80-88

Eley, P. M. (2013). Technology and how it is use in mathematics education. In J. L. Lewis, A. M. Green, & D. Surry, Technology as a tool for diversity leadership:implementation and future implications. IGI Global.

Eley, P. M., Charles, K., & Leeks, L. (2013). A new vision for professional development. Mathematics teaching in the middle school. (NCTM). Reston, VA

Eley, P. M., & Stiff, L. V. (2012). A Tale about Access to 8th Grade Algebra In North Carolina   Centroid, 38 (2).

Eley, P. M. & Hines, K. W. (2011) Students tell the story best: creative mathematics storytelling using narrative software. Centroid, 37 (2), 9-13

Professional Affiliations

·   Association of Mathematics Teachers Education. (January 1, 2011-Present)

·   North Carolina Association of Mathematics Teacher Education Executive Board Member
    (January 1, 2016 -  Present)
·   North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics (March 7, 2006 - Present)

·   National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (November 1, 2005 - Present)

·   Benjamin Banneker Association (March 1, 2006 - Present)

·   Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (November 22, 1997 - Present)

Courses Taught

EDMG 400 - The Middle School

EDMG 433 - Middle Grade Math Methods

EDMG 470 - Student Teaching

EDMG 498 - Middle Grades Math Capstone

EDUC 460 - Secondary Methods

EDUC 697 - Advanced Clinical Experience

EDUC 210 - Computers in Education

EDUC 211 - Intro to Education with School experiences

EDUC 470 - Student Teaching

ELEM 335 - Math/ 21st Cent K-6 Teaching Candidates

ELEM 455 - Teaching Math Elem School K-6

ELEM 515 - Advance Topics in Mathematics

MATH 131 - College Algebra & Trig

MATH 486 - Secondary Methods

MATH 501 - Mathematics Teaching with Technology

MATH 502 - Advance Topics in Mathematics (Statistics)

MATH 533 -  Advance Topics in Mathematics (Research Methods)