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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. He is a full rank 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 State University, 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 2014. The Wynton H. Hadley Teaching Award 2014 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. Dr. Eley has served as a Faculty Administrative Fellow at both Fayetteville State University and the University of North Carolina System 2018-2019.  During the spring 2020 semester Dr. Eley was recognized and awarded the UNC Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award Medallion.  

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 focus and passion on developing the leadership capacity in youth, Dr. Eley works extensively with community leaders and businesses and serves on several advisory boards including 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 spare time, some of Dr. Eley's pleasurable pastimes include competitive kayak fishing spending time at his church, weightlifting, golfing, hunting, and working on classic cars.  

For more information please go to www.drpetereley.com

Publications

Umerah, U., Kaniuka, T., Eley, P., Hudson, T. (2020) Student participation in a stem preparation program and academic performance at a historically black college and university. International Journal of Education and Human Developments. Vol.6, No.2, pages: 13- 30 July

Eley, P., Smith-Burton, K., Gillespie, P., White, E. (2019) Social communication fosters student collaborations. International Journal of Education and Human Developments. Vol.1, No.1, January  

Eley, P. (2018). Case Study: Effectiveness of technology in students understanding of geometry and probability concepts. International Journal of Education and Human Developments. Vol.4, No.2, pages: 21-31 March  

Eley, P. (2013). Technology in Mathematics as a Diversity Leadership tool. In Jone'l Lewis, Andre Green, Daniel Surry (Ed.), Diversity Leadership (pp. 219-229), Hershey, PA: IGI Publishing  

Eley, P., Charles, K., Leeks, L. (2013). A New Vision for Professional Development.

Journal for Research in Mathematics Education Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School NCTM May 2013  

Eley, P., Stiff, L. V. (2013). Your decision, but my future. National Council of Professionals Education Administrators, Vol.14, No.2: pages: 80-88  

Alexander-Lee, G., Eley, P., Fairley, C., Shamberger, C., (2013) Seventh Grade Attitude Changes in Learning Mathematics through Smartpen Technology. Fayetteville State University Digital Commons: http://digitalcommons.uncfsu.edu/soe_faculty_wp/36/  

Eley, P., Smith-Burton, K. (2013), Learning at my pace, I can finish the race. Honolulu, HI: Hawaii University International Conferences on Education and Technology http://huichawaii.org/eley-peter-m/

Eley, P., Stiff, L. V. (2012). A Tale about Access to 8th Algebra in North Carolina. North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Centroid, 38(2), 7-10  

Eley, P., Hines, K. W. (2011). Students tell the story best: Creative Mathematics Storytelling using Narrative software, North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Centroid 37(2), 9-13.  

Eley, P., (2009), How does the implementation of an inquiry-oriented curriculum for instruction on Euler's method affect the relationship between intended curriculum and learned curriculum? Raleigh, NC Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (RUME): http://sigmaa.maa.org/rume/crume2009/proceedings.html  

Early, M., Eley, P., Holstein, K., Keene, K., Lee, H. Lee, T., (2009), an investigation of one instructor's mathematical knowledge for teaching: developing a preliminary framework. Raleigh, NC: Conference on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education (RUME) http://sigmaa.maa.org/rume/crume2009/Keene_LONG.pdf

Selected Presentations

Eley, P. American Education Research Association "Barriers to Success of HBCU Student in Gateway Education Courses." San Francisco, CA (April 18, 2020)

Eley, P. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) "Measuring Equity part 2: Do you measure up ?" Greensboro, NC (April 3, 2020)

Eley, P. North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCCTM) "Measuring Equity: Do you measure up?" Greensboro, NC (Nov. 7, 2019)   

Eley, P. Bridging the GAP NC "Expanding Classroom Tools to Build Academic Language in STEM" Raleigh, NC (October, 2019)    Eley, P. American Education Research Association "Your Decision but my Future Toronto, Canada NC (April 8, 2019)   

Eley, P. North Carolina Association for Research in Education "Barriers to Success of HBCU Students' in Education Gateway Courses" Charlotte, NC (March 1, 2019)   

Eley, P. North Carolina Association for Research in Education "Equity as a Lifestyle Theoretical Framework Review" Charlotte, NC (Feb. 28, 2019)   

Eley, P. North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCCTM) "Using Hip-Hop Education as an Equity tool in Mathematics" Greensboro, NC (Nov. 1, 2018)   

Eley, P. Bridging the GAP NC "Using Hip-Hop Education as an Equity tool in Science Education" Raleigh, NC (October, 2018)   

Eley, P. North Carolina Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators (NCACTE) "Using Hip-Hop Education as an Equity tool in North Carolina Schools" Raleigh, NC (October 5, 2018)   

Eley, P. Robert E. Noyce Southeast Conference Final Keynote Speaker "When Student Keys don't open Teacher locks" Mobile, AL. (June 23, 2018)   

Eley, P. Robert E. Noyce Southeast Conference "Teaching is not what you are, it's what you do" Mobile, AL. (June 22, 2018)

Eley, P. Robert E. Noyce Southeast Conference "Planning, Implementing and Assessing Middle School Math Using Hip-Hop Education as an Equity tool" Mobile, AL. (June 21, 2018)   

Eley P. National Robert E. Noyce Conference "Enhancing the math Classroom on a Budget" Washington, DC (July 20, 2016)   

Eley, P. Robert E. Noyce Southeast Conference "Making Bricks without Straw" Mobile, AL. (June 2, 2016)   

Eley, P., Massachusetts House of Representatives with MICCR, "YCC in Brockton Schools," March 12, 2016   

Eley, P., North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics, "Using SmartPens in a Mathematics Classroom Part 2," Greensboro, NC (October 29, 2015)   

Eley, P., American Association of State Colleges and Universities, "Using SmartPens in a Flipped Classroom," San Diego, CA. (January 8, 2013)   

Eley, P., Charles, K. Duncan, M., Hawaii University International Conferences on Education, "A Learner-Centered Approach to Professional Development," Hawaii (January 7, 2014)   

Eley, P., National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, "Using SmartPens in a Mathematics Classroom Part 2," Greensboro, NC (October 30, 2013)   

Eley, P., Smith-Burton, K., Hawaii University International Conferences, "At my Pace I finish the Race," Hawaii (June 10, 2013)   

Eley, P., National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, "Using SmartPens in a Mathematics Classroom," FSU HBCU-Up Grant, Denver, CO. (April 19, 2013).   

Shamberger, C., Eley, P., Student Research Conference 2013, "Project PRISSSM: Product Research Involving Smartpens & Students Struggling in Mathematics," The Graduate School & the HBCU Master's Degree STEM Program, Capel Arena, FSU. (April 13, 2013)   

Eley, P., GERA, "Flipping out about Algebra," Georgia Education Research Association, Savannah, GA. (October 19, 2012)   

Eley, P., North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics, "Who has access to 8th grad Algebra in North Carolina," North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Greensboro, NC. (October 27, 2011)

Grants

Novel Mentoring Assessment for Undergraduate Research Opportunities. Principal investigator: Stephanie George, East Carolina University. Partnering institution: Peter Eley Fayetteville State University. $18,000 (2018)

HBCU-UP (Co-Principal Investigator) HBCU-UP Stem Masters $2,500,000 Sponsored by Department of Education (2017)

Fuller, R (Principal), Eley, P. (key personnel) "Robotic" $1,500,000 Sponsored by NSF, ITEST grant (2007) 

Fuller, R. (Co-principal), Eley, P. (key personnel) $25,000 Sponsored by Tyco Electronics   

Eley, P. (Principal), "Who has access to Algebra in the 8th Grade in NC?" Sponsored by Graduate School FSU, Fayetteville State University, $5,000.00. (April 19, 2011 - December 11, 2011)

Shamberger, C. (Principal), Eley, P. (Co-Principal), "Project PRISSM: Product Research Involving Smartpens & Students Struggling in Mathematics," Sponsored by The Graduate School's HBCU Master's Degree STEM Program, Fayetteville State University, $5,000.00. (February 11, 2013 - June 30, 2013)   

Eley, P. (Principal) "Do IPad's and SmartPens level the playing field for special needs students," Sponsored by FSU Graduate School Title III, Fayetteville State University, $4,000.00. (January 4, 2012 - May 1, 2012)   

Professional Affiliations

American Education Research Association (January 2018- current)

North Carolina Association of Mathematics Teacher Education Executive Board Member (January 1, 2016-Present)

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

North Carolina Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators. (January 1, 2011- 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)

Awards

UNC- System Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award (2020)

Honor for Executive Board Service to the North Carolina Chapter Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (Nov. 2018)

UNC- System Office Administrative Fellow (2018-2019)

Elizabeth City State University Honors Convocation Speaker (2018)

Fayetteville Alpha Kappa Mu Honors Society Speaker (2017)

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

Institute for College and Career Readiness (MICCR) Senior Research Fellow2015-18

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 State University (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)

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

 

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)