Dr. Peter Eley

Associate Professor

Dr. Peter Eley is an Associate 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 Mathematics.  After undergrad, he attended graduate school at North Carolina State University (NCSU) and earned Master's Degrees in Applied Mathematics and Mathematics Education. He received 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 (WSSU) 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 (FSU). Dr. Eley's research interests are in equity, school policy, and technology used to teach mathematics. He has a particular interest in middle grades mathematical understanding and motivating students to learn using technology. Additionally Dr. Eley is a successful grant writter and has written grants totaling over 3 millions dollars for WSSU and FSU. 

Dr. Eley was selected as the 2014-15 Middle Grades Secondary and Specialized Subjects Professor of the Year and 2014-15 Fayetteville State University (FSU) College of Education Professor of the year. Additionally, he was also awarded the Wynton H. Hadley Teaching Award in 2014-15. He was also recognized as a member of the ECSU 40 under 40. 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 College of Education, MassInc's Gateway Cities Innovation Institute (GCII), and the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy. Most recently Dr. Eley has been working diligently as a Faculty Administrative Fellow at FSU during the 2017-2018 academic year and additionally he is working as a Faculty Fellow at the University of North Carolina System office as a fellow as well.


·   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)