Educational Psychology in the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences
North Carolina State University
Research Interests & Goals:
Dr. Jessica T. DeCuir-Gunby is a Professor of Educational Psychology in the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences at NC State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. In addition, she serves as a faculty mentor with the inter-institutional Center for Developmental Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and is an associate editor for the American Educational Research Journal. DeCuir-Gunby was an inaugural recipient of the NC State University Faculty Scholar Award (2013-2017). In addition, she was recognized by the University of Georgia’s College of Education by being awarded the 2015-2016 Alumni Outstanding Educator Award.
Dr. DeCuir-Gunby’s program of research focuses on three areas (1) race and racial identity (including Critical Race Theory); (2) research methods (with an emphasis on Mixed Methods); and (3) emotions and education. She explores how issues of race and racism, often using a critical race theory lens, impact African Americans across the lifespan and in various educational contexts. In addition, as a practical/applied methodologist, she examines the research process, teaching others how to utilize specific methodological approaches.