Training Proficient Pollsters
Who will be the next president? Is climate change for real? And seriously, do more people believe in ghosts than racism? Associate professor of political science Michael Cobb knows how to find out what people really think. He's an expert in polling -- from creating the questionnaires, conducting the surveys and collecting the data to analyzing, interpreting and sharing the results. And he's preparing students to be proficient pollsters.
Meet Historian David Zonderman
Professor of History David Zonderman is the subject of a video created by students in COM 437 - Advanced Digital Video, in the Department of Communication. The video highlights Zonderman's research and his passion for teaching. He also shares information about the college's humanities extension program and his vision of NC State as a university without walls.
Meet Researcher Adriana de Souza e Silva
Associate Professor of Communication Adriana de Souza e Silva is the subject of a video created by students in COM 437 - Advanced Digital Video, in the Department of Communication. de Souza e Silva researches how people use location-based technologies--like cell phones that know where you are--and how the use of such technology affects our experiences of spaces, especially urban spaces. She is also exploring how low-income communities, particularly those in the developing world, appropriate technologies.
Meet Industrial Organizational Psychologist Lori Foster Thompson
Professor of Psychology Lori Foster Thompson is the subject of a video created by students in COM 437 - Advanced Digital Video, in the Department of Communication. Foster Thompson studies and teaches industrial and organizational psychology, that is, the psychology of the workplace. Most recently, she has been researching how technology is affecting our experience of work. She is also passionate about how industrial psychology can make the world a better place.
Meet Historian Blair Kelley
Associate Professor of History Blair L. M. Kelley is the subject of a video created by students in COM 437 - Advanced Digital Video, in the Department of Communication. The video highlights Kelley's research and her passion for teaching. Kelley's research has focused on the social movements that undergirded change for African Americans. Among the courses she teaches are oral history and the civil rights movement. This semester she co-taught "The South in Black and White" with Duke University historian Tim Tyson. Students enrolled from campuses throughout the Triangle to explore the history of race in the South.
Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty: Michael Garval
Meet Michael Garval, associate professor of French and the Humanities and Social Sciences Director of the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) program.
Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty: Clifford Griffin
Clifford Griffin, associate professor of political science in the School of Public and International Affairs, is an expert on Haitian and Caribbean politics and development.
Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty: Nora Haeen
Associate Professor of Anthropology Nora Haenn looks at Mexican migration to the United States. She focuses her research on those who stay behind.
Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty: Scott Fitzpatrick
Meet Scott Fitzpatrick, associate professor of archaeology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Fitzpatrick, who has researched the phenomenon of very large stone "money" on Palau, focuses on island archaeology, maritime adaptations, and the evolution of complex societies.
CHASS Faculty — Joan Pennell
Professor of Social Work Joan Pennell directs the Center for Family and Community Engagement. Pennell is an internationally recognized expert in her field, having spent more than 30 years building knowledge about how countries, state, counties, cities and schools can address the dynamics of family violence and the needs of children in these homes.