Vance Kite, Ph.D., NBCT

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Dr. Vance Kite guides the long-term strategic planning and the vision for the growth and sustainability of the Kenan Fellows Program, a nationally recognized model for promoting teacher leadership, addressing teacher retention, and advancing K-12 education. In his role, he helps build relationships statewide to enhance the reputation and profile of the Kenan Fellows Program. Dr. Kite is a 2012-13 Kenan Fellow and the first alumnus to be named to this leadership position.

Throughout his career as an educator and a researcher, Dr. Kite has earned his National Board Teaching Certification, has published his research on science education and teacher professional development extensively, and has given more than 30 presentations at international education research conferences. Additionally, he has received numerous awards and recognitions for his exemplary work including being named the 2013 City of Medicine Academy Teacher of the Year and is a recipient of the Outstanding Dissertation Award for the NC State College of Education, the NC State Provost Scholar Leader Fellowship and has been inducted into multiple academic honor societies, including Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Xi.

Areas of Expertise

  • Science Education
  • Teacher Professional Development Design
  • Making the case for investing in educators
  • Centering teachers as a solution to workforce/economic development