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Lesley-Ann Noel, Ph.D.

Dr. Lesley-Ann Noel is a distinguished designer, researcher, and educator specializing in Design for Social Change. As a co-editor of The Black Experience in Design and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Arts, Design, and Technology at North Carolina State University, Dr. Noel is deeply committed to leveraging her knowledge to drive impactful change. With a focus on guiding public and private organizations through transformative processes, she serves as a consultant, empowering them to make significant strides in social change through innovative design strategies.

Show Highlights

  • Emotional intelligence and social change
  • Understanding anger as a design leverage
  • Navigating student anger in the classroom
  • Handling conflict and pushback in pursuit of social change
  • Extending social change beyond humanities and social sciences
  • Empowering students and educators for change

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Design Social Change

The Designer's Critical Alphabet

The Good Vibes Deck

The Black Experience in Design

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Leading Equity delivers an eye-opening and actionable discussion of how to transform a classroom or school into a more equitable place. Through explorations of ten concrete steps that you can take right now, Dr. Sheldon L. Eakins offers you the skills, resources, and concepts you’ll need to address common equity deficiencies in education.


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