Cherese Childers-McKee, PhD
Assistant Teaching Professor
Cherese Childers-McKee completed her PhD in Educational Studies with a concentration in Cultural Studies at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her research interests include language and identity, community engaged research, urban schools, critical literacy, teacher leadership, social justice education, and intercultural relations. She also holds a graduate certificate in women’s and gender studies.
Dr. Childers-McKee’s teaching experiences range from K-12 to higher education. She has taught middle school and high school; undergraduate pre-service teachers; undergraduate honors students; and graduate educational leadership and higher education students. Her publications have appeared in venues such as The Urban Review, The Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Nationalism. She is co-editor of the book, Postcards from the Schoolhouse: Practitioner Scholars Examine Contemporary Issues in Instructional Leadership.
College/University Teaching: UNC Greensboro, Greensboro, NC; UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC.
K-12 Teaching: Teacher, Durham Public Schools, Durham NC; Teacher and District Teacher Leader, Rowan-Salisbury Schools, Salisbury, NC.
Awards and Activities:
Manuscript Reviewer: The Urban Review (spring 2013 to present);Working Papers in Education (spring 2016 to present); High School Journal (fall 2016 to present).
Professional Organizations: The Honors Society of Phi Kappa Phi; American Educational Studies Association; American Educational Research Association; American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education; National Association for Multicultural Education; National Collegiate Honors Council; North Carolina Honors Association; Southern Regional Honors Council.