Cherese Childers-McKee

Associate Teaching Professor


Cherese Childers-McKee is a full-time faculty member in the Graduate School of Education and serves as the Director of the EdD (Doctor of Education) Program.

Dr. Childers-McKee completed her Ph.D. 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. Dr. Childers-McKee’s publications have appeared in venues such as The Urban ReviewThe 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. She also serves as an Associate Editor for the Action Research Journal (ARJ).


PhD from University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2016)

Professional Experience

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)