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Kisha N Daniels

Assistant Professor of the Practice of Education
Education Program


Kisha N. Daniels has worked extensively in the areas of teaching and learning with children, public school teachers, administrators, and university students for over 25 years. She holds a BA in elementary education, master’s degrees in school counseling and administration, a specialist certification in curriculum and instruction, and a doctoral degree in educational leadership from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a teacher and administrator in large, urban school districts, she has devoted her work to utilizing and researching engaging curriculum that supports diverse learning styles. During her academic tenure, she was Associate Professor of Education Leadership and has held joint appointments as Director for the Office of Community Service Learning and the Office of Faculty Professional Development and was the Principal Investigator (Education Core) of a National Institute of Health P20 grant which focused on increasing underrepresented populations to pursue cardio-metabolic research careers.

Kisha currently teaches Service-Learning courses in the Program in Education and the African and African-American Studies department at Duke University, where she also advises undergraduates and is the Program Director of DukeEngage Chicago.  Notably, she is actively involved with building and sustaining community partnerships in an effort to extend the scholarship of teaching through service learning. This has guided her path to focus on teacher quality, collaborative teaching and community engagement, to which she is credited with published books, journal articles, a university Teaching Excellence and international research awards.  Her most recent publication is Creating Caring and Supportive Educational Environments for Meaningful Learning (

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Assistant Professor of the Practice of Education · 2021 - Present Education Program, Education

Education, Training & Certifications

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill · 2005 Ed.D.