Alisa S. Taliaferro

TitleAssociate Professor



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OfficeProctor Hall
Room: 382

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Alisa S. Taliaferro


Other: Principalship, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2004

EDD: Educational Administration, Clark Atlanta University, 2003

Other: Educational Leadership, Clark Atlanta University, 2001

MS: Education Administration and Supervision, North Carolina A&T State University, 1995

BS: Elementary Education, North Carolina A&T State University, 1993

Research Interests

Over the past several years, my research interests have focused on social capital and cultural responsive leadership. I view social capital, the connections among individuals and between social networks and cultural responsive pedagogies as central to school leaders’ understanding of school communities and raising student achievement. Within this framework, I have examined how school communities sustained positive social capital, how they organized themselves, and how school leaders facilitated a common purpose and shared values among school community members.

Recent Publications

Taliaferro, Alisa  (2014).  Building and Leveraging a Principal’s Social Capital for Student Achievement. . 

Taliaferro, Alisa  (2012).  The Principles of C.A.R.E.: Best Practices for Teaching English Language Learners from a Leadership Development Program Perspective. In Culturally Responsive Leadership: Transformational Development Models for Emerging Leaders . 

Taliaferro, Alisa  (2012).  The Three Essential Principles of Culturally Responsive Leadership: A Handbook for Pre-service Educational Leaders. . 

Taliaferro, Alisa  (2012).  Measuring Preservice Masters of School Administrators Candidates’ Social Capital as a Predictor for Culturally Responsive Leadership. Educational Research and Review. 

Taliaferro, Alisa  (2012).  Understanding the Way Students Speak: A Guide for Educators on Creating Culturally Responsive Environments for Linguistically Diverse Students. . 

Taliaferro, Alisa  (2011).  It’s Simple, But Not Easy—Culturally Responsive Leadership and Social Capital: A Framework for Closing the Opportunity Gap. . 

Taliaferro, Alisa  (2011).  Developing Culturally Responsive Leaders through Online Learning and Teaching Approaches. . 

Taliaferro, Alisa  (2008).  Success Lessons: Select Public Schools Weather the Storm. . 

Taliaferro, Alisa  Flood, Chena  Building and Leveraging a Principal’s Social Capital for Student Achievement.  (3,  4,  ).  International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences.