Cathy D. Kea


DepartmentEducator Preparation



OfficeProctor Hall
Room: 247

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Cathy D. Kea


Other: Multicultural Special Education, University of Virginia, 1997

Ph D: Education, University of Kansas, 1988

MS: Special Education: Learning Disabilities, University of Wisconsin- LaCrosse, 1976

BA: Elementary Education, North Carolina Central University, 1975

Research Interests

Current research focuses on preparing teachers to design and deliver culturally responsive instruction in urban classrooms and ways to infuse diversity throughout course syllabi and teacher preparation programs.

Recent Publications

Cartledge, Gwendolyn  Kea, Cathy  Watson, Martreece  Oif, Alaina  (2016).  Special Education Disproportionality: A Review of Responses to Intervention and Culturally Relvant Pedagogy.  (1,  16,  pp. 1-21).  Multiple Voices.

Kea, Cathy  Trent, Stanley  (2013).  Providing Culturally Responsive Teaching In Field-Based and Student Teaching Experiences: A Case Study.  (2,  3,  pp. 81-100).  Interdisciplinary Journal of Teaching and Learning.

Kea, Cathy  (2009).  Connecting Rural African American Families with Differentiated Home Learning Instruction For Their Preschoolers.  (4,  28,  pp. 10-20).  Rural Special Education Quarterly.

Ford, Donna  Kea, Cathy  (2009).  Creating Culturally Responsive Instruction: For Students' and Teachers' Sake.  (9,  41,  pp. 1-16).  Focus on Exceptional Children.

Trent, S.  Kea, Cathy  Oh., K.  (2008).  Preparing Preservice Educators for Cultural Diversity: How Far Have We Come?.  (3,  74,  pp. 328-350).  Exceptional Children.

McKinney, S.  Campbell-Whatley, G.  Kea, Cathy  (2005).  Managing Student Behavior in Urban Classrooms: The Role of Teacher ABC Assessments.  (1,  79,  pp. 16-20).  The Clearing House on Urban Education, 79 (1), 16รข€“20.

Kea, Cathy  Campbell-Whatley, G.  Richards, H.  (2004).  Becoming Culturally Responsive Educators: Rethinking Teacher Education Pedagogy.   National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems.

Kea, Cathy  Campbell-Whatley, G.  Bratton, K.  (2003).  Culturally Responsive Assessment for African American Students with Learning and Behavioral Challenges.  (1,  29,  pp. 24-38).  Assessment for Effective Intervention Journal.