Alisa S Taliaferro

Associate Dean-Quality Assurance & Graduate Programs

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
College of Education

Admin and Instructional Services

Proctor Hall 382
OtherPrincipalship / Harvard Graduate School of Education
EDDEducational Leadership / Clark Atlanta University
OtherEducational Leadership / Clark Atlanta University
M.S.Education Administration and Supervision / North Carolina A&T State University
B.S.Elementary Education / North Carolina A&T State University


Dr. Alisa Taliaferro is the Associate Dean, Quality Assurance and Graduate Programs in the College of Education. Dr. Taliaferro graduated from Clark Atlanta University with a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership. Her research interests include social capital and culturally responsive leadership with a focus on the connection between social capital and developing in service teachers as culturally responsive leaders. She has secured over $5.3 million in sponsored research. Dr. Taliaferro is a former public school administrator and elementary school teacher.

Research Interests

Culturally Responsive Leadership, Culturally Responsive Assessment Practices, Intersectionality of Social Capital and Culturally Responsive Leadership for School Administrators

Recent Publications

  • Alisa Taliaferro, Chena Flood (2014). (Building and Leveraging a Principal’s Social Capital for Student Achievement). (3) 4, International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences.
  • Alisa Taliaferro (2014). (Building and Leveraging a Principal’s Social Capital for Student Achievement. ).
  • Alisa Taliaferro (2012). (Measuring Preservice Masters of School Administrators Candidates’ Social Capital as a Predictor for Culturally Responsive Leadership. Educational Research and Review).
  • Alisa Taliaferro (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 ).
  • Alisa Taliaferro (2012). (The Three Essential Principles of Culturally Responsive Leadership: A Handbook for Pre-service Educational Leaders. ).
  • Alisa Taliaferro (2012). (Understanding the Way Students Speak: A Guide for Educators on Creating Culturally Responsive Environments for Linguistically Diverse Students. ).
  • Alisa Taliaferro (2011). (Developing Culturally Responsive Leaders through Online Learning and Teaching Approaches. ).
  • Alisa Taliaferro (2011). (It’s Simple, But Not Easy—Culturally Responsive Leadership and Social Capital: A Framework for Closing the Opportunity Gap. ).