Cailisha Lorene Petty

Program Coordinator Master Arts-Teaching

Cailisha Lorene Petty
College of Education

Educator Preparation

279 Proctor Hall
Ph.D.Curriculum and Teaching / University of North Carolina at Greensboro
M.S.Biology/Biological Sciences, General / North Carolina A&T State University
B.S.Biology Education / North Carolina A&T State University


Cailisha L. Petty, PhD is the Master of Arts in Teaching Program Coordinator and an Assistant Teaching Professor at North Carolina A&T State University. She earned a BS in Biology and MS in Biology Education from NCA&TSU. She earned a PhD in Curriculum and Teaching from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with an emphasis in science education. Her research interests include equity in Science Education for Students of Color and preparing engaging, highly qualified STEM Educators.

Research Interests

Science Identity-in-practice; African American success and barriers in science; Student motivation

Recent Publications

  • Angela White, Jessica DeCuir-Gunby, Cailisha Petty (2020). (Negotiating Intersectionality: The triple pressure of being an African American female scientist). In Leggett-Robinson, P. & Campbell Villa, B, (Overcoming Barriers for Women of Color in STEM Fields: Emerging Research and Opportunities) pp. 1-33. IGI Global.
  • Mary Smith, Angela White, Kelsie Bernot, Cailisha Petty, Catherine White, Grace Byfield, Robert Newman, Roy Coomans, Checo Rorie, , (2019). (A Transformative Approach to Advising STEM Students at an HBCU Mary A. Smith, An). (Diversity in Higher Education) 22, pp. 291-316. Emerald Publishing Limited.