Alisa S. Taliaferro

TitleAssociate Professor

DepartmentHuman Performance and Leisure Studies


OfficeProctor Hall
Room: 382

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Alisa S. Taliaferro


Other: Principalship, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 2004

EDD: Educational Leadership, Clark Atlanta University, 2003

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

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

Research Interests

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

Recent Publications

Taliaferro,  Alisa  Flood,  Chena  ( 2014).  Building and Leveraging a Principal’s Social Capital for Student Achievement.  ( 3,  4,  ).   International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences.

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. .