Alisa S. Taliaferro

TitleAssociate Professor

DepartmentHuman Performance and Leisure Studies


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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

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. . 

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