Kimberly D. Erwin

TitleAssociate Professor

DepartmentEducator Preparation



OfficeProctor Hall
Room: 122

1601 East Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411

Kimberly D. Erwin


Ph D: Curriculum and Instruction, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2011

MS: Elementary Education , North Carolina A&T State University, 1994

BS: Early Childhood / Elementary Education, North Carolina A&T State University, 1991

Research Interests

Research interests include African American males at the elementary level and the preparation of teacher leaders who aspire to transform education by utilizing research-based pedagogical practices that meet the needs of diverse students. As such, the research is grounded in the scholarship of Funds of Knowledge and its dimensions: 1) learning environment, 2) P-12 student learning/school experiences, 3) knowledge construction (student), 4) knowledge construction (teacher), and 5) social/academic integration. This research requires the examination of instructional approaches that optimize the growth and development of P-12 students in public an

Recent Publications

Smith, Nichole  Erwin, Kimberly  Carter, Tyrette  (2014).  Supporting Reading Skills Development: The Approach of One Summer Reading Program.   The Florida Reading Journal.

Smith, Nichole  Carter, Tyrette  Erwin, Kimberly  (2014).  From a middle schooler’s mind: Reading habits, what’s the story?.  In Pamela Sullivan and Marianne Baker  (2013-2014,  36,  pp. 8-15).  Reading in Virginia.

Graham, Anthony  Erwin, Kimberly  (2011).  Anger and Resentment: African American Male Youth coping with School Based Anger.  In Cyrus Ellis   Resiliency, Achievement, and Manhood: Promoting the Healthy Development of African American Men.

Graham, Anthony  Erwin, Kimberly  (2011).  “I don’t think Black men teach because how they get treated as students”: High-achieving African American boys’ perceptions of teaching as a career option..  (3,  80,  pp. 398-416).  Journal of Negro Education.

Graham, Anthony  Clemons, C  Erwin, Kimberly  We are Here and We Exist Black Males in Teacher Education.   Urban Education Journal.