Kisha Cunningham

Kisha Cunningham

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: School of Teacher Education
Discipline: Education
Office: Whiting Hall Rm. 248
Phone: 912.358.4180
Fax: 912.358.4683
Email: cunninghamk@savannahstate.edu

Biography

Dr. Kisha R. Cunningham is an Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology Education at Savannah State University. She received her BS (1995) and MS (1996) from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University (NCA&TSU) in Technology Education and her Ph.D. in Workforce Education and Training Development with a focus in Postsecondary Technical Leadership (2006) from The Pennsylvania State University. She was a Ronald McNair Scholar at NCA&TSU and her research focused on the shortage of African American Males in Education. She served as a Research Fellow at Penn State, where her research focused on Weekend Colleges, Postsecondary Technical Programs and Their Responsiveness to Industry, Vocational Choice and Gender Equity in Technology Education. Her research had been presented at the International Technology Engineering Education Association conference, MAP/MRO Conference, The International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA) in Hong Kong, The School-to-Career Connection Conference and The Association for Career and Technical Education Conference. Dr. Cunningham has been part of the leadership on numerous Gender Equity in Technology Education grants. In particular, she was PI on a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Education that focused on overcoming barriers that hinder high school female students from entering into nontraditional programs. She served as collaborator and managed The Summer Technology Institute for the Advancement of Gender Equity in High Technology grant (funded through The North Carolina Department of Education with Carl D. Perkins Funds). She has served as Technology Education faculty at North Carolina A&T State University, Druid Hills High School, Eastvalley Elementary School as well as for Neighborhoods focused on African American Youth.

Research Interests

Engineering Technology Education, Gender Equity and Accessibility in Technology/Engineering

Education

PhD, Workforce Education - The Pennsylvania State University

Awards & Honors

Name: President's Faculty Award for Innovation & Excellence
Organization: Savannah State University
Date: 4/1/2017


Name: Postsecondary Teacher of the Year
Organization: Georgia Engineering Technology Education Association
Date: 7/14/2016


Name: Postsecondary Teacher of the Year
Organization: Georgia Engineering Technology Education Association
Date: 7/14/2015


Name: NAACP Youth Achievement Award
Organization: Cobb County NAACP
Date: 1/1/2011

Publications

Title: Critical Issues in Education: A Reader
Publication Date: 7/1/2015
Publisher: Cognella
Type: Book, Textbook-New
Authors: Kisha R Cunningham,

Title: Postsecondary Technical Programs in Two-Year Colleges and Their Responsiveness to the Needs of Industry
Publication Date: 1/1/2014
Type: Conference Proceeding
Authors: Kisha R Cunningham,

Title: Do You Know What It Takes To Succeed in College
Publication Date: 1/1/2014
Type: Conference Proceeding
Authors: Kisha R Cunningham,

Title: An Investigation of Vocational Choice Among Community College Construction Education Students in the State of Pennsylvania
Publication Date: 1/1/2006
Type: Other
Authors: Kisha R Cunningham,