Heather Cunningham, Ph.D.

Heather Cunningham
Assistant Professor of Education
412-365-1638
Braun - 213

Hometown:  Pittsburgh, PA

ACADEMIC AREAS OF INTEREST

Preparing teachers to support students marginalized by race, poverty, language or ethnicity in the K-12 classroom; examining pre-K-12 education within a framework of global sustainability.

PERSONAL AREAS OF INTEREST

Playing music -- especially Old Time Appalachian music

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Cunningham is an Assistant Professor of Education. Before earning her Ph.D. in Instruction and Learning, Dr. Cunningham was a K-12 public school teacher in Washington DC and downtown Pittsburgh for 13 years. She has also worked in education internationally in Honduras, the Dominican Republic, and Malawi.

EDUCATION
  • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA), 2015
  • M.A., American University (Washington, DC), 1997
  • B.A., Allegheny College (Meadville, PA), 1993
CERTIFICATIONS 
  • Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate Social Studies grades 7-12 -- Level II
  • District of Columbia Public Schools Teaching Certificate -- K-12 English as a Second Language & Bilingual Education
PUBLICATIONS