Markita Cheri Warren, PhD
 Title: Asst. Professor of Practice
 Dept: Teacher Education
 Office: JH 336
 Phone: 216-523-7116
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. JH 336, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Ph.D., Urban Education, Policy Studies, Cleveland State University, 2020
M.Ed., Secondary Education, John Carroll University, 2011
B.A., English Language/Literature and Writing, John Carroll University, 2006
Brief Bio:
Dr. Markita C. Warren is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the College of Education and Public Affairs, Department of Teacher Education. In this role, she teaches Middle School Methodology and Literacy courses.

Her research focuses on the linguistic needs of African American students, diversifying K-12 curriculum, culturally relevant and sustaining pedagogies, and the experiences of Black or urban students in educational settings. She has presented her work at several conferences and is a reviewer for the Journal of Negro Education.

Prior to higher education, Dr. Warren served as a practitioner, coach, and leader in multiple school districts and non-profit educational organizations for 15 years. She was recognized as a Top 100 RESA Educator by the Ohio Department of Education and received an Excellence in Teaching award from Cleveland State University. In addition to course instruction, she currently serves as a Research Associate for EnGendered Research Collaborative and a member of the Ohio Advisory Board for Newsela.
Honors and Awards:
Excellence in Teaching, Cleveland State University
Top 100 OHIO RESA Award Recipient, Ohio Department of Education
Certificate of Distinction, Greater Cleveland Neighborhood Centers Association
Research Interests:
Education and Social Justice | AAVE and Reading Development | Linguistic Equity |Culturally Relevant and Sustaining Pedagogies| Diversity in Curriculum and Teaching| Adolescent Development| Black Girl Identity Development| Effects of Federal Policy on School Curriculum
Professional Affiliations:
American Educational Research Association
National Education Association
International Literacy Association
National Council of Teachers of English