Markita Cheri Warren, PhD
 Title: Ast Professor of Practice
Program Coordinator, Middle Childhood Education
 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 has reviewed manuscripts 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.
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
Creative and Activities:
Warren, M. C. & Gibbs-Grey, T. (2024, February). Cultivating Culturally Relevant Classroom Practitioners through Epistemic Reflexivity. In AACTE - American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

Burgess, T., Beschorner, B., Curammeng, E., Warren, M. C., & White, R. (2024, February). Scenes of Social Injustice: Actualizing a Racial Justice Teacher Education. In AACTE - American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

Burgess, T., Beschorner, B., Inman, L., Warren, M. C., & White, R. (2023, February). Getting Past the Chill: Navigating Attacks on Teachers in Pursuit of Racial Equity Action Research. In AACTE - American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

Warren, M. (2019, April). Minority Teachers Matter: An Examination of Race and Perceived Student-Teacher Relationships. Paper presented at the Great Lakes Regional Counseling Psychology Conference, Louisville, KY.

Harper, B., Sanders, S., Liao, K, Beavers, R., and Warren, M. (2018, August). African-American graduate students and the imposter phenomenon: a moderation analysis. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.
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
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
National Education Association
International Literacy Association
National Council of Teachers of English
National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc.
Research Grants:
Purcell, T., Warren, M., Northrop, L. & Nagy, B. (2023). Project UNITE (Urban Network to Inspire Teaching Excellence). A three-year teacher residency program to prepare high-quality teachers to work in urban school districts. Funded Project. USDOE. ($3.4 million)

Purcell, T., Galletta, A. & Warren, M. (2021). Network Improvement Community (NIC). The project examines and seeks to dismantle university systems that create roadblocks for BIPOC teacher candidates. A second goal of the project is to design teacher preparation programs that promote culturally sensitive and racially conscious teachers. Funded Project. Hewlett Foundation. ($100,000).