Morgan Z. Faison, Ph.D.

Areas of Expertise

  • Culturally Responsive Professional Development
  • Elementary Teacher Education
  • History of Black Education
  • Narrative Inquiry Research


  • Professional Lives of Intersectional Black Elementary Teachers
  • Grow Your Own Teachers Programs
  • Clinical Practice and Community Partnerships in Teacher Education



  •  Ph.D. in Educational Studies, 2016
    Emory University
  •  M.S.Ed. in Education, Culture, and Society, 2009
    University of Pennsylania
  •  B.A. in Child Development, 2007
    Spelman College


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Research Summary

Dr. Morgan Faison is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice at the University of Georgia. Her research engages the nexus between pedagogical models of excellence for educating young, Black children and process-oriented structures of cultural justice for Black early childhood teachers through clinically-based teacher education, induction, and professional development. Her current project sheds light on how innovative school-university partnerships can be utilized to develop high school teacher pipelines and community-based “Grow Your Own” teachers programs in the Deep South. She has published widely in edited volumes, peer-reviewed, and practitioner-focused journals including the International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, the Journal of Educational Studies, Multicultural Perspectives, and for the National Black Child Development Institute.