Cierra Presberry

A photo of Cierra Presberry.

Assistant Professor

Leadership and Counseling

304W John W. Porter Building


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Ph.D., Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education, Michigan State University


Cierra Presberry, Ph.D.

Cierra Presberry is an assistant professor in the Department of Leadership and Counseling. Her philosophy of education centers notions of equity, care, and liberation, particularly among institutions that serve marginalized students (otherwise labeled as urban schools). As a former special education teacher, she has served elementary and secondary school students in Detroit. Additionally, she has researched the use of restorative justice among Black students with disabilities, the role of empathy in the teaching of young Black men, and identity development and leadership within Black girlhood. Her work has been published in Urban Education and the Journal of Educational Administration and History.


  • EDLD 513: Community Education and Community Relations
  • EDLD 509A: Educational Leadership in a Pluralistic Society