Dr. Theodorea Regina Berry

Professor and Chair

Dr. Theodorea Regina Berry earned a B.A. in Communications from Slippery Rock University, an M.Ed. in Interdisciplinary Studies in Curriculum and Instruction, and Ed.S. in Leadership in Curriculum and Teaching, and an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Social Inquiry, all from National-Louis University. Upon completion of her terminal degree, Theodorea Berry completed a three-year postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago awarded by the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Dr. Berry, a pioneer scholar on critical race feminism in the context of education, centers her work in critical race theory/critical race feminism, curriculum studies/curriculum theory, and qualitative research methodology (auto-ethnography, ethnography, and narrative) and engages in scholarship with a focus on the lived experiences of Black women as pre-service teachers and teacher educators and critical examination of race, ethnicity, and gender for teaching and teacher education.