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Dr. Kriss Kemp Graham

Associate Professor / Rural & Urban Initiative Coordinator

Educational Leadership

Office Location: Frank Young Education North #105

Phone: 903-468-6042



Dr. Kemp-Graham worked in the public school system for over twenty years at the central office and school level.  She worked in both Brooklyn, New York and Newark, New Jersey in very poor schools. Dr. Kemp-Graham has worked as a 3rd grade teacher, 5th Grade Teacher, Title I Reading Specialist, Community Development Program Specialist, 21st Century Community Learning Center Director, Whole School Reform Supervisor, Vice Principal, Summer School Principal and Principal. 


PhD, School District Administration 2009 New York University New York, NY

M.S., Urban Affairs 1993 Hunter College New York, NY

Bachelor of Arts, Economics 1987 University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA



Assistant Professor August 2012 to Present

Doctoral Level Courses Taught

EDAD 718 Doctoral Dissertation

EDAD 698 Qualitative Research Methods

EDAD 663 Dissertation Authoring I

EDAD 639 Education Program Evaluation

EDAD 671 Government and Politics of Education Master’s Level Courses Taught

EDAD 615 Leading Effective Schools (Course Lead)

EDAD 508 Facilitating Learning for Diverse Students

EDAD 554 Leading the Learning Community (Course Lead)

EDAD 656 Building Capacity for Powerful Learning

EDAD 607 Using Evaluation and Data to Improve Learning


Adjunct Professor (2007-2012)

Undergraduate Courses taught

Intro to Economics

Urban Economic Problems

Urban Economic Strategies

Foundations of Education I. 

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