Tanisca M. Wilson

Dr. Wilson embodies a unique set of career experiences that span K-16 education. She began her career as an adult educator who taught G.E.D. courses to formerly incarcerated individuals. Since then, she has served in diverse roles across the educational landscape. And for the last 20 years, Dr. Wilson has worked tirelessly to achieve the goal of creating equitable and sustainable learning practices for underserved students and adult learners. Through her roles as a secondary English teacher, a college-wide assistant director of enrollment services at a community college, an instructional coach, a correctional educator, a director of Praxis preparation and classroom readiness, and an adjunct professor of education, she has worked to close the achievement gap and helped to create balanced and relevant systems in education. Her position is that education must be practical and applicable to those that seek it so that it creates pursuable life-changing opportunities.

Dr. Wilson holds twin degrees from the University of New Orleans, a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Qualitative Research Methods and a Master of Education degree with a concentration in Adult Learning & Development. In 2001, she received a Baccalaureate degree in English from Southern University. While working on her Ph.D., she enrolled in NOBTS, and in 2007, she received a Certificate in Women’s Ministry. Dr. Wilson holds a tetrad of State certifications as a teacher of English for grades 6-12, an adult educator, an ELA content leader, and a mentor teacher. In addition to serving on the editorial team for the International Journal of Education Research, Dr. Wilson has published two peer reviewed academic articles, served as a proposal reviewer for several professional organizations,presented at numerous professional conferences, and edited an academic book. Her research foci are women in education and educational equity for under-served individuals.

Her contributions to the education profession includes directing the We Read Literacy program, providing leader facilitation to Word Lovers Book & Literary Club, serving on the CAEP team, and sustaining professional memberships in national education associations.