Tiffanie Lewis-Durham

Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations (ELC) Department
Tiffanie Lewish-Durham headshot

Assistant Professor
Email: tclewisd@uncg.edu
Office: 356 SOE Building

Research Interest

  • Educational Policy
  • Educational Equity
  • Social Justice Education
  • Community Engagement
  • Educational Leadership


  • Ph.D. Educational Theory and Policy, Pennsylvania State University
  • B.A. Psychology and Journalism, Pennsylvania State University


Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Lewis-Durham received her doctorate in Educational Theory and Policy from Pennsylvania State University. Prior to her time at UNC-G, she was the Director of Community Schools for a nonprofit in New York City public schools. In addition, she conducts research on the way schools and school districts implement equity-oriented educational policies, including how, if at all, they include community in schools. She also researches principal preparation programs and how they prepare social justice-oriented and anti-racist school leaders.


York, T.T & Lewis, T.C. (In Press). Who you know matters: Lessons from first-year faculty about maintaining and creating professional networks. In A. Kemp (Ed.), —The Dignity of the Calling: Educators Share the Beginnings of their Journeys. Information Age Publishing.

Diem, S., Carpenter, B.W., & Lewis-Durham, T.C. (2018). Preparing anti-racist school leaders in a school choice context. Urban Education.

Lewis-Durham, T.C (2015). Evading equity: Principal autonomy under the Bloomberg- Klein market regime. e-Journal of Educational Policy.

Bukoski, B.E., Lewis-Durham, T.C., Carpenter, B.W., Berry, M.W., & Sanders, K.N. (2015). The complexities of realizing community: Assistant principals as community leaders in persistently low-achieving schools. Leadership and Policy in Schools. 14(4), 411-436.