M. Billye Sankofa Waters, Ph.D.
[em / BILL-ee / san-KO-fuh-WAH-ters]
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON TACOMA [2019 – PRESENT]
Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership
School of Education
Associate Teaching Professor
Graduate School of Education – Curriculum, Teaching, Learning, Leadership
NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY [2012 – 2019]
The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Doctor of Philosophy, 2012 | Master of Arts, 2009
Education – Culture, Curriculum, Change
Columbia College Chicago
Bachelor of Arts, 2005
Fiction Writing / Black World Studies
Sociology of Education
Critical Race Theory
Radical Identity Praxis
Black Women Writers
We can speak for ourselves: Parent involvement and ideologies of Black mothers in Chicago
The Audre Lorde dinners: An ethnographic study of Black mothers who care for communities and self.
Blackgirl Gold Unapologetic, Inc. NFP
Founding Executive Director
Celebrating twenty years of Black girlhood: The Lauryn Hill reader
M. Billye Sankofa Waters, Venus Evans-Winters, Bettina L. Love (Eds.)
Sanchez, M. & Sankofa Waters, M. B. (Eds.). (2020). How we got here: The role of critical mentoring, love and teaching in preparing new generations of social justice scholars. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
Sankofa Waters, M. B, Evans-Winters, V., & Love, B. L. (Eds.). (2019). Celebrating twenty years of Black girlhood: The Lauryn Hill reader. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.
Sankofa Waters, B. (2016). We can speak for ourselves: Parent involvement and ideologies of Black mothers in Chicago. Rotterdam, Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
Rhodes, B. (2002). Penetrated soul: somethingsihadtorelease. Chicago, IL: Onyx Roads Books.
COURSES TAUGHT [SELECTED]
Doctoral Seminar in Curriculum Leadership: Urban Education
Introduction to Doctoral Studies
Leadership for Social Justice
Research Design (Positionality and Theoretical Frameworks)
Social Justice and Educational Equity
DOCTORAL SUPERVISION [SELECTED]
Teacher’s transformative learning experiences in a cultural proficiency professional development program – Rhoda Nuñez-Donnelly, Ed.D.
Black male principals who lead in Massachusetts public schools – Joseph Smith, Ed.D.
Intercultural competence developed through transnational teaching experiences in Qatar: A narrative analysis – Razzan Itani, Ed.D.
Exploring the curriculum narratives of Jewish Day School bible teachers – Galya Greenberg, Ed.D.
LGBTQA validation: An interpretative phenomenological analysis – Meredith Kuczik, Ed.D.
High school English teachers' experiences with poetry pedagogy – Molly Young, Ed.D.
Voices of Haitian teachers: Teacher perception of professional development in Haiti – Sara Jane Quessa Coupet, Ed.D.
Correctional curriculum evaluation: An uncovering of effective practices that reduce the rate of prison recidivism in the state of Alabama – Sanders Thomas, Ed.D.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/SERVICE [SELECTED]
Blackgirl Gold Unapologetic, Inc. — NFP
Founding Executive Director
American Educational Research Association
2018–2021 Hip Hop Theories, Praxis & Pedagogies SIG Executive Board
National Women's Studies Association
2018–2020 Governing Council
2015 Women of Color Leadership Project cohort
Western Journal of Black Studies