Education Faculty and Staff
Heather Cunningham Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Education
Hometown : Pittsburgh, PA
Academic Areas of Interest
Preparing teachers to support students in urban schools; issues of race, poverty, language and ethnicity in the K-12 classroom.
Personal Areas of Interest
Playing music -- especially Old Time Appalachian music
Dr. Cunningham is an Assistant Professor of Education. Before earning her Ph.D. in Instruction and Learning, Dr. Cunningham was a K-12 public school teacher in Washington DC and downtown Pittsburgh for 13 years. She has also worked in education internationally in Honduras, the Dominican Republic, and Malawi.
- Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA), 2015
- M.A., American University (Washington, DC), 1997
- B.A., Allegheny College (Meadville, PA), 1993
- Supporting Students Below the Poverty Line (2017) Milner, H. R.; Cunningham, H. B.; Murray, I. E.; Alvarez, A. J.
- What Is “Good Teaching” for Elementary English Language Learners? (2016) Cunningham, H. B.; Crawford, P. A.
- Using Service-Learning as a Tool to Develop Intercultural Understanding (2015) Mattix Foster, A. A., Cunningham, H. B. & Wrightsman, K.
- Pathways to Developing Interculturally Aware Teachers (2014) Cunningham, H. B.; Katsafanas, J. D.
- Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate Social Studies grades 7-12 -- Level II
- District of Columbia Public Schools Teaching Certificate -- K-12 English as a Second Language & Bilingual Education