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tara Nkrumah

tara Nkrumah

Assistant Professor, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College


Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
Arizona State University
PO Box 875411
Tempe, AZ 85287-5411


  • Assistant Professor, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College


tara Nkrumah is an assistant professor in the division of teacher preparation at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. Her research on equitable teaching practices for anti-oppressive discourse in education and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) uses the theatre of the oppressed to explore culturally relevant/responsive leadership and pedagogy.

Nkrumah joined ASU in 2019 as a postdoctoral research associate at the Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology where she conducted culturally relevant and responsive professional development for the flagship CompuGirls programs focused on transforming the STEM education culture to be inclusive of underrepresented groups, in general, and girls and women of color, in particular. Nkrumah has extensive teaching experience in the United States where in 2018 she was awarded the Diversity Educator of the Year at the eighth-largest school district in the nation at that time. From 2007 to 2014, she engaged with culturally and linguistically diverse learners in Ghana, West Africa. 


  • PhD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of South Florida
  • MEd, Curriculum and Instruction, Tennessee State University
  • BS, Environmental Science, Middle Tennessee State University