Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership
School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy
Degree ProgramPh.D. Education
Donyell Roseboro the daughter of a teacher and a factory worker and the granddaughter of farmers. She received a B.A. in Secondary Education with a history concentration from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, an M.A. in History from Wake Forest University, a graduate certificate in Women’s and Gender Studies and a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Teaching/Cultural Studies from the University of North Carolina Greensboro. After teaching high school social studies for five years, Donyell entered academia as an Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She currently serves as a Contributing Part-Time Dissertation Mentor in the Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University. She has several publications, including a guest-edited issue of Vitaé Scholasticae: The Journal of Educational Biography on the pedagogies of Black educators and an edited volume entitled The Sexuality Curriculum and Youth Culture with the late Dennis Carlson. In 2016, Donyell was the Lead Principal Investigator on a Fulbright-Hays Group Study Abroad grant for just under $90,000 to take 12 teachers on a month-long study abroad experience in South Africa. Currently, she is finishing the final edits on a book tentatively entitled Digital Identities and Learning. Donyell lives along the coast of North Carolina with her husband and twin girls.