Toni Bailey

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
Doctor of Education (EdD)

Toni Bailey received her bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Xavier University of Louisiana, her master’s degree in the art of teaching from Xavier University of Louisiana, and her doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Mercer University. With an emphasis on the Latin root of the word curriculum, which means “to run”, her curricular research focuses on the procession of ideological formations along the history of curriculum.

Consistently interested in demystifying achievement disparities in North American schools, Dr. Bailey seeks to draw connections between the subtle power of educational rhetoric and the social reproduction of dominant norms by using textual discourse analyses in an effort to bring about curricular equity. Additionally, her research involves learning and cognition and has been featured in journal publications. Before joining Walden University, Dr. Bailey taught young students in the K-12 setting for ten years and now teaches as an assistant professor for the College of Education at Piedmont University in addition to her work as a Contributing Faculty Member for the College of Education at Walden.


PhD, Mercer University

MA, Xavier University of Louisiana

BA, Xavier University of Louisiana