Ferguson, Kelly N.

Title/s:  Clinical Assistant Professor

Specialty Area: Black Male Education

Office #:  Lewis Towers 1063, WTC

Phone: 312.915.6841


CV Link: Ferguson CV


Currently serving as clinical assistant professor at Loyola University Chicago, Kelly teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the School of Education. Kelly’s passion for and commitment to social justice, particularly for that of marginalized groups, can be found in her research focus on Black male education.  Her dissertation focused on the disproportionate representation of Black males in subjective areas of discipline. Kelly’s dissertation and life’s work is committed to supporting practitioners in their understanding of and work with Black male students and providing learning environments responsive to their educational needs.


  • EdD, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL

Program Areas

  • Teaching, Learning, & Leading with Schools & Communities
  • Curriculum and Instruction

Research Interests

  • Black Male Education
  • Teacher Education

Courses Taught

  • CIEP 206: Children's Literature
  • TLSC 110: The Profession and Our Programs
  • TLSC 120: Bringing Language, Learning and Developmental Theory into Practice
  • TLSC 130: Community Immersion
  • TLSC 140: Teaching, Learning and Leading for Social Justice
  • TLSC 150: Constructive Learning Environments for Diverse Students
  • TLSC 160: Analyzing Culturally Responsive Classroom Instruction
  • TLSC 340: Teaching and Learning in an Area of Specialization
  • TLSC 350: Teaching and Learning with a Global Framework
  • TLSC 360: Designing and Implementing Rigorous and Relevant Instruction and Assessment