Warthen-Sutton, Chrishirella

Title/s:  Clinical Assistant Professor

Specialty Area: Urban Education Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Family Engagement Elementary Middle Grades

Office #:  Lewis Tower 1038, WTC

Phone: 312.915.6773



Dr. Chrishirella Warthen-Sutton’s professional record of service spans in teaching and leadership roles in schools, school district administration, higher education and state education agency with specialty areas in urban education, culturally responsive pedagogy and family engagement practice. Her current research is focused on procuring an asset-based narrative of K12 black girls to propel their academic and life success.

She received her education at Cardinal Stritch University with a PhD in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning & Service, a Master’s Degree in Education Leadership from National Louis University, K12 teaching certification acquired at the University of WI-Milwaukee and a BBA earned at the University of Detroit-Mercy.


  • PhD, Cardinal Stritch University, Wisconsin

Research Interests

  • Urban Education
  • Black Girlhood Studies
  • Social Identity

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • WEASSP, Inc. (Wisconsin Education Association for Student Support Programs), President


Courses Taught

  • TLSC 110/120/130 Sequence 1
  • TLSC 422 Teaching Social Studies
  • TLSC 300A Professional Learning Communities
  • TLSC 360 Developing Rigorous & Relevant Instruction and Assessment