Dr. Mia H. Kirk

Researcher. Educator. Adult Learning Specialist.

About Me

Dr. Mia Kirk is an accomplished educator and researcher with expertise in adult learning, leadership, and educational administration. She holds an Ed.D. in Organization and Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University, and Ed.M. in Arts in Education: Administration, Planning, & Social Policy from Harvard University Graduate School of Education, and a Bachelor of Music with a concentration in Education from Rutgers University.

Dr. Kirk has a passion for research and has published several works, including her doctoral dissertation entitled, “Black Women’s Use of Virtual Educator Affinity Groups While Working in Hostile Environments.” She has presented her research both nationally and internationally at conferences such as the American Education Research Association Annual Meeting and the International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations. With a diverse range of teaching experiences within the P-12 landscape, Dr. Kirk has also taught courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Kirk is passionate about designing professional learning that is relevant and centers the experience of the adult learner.

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Dr. Kirk visited: The Know Good People Podcast

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Dr. Kirk's current research focuses on Black women's use of virtual educator affinity groups while working in hostile environments. She is passionate about cultivating and nurturing professional learning spaces that are inclusive for all types of adult learners. Learn more about this research with the following link.

Recent Presentation Topics

#LearningContext&Power: Black Women's Use of Virtual Educator Affinity Groups (Chicago, IL)

Virtual Educator Affinity Groups and Adult Learner Empowerment

(Toronto, ON, Canada)

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