Coordinator, Research Projects
Tanisha has held a variety of positions in the field of International Education since 2001. She’s traveled to over forty countries to study, work, and conduct research. Most recently, she’s worked throughout Central America helping private international schools and universities develop their Advanced Placement and Research curriculums. At St. Augustine’s Preparatory School in Nicaragua, she was the founding AP Research course faculty member. She still works yearly with the College Board to provide professional development workshops to other educators tasked with accessing student research project performance. Before returning to the United States in 2021, Tanisha taught an Introduction to Research Methods course at Universidad Americana in Nicaragua. In 2009, through the Office of European Studies at Yale University, she joined a delegation of educators who traveled to Russia on a cultural anthropological research tour. Tanisha presented on the efficacy of such tours for educators who are tasked with developing Human Geography based curriculums at the 2010 International Society of Social Studies and the International Journal of Arts & Sciences for Academic Disciplines conferences. She currently serves as a volunteer grant proposal evaluator for the Fund for Education Abroad.
While Tanisha now enjoys living life along the gulf in Houston, she is a New Yorker through and through. Tanisha holds a bachelor’s degree in English Communications from the City University New York. She attended graduate school at Mercy College, also in New York, where she studied Secondary School Education. In her spare time, she can be found on any Texas beach watching her husband refine his surf skills. The two have funded an organization that’s focused on introducing young people from marginalized communities to surfing. Tanisha dedicates her work to her godmother, Dr. Andree N. McLaughlin, former chair of the Interdisciplinary Studies department at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York. Tanisha’s first exposure to global studies field work came though Dr. McLaughlin’s organization, The International Cross-Cultural Black Women’s Studies Institute.
Tanisha is happy to be part of the Baylor Collaborative team. Her daily professional goal is to utilize her research and curriculum development skills to support the Baylor Collaborative’s mission of ending hunger worldwide.