STANDING IN THE GAP FOR CHILDREN OF COLOR
Patricia Nunley is the principal educational consultant at Nubian Consult. A partial listing of the clients she has served includes Oakland Unified Teach for Tomorrow project, Wested Center for Child and Family Services, Duck's Nest Preschools, and San Francisco State University's Gateway to Quality. As a recognized expert in the field of early education, she has served as a grant reviewer for the Head Start Office in Washington, D.C. and the Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Service's Early Periodic Screening Diagnosis & Treatment expansion grant. Additionally, her comprehension of mental well-being for young children of color has enabled her to provide trauma workshops for educators and organizations like Santa Clara County Social Workers and San Francisco JumpStart.
Dr. Nunley is also a Visiting Assistant Professor at Mills College in the School of Education. At Mills she is an LGBTQ ally and a Restorative Justice facilitator; she is also a Lecturer at San Francisco State University. Her base college is City College of San Francisco (CCSF) where she works as an adjunct in the Early Childhood Development department. At CCSF she teaches at the Chinatown Campus, Mission Campus, and Five Keys program for males who are incarcerated in the San Bruno Jail. As a teacher educator, Dr. Nunley incorporates her practical classroom and early education administration experience in teaching students both Western and non-Western theories on human development and learning.
Dr. Nunley actively participates in community based projects and was a member of the school design team for a community hybrid charter school in the Oakland Unified School District. Examples of her current community work include Kulture Keepers located at Oakland's McClymond High School, African American Female Initiative Project, the Black Women's Writing Project, and San Francisco's Black Infant Health Project.
Dr. Nunley's professional memberships include the Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi), the African Educational Research Association (AERA), and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). She is an Ubuntu Consutants board member and serves as an advisor for a variety of community-based activist groups. Her scholarly interests include student-teacher relationships, trauma-informed education, and identity development. She enjoys teaching hard-to-serve student population and is especially interested in first generation, immigrant, and refugee populations who typically experience inequitable educational outcomes.