Gretchen Generett

Professor, Department Chair, and Director, UCEA Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice
School of Education
Department of Educational Foundations & Leadership

401B Canevin Hall
Phone: 412.396.1890


Ph.D., Social Foundations, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1997
B.A., English, Spelman College, 1993


Gretchen Givens Generett, Ph.D. has spent the last fifteen years in academia researching and teaching on issues of teacher professional development, educational leadership, and cultural diversity.  A professor in the School of Education at Duquesne University, Dr. Generett is in the Foundations and Educational Leadership Department and is Director of the University Council for Educational Administration Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice.    Her teaching and research are designed to enhance the skills and habits of mind necessary for educators to effectively teach students from diverse populations.  Dr. Generett has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes in the field of education.  She is the co-editor of the book Black Women in the Field: Experiences Understanding Ourselves and Others through Qualitative Research published by Hampton Press and has served as the guest editor for the journals Educational Foundations, Educational Studies, and Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership.