Interdisciplinary Studies Department

Programs / African and African Diaspora Studies: Program Faculty

Kay Traille

Associate Professor of History and History Education

Contact Information

Office: Kennesaw Campus
Social Sciences Building (SO 402), Room 4094
Phone: 470-578-2156


Kay Traille is an assistant professor of history and history education at KSU. Dr Traille obtained her PhD from the Institute of Education University of London, UK. She has extensive teaching experience having worked in inner city high schools for a decade then taught at Newbold College of Higher Education in Berkshire for 13 years before joining KSU in 2008. Kay has taught a wide variety of history courses specializing in controversial issues in history. Her research interests have focused on what different ethnic groups particularly British African Caribbean Students and their mothers think history is for.

At KSU she teaches social studies methods classes, and supervises student teachers in the field. She recently was a workshop facilitator for a teacher enrichment workshop: Bunce Island: Linking the history of Europe, Africa and the United States. Kay has been involved in designing an Urban Education Teacher Training Program the result of a $9 million government grant to work alongside Cobb county Schools. Amongst other duties she also serve as the school as the Professional Teacher Education Unit‘s representative on the university's Diversity Committee. She is also the Institute of Education's Ambassador in Georgia.

In June-July 2009 Kay was a Fulbright Faculty/Curriculum Development Seminar participant to Brazil, exploring cultural diversity and social change in Brazil and she has presented papers in the United Kingdom and the USA on her research. She has also broadcasted on local radio in the UK and appeared in documentaries about education.

African and African Diaspora Studies Faculty