Delaware Academy for School Leadership
Sociocultural and Community-based Approaches
Sophia Sunshine Vilceus is a Ph.D. in Education student specializing in Sociocultural and Community-Based Approaches in the School of Education at the University of Delaware. In her research, she plans to explore the emotional and psychological implications on Black and Brown high school students when they are seldom taught by Black and Brown educators. Sophia also plans to investigate how Black and Brown students’ sense of identity, self-concept and self-esteem are affected by having predominantly white educators.
Sophia has earned degrees from The CUNY City College of New York and Howard University, where she studied English/Creative Writing, Black Studies, and African Studies. She is the author of Late Conversations With My Late Mother and The Last Pew: Journeying Back to God’s Will After an Affair.
- M.A, African Studies, Howard University, Washington, DC, 2013
- B.A, English and Black Studies, CUNY City College of New York, New York, NY 2011
- Graduate Research Assistant, Delaware Academy for School Leadership, University of Delaware, 2021–present
Honors and Awards
- Dean’s Scholar, College of Education and Human Development, University of Delaware, 2021
- Vilceus, S.S. (2017). Late Conversations With My Late Mother. Hunter Entertainment Network.
- Vilceus, S.S. (2015). The Last Pew: Journeying Back to God’s Will After an Affair. Hunter Heart Publishing.