Erika Gold Kestenberg, PhDAssociate Director of Educator Development and Practice
Urban Scholars Program Coordinator, School of Education


4308 Wesley Posvar Hall

Pittsburgh, Pa. 15260


Erika Gold Kestenberg, Ph.D., is CUE's associate director of educator development and practice, and the program coordinator for the Urban Scholars Program in the Department of Instruction and Learning in the School of Education.

Dr. Kestenberg’s degrees include a Doctorate in Education with a self-designed multidisciplinary focus on social justice, a Master’s degree and Teaching Certificate in Secondary Education, Social Studies and a dual Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History with a minor in Psychology. She is also a product of the Pittsburgh Public Schools.

Dr. Kestenberg has spent her life working in the field of education in urban spaces in schools and non-profits throughout Pittsburgh and in Israel. Her work includes teaching, curriculum writing, professional development, creating and managing educational programs, and advocacy, all with a grounding in equity and justice.