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Judy Carter | (706) 432-0725 | Warren A. Candler Memorial Library

Chair, Full Professor, Department of Education  |  Department of Education

Dr. Judy L. Carter, Chairperson of the Department of Education, is an alumna of Paine College. She graduated with a B.S. degree in Elementary Education. She then went on to earn the M.Ed from Augusta College (now known as Georgia Regents University). She earned the Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Carter did further study at Bryn Mawr College and Harvard University’s School of Education. She received grants to study at both institutions. Her career began in the public schools of Richmond County as an enthusiastic teacher. After nine years of successful teaching, she was recruited to Paine College to help prepare future teachers. She helped build a model teacher preparation program at Paine then went on to do similar work at USC-Aiken, Dillard University in New Orleans, LA, Benedict College, Columbia, SC, and Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA. Dr. Carter has taught undergraduate and graduate courses and held positions from instructor to tenured professor as well as department chairperson, associate vice president and vice president for academic affairs. She has received many honors and awards for her professional and civic work. She was named “Evelyn Berry Teacher of the Year” and “Distinguished Teacher of the Year” at Paine College. Her research interests include building and maintaining effective teacher preparation programs and using culturally relevant pedagogy for student achievement.

LaShawnda Lindsay-Dennis | (706) 432-0726 | Warren A. Candler Memorial Library, Room Suite 101F

Associate Professor of Education  |  Department of Education

Dr. LaShawnda Lindsay-Dennis received her doctorate in Educational Psychology from Georgia State University. She has also earned a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies from Georgia State University. Dr. Lindsay-Dennis earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Morris Brown College in 2001 and a master’s degree in Educational Psychology from Howard University in 2003. Dr. Lindsay-Dennis’s general research agenda focuses on examining the myriad of factors that influence the psychosocial development and academic outcomes of African American female adolescents. In addition, she is interested in developing culturally responsive educational initiatives for African American youth. Her primary objective is to establish partnerships between local schools and Paine College in efforts to implement these initiatives.

Jacqueline Fason | (706) 821-8306 | Warren A. Candler Memorial Library, Room Room 101 G

Coordinator of Field and Clinical Experiences   |  Department of Education

Dr. Fason is a native of Augusta, Georgia and a product of the Richmond County Public Schools. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education from Fort Valley State University, Master of Science degree in Individual and Family Developmental Studies and Rehabilitative Counseling from South Carolina State University, Specialist in Early Childhood Education and a Doctorate in Instructional Leadership from The University of Sarasota in Sarasota, Florida.I retired from the Richmond County Public School System after 33.5 years of service. During my tenure, I rose through the ranks. My first position was Teacher Assistant, 32 years later; I retired as an Elementary School Principal.

Tatiana Rivadeneyra | (706) 821-8304 | Warren A. Candler Memorial Library, Room 101H

Assistant Professor  |  Department of Education

Dr. Tatiana Rivadeneyra is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education. An educator for 13 years in the area of mathematics, specializing in curriculum and instruction development for K-12, Dr. Rivadeneyra completed her dissertation, from Argosy University, on the topic of numerical approach. She also completed her Bachelors of Science in Education, as well as a Masters in Educational Technology from Northern Arizona University. Dr. Rivadeneyra’s research interests include quantitative and qualitative research describing how the quantitative competence of math curriculum connects and supports students' application toward academic achievement. Her research also utilizes current developmental learning theory to understand students’ academic self-efficacy. Based on this important research, she provides recommendations to mathematical pedagogy as to methods of introducing math, guiding the learning process, and reviewing mathematical concepts for students.

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