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Felicia Baiden

Assistant Professor of Clinical Practice

Felicia Baiden


B.S. – Georgia State University, 2008 – Early Childhood Education
M.Ed. – Georgia State University, 2012 – Reading Language and Literacy
Ed.D. – Georgia State University, 2019 – Curriculum and Instruction


Dr. Baiden is an assistant professor of clinical practice in the Tift College of Education. Prior to joining the Mercer faculty in 2016, she served as an elementary school teacher for eight years and was recognized as 2012 Teacher of the Year at Cary Reynolds Elementary School. Additionally, Dr. Baiden served as a part-time instructor at Georgia State University.


Dr. Baiden has taught courses such as Foundations of Education, Preparing the Early Childhood Environment, Children’s Literature Across the Curriculum, Kindergarten Literacy, Classroom Management, and Freshman Orientation. She is most passionate about supporting teachers with cultivating an equitable learning environment where all students’ cultures and ideas are recognized, valued, and affirmed.


Dr. Baiden’s research interests include: professional learning communities, teaching for social justice and equity, multicultural children’s literature, and critical literacy.


Baiden, F. (2016). Educating for Critical Democratic Literacy: Integrating Social Studies and Literacy in the Elementary Classroom (Book Review). The Social Studies 107(5), 179-180.


Dr. Baiden has served on the following university and college committees: University House of Delegates, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Library and Technology Committee, and the Fieldwork Committee. In addition to service to the university and college, Dr. Baiden has served the education community locally and globally. She facilitated social justice-driven professional learning communities for P-12 educators across school districts. She has collaborated with Tift College of Education colleagues to facilitate professional learning at several schools across the Dominican Republic.