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Loleta D. Sartin

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Loleta D. Sartin

Education

B.A. -Southern University at New Orleans-Elementary Education (1st-8th grades)
M.Ed.-Drury University-Elementary and Secondary Gifted Education
Ph.D.-Saint Louis University-Higher Education Administration

Biography

Dr. Sartin joined the faculty of Mercer University in July 2020 as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Tift College of Education. She comes to Tift from Middle Georgia State University (MGA) where she served as Associate Dean of the School of Education and Behavioral Sciences and Chair of the Department of Teacher Education and Social Work. Dr. Sartin was a founding faculty member of the School of Education and developed the teacher education program at Macon State College (now MGA). She has been working in education for more than 20 years, beginning as a fourth-grade teacher in New Orleans Public Schools in New Orleans, Louisiana. She later accepted a position at Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, as director of the Developmental School Program coordinating the partnership between Springfield Public Schools, Drury, and Yale University, in addition to teaching undergraduate and graduate courses.

Teaching

Dr. Sartin has taught literacy, interdisciplinary curriculum, and general education. She has also supervised teacher candidates in a variety of clinical experiences. Additionally, Dr. Sartin has mentored undergraduate students and chaired honors theses.

Scholarship

Dr. Sartin’s research interests include assessment, university/school partnerships, accreditation, and teacher and leader education.

Selected Funded Grants
Sartin, L.D., & Biek,D. (2019). Network for Urban and Rural Teachers United for Residency Engagement . U.S.Department of Education: Teacher Quality Program. Award Amount: $1,170,888.00
Sartin, L.D., & Kimsey, M. (2016). Textbook Transformation Grant. Affordable Learning Georgia Board of Regents, Atlanta, GA. Award Amount: $24,900.00
Sartin, L.D., & Kimsey, M. (2014). Textbook Transformation Grant. Affordable Learning Georgia Board of Regents, Atlanta, GA. Award amount: $10,800.00
Sartin, L.D., Kimsey, M., Levett, A. (2012-2013). Center for Adult Learners, University System of Georgia Adult Learning Consortium, Atlanta, GA. Award Amount $25,000.00
Sartin, L.D., Chipman, S. & Clark, W. (2007-2010). Yale School Development Program Initiative. To implement the SDP in selected Bibb County Schools. Elam Alexander Trust, Macon, GA. Award Amount: $15,000.00
Sartin, L.D., Chipman, S. & Clark, W. (2007-2008). Yale School Development Program Initiative. To implement the SDP in selected Bibb County Schools. Boeing Company, Macon, GA. Award Amount: $20,000.00
Sartin, L.D. & Jakeman, R. (2005). College Bound. Promoting access to higher education for first generation college students, minority students and low socioeconomic students. McCabe Fund, Lumina Foundation, Indianapolis, IN Award Amount: $100,000.00
Sartin, L.D. (2002). Developing Successful Youth.
              State Farm Insurance, Jefferson City, MO. Award Amount: $10,000

Publications

Book Chapter:
Norris Haynes, Michael Ben-Avie & Jacque Ensign (Eds.) (2003) How Social and Emotional Development Add Up: Getting Results in Math and Science Education, New York: Teachers College Press. (Chapter: Michael Ben-Avie, Jacque Ensign, Norris Haynes, Trudy Raschkind, Loleta Sartin, Jayne White.) “Youth development and student learning in math and science”

Journal Articles:
Sartin, L.D. (2016). University-school partnerships: Voices from the field. GATEways to Teacher Education, 27(1), 39-46.
Sartin L.D. & Magee, R.L. (2010). What’s in a word? Increasing acquisition of word knowledge through effective vocabulary instruction. Georgia Journal of Reading, 34 (2), 15-21.
Sartin, L.D. & Luther, V. (2009). University school partnerships: A true story of how they work and who they help. Georgia Journal of Reading, 32
(2), 9-14.

Monograph:
Michael Ben-Avie, William Brown, Jacque Ensign, Loleta Sartin & Jayne White. (2001, April). Learning and development among high school students: Responses of Central High School students to the Learning and Development Inventory. New Haven, CT: Yale University Child Study Center.

Service

Dr. Sartin is committed to service professionally and personally. She has been elected president of the Georgia Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, chair of the Membership Committee for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, a member of the Diversity Committee for the Association of Teacher Educators and president emeritus of the Georgia Reading Association. She also serves the profession as a national and state accreditation site reviewer. She is currently a Council for Accreditation for Education Preparation (CAEP) annual report reviewer, Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP) quality review team lead, and Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) site visitor. Further, she engages in service through her church, First Baptist Church, where she is actively involved with various ministries: Women’s Ministry Leadership Team, Deaconess, and Chair of the Steps to Achieving Remarkable Success (STARS) Ministry. Lastly, she is former chair and member of the Unity Churches Pastor Jacob Parker Scholarship Commission.