Sulentic Dowell receives TAF Undergraduate Teaching Award for outstanding teaching


Margaret-Mary Sulentic Dowell, Associate Professor, Literacy and Urban Education in the School of Education, received the Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award for outstanding teaching, selected by the College of Human Sciences & Education. She was honored at a reception at the Lod Cook Alumni Center on May 4, 2016.

Sulentic Dowell is a career educator, spending the majority of her 20-year public school teaching experience in Iowa, Minnesota, Mississippi, and most recently, served public education as Assistant Superintendent of 64 elementary campuses in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System in Louisiana. Sulentic Dowell has been nationally and regionally recognized for her scholarship and teaching.

Her research agenda includes three strands focused on literacy in urban settings, specifically the complexities of literacy leadership, providing access to literature, writing, and the arts, and service-learning as a pathway to preparing pre-service teachers to teach literacy authentically in urban environs.

Sulentic Dowell serves as Director of the LSU Writing Project and Coordinator of the Elementary Grades 1-5 Teacher Education Program. She was editor of the Literacy and Social Responsibility ejournal from 2009-2014. 

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