Christi Pace

Assistant Professor

Christi Pace

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Education and Human Development
Department of Teaching and Leading

Department of Graduate School


I earned my PhD from Georgia State University, where I majored in language and literacy education and teacher development. I have experience teaching in both public and private school settings and hold dual certification in Texas and Georgia for grades 6-12.


  • Ph.D., Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching Georgia State University, 2015

  • CERG, Curriculum and Instruction Cambridge College, 2006

  • MED, Secondary Education and Teaching Texas A&M University - Commerc, 1997

  • BS, Secondary Education and Teaching Texas A&M University - Commerc, 1988


  • Georgia Educator Certification- T-7 Georgia Department of Education, Professional Standards Commission, 1994

  • Texas Teacher Certificate- Lifetime Certification Texas Department of Education, 1988

Awards & Honors

  • Boundless Teaching Award Augusta University Center for Instructional Innovation, 2022

  • College of Education Annual Faculty Research Award College of Education, 2022

  • College of Education Faculty Teaching Award Nomination College of Education, 2020

  • Georgia State University College of Education Doctoral Dissertation Support Grant Georgia State University, 2014

  • Beverly J. Armento Endowed Doctoral Award Georgia State University College of Education, 2014

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • EDTD 5275

    Intro to Literacy Assessment
  • EDTD 5225

    Read & Write Across Curriculum
  • EDTD 5274

    Introduction to Literacy
  • ELED 3252

    Language Arts Curriculum
  • EDTD 6100

    Research in Content Area Inst
  • MGED 3221

    Adoles. Language Arts
  • EDTD 5221

    Best Prac in Language Arts Ed
  • SCED 3501

    Sec. English Pedagogy I

Teaching Interests

Courses related to language arts pedagogy, teacher development and mentoring, writing instruction/assessment, and online learning


Selected Recent Publications

  • Transformative leadership in doctoral students’ professional development situated in student organizations, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Preparing Middle level teachers through a collaborative documentary novel study, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Best practices in quaranteaching: Strategies, tips, and resources amidst COVID-19, 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Quaranteaching in the time of COVID-19: Exemplar from a middle grades virtual classroom, 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • How to "F-L-I_P" your middle grades classroom, 2020
    Journal Article, Professional Journal

Research Interests

English language arts and literacy education; teacher preparation and professional development; online learning; writing instruction and assessment; critical literacy; new and multimodal literacies; interpretive inquiry

Department Service

  • adHoc Lesson Plan Revision Committee 2023 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Dept. of Teaching & Leading Goals adHoc Committee 2023 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Teaching & Leading, MAT Middle Grades Award Presenter 2022 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Steamify 2022 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Steamify Competition 2021 - Present

    Role: Other

College Service

  • Search Committee, Field Experience Coordinator 2023 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Faculty Search Committee, ASI Clinical Faculty Position 2022 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Advisroy Board for Augusta University Literacy Center 2021 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Course Developer, New Professional Writing Course 2021 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Augusta University Advisory Committee, New Literacy Center 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • AUFS Grievance Committee 2021 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • AUFS Curriculum andn Academic Policies Committee 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Inerdiscilinary Research Retreat 2022

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • Future Georgia Educators Panel for Teacher Recruitment 2022

    Role: Guest Speaker
  • AU Academic Strategic Planning Workshop 2021 - 2021

    Role: Attendee, Meeting

Professional Service

  • Association for Middle Level Education 2019 - Present

    Role: Member
  • Professional Association of Georgia Educators 2009 - Present

    Role: Member
  • GA Professional Standards Commission English Education Task Force 2022 - 2022

    Role: Task Force Member
  • American Educational Research Association 2018 - 2021

    Role: Member
  • Becoming, a journal of the GA Association of Middle Level Education 2020 - 2020

    Role: Reviewer