Kim Barker

Assistant Professor

Kim Barker

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Education
Department of Teaching and Leading

The Graduate School

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  • UH 373


  • Ph.D., Teacher Education, Multiple Le Georgia State University, 2016

  • MED, Teaching English as a Second o Georgia State University, 2006

  • BA, English Language and Literatur Berry College, 1986

  • BA, Spanish Language and Literatur Berry College, 1986


  • English, 9-12 Georgia Professional Standards Commission, 2013

  • Early Childhood Education P-5 Georgia Professional Standards Commission, 2006

  • Reading Endorsement, K-12 Georgia Professional Standards Commission, 2006

  • Gifted Endorsement, K-12 Georgia Professional Standards Commission, 2005

  • ESOL P-12 Endorsement Georgia Professional Standards Commission, 2004

Awards & Honors

  • Research Award Augusta University College of Education, 2019

  • Outstanding Ph.D. in Teaching and Teacher Education Award, Georgia State University, Middle and Secondary Education, 2015

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • SPED 3008

    Assess & Instruct in Literacy
  • EDEI 8998

    Dissertation in Practice Prep
  • ELED 4313

    Literacy II: Adv. Inst. EE
  • ELED 3271

    Child Lit to Teach Reading
  • EDTD 6222

    Current Best Prac. in Literacy
  • INQR 1000

    Fund. of Academic Inquiry
  • EDTD 6120

    Basic Instruction in Literacy

Teaching Interests

Literacy, ESOL endorsement, Educational Foundations


Selected Recent Publications

  • Are we making our social justice framework salient?: Students’ perceptions of urban teacher preparation program effectiveness, 2016
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Literature circles: Implementing a rich strategy for English language learners, 2006
    Journal Article, Professional Journal

Research Interests

Teacher education for diverse contexts; literacy/reading; English learner (EL) students; urban education; high-need schools; positive learning environment; professional development school partnerships

Department Service

  • Faculty Search Committee 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Site-Coordinator for Partner School Lake Forest Hills 2018 - 2018

    Role: Other
  • Site-Coordinator for Partner School Intermediate Literacy and Math Center 2017 - 2018

    Role: Other

College Service

  • Rights and Responsibilities Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair