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Dr. Deanna C. Mercer

Assistant Professor
Department of Teacher Education and Kinesiology
Huston-Tillotson University
Doctor of Philosophy, Education, University of Texas at Austin
Master of Education, Educational Administration, University of Texas at Austin
Certification, Special Education, Southwest Texas and University of Texas
Certification, Teacher Education, Southern University at Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Bachelor of Arts, History, Liberal Arts, Southern University at Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Teaching and Research Interests & Areas of Specialization:
Curriculum and Instruction
Education Psychology
Reading and Multicultural Teaching and Learning
Research and Major Publications:
Temple Community Survey, University of Texas at Austin, Summer 1992
Understanding the Culture of an Academically Improving Elementary School with a Majority Children of Color, University of Texas at Austin, 2000
Literacy Trainer of Training Manual for Liberian Adult Females and Women, Mississippi Consortium for International Development, Spring 2007

Activities and Achievements:
Major Grants Secured:  Dr. Janice Sumler-Edmond, Dr. Steven Edmond, and I worked with the Mississippi Consortium for International Development in 2006-2007 on a literacy project for adult females and women in the democratizing natino of Liberia.  Produced a Trainer of Trainers Manual and provided training for 20 Trainers who in turn will train one hundred Trainer of Trainers.  This grant was funded by UNCEF.
Major Honors: Teacher of the Year, Lafayette, Louisiana, 1976
AKA Award, Huston-Tillotson University, Spring 2006
Graduated with Honors, University of Texas at Austin, 2000
Inducted into Gamma Delta Phi Honor Society, 1992
Inducted into Phi Delta Kappa, 1992
Inducted into Delta Sigma Theta, Graduate Chapter, Lafayette, Louisiana, 1975
International Experiences:
Literacy Project for the Democratizing Nation of Liberia for Adult Females and Women in partnership with Misssissippi Consortium for International Development, Spring 2006-Spring 2007.  Collected data for the project in October 2006 and returned with the Literacy Developed to Train 20 Trainer of Trainers in partnership with Dr. Janice Sumler-Edmond, Dr. Steven Edmond, and Dr. Kathie Stromlie Golden of Mississippi Valley.
Community and Professional Service:
Facilitator, African American Women and Girls Conference, 2009-2010

Campus Advisory Committee, Pearce Middle School in Austin ISD, 2004-present

Austin ISD District Budget Committee, 2004
President, Pecan Springs PTA
National and International Diversity Consultant
National Facilitator and Trainer for Generating Expectations for Student Achievement
School Improvement Facilitator both locally and nationally
Courses Taught at HT:
Social Studies
Educational Psychology
Multicultural Teaching and Learning
Creative Arts Across the Curriculum
Teacher Certification Examination Preparation
TEKS Curriculum
Professional Collaborations: Student Teaching
Academic Advising Area:
Teacher Education
First-Year Students


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Role: Assistant Professor of Educator Preparation
Phone: 512.505.3096
Office: Evans 104E