Andrea (Andi) M. Kent, Ph. D.

Andrea (Andi) M. Kent  

Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Certification Officer
Department of Leadership and Teacher Education

Office: UCOM  3606
Phone: 251-380-2657
Fax: 251-380-2728
Email: akent@southalabama.edu
Areas of interest and Expertise:
Teaching Leadership, Mentoring and Induction of Preservice and Inservice Teachers, Literacy Education, Integrating Emerging Technologies in Teacher Preparation
  International Experience:  
  I have been awarded a sabbatical for the spring and 2013 centered on teacher leadership which I hope to incorporate an international experience.  I have had the privilege of presenting at professional conferences in London and Sydney.  
  Professional Experience:  
  Throughout my 17 years as an educator, I have been a classroom teacher, reading coach, and I am currently a College of Education faculty member.  I continually work with preservice and inservice teachers.  I spend much of my time in local schools, and conducting literacy and mentoring professional development for Alabama's State Department of Education.  
  B.S., in Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Univ. of Mobile, 1995
  M.A., in Early Childhood Education, Univ. of South Alabama, 1997  
  Ph. D. in Instructional Design and Development, Univ. of South Alabama, 2002  
  Biographical Information:  
  Born and raised in Mobile, a product of local public schools and universities, I have a vested interest in improving the educational system in Mobile and surrounding communities.  My husband, Derek, is an RN at USA Medical Center.  My son Andrew and daughter Mary Elizabeth keep me grounded as they are my world.  My extended family all live nearby and are an integral part of my life.  I enjoy the beach, boating, reading and Alabama football!  
  International Collaboration Interests:  
  Teaching short term courses internationally specifically related to the teaching of reading, writing, and teacher leadership; designing and developing field experience exchange programs for students in P - 12 schools; and engaging in collaborative research related to teacher leadership, mentoring and inducting new teachers into the profession, literacy education, and implementing technology in P - 20 classrooms.  
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