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Linda Coats, Ph.D

Linda Coats, Ph.D

Office: Allen 245A
Phone: 662.325.2416
Fax: 662.325.0975
Email: ltc1@ra.msstate.edu

Educational Background:

  • B.A., 1979, Communications, Mississippi State University
  • M.A., 1982, English/Mass Communications, Jackson State University
  • 1989-1990, Further Study, Mississippi State University
  • Ph.D., 1996, Educational Administration, Mississippi State University
  • 1994, Certified Teacher for Phi Theta Kappa/Phil Hardin Foundation Leadership Development Program
  • 2000, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA National Security Seminar Graduate

Research Interest:

  • Multicultural Education
  • Learning Styles
  • African American Teachers Pre-integration

Classes Taught:

  • EDA 8223 Internship II
  • EDA 8233 Internship III
  • EDF 3413 Writing for Thinking
  • EDF 8353 Principles of Curriculum Development

Selected Publications:

Xu, J., Coats, L.T., & Davidson, Mary L. (in press, 2012). Making science homework work: The perspectives of exemplary African American science teachers. Teachers College Record, 14(7).

Coats, L.T. (2010). The way we learned: African American students' memories of schooling in the segregated South. Journal of Negro Education, 79(1), 6-17.

Coats, L.T. (2008). Learning styles of future teachers and engineers. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 12(3), 119-125.

Woullard, R., & Coats, L. T. (2004). The community college role in preparing Future teachers: The impact of a mentoring program for preservice Teachers. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 28 (7), pp. 609-624.

Coats, L. T. (2002). [Review of the book Mentoring adult learners: A guide for educators and trainers]. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 26 (3), 280-281.

Coats, L. T. (2002). [Review of the book Student-assisted teaching: A guide to faculty-student teamwork]. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 26 (4), 367-368.

Coats, L. T. (2001). Using writing portfolios and cooperative learning as methods of assessing students' writing skills. International Journal of Scholarly Academic Intellectual Diversity [Electronic Division], 5(1).

Coats, L. T., & Taylor-Clark, P. (2001). Finding a niche for reading: A key to improving underachievers' reading skills. Reading Improvement, 38, 70-7.

Coats, L. T. (2000). Interpersonal behavior and the community college department chairperson. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 24(10), 773-783.

Coats, L. T. (2000). [Review of the book High stakes, high performance: Making remedial education work]. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 24(10), 63-864.

Coats, L. T. (2000). [Review of CD-ROM Software Clouds and what they mean]. Science Scope, 24(1), 89-91.

Coats, L. T. (1997). Community college department chairpersons' interpersonal behavior. National Issues in Higher Education, 47, pp. 57-66.

Coats, L. T. (1996). Higher education administrators' interpersonal behavior: A study of community college department chairpersons. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Mississippi State University.

Coats, L. T. (1994). Promoting self-esteem through enrichment ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. TM 021 029).