Dr. Sandra E. Golden 

Associate Professor of Education
Associate Provost
Graduate Studies and Professional Development

Master of Arts in Education Program Director


Office: Defiance Hall, room 104A 
Phone: 419-783-2412 



Dr. Sandra Golden teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, provides direction for READ@DC (a Project 701 venture), and co-founded and direct a literacy program for young adolescent girls, T-RUTH Academy. She also taught for seven years at Notre Dame College of Ohio in their teacher education program and provided administrative leadership for the graduate programs. Dr. Golden has more than 15 years of experience as a teacher, administrator, and literacy educator. While at Kent State University, Dr. Golden was the Director of two projects: The GED Scholars Initiative, a program to support GED earners in college and funded by the US Department of Education. She also served as the Director of the Ohio Literacy Alliance (, a web-based literacy clearinghouse for teachers, educators, and researchers. This project was a collaboration with Kent State University, The Ohio State University, and the University of Akron and funded by Martha Holden Jennings Foundation.

She has written several book chapters and articles and is the co-editor of Connecting the literacy puzzle: Linking the professional, personal, and social literacies, 2012, Hampton Press and an upcoming textbook titled Literacy assessment and strategies, 2014, Sage Publication. In addition, Dr. Golden has made over 25 presentations at local, state, and national organizations and associations. Currently, she is the managing editor of the American Reading Forum Annual Yearbook.




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