Dr. Tamra W. Ogletree is an Associate Professor of Literacy Education and Teacher Preparation in the Department of Literacy and Special Education in the College of Education and founder and former director of the University of West Georgia's (UWG) Cherokee Rose Writing Project, an affiliate of the National Writing Project. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in literacy and diversity. Her research focuses on the multi-dimensions of literacy and their impact on academic success with marginal populations. She also specializes in qualitative research methodologies and program evaluations. Publications include integrating multiliteracies in classroom settings, investigating of asset- and deficit-based discourse among literacy educators concerning culturally and linguistically diverse students, as well as book chapters on qualitative methodology and program evaluations. Prior to her appointment at UWG, Dr. Ogletree was a language arts and science educator in public and private schools. She was also Director of UWG's Child Development Center and Professional Development Schools.
Sometimes the least obvious is the most obvious. -Temple Grandin