Four African Americans Join Georgia State’s College of Education and Human Development

The College of Education & Human Development at Georgia State University had added four African Americans to its faculty.

Natalie Davis was hired as an assistant professor of elementary and secondary education. Dr. Davis is a graduate of Columbia University in New York City, where she majored in secondary science education and psychology. She earned a master’s degree in elementary education from Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois, and a Ph.D. in educational foundations and policy from the University of Michigan.

Charity Gordon is a clinical assistant professor of middle and secondary education. Dr. Gordon is a graduate of the Montgomery, Alabama, campus of Auburn University, where she majored in English. She holds a master’s degree in secondary education from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and a Ph.D. in teaching and learning at Georgia State University.

Jonte Myers is an assistant professor of learning services. His research is focused on special education, mathematics instruction for students with learning disabilities, and teacher quality and effectiveness in mathematics. A graduate of Florida Memorial University, Dr. Myers holds a Ph.D. in special education and teaching from the University of Florida.

Nickolaus Ortiz was appointed an assistant professor of mathematics education. His work deals with Black students and the impact that teachers have on these students’ performance and appreciation for mathematics. Dr. Ortiz is a graduate of Kennesaw State University in Georgia. He holds a master’s degree in mathematics education from Georgia State University and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from Texas A&M University.

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