Lion - Spring 2019 - Faculty Accomplishments

Lion - Spring 2019 - Faculty Accomplishments


sarratt-250w.jpgCarla Sarratt, MLS, director of the Langston Hughes Memorial Library, is one of 15 librarians and archivists selected to be part of the first Authenticity Project Fellow cohort.

Supported by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Sciences, the HBCU Library Alliance and Digital Library Federation, the fellowship provides mentoring, learning and leadership opportunities for earlyto mid-career librarians from historically black colleges and universities.

“I want learn all that I can to contribute to the role that the library plays in the success of the teaching and learning at Lincoln University,” says Sarratt, an associate professor who previously was a librarian in Wilmington, North Carolina, and at North Carolina State University’s African American Cultural Center. “My desire for participation also aligns with the University’s strategic plan and themes, especially in our quest to develop strategic partnerships to leverage resources and assets and to tell the Lincoln University story.”

In recommending Sarratt, Provost Patricia Pierce Ramseysaid Sarratt’s participation would “help cultivate transferable skills that could increase the efficiency, effectiveness and relevancy of the library in this digital age.” Sarratt also was recently appointed to serve as the small college representative for the Keystone Library Network. In addition, in April she will present a paper as a member of the Langston Hughes Society at the College Language Association Convention.


powell-250w.jpgTeresa Powell, assistant professor of education, recently participated in a two-day, multi-state study conducted by the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey.

The purpose: to set passing-score standards for the Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators (or Praxis® Core) Mathematics test. Powell, who was nominated by Provost Ramsey and selected for the study by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, has taught mathematics to students from elementary school to college, including 23 years of experience as a math teacher and administrator in public schools in West Chester and Coatesville, Pennsylvania, and Camden, New Jersey.

“It was a great opportunity to lend my voice to a diverse group of educators tasked with recommending a passing score on the Math Praxis Assessment,” says Powell, who joined Lincoln last August. “It was also interesting to learn how fellow educators are helping to prepare pre-service teachers in their quest to help young learners become college and career ready.”