Margaret-Mary Sulentic Dowell

Margaret-Mary Sulentic DowellMargaret-Mary Sulentic Dowell, PhD, is Professor of Literacy and Urban Education in the School of Education, College of Human Sciences and Education at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. Her research agenda includes three strands focused on literacy in urban settings, specifically service-learning as a pathway to preparing pre-service teachers to teach literacy in urban environs, providing access to literature, writing, and the arts, and the complexities of literacy leadership. Prior to joining the LSU faculty in 2006, she was Assistant Professor of Literacy at the University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg). Sulentic Dowell has been nationally recognized for her scholarship and teaching. She was awarded the Outstanding Faculty Contributions to Service-Learning in Higher Education from the Gulf South Summit (2014); she received the LSU Outstanding Faculty Service Learning Award (2013), she was named LSU Flagship Faculty (2012), and was recipient of the (LSU) College of Education’s Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award (2012). In addition she was named recipient of The Kenneth S. Goodman “In Defense of Good Teaching Award” in 2007. The University of Southern Mississippi named her an Academic Service-Learning Faculty Fellow (2001), and she was finalist for the International Reading Association’s Outstanding Dissertation of the Year (2000). Sulentic Dowell was a career educator, spending the majority of her 20 year public school teaching experience in the Waterloo, Iowa Community Schools, but also possessing experience in Minnesota, Mississippi, and most recently, serving public education as Assistant Superintendent of 64 elementary campuses in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System in Louisiana.

Publications

Academic Service-Learning as a Pedagogical Tool and Strategy: Promoting Critical Thinking Among Pre-Service Teachers
Estanislado S. Barrera, IV, Margaret-Mary Sulentic Dowell. © 2019. 27 pages.
This chapter presents academic service-learning (AS-L) as a pedagogical tool and strategy for promoting critical thinking among pre-service teachers. The results of the two cases...
Toward a Working Definition of Digital Literacy
Margaret-Mary Sulentic Dowell. © 2019. 12 pages.
Literacy is generally understood to be the combined abilities to read and write, speak and listen; however, the advancement of technology has broadened what it means to be...
Handbook of Research on Service-Learning Initiatives in Teacher Education Programs
Tynisha D. Meidl, Margaret-Mary Sulentic Dowell. © 2018. 602 pages.
Teacher education programs serve traditional and non-traditional students and develop teachers to enter a range of teaching environments. Approaching teacher education through...
Toward a Working Definition of Digital Literacy
Margaret-Mary Sulentic Dowell. © 2018. 10 pages.
Literacy is generally understood to be the combined abilities to read and write, speak and listen; however, the advancement of technology has broadened what it means to be...
Pedagogical Approaches and Service-Learning in Teacher Preparation
Margaret-Mary Sulentic Dowell, Tynisha D. Meidl. © 2018. 16 pages.
As the initial chapter in this volume, the authors set the tone by inviting service-learning practitioners who are situated within teacher education into dialogue regarding the...
A Typology of Conscious Decision Making for Service-Learning Field Experiences: Labeling Practice and Identifying Praxis
Tynisha D. Meidl, Leah Katherine Saal, Margaret-Mary Sulentic Dowell. © 2018. 10 pages.
In this concluding chapter, the authors, who are service-learning and teacher education scholars, present a typology of service-learning field experiences as a means of...
Academic Service-Learning as a Pedagogical Tool and Strategy: Promoting Critical Thinking among Pre-Service Teachers
Estanislado S. Barrera, IV, Margaret-Mary Sulentic Dowell. © 2015. 24 pages.
This chapter presents academic service-learning (AS-L) as a pedagogical tool and strategy for promoting critical thinking among pre-service teachers. The results of the two cases...