Traci Baxley

“There must exist a paradigm, a practical model for social change that includes an understanding of ways to transform consciousness that are linked to efforts to transform structures.”
— Bell Hooks

Dr. Traci Baxley is an Associate Professor and the Coordinator of the Social Foundations: Multicultural Education Program Area. She received her doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction, with an area of specialization in Literacy. Prior to higher education, Dr. Baxley proudly served as an elementary classroom teacher in the public school system. Her research interests include Multicultural Literature, Critical Literacy, Racial Identity Development and Urban Education. Her service and scholarship focus on developing partnerships with under-represented groups in the schools and the community.

”The challenge of social justice is to evoke a sense of community that we need to make our nation a better place, just as we make it a safer place.”
— Marian Wright Edelman

Websites of Interest

Publication Selections

Undergraduate Courses Taught

  • EDF 2085 - Introduction to Diversity for Educators
  • EDF 3610 - Education in a Diverse Society
  • LAE 4353 - Language Arts and Children’s Literature: Birth through Grade 8
  • RED 4308 - Reading Development 1: Birth through Grade 3
  • RED 4750 - Reading Development 2: Grades 3-8

Graduate Courses Taught

  • EDF 6615 - Teaching African American Student
  • EDF 6637 - Race, Class, and Gender in Education
  • EDF 6800 - Foundations of Global Education
  • EDG 5931 - Special Topic: Using Literature to Teach Social Justice
  • EDG 6253 - Design Components of Curriculum
  • EDG 5931 - Special Topic: Social Justice and Service Learning
  • LAE 6415 - Children’s Literature
  • RED 6303 - Beginning Reading: K-3

Traci Baxley

Traci Baxley

Associate Professor
Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Office Location: ED 47 - 491
Campus: Boca