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New College of Education dean named

A new dean has been announced for the Austin Peay State University College of Education.

Dr. Carlette Hardin, having most recently served as interim dean of the college, will begin her permanent post Jan. 1, 2011.

Hardin earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from APSU and an Ed.D. from Vanderbilt University. Her textbook, “Effective Classroom Management: Strategies and Models for Today's Classroom” (Merrill/Prentice Hall, 2004), has been praised as “one of the best textbooks available on classroom discipline.”

A new dean has been announced for the Austin Peay State University College of Education.

Dr. Carlette Hardin, having most recently served as interim dean of the college, will begin her permanent post Jan. 1, 2011.

Hardin earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from APSU and an Ed.D. from Vanderbilt University. Her textbook, “Effective Classroom Management: Strategies and Models for Today's Classroom” (Merrill/Prentice Hall, 2004), has been praised as “one of the best textbooks available on classroom discipline.”

As the author of “100 Things Every Adult College Student Ought to Know,” she has eased the transition to college life for countless nontraditional students. In addition, she has led numerous training workshops and institutes for education professionals.

Hardin also has an extensive record of leadership and participation on the national, state and local level. She is past president and member of the Emeritus Council for the National Association for Developmental Education, past president of the Tennessee Association for Developmental Education and a member of the National Middle School Association, Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, National Association of Teacher Educators, National Field Directors Forum, National Education Association and Tennessee Education Association.

Her past honors at APSU include the Richard M. Hawkins Award for noteworthy contributions to scholarship or creative activity, Phi Delta Kappa Outstanding Educator Award, the National Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award and the Outstanding Faculty Community Service Award. -- Melony Shemberger