Urban Education

Lakia Scott, Ph.D.

Lakia Scott

Dr. Lakia M. Scott, assistant professor in the department of curriculum and instruction at Baylor University’s School of Education, is an expert on K-12, undergraduate and graduate level education.

Scott began her career as a language arts and reading teacher in a single-gender charter middle school in Southeast Houston. She has more than a decade of teaching experience and teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses in literacy, social issues in education and qualitative research methods.

Her research interests include creating and sustaining urban literacy initiatives to advance student academic outcomes, increasing multicultural awareness and perspectives in diversity in teacher education programs and extending the discussion on the academic and cultural relevance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Scott is an emerging scholar in urban literacy and education with numerous articles, book chapters, co-authored and co-edited books. She also is recognized for her work in program evaluation and frequently consults as a research methodologist for various educational projects.

Scott is the co-founder and executive director of Promoting Achievement in Communities Everywhere (PACE), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing exposure and enrichment opportunities for minority youth through participation in college tours and readiness workshops that focus on post-secondary goal attainment. Under her leadership, the organization has helped more than 300 high school students visit nearly 100 college campuses nationwide.

Scott received her B.A. in communication (journalism) from Texas Southern University, her M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction (reading) from Prairie View A&M University, and her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction (urban education) from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

To interview Dr. Scott, contact Tonya Lewis at 254-710-4656, or the Office of Media Communications at 254-710-1961.