Faculty & Staff Profile

Dawn Putney

Dawn Putney, Ph.D.


Phone: 678-839-6151 | Fax: 678-839-6153

Email:  dputney@westga.edu

Office: Education Annex 127

Hours: Mon./Wed./Fri. 12:00 - 4:00
Online Tues 6:00 - 8:00 pm


Dr. Dawn Putney is Professor in the College of Education and coordinator of the M.Ed., Add-On, and Ed.E. programs in School Library Media. She teaches graduate courses in School Library Media and Instructional Design. Presentations include topics such as Creating Web-Based Aids, LibraryThing, and Podcasting. Publications include topics such as Innovations in School, Podcasting, and Multilevel Literacy Center Models. Prior to her appointment at UWG, Dr. Putney was on faculty at the University of Dubuque and worked in public school settings in a variety of positions.


  • B.S., Bachelor of Science, University of North Alabama, 1975
  • M.Ed., Master of Education, West Georgia College, 1981
  • Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy, University of Iowa, 1987

Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • ECED-7265 (Parent Ed/Teach Chld Care Wkrs)    
    • ECED-7266 (The Young Child: Home & Commun)    
    • ECED-7273 (Family/Comm Inv for Sch Improv)    
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation)    
    • EDUC-2130 (Expl Learning and Teaching)    
    • MEDT-7461 (Instructional Design)    
    • MEDT-7487 (Practicum)    
    • UWG-1101 (First Year Univ. Experience)    

Selected Publications

  • Putney, D. & Morris, R. (2011). Educational Reform Revisited. Choice: Current reviews for academic libraries, 49(3), 431-444. [View Publication]
  • Morris, R. & Putney, D. (in press). Innovation in schools. In, T.C. Chan, B. Jiang, & R. Ouyang (eds.) Educational administration in U.S. schools. People's University Press, Beijing, China. [View Publication]