Faculty/Staff Profile

Judy Butler

Judy Butler, Ed. D.


Phone: 678-839-6079 | Fax: 678-839-6195

Email:  jbutler@westga.edu

Office: Coliseum 2048

Hours: By Appointment

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Dr. Butler teaches in the Secondary Education programs which are located in the Department of Leadership and Instruction. Her areas of expertise include social studies education, the era of school integration, and civic education. Among other service endeavors, she serves on the Faculty Senate at UWG. She is in her eighteenth year at the university.


  • BS Ed., Secondary Education, Southern Arkansas University, 1969
  • M.A., Liberal Studies, University of Oklahoma, 1982
  • Ed.D., Curriculum and Instructional Leadership, Vanderbilt University, 1995

Selected Publications

  • Nazzal, A. & Butler J. (2010). What do middle school candidates know about geography? GATEways to Teacher Education, 20. This article describes a pilot study carried out in a university in the southeastern United States that prepares candidates in middle [View Publication]
  • Butler, J. D. (2013). Character education: What has happened to the moral compass? The Sophist's Bane, 7 (1-2)/ [View Publication]
  • Williamson, J. & Butler, J. (2011). Remember: The journey to school integration. Notable Trade Book Lesson Plan. Social Studies Research and Practice, 6(1). [View Publication]

Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • EDSI-9943 (Models of Professional Develop)    
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation)    
    • MGED-4286 (Teaching Internship)    
    • SEED-4243 (Instruct Strat: Sec Soc Sci Ed)    
    • SEED-4243L (Inst Strat for Sec Soc St Lab)    
    • SEED-4271L (Inst., Assess, Mgmt in SE Lab)    
    • SEED-4286 (Teaching Internship)    
    • SEED-4289 (Teaching Internship Seminar)    
    • SEED-6200 (Comp Exam for MAT)    
    • SEED-7200 (Comp Exam for Master of Educat)    
    • SEED-7261 (Adv Instruc Strat English Educ)    
    • SEED-7262 (Adv Instruc Strat Soc Studies)    
    • SEED-7263 (Adv Instruc Strat Science Educ)    
    • SEED-7271 (Adv Study of Sec School Curric)    
    • SEED-7288 (Teaching Internship)    
    • SEED-7289 (Teaching Internship Seminar)    
    • SEED-7291 (Classrm Instruct & Management)    
    • SPED-4786 (Internship in Special Educ)    
  • Summer 2014 Sections
    • SEED-7271 (Adv Study of Sec School Curric) Section: N01   [View Syllabus]
    • EDSI-9943 (Models of Professional Develop) Section: N01   [View Syllabus]
    • EDSI-9998 (Research for Doc Dissertation) Section: N17   [View Syllabus]