Dr. Robert A. Griffin is a part-time faculty member in the Department of Literacy and Special Education at the University of West Georgia, where he teaches graduate-level courses in literacy and TESOL education. In addition to his work in higher education, he has served as a high school English and ESOL teacher for almost 13 years in rural south and urban north Georgia public schools. Dr. Griffin's primary research interests involve discovering ways to increase reading motivation for English learners and other at-promise student groups. For leisure, Dr. Griffin enjoys reading, traveling, visiting family, and spending time with his spouse, Mandi, and their two children, Miriam and Sarah Ruth.
Education / Degrees
- B.S., Secondary English Education, Valdosta State University, 2005
- M.Ed., Educational Leadership, Valdosta State University, 2007
- Ed.S., Curriculum & Instruction, Literacy Education, Valdosta State University, 2012
- Ed.D., School Improvement, Literacy Education, University of West Georgia, 2016