Dr. Tamra Ogletree is an Assistant Professor of Reading Education in the College of Education and Director of the University of West Georgia's Cherokee Rose Writing Project, an affiliate of the National Writing Project. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in writing and literacy. As a certified qualitative researcher, she also teaches doctorate level courses in the EdD School Improvement department. Her research focuses on the multi-dimensions of literacy and its impact on academic success with marginal populations, research methodology, and program evaluations. Publications include integrating multiliteracies in classroom settings, an analytical overview of a dropout prevention program, book chapters on qualitative methodology, and program evaluations. Prior to her appointment at UWG, Dr. Ogletree was a language arts and science educator in public and private schools. She was also Director of UWG's Child Development Center and Professional Development Schools.