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Dr. Margie Yates

Director of Graduate Studies


Dr. Margie Yates
Position: Dean of Research and Graduate Studies
Office: Tucker Hall 107
Phone: 706-507-8507

Office Hours

By appointment


Dr. Marguerite Yates is the Director of Graduate Studies and an associate professor in Teacher Education at Columbus State University in Columbus, GA. Dr. Yates worked in P12 education as a classroom teacher and teacher leader in Georgia, Arizona, North Carolina and Germany. She has worked in higher education for the past 17 years and has served as an instructor, program coordinator, unit head/department chair, assistant chair, assessment coordinator, college director of graduate studies and assistant director of the Graduate School. She holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Teaching and M.Ed. and B.S.Ed. degrees in Early Childhood Education. Research interests include teacher resistance to change, online learning, closing the achievement gap, and immigrant and refugee children in the United States.