Bio

Lakia M. Scott, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at Baylor University. She currently teaches sociocultural foundations courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Scott has nearly 15 years of combined experiences at the elementary, secondary, undergraduate and graduate teaching levels. She is a recognized scholar in the field of Urban Education, where she has a host of research publications, co-authored and co-edited books, book chapters, and educational evaluation reports.

Under the research trajectory of providing educational access, equity, and opportunity for traditionally minoritized student populations, Dr. Scott is most widely known for her creation and implementation of the Baylor Freedom Schools program, a summer literacy enrichment initiative in partnership with Waco ISD Transformation Zone Schools and Prosper Waco. She has also published in numerous journals which include her work on Freedom Schools, teaching training and preparation, issues in diversity, and language differentiation.

 

Research Interests (6) Showing 5 of 6. Showing 6 of 6. Show All Show Less

Teacher Education and Training

Urban Education

Urban Literacy

Multicultural Education

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Social Justice Curricula

Select Publications (4)

Engaging in “Dangerous Discussions”: Fostering Cultural Competence through the Analysis of Depictions of College Life in Popular Films

Dr. Lakia M. Scott, assistant professor, published Engaging in “Dangerous Discussions”: Fostering Cultural Competence through the Analysis of Depictions of College Life in Popular Films in Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 2019, with co-author(s) Dr. Elena M Venegas, University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley, Karon LeCompte, associate professor, Mia Moody-Ramirez, professor, and Toby Zhu.

Examining the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools Model on Middle School Students’ Reading Achievement

Dr. Lakia M. Scott, assistant professor, published Examining the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools Model on Middle School Students’ Reading Achievement in Journal of Multicultural Affairs, Vol. 5, Issue 2, p. 1-28, 2020, with co-author(s) Dr. Rachel Renbarger, Baylor University, and Yasmin Laird, Baylor University.

“Bodies are not commodities”: Examining the impact and influences of a social justice curriculum on anti-human trafficking awareness and advocacy

Dr. Lakia M. Scott, published “Bodies are not commodities”: Examining the impact and influences of a social justice curriculum on anti-human trafficking awareness and advocacy in Journal for Human Trafficking, p. 1-18, 2017, with co-author(s) Dr. Christina Crenshaw, Baylor University, and Elena Venegas, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Rap Music Literacy: Millennial Audience Reception to Lyrics Depicting Independent Women

Dr. Lakia M. Scott, published Rap Music Literacy: Millennial Audience Reception to Lyrics Depicting Independent Women in Journal of Media Literacy Education, Vol. 7, Issue 3, p. 54-72, 2016, with co-author(s) Dr. Mia Moody-Ramirez.

Select Presentations (5)

Freedom through reading: Examining the impact of adolescent literacy development through the CDF Freedom school model

Dr. Lakia M. Scott, presented Freedom through reading: Examining the impact of adolescent literacy development through the CDF Freedom school model at The 41st SERA Annual Meeting, held February 15, 2018, in New Orleans, LA.

She that holds the flame: Dreamkeepers as Ignition for preparing Urban educators

Dr. Lakia M. Scott, presented She that holds the flame: Dreamkeepers as Ignition for preparing Urban educators at The 41st SERA Annual Meeting, held February 14, 2018, in New Orleans, LA.

“They See Me as the Rich, White, Lady”: Othering Perceptions in the Urban Literacy Classroom

Dr. Lakia M. Scott, and E. Venegas, presented “They See Me as the Rich, White, Lady”: Othering Perceptions in the Urban Literacy Classroom at The 57th Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, held May 1, 2017, in San Antonio, TX.

Feeding the PhD Pipeline: Understanding the Role of Mentorship, Networking, and Social Capital at HBCUs

Dr. Lakia M. Scott, and Dr. D. Preston, doctoral student, presented Feeding the PhD Pipeline: Understanding the Role of Mentorship, Networking, and Social Capital at HBCUs at The 57th Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, held 04/27/2017, in San Antonio, TX.

“iEngage” Freedom School: Affirming Community Cultural Wealth through Advocacy and Action

Dr. Lakia M. Scott, Dr. K. N. LeCompte, and B. Blevins, presented “iEngage” Freedom School: Affirming Community Cultural Wealth through Advocacy and Action at The 57th Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, held 04/29/2017, in San Antonio, TX.

Awards & Honors (4)

Best Paper in Session Award

Dr. Lakia M. Scott, received Best Paper in Session Award from 2012 Orlando International Academic Conference, 2012.

Faculty Research Fellow, Institute for Oral History

Dr. Lakia M. Scott, received Faculty Research Fellow, Institute for Oral History from Baylor University, 2015.

Top Faculty Paper, Entertainment Studies Division

Dr. Lakia M. Scott, received Top Faculty Paper, Entertainment Studies Division from Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2015.

Armstrong Browning Library Teaching Fellow

Dr. Lakia M. Scott, received Armstrong Browning Library Teaching Fellow from Baylor University, 2016.

Internal Grants (3)

Voices from the Field: Success Stories from Urban Elementary Literacy Educators in Greater Waco Public Schools

Dr. Lakia M. Scott; $4,385.00; Voices from the Field: Success Stories from Urban Elementary Literacy Educators in Greater Waco Public Schools.

University Teaching Development Grant for Exploration in Costa Rica

Dr. Lakia M. Scott; $1,500.00; University Teaching Development Grant for Exploration in Costa Rica.

Examining the Use of Graphic Organizers for Young Readers in Ghana

Dr. Lakia M. Scott; $7,500.00; Examining the Use of Graphic Organizers for Young Readers in Ghana; Baylor University Missions.

External Grants (1)

CDF Freedom Schools at Baylor University: School Year Component

Dr. Lakia M. Scott; $9,800.00; CDF Freedom Schools at Baylor University: School Year Component; Jack and Jill Foundation.