Bio

Sarah Smitherman Pratt, Ph.D., is a lecturer in Baylor University's Ed.D. in Leadership and Organizational Change program. She joined the faculty in the fall of 2019; prior to that she was an assistant professor at the University of North Texas as well as University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her research and teaching are both focused on complex conversations, which are about engaging everyone in how ideas and images can generate and enrich mathematical understandings. She is passionate about education and thoroughly enjoys working with Baylor EdD-LOC students. She currently serves as a Faculty Advisor for specific Ed.D. cohorts. She teaches Mixed Methods Research, Psychology of Learning, Social Foundations for Education, and is redesigning the course Teaching for Understanding.

Dr. Pratt holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with a concentration in middle grades mathematics from Texas A&M University. After teaching in Richardson ISD for five years, she moved to Baton Rouge to attend Louisiana State University. She earned her master’s degree in mathematics education and Ph.D. in curriculum theory. Overall, she has 25 years of experience as an educator. When she is not working, she is often found trying to wrangle her tween and teen daughters or kicking the soccer ball around. She also serves her community as a Stephen Minister.

Degrees (3)

Ph.D.
2006
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA

M.A.
2002
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA

B.S.
1995
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX