Dr. Janet Grier



Assistant Professor of Education


Undergraduate Education:

Georgia State University – B.A. Sociology


Graduate Education:

Troy State University – M.Ed.

Argosy University – Ed.S.

Argosy University – Ed.D.


Subject Areas Taught at Brenau:

Teaching Science

Teaching Social Studies

Integrating Fine Arts Activities

Classroom Management

Methods of Educational Research

Technology for Educational Research


Teaching Philosophy:

My philosophy in teaching embraces the constructivist approach, whereas classroom instruction is based on students’ interests, strengths, needs, and backgrounds. Additionally, all learning activities for students should address “how” students learn best. In essence, teachers must know students’ learning styles so that lessons are designed to meet each student’s academic and social needs. Most importantly, all learning which place in the classroom should have a major focus in teaching students how to become critical thinkers.


Academic and Research Interests:

I am very interested in conducting research on the topics of teacher retention and teacher-action research. In essence, I believe that teacher retention increases if they are delivering effective classroom instruction based on routinely engaging in teacher-action research. Furthermore, it is my hope to begin initiating research in these two areas within the next year.


Academic Affiliation and Leadership Positions Held

Coordinator – College of Education (Fairburn Campus)

EdTPA Task Force Committee Member

Teacher Education Advisory Committee Member

Comprehensive Exam Evaluator

Teacher Mentor – Cobb County Schools

Currently hold Certificates from Georgia PSC – Educational Leadership (L-7), Teaching Certificate P-5 (T-7, and Gifted Certified (Early Grades)