Winthrop University: COE Faculty Profile - Yearta, Lindsay

Name: Lindsay Yearta

Title: Chair, Associate Professor, Singleton Endowed Professor

Education: Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction (Urban Literacy), University of North Carolina at Charlotte; M.Ed. in Literacy from Winthrop University; B.S., Elementary Education, Winthrop University 

Office: 204-A Withers/W.T.S. Building

Phone: 803/323-3089



Area(s): Digital literacies; Critical literacy; Use of digital tools to meet the needs of each student in the classroom

College of Education

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Lindsay Yearta is Chair of the Education Core department and an Associate Professor of Education. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in literacy and learning technologies and serves as a Winthrop Faculty in Residence at Rosewood Elementary. A life-long learner and advocate for education, she completed her degree in elementary education from Winthrop University and started her career in education as a fifth-grade teacher in Rock Hill, South Carolina. During that time, she enjoyed teaching all subjects and purposefully using technology as a tool to enhance instruction and learning opportunities for her students. Lindsay earned her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where her love of leveraging technology to provide students with opportunities to collaborate, communicate, create multimodal projects, and conduct research continued to deepen. Lindsay has published multiple articles at the international, national, regional, and state levels. Her recently published book is entitled From Pencils to Podcasts: Digital Tools for Transforming K-6 Literacy Practices. She continues to enjoy working with and learning from practicing kindergarten through grade twelve teachers. Lindsay is married to Charles Yearta and they have two children, Grace and Elizabeth. They love spending time as a family and can often be found playing board games, cooking, and traveling. One day, Lindsay hopes to have a tiny house in the mountains near Asheville, North Carolina where she can go on long hikes, read books, and cultivate a large garden.

Last updated by collinsr 08/16/2020

Last Updated: 8/16/20