LMU Graduate Faculty

Dr. Helen Cole   Dr. Frances Swantic
Professor, Graduate Education

PhD in Education, George State University (1986)
EdS in Administration and Supervision, West Georgia College (1978)
M. Ed in Administration and Supervision, West Georgia College (1975)
BS in Secondary Education, Auburn University (1967)
AA in Snead College, Boaz, AL (1965)

Other Teaching Experience

  • Lincoln Memorial University, EDUC 697 Research, adjunct, (1999-2000)
  • Catoosa County Schools, Principal, Middle School Curriculum Coordinator, Assitant Professor, Media Specialist (1988-1999)
  • Whitfield County Schools, Assistant Principal, (1982-1988)
  • Spalding County Schools, Media Specialist, (1973-1982)
  • Dade County Schools, Counselor, (1972-1973)
  • DeKalb County Schools, Media Specialist, (1969-1971)
  • Muscogee County Schools, Media Specialist, (1967-1968)
Consulting/Outside Training
  • SACS CASI Assurance Review Team Member, South Doyle Middle School, (April 23-24, 2007)
  • SACS CASI Assurance Review Team Member, Lake Forrest Middle School, (September 12-13, 2005)
  • Numerous Consulting Contracts in Georgia

Professonal Presentations

  • From Blazing the Boone Trail to Blazing the LiveText Trail, in One Semester. Live Text 5th Annual Conference, Chicago, IL (Co-presenter - Dr. Jerry Cole, LMU Assoicate Professor of Graduate Education). July 13-15, 2006.
  • Leading Change. North East Georgia Regional Educational Service Agency (NEGA RESA) and Youth Technology and Science Consortium (GYSTSC). September 16, 2003. Athens, GA
  • Voices in the Wilderness: Listen - Adjunct Professors Add Value to the Teacher Education Program. Association of the Teacher Educators (ATE) Conference. Santa Fe, NM. August 11, 2003.


  • An Examination of the Perception, Purpose and Implementation of LiveText at Lincoln Memorial University. A collaborative project by: Frances Swantic, Bradley Robertson, Scott McFarland, Steve Sherland, Scott Justus, and Rodney House. 2006.
  • An Investigation of the Effectiveness of Bibliotherapy on Middle Grade Students Who Repeatedly Display Inappropriate Behavior in the School Setting. Georgia State University, 1986.
  • A Comparative Study of the Teachers' Retirement System and The Employees' Retirement System of Georgia. West Georgia College, 1978.

I plan to serve as a member of the Capella University Doctoral Dissertation Committee for Kathryn S. Segars, a former graduate student, for a study, "The Impact of Teacher Training on Usage of Assistive Technology by Students with Visual Impairments in Order to Access the Educational Enviroment."


  • An Examination of the Perception, Purpose, and Implementation of LiveText at Lincoln Memorial University, LiveText 5th Annual Conference, Chicago, IL; July 14, 2006
Professonal and Scholarly Affiliations
  • National Education Association (NEA)
  • Georgia Association for Educational Leaders (GAEL)
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

Meetings Attended

  • Georgia Association of Educational Leaders (GAEL) Winter Conference and EXPO,
    Renaissance Waverly Hotel, Atlanta, GA, February 3-5, 2008
  • Georgia Association of Educational Leaders (GAEL) Summer Conference and Expo, Jekyll
    Island Convention Center, Jekyll Island, GA, July 8-11, 2007
  • Georgia School Superintendents’ Association (GAEL) 2007 Legislatiave Session Workshop
    Overview, Gainesville, Georgia, May 7-8, 2007
  • Georgia Association of Educational Leaders (GAEL) Winter Conference, Renaissance Waverly
    Hotel, Atlanta, GA, February 4-6, 2007
  • John Maxwell and Matte Norgaard’s WIN-NOW Regional Conference. Sponsored by the American
    Society for Training & Development (ASTD), Meadowview Conference Resort & Convention
    Center, Kingsport, Tennessee, September 15, 2006
  • LiveText 5th Annual National Conference, July 13-15, 2006, Chicago, Illinois
  • LiveText 4th Annual National Conference, July, 2005, Chicago, Illinois
  • Tennessee LiveText Conference.  Richard Laramie, Presenter, Lebanon, Tennessee,
    October, 2005
  • Max Thompson’s Learning Focus Schools1st Annual Conference.  January, 2005, Atlanta,
  • Association of Teacher Educators Conference.  Santa Fe, New Mexico, August 9-13,
  • Classroom Instruction that Works by Dr. Rober J. Marzano, “Leading with Quality: 
    World-Class Results for All” Conference.  Piedmont College, Demorest, Georgia.
    May11, 2003
  • No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Workshop.  Director of Middle and Secondary Education
    For Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE), 2003
  • Tennessee Reading Excellence Act (REA) Institutions of Higher Learning (IHE) Best Practices Training Conference.  Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) Building, Knoxville, TN, June 12-14, 2003
  • Georgia Association of Educational Leaders (GAEL) Summer Conference, July, 2008.
  • Georgia Professional Standards Commission meetings

Professional Growth Activities

  • Tennessee SACS CASI/Advanc/Ed Chair/Quality Assurance Review Training, Park Vista
    Hotel Conference Center, Gatlingburg, TN, September 6, 2007
  • Windows XP Backup Made Easy – Sheree Schneider, Knoxville, TN – February 10, 2006
  • Web Advisor Training – Ken Ramos, Knoxville, TN – December 2, 2005
  • How to Make My Laptop Work in Wireless Situations – Sheree Schneider, Knoxville, TN –
    November 15, 2005
  • Faculty Team-building and Collaboration – Judy Z. King, Quality Management Services, LLC –
    Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, TN – August 19, 2005
  • Turnitin Training – Dr. Dan Suchy, Trainer, Knoxville, TN – February 11, 2005
  • Sharepoint Technology Training – Dr. Jerry Cole, presenter.  Knoxville, TN – April 12, 2002

Special Academic Assignments

  • Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GAPSC) Liaison – Attend monthly meetings and
    Conferences related to educator licensure, ethics and professional practices.
  • Student Teacher Supervisor, LMU Post Baccalaureate Program – Catoosa County, GA
    School System – Fall, 2006
  • LiveText Trainer for the LMU School of Graduation Education Faculty – “How to Find Your
    Students and Create a Class Roll” August, 2005

University Committee Assignments

  • Faculty Development Committee - 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Technology, Learning and Roundtable Committee - 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Assessment Committee - LMU School of Education - 2006
  • Program Development/Implementation Committee - LMU Graduate School - 2003, 2004