Associate Professor, The University of West Alabama, Livingston, Alabama
Member, Board of Directors – University Charter School, Inc.
Graduate, Dillard University, B.A. in Health and Physical Education, University of Southern Mississippi, Ph.D. in Human Performance: Administration and Teaching
Dr. Natasha Satcher is an Associate Professor at the University of West Alabama. She received BA degree in health and physical education at Dillard University in New Orleans, LA. After graduating Magna Cum Laud in Health and Physical Education, she took a position as an Assistant for the Women’ s Basketball program at Jones County Junior College. Three years later, she took a teaching and head coaching position at Raymond High School, located in Raymond, MS. During this time, she also worked on her doctoral degree at the University of Southern Mississippi. In August of 2006 she obtained her Ph.D. in Hum an Performance: Administration and Teaching and begin working at the University of West Alabama (UWA).
Over the past twelve years, Dr. Satcher has taught a variety of courses in which she brings knowledge of the subject area, high in tensity and energy. She creates a safe and enjoyable learning environment that promotes training, teamwork and life skills. She is one that creates experiences and hope students produce their own learning through attention, comprehension, and effort. She also serves on several committees. Some of those committees include: Graduate Academic Council, University Academic Council, College of Education Academic Council, Faculty Senate, Education Council Committee, SACS Undergraduate Programs Subcommittee , NCATE leadership team, COE Assessment Committee, University promotion and tenure committee. She also serves as one of the faces for UWA online programs.
As an educator, Dr. Satcher encourages students to seek help and support. She has advised and created graduation plans for several students. For her commitment and dedication to students, she was honored as one of the Southern Region Educational Board (SREB) Faculty Mentor of the Year at the Compact for Faculty Diversity in Tampa, Florida. She has also been named and honored as the recipient of the 2018 University of West Alabama Trustee Professor Award.
In 2014, Dr. Satcher formed the Physical Education Advisory Council for the University of West Alabama. This group of volunteers (principals, P-12 teachers, graduate and undergraduate students, and faculty members) provides insight on the development, implementation, evaluation, and revisions of the physical education program. She also presented information at the 2016 national SHAPE America convention to share with others how she developed the advisory council. She also served four years on the Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (ASAHPERD) state board as Recreation and Physical Activity Council Chairs. Her role included: planning council sessions for the Fall and Spring Conferences, submitting reports, conducting the annual business meeting and elections during the Fall Conference. As a result of her contribution to the state organization, she was named the 2016-2017 ASAHPERD Ethnicity Minority Award winner.
She has modeled leadership and supported positive growth throughout West Alabama and East Mississippi through creative activity and public service. She submitted a proposal to help support the National Youth Sports Program. As a result, the project received $20,000. She also coordinated portions of the UWA Outreach and Partnership Project through a grant received from the U.S. Department of Justice worth $493,614.
Natasha Satcher provided and coordinated several programs and workshops for Sumter County School District. She helped promote the Books-A-Million Reading Celebration and sponsored a classroom, which helped raise funds so that all students attending Kinterbish Jr. High School could purchase books to help build a collection of reading materials in their home.
Dr. Satcher has provided learning opportunities for students within and beyond the classroom environment. As Activity Director for the National Youth Sports Program, she was responsible for planning, organizing, staffing, and running the day-to-day operations. The program stressed sports instruction to 250 youths, ages 10-16. Free instruction on nutrition, personal health, career opportunities, alcohol and other drug abuse were provided.
Service is a trademark of Dr. Satcher’ s structure. She has worked with partnership schools, churches, and community agencies to help build a better community and as a result of her efforts, she was named the 2017 Nellie Rose McCrory Service Excellence Award.
Natasha is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. D.S. and Dorothy Satcher. She has two brothers (George and Aaron) and one niece, Ms. Isabella Satcher. She is also a member of Living Word Church located in Livingston, where she serves as Life Team Coordinator. In her free time, she enjoys the great outdoors and sports and spending time with family and friends.