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Get to Know the Faculty: LaToya Green


Let’s meet LaToya Green, who you’ll soon find out, is all about T.E.A.C.H.I.N.G.

LaToya Green

LaToya Green

Place of birth:
Grenada, Miss.
Your philosophy on education in seven words:
One cannot go wrong if he is T.E.A.C.H.I.N.G.
What makes a good professor?
One who practices and promotes good T.E.A.C.H.I.N.G. skills, which are training (role modeling), effective communication, assessment/accountability (teacher and student), cognitive function/critical thinking, healthy learning environment, involvement (tutoring and service projects), nurturing environment (diversity), and goal setting (teacher and student).
In college, I was known for...
being a smart girl in a Greek sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
What music is playing in your car?
Why did you choose A-State?
As a student, I was afforded so many opportunities at A-State! I would like to show my appreciation by giving back to my alma mater!
My hobby is...
traveling and deer hunting.
Who was your favorite teacher (and why)?
Dr. Eddie Anderson was my favorite teacher. As my geometry and physics high school teacher, he challenged his students to think critically, and he devoted his time to ensure that no student was left behind.
My favorite motion picture is...
John Q.
The television series I must TiVo...
Criminal Minds.
What’s the value of a university education?
A university education helps to develop knowledge and skills, such as occupational and interpersonal, which will create a foundation for growth in life. Once the education is completed, no one can take it away.
My favorite trip was...
visiting castles in Germany.
If I could travel anywhere it would be...
If you could teach another field, which one and why?
I would teach psychology because it was my undergraduate major, and I have always been intrigued with the way the mind works.
My pro sports team is...
Miami Heat.
My pet peeve is...
People who are rude to others.
What is the one thing you wish you could teach everyone about your field?
The field of physical therapy does not only require one to be a skillful and knowledgeable therapist, but it also requires compassion and mental stimulation to motivate patients to complete physical activity.
The last book I read for fun was...
Tears of the Heart by Viola Speed-Turner.
Four people I’d take to coffee...
my husband, my parents, and my mother-in-law.
The best advice I ever received was...
Don’t give up on whatever you’re pursuing.
What is the one thing I’ve learned I’d tell my college self...
learn as much as possible and work hard so that you can play hard.
My passion is...
treating patients and educating people (students, patients, etc.) on ways to improve patients’ functional limitations.
What I like about Jonesboro is...
the friendly atmosphere.
Cats or dogs?
E-book or hardback?
Beach or mountains?
Dinner or supper?
I wish I could...
go on a mission trip.
Only my friends know I...
sometimes love too hard.
My favorite saying is...
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.