Natasha Satcher, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Physical Education
Station 11
Bibb Graves 217D
(205) 652-3683
Professional Biography:

Dr. Satcher has been employed at the University of West Alabama since August of 2006. She has taught a variety of courses in which she brings knowledge of the subject area, high intensity and energy. As an educator, Dr. Satcher encourages students to seek help and support. Recently, she was assigned to the College of Education Advising Handbook committee and was honored as the 2010 SREB Faculty Mentor of the Year at the Compact for Faculty Diversity in Tampa, Florida.

Dr. Satcher has been very instrumental in pursuing external funding to support different projects. In 2007, she submitted a proposal to the Green/Sumter Enterprise Community 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. In 2010, Dr. Satcher received a $5,000 grant from the Alabama Strategic Alliance for Health which helps address educational needs to strengthen the current school physical education curricula and after-school programs. It was through this grant that creative projects were formed such as the “No Child Left On Their Behind: Playing It Forward.” In addition, the “CATCH Kids Club” was implemented.

Dr. Satcher has served in several leadership roles. In 2007, she was the Activity Director for the National Youth Sports Program. As director, 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.

Over the past five years, Dr. Satcher has served on several committees. Some current institutional committees include: the University Academic Council, the College of Education Academic Council, the Faculty Senate, the Faculty Information Committee, the Research Oversight Committee, and the Sponsored Programs Advisory Committee. She is currently chairing NCATE Standard Six and working as part of the SACS Undergraduate Programs Subcommittee. Other assignments include operating as lead teacher for PE 520, 521, 522, and 523 and serving as member of the Building the Educational Strategy of Tomorrow (BEST) Faculty Team.

Employment Date: August 2006
Classes usually taught:

PE520; PE532; PE 523; PE522; PE 432; PE 411; PE 321; PE 250; PE113

  • Health and Wellness Committee
  • University Academic Council
  • College of Education Academic Council
  • SACS Subcommittee
  • Faculty Senate
  • NCATE Committee
  • Office of Sponsored Programs Advisory Committee
  • Research Oversight Committee
Current Projects:

Fall 2010- present: CATCH Kids Club Afterschool Project-Sumter County School District.

Workshops Conducted:
  • June 6-8, 2011: Mega Sports Camp. Living Word Church, Livingston, AL
  • June 27-30, 2011: Fitness Camp. Livingston Jr. High, Livingston, AL
  • October 25, 2010: Professional Development Day: Physical Education Resources. The University of West Alabama, Livingston, AL
  • January 28, 2009: Team Rap Session. Sumter County Material Center, Livingston, AL
Recent Grants:
  • Fall 2010: Enhancing Holistic Education And Resource Training. Principal Investigator-$5,000 funded by the Alabama Strategic Alliance.
  • Fall 2007: UWA Outreach and Partnership Project. Coordinator and Member- $493,416 funded by the Department of Justice
  • Summer 2007: National Youth Sports Program- Principal Investigator- $20,000 funded by the Greene/Sumter Enterprise Community
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