Amy Baldwin, Ed.D., is a senior lecturer of literacy and academic success at the University of Central Arkansas. She is also an author of a trade book on learning mindsets and several textbooks on the college experience including Pearson Education’s The Community College Experience, The First-Generation College Experience, The College Experience, and most recently OpenStax’s College Success. Amy blogs on student success topics for parents and families for Collegiate Parent and www.higheredparent.com. In 2022, she consulted with Outlier.org to create a College Success online course and serves as the instructor for the Why College? lesson.
After working at a community college for a decade, Amy earned her Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where her research focused on the academic success of black males at the community college. Her research, writing, and workshops focus on college readiness, first-year student success, and first-generation college student support. She has provided over 100 presentations, keynotes, workshops, and programs for faculty, staff, students, and families of college students. In 2020, she received an Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate Award from the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.