Rosalie Cheatham is an assistant professor of French in the Department of World Languages who is professionally well-known for her expertise.
Cheatham has been involved with concurrent education in Arkansas and has served as coordinator of UA Little Rock’s concurrent enrollment program. She served as an accreditation review panel member for the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships and the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) on concurrent proposals and policies. In 2013, she worked with ADHE on revisions to the state’s concurrent enrollment policy. Over the years, she has also received 12 ADHE grants, as well as grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, United States Department of Education, and the Japan Foundation.
Cheatham has used her experience in concurrent education with foreign language instruction. She conducted many professional workshops on foreign language instruction and Arkansas’s common core curriculum for the Little Rock School district. She also secured a $50,000 grant to help provide teachers a stipend to attend these workshops.
Cheatham has also been active at the regional and national level of foreign language instruction. Since 2012 she has served on the finance committee of the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages, been a member of the advisory council for the Southern Conference on Language Teaching and for the Central States Conference. She is active in the Arkansas Foreign Language Teachers Association, serving as program chair in 2015 and 2016. She is interim executive director of the Arkansas Foreign Language Teachers Association.
At UA Little Rock, Cheatham has served on Faculty Senate as a senator and as a past president. Over the last few years, she has chaired the department of World Languages’ personnel committee, the College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, the University Planning and Finance Committee, the Dean’s Advisory Council, and the Faculty Governance Committee, just to name a few.
Cheatham received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and a master’s degree from the University of Illinois.