Tammy Francis, Ph.D.


Dr. Tammy, The Catalyst, is an Edupreneur. She is the owner and CEO of T. F. Donaldson Global Enterprises, LLC, Catalyst 4 Change Global, LLC, Catalyst 4 Change Travel, and Catalyst 4 Change Apparel. She is a tenured Assistant Professor, Life Strategist, Literacy Educator, Consultant, Global Community Builder, Educational Researcher, Speaker, and Author. During the day, Dr. Tammy helps adults improve their reading and writing skills as well their ability to be successful in college and life. At other times, she helps you move in the direction of more and prepare for what’s next by providing tools and strategies needed to plan and live on purpose in your life and/or business. One way she combines her expertise is through her global, online reading community, Women Aspiring for More. The other way is through the Conscious Connections Trips for her C4C Global Community. She is “The Catalyst” that inspires you to ASPIRE FOR MORE starting with self-awareness, meaningful connections, self-development, and education; thus ultimately, helping women to discover or uncover how to use their passion and their gift to serve others (their purpose). 

Her publication, Manifesting More: A Playbook for Planning and Living on Purpose, is the foundation to her brand and movement. The Playbook is filled with life plays for this game called life and strategies to push you toward your passion with purpose. Dr. Tammy even travels the global offering Playbook Workshops to those that dare to aspire for more and move in the direction of more.  In September 2020, she released the book, “R.E.A.P. More: 76 Seeds for This Season.” Dr. Tammy also has chapters published in the recently released books, “You Can: 33 Stories to Uplift and Inspire Everyday People” and “Stronger: A Guide for Women Entrepreneurs on Finding Hope and Motivation for Your Business During Times of Crisis.”

As an educator, Dr. Tammy taught 10 years in the secondary classroom teaching reading, English, and English language arts. She earned a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Literacy.  Currently, Dr. Tammy is a full-time, tenured Assistant Professor of Reading and Faculty Coordinator of Developmental Education in Texas where she teaches developmental reading and integrated reading and writing courses. Dr. Tammy also teaches content area reading course for undergraduate and graduate education majors. Additionally, Dr. Tammy offers her services as a consultant and professional developer to assist faculty at the secondary and post-secondary levels with improving reading and writing instruction across the curriculum.

Dr. Tammy is also active in several professional and community organizations, such Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers, National Organization of Student Success (formerly NADE), Texas Association of Developmental Education, Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education, and Corpus Christi Black Chamber of Commerce to name a few. Dr. Tammy is also member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.  Proudly, Dr. Tammy has won several awards during her career thus far, such as “Teacher of the Year,” “Disabilities Advocate of the Year,” “The Jerry Johns Promising Researcher,” and “Entrepreneur of the Year” awards.