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SEC Announces 2012-13 Academic Leadership Development Program Fellows

10/12/2012 12:44 PM

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Forty-six faculty and administrators from Southeastern Conference universities have been selected as 2012-13 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program fellows, the SEC announced Friday.

 

Chosen from LSU are David Baker, director of the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine in the School of Veterinary Medicine; Julia Chan, alumni professor in the Department of Chemistry; Fran Lawrence, associate dean in the E. J. Ourso College of Business; and Clinton Willson, professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering.

 

The SEC Academic Leadership Development Program, or ALDP, is a professional development program that seeks to identify, prepare and advance academic leaders for roles within SEC institutions and beyond. It has two components: a university-level development program designed by each institution for its own participants and two, three-day SEC-wide workshops held on specified campuses for all program participants.

 

This year’s workshops will be held Oct. 15-17 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and Feb. 6-8, 2013, at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

 

“The SEC Academic Leadership Development Program is a valuable opportunity for faculty and administrators at Southeastern Conference universities to study a wide range of topics in higher education from the leader’s perspective,” said Torie Johnson, SECU executive director. “We trust that the skills, techniques and knowledge they acquire this year will help prepare them for high level service in academia.”

 

Using its SECU academic initiative, the SEC sponsors, supports and promotes collaborative higher education programs and activities involving administrators, faculty and students at its 14 member universities. The SEC also provides an online platform to showcase achievements of these individuals on regional, national and international levels.

 

The SEC ALDP, established in 2008, fosters academic leadership among SEC faculty by allowing them the unique opportunity to address the challenges of academic administration at major research universities.

 

A complete list of the 2012-13 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellows is below:

  • J. Brian Gray, University of Alabama, Associate Dean, Manderson Graduate School of Business
  • Jennifer D. Greer, University of Alabama, Department Chair, Department of Journalism
  • Sandra C. Nichols, University of Alabama, Department Head, Department of Special Education and Multiple Abilities
  • Patricia A. Sobecky, University of Alabama, Department Chair, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Jeannie Hulen, University of Arkansas, Department Chair, Department of Art
  • Michael L. Looper, University of Arkansas, Department Head, Department of Animal Science
  • Matthew A. Waller, University of Arkansas, Department Chair, Department of Supply Chain Management
  • Calvin White, Jr., University of Arkansas, Director, African and African-American Studies Program
  • Brigitta R. Brunner, Auburn University, Director, Public Relations Program
  • David Hinson, Auburn University, School Head, School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture
  • Jared A. Russell, Auburn University, Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Director, Student Development
  • Thomasenia Lott Adams, University of Florida, Associate Dean, College of Education
  • Laurence B. Alexander, University of Florida, Associate Dean, Graduate School
  • Jennifer Harrison Elder, University of Florida, Associate Dean, College of Nursing
  • Karen Cornell, University of Georgia, Assistant Department Head, Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
  • Marsha Davis, University of Georgia, Associate Dean, College of Public Heath
  • Jeffrey F.D. Dean, University of Georgia, Associate Director, Institute of Bioinformatics
  • Susan Thomas, University of Georgia, Associate Professor, Hugh Hodgson School of Music
  • Patricia V. Burkhart, University of Kentucky, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies, College of Nursing
  • Sonja Feist-Price, University of Kentucky, Professor, Department of Early Childhood, Special Education & Rehabilitation Counseling
  • Rick Q. Honaker, University of Kentucky, Department Chair, Department of Mining Engineering
  • David Baker, LSU, Director, Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Julia Chan, LSU, Alumni Professor, Department of Chemistry
  • Frances C. Lawrence, LSU, Associate Dean, E. J. Ourso College of Business
  • Clinton Willson, LSU, Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • A.P. (Tony) Ammeter, University of Mississippi, Associate Dean, School of Business Administration
  • Joseph P. Ward, University of Mississippi, Department Chair, Department of History
  • Mitchell E. Berman, Mississippi State University, Department Head, Department of Psychology
  • Devon Brenner, Mississippi State University, Department Head, Department of Curriculum, Instruction & Special Education
  • Allison Pearson, Mississippi State University, Professor of Management, Department of Management & Information Systems
  • John M. Usher, Mississippi State University, Department Head, Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
  • Jeni Hart, University of Missouri, Associate Division Director, Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis
  • Wilma King, University of Missouri, Director, Black Studies Program
  • Robert D. Tzou, University of Missouri, Associate Dean, College of Engineering
  • Lawrence Glickman, University of South Carolina, Department Chair, Department of History
  • Danielle Holley-Walker, University of South Carolina, Associate Dean, USC School of Law
  • James Knapp, University of South Carolina, Professor, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences
  • Audrey Korsgaard, University of South Carolina, Department Chair, Management Department
  • David A. Golden, University of Tennessee, Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology
  • Catherine A. Luther, University of Tennessee, Associate Dean, College of Communication and Information
  • John Stier, University of Tennessee, Assistant Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
  • Penny J. White, University of Tennessee, Director, Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution
  • Michael Benedik, Texas A&M University, Interim Dean of Faculties and Associate Provost
  • Blanca Lupiani, Texas A&M University, Associate Dean of Faculties
  • Cesar Malave, Texas A&M University, Department Head, Department of Industrial and System Engineering
  • Cynthia Werner, Texas A&M University, Department Head, Department of Anthropology

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