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, Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine; Julia Chan, Alumni Professor, Department of Chemistry; Fran Lawrence, Associate Dean, Ourso College of Business; Clinton Willson, Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering.
The SEC Academic Leadership Development Program (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 -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 October 15-17 at Tennessee in Knoxville, and February 6-8, 2013 at 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.
2012-13 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellows
J. Brian Gray, Alabama, Associate Dean, Manderson Graduate School of Business
Jennifer D. Greer, Alabama, Department Chair, Department of Journalism
Sandra C. Nichols, Alabama, Department Head, Department of Special Education and Multiple Abilities
Patricia A. Sobecky, Alabama, Department Chair, Department of Biological Sciences
Jeannie Hulen, Arkansas, Department Chair, Department of Art
Michael L. Looper, Arkansas, Department Head, Department of Animal Science
Matthew A. Waller, Arkansas, Department Chair, Department of Supply Chain Management
Calvin White, Jr., Arkansas, Director, African and African-American Studies Program
Brigitta R. Brunner, Auburn, Director, Public Relations Program
David Hinson, Auburn, School Head, School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture
Jared A. Russell, Auburn, Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Director, Student Development
Thomasenia Lott Adams, Florida, Associate Dean, College of Education
Laurence B. Alexander, Florida, Associate Dean, Graduate School
Jennifer Harrison Elder, Florida, Associate Dean, College of Nursing
Karen Cornell, Georgia, Assistant Department Head, Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
Marsha Davis, Georgia, Associate Dean, College of Public Heath
Jeffrey F.D. Dean, Georgia, Associate Director, Institute of Bioinformatics
Susan Thomas, Georgia, Associate Professor, Hugh Hodgson School of Music
Patricia V. Burkhart, Kentucky, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies, College of Nursing
Sonja Feist-Price, Kentucky, Professor, Department of Early Childhood, Special Education & Rehabilitation Counseling
Rick Q. Honaker, Kentucky, Department Chair, Department of Mining Engineering
David Baker, LSU, Director, Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine
Julia Chan, LSU, Alumni Professor, Department of Chemistry
Frances C. Lawrence, LSU, Associate Dean, Ourso College of Business
Clinton Willson, LSU, Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
A.P. (Tony) Ammeter, Mississippi, Associate Dean, School of Business Administration
Joseph P. Ward, Mississippi, Department Chair, Department of History
Mitchell E. Berman, Mississippi State, Department Head, Department of Psychology
Devon Brenner, Mississippi State, Department Head, Department of Curriculum, Instruction & Special Education
Allison Pearson, Mississippi State, Professor of Management, Department of Management & Information Systems
John M. Usher, Mississippi State, Department Head, Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Jeni Hart, Missouri, Associate Division Director, Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis
Wilma King, Missouri, Director, Black Studies Program
Robert D. Tzou, Missouri, Associate Dean, College of Engineering
Lawrence Glickman, South Carolina, Department Chair, Department of History
Danielle Holley-Walker, South Carolina, Associate Dean, USC School of Law
James Knapp, South Carolina, Professor, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences
Audrey Korsgaard, South Carolina, Department Chair, Management Department
David A. Golden, Tennessee, Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology
Catherine A. Luther, Tennessee, Associate Dean, College of Communication and Information
John Stier, Tennessee, Assistant Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Penny J. White, Tennessee, Director, Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution
Michael Benedik, Texas A&M, Interim Dean of Faculties and Associate Provost
Blanca Lupiani, Texas A&M, Associate Dean of Faculties
Cesar Malave, Texas A&M, Department Head, Department of Industrial and System Engineering
Cynthia Werner, Texas A&M, Department Head, Department of Anthropology