Three Among SEC's Leadership Development Fellows

by Matt Dunaway
Three Among SEC's Leadership Development Fellows

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – LSU’s Stephen David Beck, William A. Clark and Roland W. Mitchell were selected as 2013-14 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellows announced Tuesday by the league office. In total, 49 faculty and administrators from SEC universities earned the honor.

Beck is an Associate Dean in the College of Music & Dramatic Arts, Clark is a Department Chair of Political Science and Mitchell is an Associate Director in the School of Education.

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 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. 14-16 at the University of Georgia in Athens, and February 5-7, 2014 at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

“The individuals selected by their SEC universities to participate in the SEC Academic Leadership Development Program represent the future of higher education administration,” said Torie Johnson, SECU Executive Director. “The leadership skills they already possess are sure to be enhanced by the SEC ALDP experience.”

Using its SECU academic initiative, the SEC sponsors, supports and promotes collaborative higher education programs and activities involving administrators, faculty and students at its member universities.

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 2013-14 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellows is below.

Philo A. Hutcheson, University of Alabama, Department Chair, Educational Leadership, Policy & Technology Studies
Yvette Murphy-Erby, University of Arkansas, Director, School of Social Work
Michael T. Kidd, University of Arkansas, Department Head, Poultry Science
Kate Mamiseishvili, University of Arkansas, Interim Department Head, Rehabilitation, Human Resources & Communication Disorders
Rajiv Sabherwal, University of Arkansas, Department Chair, Information Systems
Jennifer Wood Adams, Auburn University, Director, School of Communication & Journalism
Sushil H. Bhavnani, Auburn University, Program Chair, Mechanical Engineering
Richard Burt, Auburn University, Head, McWhorter School of Building Science
Christopher M. Janelle, University of Florida, Interim Associate Dean, College of Health & Human Performance
Spiro K. Kiousis, University of Florida, Executive Associate Dean, College of Journalism & Communications
Rowan Milner, University of Florida, Department Chair, Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Julian A. Cook, III, University of Georgia, Professor, School of Law
Tracie Costantino, University of Georgia, Co-Chair, Art Education Program
Sarah F. Covert, University of Georgia, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Sciences
Tom Reichert, University of Georgia, Department Head, Advertising & Public Relations
Nancy C. Jones, University of Kentucky, Department Chair, Theatre
Douglass S. Kalika, University of Kentucky, Department Chair, Chemical & Materials Engineering
Sue Roberts, University of Kentucky, Professor, Department of Geography
Deirdre A. Scaggs, University of Kentucky, Associate Dean, Special Collections
Stephen David Beck, Louisiana State University, Associate Dean, College of Music & Dramatic Arts
William A. Clark, Louisiana State University, Department Chair, Political Science
Roland W. Mitchell, Louisiana State University, Associate Director, School of Education
William W. Berry, III, University of Mississippi, Assistant Professor, School of Law
John C. Garner, III, University of Mississippi, Interim Department Chair, Health, Exercise Science & Recreation Management
Ethel Young-Minor, University of Mississippi, Associate Professor, College of Liberal Arts
Charlotte Fant Pegues, University of Mississippi, Assistant Provost, Department of Leadership & Counselor Education
Jeralynn S. Cossman, Mississippi State University, Department Head, Sociology
Jason E. Lueg, Mississippi State University, Department Head, Marketing, Quantitative Analysis & Business Law
J. Mike Phillips, Mississippi State University, Department Head, Plant & Soil Sciences
Julia Porter, Mississippi State University, Division Head, Education
Stephen P. Ferris, University of Missouri, Senior Associate Dean, College of Business
Jana M. Hawley, University of Missouri, Department Chair, Textile & Apparel Management
Sandy Rikoon, University of Missouri, Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies, College of Human Environmental Sciences
Gregory E. Triplett, Jr., University of Missouri, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Electrical & Computer Engineering
William D. Anderson, III, University of South Carolina, Associate Dean, School of Medicine
Cynthia J. Davis, University of South Carolina, Graduate Director, English Language & Literature
Valinda W. Littlefield, University of South Carolina, Department Director, African-American Studies
Joseph Rackers, University of South Carolina, Program Director, School of Music
Susan M. Benner, University of Tennessee, Associate Dean, College of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Joanne M. Hall, University of Tennessee, Professor, College of Nursing
Veerle Keppens, University of Tennessee, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, College of Engineering
Annette L. Ranft, University of Tennessee, Associate Dean, College of Business Administration
George Cunningham, Texas A&M University, Associate Dean, College of Education & Human Development
Sumana Datta, Texas A&M University, Executive Director, Honors & Undergraduate Research
Rosana G. Moreira, Texas A&M University, Assistant Department Head, Biological & Agricultural Engineering
John N. Stallone, Texas A&M University, Acting Department Head, Veterinary Physiology & Pharmacology