Faculty Affiliation

Join a multidisciplinary community of scholars committed to connecting their disciplines and scholarship with leadership, civic affairs, and public life.
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Become a leadership faculty member at GC

Join a multidisciplinary community of scholars committed to connecting their disciplines and scholarship with leadership, civic affairs, and public life. Faculty affiliates are eligible for internal funding opportunities to support their research and teaching.

The Georgia College Office of Leadership Programs invites applications for faculty affiliate status with its certificate program in Leadership and Public Affairs. All members of the faculty, including administrative officers with faculty appointments, are eligible for affiliation. Faculty affiliates should hold a pedagogical interest and scholarly expertise in leadership, broadly defined, and should demonstrate an interest in connecting their academic disciplines to enduring questions of leadership, including but not limited to mentorship, civic engagement, social justice and inclusion, strategic thought, and global citizenship.

Affiliation enables current members of the Georgia College faculty (1) to teach advanced courses that fulfill students’ required course sequence for Georgia College’s Certificate in Leadership Studies and/or (2) to supervise student research and practica within the program.

Benefits to Faculty

Affiliation enables members of the faculty to join in a rich multidisciplinary dialogue with their peers, connecting their disciplines and scholarship with leadership, civic affairs, and public life. Affiliate faculty members promote new and innovative collaborations across their varied areas of expertise and enjoy frequent interactions with students in all of Georgia College’s core and collaborative leadership programs—students who are motivated by questions of public interest and keen to engage in their communities and world. Affiliate faculty members participate in engaging seminars, reading groups, and colloquia with their colleagues and students. Additionally, affiliate faculty members are eligible for internal funding opportunities to support their research and teaching. Affiliate status appointments are made for renewable terms of three years.

Expectations of Faculty Affiliates

Faculty affiliates are expected to:

  • support students’ practicum projects by offering advising and research support.
  • adapt and teach courses within their primary academic departments to fulfill students’ requirements for the Georgia College Leadership Program.
  • serve on the GC Leadership Faculty Advisory Committee.
  • attend university leadership events, including colloquia, lectures, and the annual closing banquet.

Faculty affiliation is open to any member of the Georgia College faculty at the rank of lecturer, senior lecturer, assistant professor, associate professor, and professor. Applications should meet with the approval of the chair of the faculty member’s primary academic department. Affiliate status will neither supplant nor replace a faculty member’s primary academic appointment. Affiliate status remains contingent upon a faculty member retaining his or her primary academic appointment and will be terminated should he or she no longer hold an appointment in one of the accredited disciplines of the institution.

This faculty affiliation framework neither precludes nor supersedes the traditional mechanisms of faculty collaboration across disciplines and among the programs of the university. Furthermore, all members of the faculty, regardless of affiliation within this framework, by virtue of their rank and position, remain integral members of all leadership students’ education and mentoring.


Interested members of the faculty should submit a one- to two-page letter of application and their curriculum vitae along with the relevant request for appointment covering form.


Leadership Faculty Affiliates

Leadership Faculty Advisory Committee

Steven Elliott-Gower

Dr. Steve Elliott-Gower

Associate Professor of Political Science
(478) 445-1467

Political Science
University of Georgia

University of Georgia

B.A. (Hons.)
University of Lancaster (UK)

  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Role-playing Simulations
  • Student Development and Global Citizenship
  • Global Governance 
  • Global Civic Literacy 
Jehan El-Jourbagy

Prof. Jehan El-Jourbagy

Assistant Professor of Business Law & Ethics
(478) 445-8662

University of Georgia School of Law

Political Science
University of Georgia

Public Relations
University of Georgia

  • Business law pedagogy
  • Corporate sustainability
  • Business ethics and corporate liability
JW Good

Dr. J. W. Good

Professor of Educational Leadership
(478) 445-0692

University of Virginia

James Madison University

Bridgewater College

  • Personalized Learning
  • Effective Meetings
  • Learning Environments (Cognia)
Debbie Greene

Dr. Debbie Greene

Professor of Nursing and Assistant Director for Undergraduate Programs
(478) 445-5152

Georgia State University

  • Healthcare Safety and Quality
  • Informatics
  • Technology in Nursing/Nursing Education
Jeff Turner

Dr. Jeff Turner

Associate Professor of Outdoor Education
(478) 445-0947

Recreation and Leisure Studies
University of Georgia

Georgia College

University of Missouri

  • Social and physical environments of adventure-based learning environments
  • Development of outdoor leaders

Committee Portal 

Online resource portal for members of the Leadership Faculty Advisory Committee. 

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Committee Guide

Annual guide and calendar for members of the Leadership Faculty Advisory Committee.

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