Women's Leadership Faculty Fellows Program

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Georgia College's Women's Leadership Faculty Fellows Program was established in 2019 to provide a carefully selected group of current faculty with dedicated time to develop and hone leadership skills and gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities confronting higher education, specifically with a focus on issues women face in academic administration. Pictured above is the inaugural class along with Indiana University's first female president, Dr. Pam Whitten.

This year’s program will begin in Fall 2022 and will run through May 2023. Fellows will attend monthly meetings where they will learn from senior administrators on campus as well as visiting speakers.

The Women’s Leadership Faculty Fellows Program is administered by the Office of Academic Affairs and facilitated by Dr. Holley Roberts, Associate Provost and Director of The Graduate School and Dr. Mandy Jarriel, Associate Professor, Health and Human Performance. Dr. Liz Speelman serves as the Faculty Fellows Associate.

Questions about the program may be directed to Drs. Roberts or Jarriel at holley.roberts@gcsu.edu or mandy.jarriel@gcsu.edu.

Special Events/Speakers

Session 1: Coffee and Conversations in Leadership
Friday, November 4, 2022 | 8:00-9:00am
Host: WLFFP

Session 2: Lessons Learned as a Leader 
Friday, November 18, 2022 | 6:00-7:30pm
Location: President’s Conference Room- Parks Hall 300
Host: President Cathy Cox

Session 3: Getting to Know you/Leadership Matrix
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 | 11:30am-1:00 pm
Location: East Campus
Host: Liz Speelman

Session 4: Developing Your Professional Identity
Friday, January 27, 2023 – 11:00 am-1:00 pm
Facilitator(s):  Dr. Chavonda Mills, Dean, School of Science and Technology, Georgia Gwinnett College
Location: A&S 2-51
Reading from Leadership Guide for Women in Higher Education (Chapter 1)

Session 5: Navigating Challenges in Higher Education Leadership Through Joy and Positivity
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 11:00am-1:00 pm
Facilitator(s): Dr. Sheri Noviello, Dean, College of Health Sciences, Georgia College
Location: A&S 251
Reading from Leadership Guide for Women in Higher Education (Chapter 3 and 6)

Women's Leadership Conference, GCSU
Friday, March 24, 2023

Session 6: University Advancement through Relationship Building and Fundraising
Friday, March 31, 2023, 11:00am -1:00 pm
Facilitator(s): Dr. Shelley Strickland, Vice President of University Advancement, Georgia College
Location: A&S 2-51
Reading from Leadership Guide for Women in Higher Education (Chapter 6)

Session 7: Mentoring and Cultivating Leadership Potential in Others
Friday, April 14, 2023 | 11:00 am-1:00 pm
Facilitator(s): Dr. Costas Spirou, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Georgia College
Location: A&S 2-51

Retreat
May 11-12, 2023 More information forthcoming

2022 Class of Georgia College Women's Leadership Faculty Fellows Program

Dr. Christina Smith, Associate Professor of Communications, MSCM Coordinator, Internship Coordinator
Dr. Jennifer Flory, Professor of Music and Presiding Officer of the University Senate
Dr. Joy Bracewell, Assistant Professor of English, Director of the Writing Center
Dr. Katie Simon, Associate Professor of English
Dr. Kerry Neville, Associate Professor of English, MFA Coordinator
Dr. Nancy Mizelle, Professor of Middle Grades Education and Chair, Department of Professional Learning and Innovation
Dr. Stefanie Sevcik, Lecturer of English, Faculty Director, MURACE (Mentored Undergraduate Research and Creative Endeavors)
Dr. Wathsala Medawala, Associate Professor of Chemistry

2021 Class of Georgia College Women's Leadership Faculty Fellows Program

Dr. Linda Bradley, College of Education
Dr. Krystal Canady, College of Health Sciences
Angela Criscoe, College of Arts and Sciences and Interim Executive Director of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies
Dr. Kristina Dandy, College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Sabrina Hom, College of Arts and Sciences and Coordinator of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program
Dr. Mary Magoulick, College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Libby Murphy, College of Arts and Sciences

2020 Class of Georgia College Women's Leadership Faculty Fellows

Dr. Carrie Cook, College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Liz Speelman, College of Health Sciences

Dr. Amy Sumpter, Colleges of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Jennifer Flaherty, College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Josie Doss, College of Health Sciences

Dr. Renee Fontenot, College of Business

2019 Inaugural Class of Georgia College Women's Leadership Faculty Fellows
  • Jolene Cole, Associate Professor of Library Science, Ina Dillard Russell Library
  • Dr. Nicole DeClouette, Associate Professor, College of Education
  • Dr. Mandy Jarriel, Associate Professor and Athletic Training Program Director, College of Health Sciences
  • Dr. Kasey Karen, Associate Professor and Biology Program Coordinator, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Juan Ling, Professor of Management, College of Business
  • Dr. Theresa Magpuri-Lavell, Executive Director of the Sandra Dungan Deal Center for Early Language and Literacy