In this episode, Dr. Leslie Cordie interviews Dr. Dionne Rosser-Mims on her own reflections as a Dean. Dr. Rosser-Mims is a Full Professor of adult education and Dean of the College of Education at Troy University. Dr. Rosser-Mims is the recipient of the prestigious 2013 Wallace D. Malone, Jr. Distinguished Faculty Award and past president of Troy University’s Faculty Senate in which she served two years consecutively.
Dr. Rosser-Mims has nearly 20 years of adult education experience, including work in collegiate teaching as well as training and development. Over the past 10 years she has engaged in a range of international-related work that includes leading four study-abroad experiences, negotiating agreements with Kyambogo University and Makerere University, and serving as a workshop presenter in 2019 and the inaugural year of the Higher Education Resource Services, East Africa (HERS-EA) Leadership Academy held at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. She has authored four books, published numerous articles and book chapters, and delivered numerous conference presentations at the regional, national, and international levels. She is the co-founder and former coeditor in chief of Dialogues in Social Justice: An Adult Education Journal, a peer-reviewed open-access journal.
Before joining Troy University, Dr. Rosser-Mims held a faculty position at the University of Georgia’s Fanning Institute for Leadership, where she worked on projects targeting first- and second-tier counties suffering from economic, educational, and social disparities by providing program development, leadership training, and facilitation services. She continues to work with a range of audiences, including adult and youth community and advocacy groups, to provide facilitation services in the areas of team building, group dynamics, leadership assessments, conflict management, communication, board development, and strategic planning.
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