Marsha Davis named UGA Administrative Fellow

Four University of Georgia faculty members—Karen Cornell, Marsha Davis, Jeffrey Dean and Susan Thomas—will gain expertise in academic leadership as Administrative Fellows for 2012-2013.

The Administrative Fellows program at UGA is part of a broader Academic Leadership Development Program of SECU, the academic initiative of the Southeastern Conference. The program seeks to identify and develop faculty as academic leaders for the 14 SEC universities.

The Administrative Fellows will work with Libby Morris, vice provost for academic affairs, who is overseeing the Administrative Fellows program and meet periodically during the academic year to discuss readings on leadership. Each fellow also will develop a project and share those results. The fellowship includes two, three-day SEC-wide workshops in which participants interact with fellows from other SEC schools. The first workshop was held earlier this month at the University of Tennessee, and the next workshop is scheduled for February at the University of Florida.

Davis is an associate professor in the department of health promotion and behavior and assistant dean of outreach and engagement in the College of Public Health. She will be working on plans to establish a new Office of Community Outreach and Engagement in the College of Public Health that will focus on continuing education and professional development, as well as bridging public health practice and academia.

Read the original news release here.

Posted October 3, 2012.