Cov­ing­ton Troy Univer­sity as­so­ciate pro­fes­sor hon­ored

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Dr. Dionne Rosser-Mims, as­so­ciate pro­fes­sor in the Col­lege of Ed­u­ca­tion at Troy Univer­sity’s Cov­ing­ton cam­pus, has been awarded the Wal­lace D. Mal­one, Jr. Dis­tin­guished Fac­ulty Award.

Dr. Rosser-Mims, who joined the Troy fac­ulty first as an ad­junct pro­fes­sor in 2005 and then as a full-time fac­ulty mem­ber in 2007, was pre­sented the award by Dr. Earl In­gram, se­nior vice chan­cel­lor for aca­demic af­fairs, dur­ing the univer­sity’s an­nual Fac­ulty and Staff Con­vo­ca­tion..

The award con­sists of a $1,500 cash prize and medal­lion to be worn with aca­demic re­galia.

Dr. Kathryn Hilde­brand, dean of Troy’s Col­lege of Ed­u­ca­tion, said Dr. Rosser-Mims’ com­mit­ment to stu­dents fits with the school’s stu­dent-cen­tered phi­los­o­phy.

“Dr. Rosser-Mims is a highly re­spected fac­ulty mem­ber among her peers and works very hard to rep­re­sent Troy Univer­sity with in­tegrity,” Hilde­brand said.

“She does not hes­i­tate to serve both fac­ulty and stu­dents in her ca­paci-

Dr. Dionne Rosser-Mims, as­so­ciate pro­fes­sor in the Col­lege of Ed­u­ca­tion at Troy Univer­sity Cov­ing­ton, left, was given the Wal­lace D. Mal­one Jr. Dis­tin­guished Fac­ulty Award by Dr. Earl In­gram, as­so­ciate vice chan­cel­lor for aca­demic af­fairs, right, re­cently. ty as fac­ulty and leader. Stu­dents ap­pre­ci­ate Dr. Rosser-Mims’ as­sis­tance with any sit­u­a­tion and her com­mit­ment to present a so­lu­tion.”

Dr. Rosser-Mims teaches grad­u­ate-level cour­ses in post-sec­ondary and adult ed­u­ca­tion. Prior to join­ing the Troy fac­ulty, she served as Lead­er­ship De­vel­op­ment As­so­ciate for the Fan­ning In­sti­tute for Lead­er­ship at the Univer­sity of Ge­or­gia and re­search co­or­di­na­tor at the Carl Vin­son In­sti­tute of Govern­ment at the Univer­sity of Ge­or­gia. In ad­di­tion, she served as chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of Team One As­so­ciates, which pro­vides train­ing and fa­cil­i­ta­tion ser­vices for com­mu­nity-based and for-profit or­ga­ni­za­tions in the ar­eas of team-build­ing, group dy­nam­ics, lead­er­ship as­sess­ments, con­flict man­age­ment, com­mu­ni­ca­tion, board de­vel­op­ment, strate­gic plan­ning and ex- pe­ri­en­tial learn­ing.

Dr. Rosser-Mims re­ceived the Troy Univer­sity Global Cam­pus World Class Leader Award in 2010, the Global Cam­pus Hec­tor Award in 2008, the Pied­mont Col­lege Pace Set­ter Award in 2006 and the Pied­mont Col­lege Alumni Award in 1999. She au­thored the book, “How and Why Black Women are Elected to Po­lit­i­cal Of­fice: A Nar­ra­tive Anal­y­sis of Nine Cases in the State of Ge­or­gia,” and co-edited the forth­com­ing source­book, “African Amer­i­can Males in Adult Ed­u­ca­tion: Path­ways to Work and Higher Ed­u­ca­tion.”

She has pub­lished in schol­arly jour­nals such as “Ad­vanc­ing Women in Lead­er­ship Jour­nal” and “Adult Ed­u­ca­tion Quar­terly.”

Dr. Rosser-Mims holds a doc­tor­ate in adult ed­u­ca­tion and a mas­ter of pub­lic ad­min­is­tra­tion from the Univer­sity of Ge­or­gia, and bach­e­lor’s de­grees in math­e­mat­ics, psy­chol­ogy and so­ci­ol­ogy from Pied­mont Col­lege.

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