Dr. Dionne Rosser-Mims
Dionne Rosser-Mims, Ph.D., is as a Full Professor of adult education and former Dean of the College of Education at Troy University (TROY). Appointed Vice Chancellor of the Troy University Phenix City Campus effective October 1, 2020, Dr. Rosser-Mims has served in a range of administrative positions during her TROY... tenure. She completed Harvard's Women in Educational Leadership Institute and is the recipient of the 2013 Wallace D. Malone, Jr. Distinguished Faculty Award, a 2016 Chancellor’s Fellow, and past president of Troy University’s Faculty Senate serving two years consecutively. Dr.Rosser-Mims has nearly 20 years of adult education experience to include work in collegiate teaching as well as training and development. Over the past ten years she has engaged in a range of international-related work to include having led study abroad experiences, negotiated agreements with Kyambogo University and Makerere University, and served as a 2019 workshop presenter in the inaugural year of the Higher Education Resource Services, East Africa Leadership Academy held at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. She has authored four books with the most recent 2020 co-edited publication titled Pathways into the Political Arena: The Perspectives of Global Women Leaders. She has published over 15 articles and book chapters combined and delivered conference presentations and speaking engagements at the regional, national, and international levels. Dr. Rosser-Mims is the co-founder and former co-editor in chief of Dialogues in Social Justice: An Adult Education Journal, a peer-reviewed open-access journal.
Prior to Troy University, Rosser-Mims held a faculty position at the University of Georgia’s Fanning Institute for Leadership. She worked on projects targeting communities 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 to provide facilitation services in the areas of team-building, group dynamics, leadership assessments, conflict management, communication, board development, and strategic planning.
Dr. Rosser-Mims holds a doctorate in adult education and a master’s in public administration from the University of Georgia. She maintains membership and serves in leadership positions in several professional organizations. Selected examples include Piedmont College Board of Trustee, AAUW of Alabama College/University Relations Chair, member of the Alabama School Readiness Alliance board of directors, and advisory board member for the City of Troy, Alabama Boys and Girls Club. Dr. Rosser-Mims is a founding board member and vice president of Steps of Love, Inc., a nonprofit organization that collects clothing items for those in need, and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
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