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Troy professior in Covington 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 capacity 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 experiential 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.