AUGUSTA, Ga. th Dr. Shelley Mishoe, dean of the Medical College of Georgia School of Allied Health Sciences, has been selected for the American Council on Education's 2009-10 Fellows Program.
(Media-Newswire.com) - AUGUSTA, Ga. – Dr. Shelley Mishoe, dean of the Medical College of Georgia School of Allied Health Sciences, has been selected for the American Council on Education's 2009-10 Fellows Program.
The program, established in 1965, prepares promising senior faculty and administrators for advancement in college and university administration. Forty-two fellows, nominated by the president or chancellor of their institutions, were selected for this year's program through a national competition.
"I wanted to participate in the fellowship because it's the most comprehensive leadership development program in higher education, and I appreciate MCG's support in nominating me for it," Dr. Mishoe says. "I am delighted to have been selected and I look forward to working with other fellows and many mentors at ACE, who will be a wonderful professional development network."
As part of the program, Dr. Mishoe will spend a semester at another higher-education institution working with its president and senior leadership. She likely will spend fall semester at the host institution, which will be determined over the summer. The yearlong fellowship also includes seminars, interactive learning opportunities and retreats on higher-education issues.
"Following the fellowship, I am expected to apply my newly learned skills to a project at MCG that is broader than my current role," Dr. Mishoe says.
Of more than 1,500 participants in the program's first 44 years, more than 300 have become chief executive officers and more than 1,100 have become provosts, vice presidents or deans, says Sharon A. McDade, director of the American Council on Education Fellows Program.
Dr. Mishoe joined MCG in 1977, chairing the respiratory therapy department for 12 years and serving as associate dean for academic affairs in the School of Allied Health Sciences before being appointed interim dean in 2001 and dean in 2002.
She has chaired the Southern Association of Allied Health Deans at Academic Health Centers and the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.
Dr. Mishoe is an inaugural fellow of the American Association for Respiratory Care, an editor of two textbooks and an internationally known expert on topics including asthma, health-related quality of life and problem-based learning.
Dr. Mishoe led her school's outreach to Georgia's underserved rural communities as principal investigator and project director of U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources - Health Resources and Services Administration grants totaling nearly $2 million.
A native of Syracuse, N.Y., Dr. Mishoe earned a bachelor's degree in respiratory therapy from the State University of New York Upstate Medical University, a master's degree in education from Augusta State University and a Ph.D. in adult education from the University of Georgia.
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