Mitchell McKinney Named Faculty Fellow for Academic Personnel

Professor Mitchell McKinney
Jordan Yount
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College of Arts & Science

University of Missouri Provost Garnett Stokes announced today that Mitchell S. McKinney will serve as faculty fellow for academic personnel. His 12-month appointment will be full-time in the provost’s office. His duties will include monitoring the processes regarding faculty hiring, grievance petitions, academic integrity, and equity resolution.

McKinney, who won the 2009 Kemper Award for Teaching Excellence and the 2014 Outstanding Director of Graduate Studies Award, serves as professor and chair of the Department of Communication in the College of Arts and Science. Additionally, he is past director of academic affairs for the National Communication Association and founder and current director of the Political Communication Institute.

McKinney also is featured in the Spring/Summer 2016 issue of Illuminations:

The Office of the Provost also announced that Anna L. Ball will serve as faculty fellow for faculty development. Her 12-month appointment will be .80 time in the provost’s office. Her duties will include faculty development and leadership development programs, Chairs Council, faculty awards, and the promotion and tenure process. Ball is currently a professor in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, where she is former department chair and current director of graduate studies for agricultural education and leadership. She is CAFNR’s former firector of gaculty fevelopment and former chair of the Learning Improvement Committee, is founding director of the Center for the Collaboration and Design of Educational Innovations, and has served on the executive team of the University of Missouri Faculty Council.

Matthew P. Martens will serve as faculty fellow for academic programs. His 12-month appointment will be .50 time in the provost’s office. His duties will include program and center assessment, accreditation, and new degree proposals. In his seven years at MU, Martens has served on nearly 20 committees, panels, and councils, many as chair. Currently, he serves as associate dean for administration and faculty Affairs in the College of Education, and he also has an appointment as a professor in the Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology. He has provided oversight to several academic and administrative departments.


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