Three Mercer Professors Named Governor’s Teaching Fellows


Mercer University faculty members H. Anne Hathaway, Ed.D.; Julie Hixson-Wallace, Pharm.D., and Gloria Reece, Ed.D., were among 12 educators from across the state selected to participate in the prestigious Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program for the 2003-2004 academic year.

The elite program was established in 1995 by former Gov. Zell Miller to provide Georgia’s higher education faculty with expanded opportunities for developing important teaching skills, particularly those addressing how to use emerging technologies in the classroom. As Fellows, the three Mercer faculty members will attend three-day symposia six times during the 2003-2004 academic year. They will also participate in instructional projects on the Mercer campus.

“This is a competitive program.  Faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the state apply to become one of the 12 Fellows chosen for each program.  It is unusual for three faculty members from one institution to be selected as Governor’s Teaching Fellows,” said Priscilla Danheiser, associate provost and director of the Mercer University Center for Teaching and Learning. “This is quite an endorsement of the continuing work of the Mercer faculty to design innovative teaching environments in which learning is enhanced through the use of technology.”

Hathaway is a professor of Middle Grades and Mathematics Education, Mercer’s Tift College of Education. Hixson-Wallace is a clinical associate professor, Mercer’s Southern School of Pharmacy. And Reece is an assistant professor of Information Systems, Mercer’s College of Continuing and Professional Studies.

Two Mercer faculty members – Helen Grady, Ed.D., of the School of Engineering and Al Stramiello, Ed.D., of Tift College of Education – participated in the 2002-2003 Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program.