Dr. Susan Codone Selected for Governor’s Teaching Fellows Program


MACON – Dr. Susan Codone, associate professor of technical communication in the Mercer University School of Engineering, has been selected as a Governor's Teaching Fellow, a highly selective program sponsored by the Institute of Higher Education and the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Georgia.

This prestigious program is designed to encourage higher education faculty to develop important teaching skills through emerging technologies and instructional tools. Faculty at public and private schools alike can participate. One faculty member per university can be nominated for the program's academic year fellowship, and one per university for its two-week summer symposium. Participation is limited to 12 faculty members for each.

Dr. Codone will participate in the two-week summer symposium to be held May 12-23.

“By participating in the Governor's Teaching Fellows program, I plan to learn how other professors across the state are using technology to build websites for personal and academic use. Then I want to bring that information back to my colleagues to help improve our overall faculty presence online,” said Dr. Codone.

“Parents and students rely on our online materials to learn about the University and our classes, and I want to make our online efforts more effective to help with recruitment, retention and student learning. I'm really looking forward to the chance to collaborate with and learn from faculty members at other institutions in the state, and I'm proud to represent Mercer.”

Dr. Codone has been on the School of Engineering faculty since 2002. She earned her Ph.D. in instructional design and development from the University of South Alabama in 2000. Her research interests include church-related use of technology, the scholarship of teaching, learner self-efficacy, professional communication, and instructional design and technology.

The Governor's Teaching Fellows began in 1995 thanks to then-Gov. Zell Miller. Criteria for selection into the program include excellence in teaching, interest in continuing to improve instruction, ability to have an impact on campus and the strong commitments of the home institution to the faculty member's participation.

About the School of Engineering

Mercer University's School of Engineering, founded in 1985, offers innovative and academically challenging programs that provide students with a comprehensive education, featuring a solid foundation in mathematics and sciences, a core engineering curriculum, a range of courses in engineering specialties and a strong emphasis on communication technologies. The School is consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top three master's-degree-level engineering schools in the Southeast. Known for its breadth of instruction in its undergraduate program and its five-year joint bachelor's and master's degree program, the School combines technical education with hands-on laboratory experience. Mercer engineers can look forward to joining fellow alumni in companies such as Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Lockhead Martin, Georgia Power, Siemens and Gulfstream Aerospace.

Kyle Sears
Kyle is the director of media relations at Mercer. In addition to being the primary media contact for most academic and administrative units of the university, he coordinates hometown and university news releases and serves as editor of the News@Mercer e-newsletter and Reach magazine.​