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The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

Faculty Profile

Phillis L George

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Higher Education
Department Chair and Associate Professor of Higher Education
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130A Guyton Hall
University, MS 38677
(662) 915-3411
Joined UM: August 20, 2014

Areas of Expertise

  • CURRICULUM DESIGN
  • HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY
  • SERVICE-LEARNING
  • STUDENT RETENTION

Brief Bio

Dr. Phillis George earned her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as her MSc in Sociology from Oxford University (United Kingdom). She is deeply committed to critical processes of institutional transformation designed to promote equity and excellence in student access and success. As a Higher Education scholar-practitioner, Dr. George specializes in curriculum design / reform, college teaching and learning, community engaged learning, student access and success, and faculty development and diversification. Her background includes academic/student affairs administration, faculty development, program assessment and evaluation, and institutional accreditation processes. She is an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow and currently serves as chair of the Department of Higher Education within the School of Education at The University of Mississippi.

Degrees

BA
Communicative Disorders
University of Wisconsin-Madison (2003)
MSc
Sociology
University of Oxford (2006)
PhD
Educational Leadership and Policy Anal
University of Wisconsin-Madison (2008)

Committee Memberships

University Standing Committee
Assessment Committee - Sch of Educ
Other Kind of Committee
Dean's Leadership Team - Sch of Educ
Other Kind of Committee