August 24, 2011
Davis, Woolley Get First Connecting Across University Fellowships
Drs. Jonathan Davis and Tom Woolley have received the first Connecting Across the University Faculty Fellowships. The fellowships are a new initiative of the Office of the Provost offering faculty the opportunity to enhance their professional development, teaching, learning and/or scholarship through work and study in a part of the university other than their own.
Dr. Davis (right), assistant professor of family studies, received the Academic Grants fellowship. He will work with the Academic Grants and Sponsored Programs Office in the development and preparation of proposals for external funding, and provide research services.
Dr. Woolley (left), chair and professor of economics, finance and quantitative analysis in Brock School of Business, received the Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Educational and Professional Studies fellowship. He will participate as a faculty member and concentrate in the area of educational research, working with faculty to promote scholarship and research and advising on current projects.
The fellowships are for the academic year 2011–12. At the end of the year, Davis and Woolley will provide an account of their activity, including a description of the benefits of the fellowship experience, to their university peers.
Davis, at Samford since 2002, holds the bachelor degree from Georgia Tech, master from Abilene Christian and Ph.D. from Purdue University. Woolley, a Samford faculty member since 1993, holds bachelor, master and Ph.D. degrees from Florida State University.