Associate Professor Accepted Into Emerging Leadership Program

Associate Professor Accepted Into Emerging Leadership Program

Dr. Jacquelyn Lee, an associate professor in the School of Social Work, was recently nominated and selected to participate in the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Emerging Leader Program (ELP). The ELP is designed for early to mid-career professionals and faculty leaders who have an interest in and talent for higher education leadership as well as interest in advancing their careers in administration.

The program offers participants opportunities to engage in a national dialogue with experienced leaders and experts in higher education, develop a network of colleagues from around the country, and facilitate a proposed campus project or initiative. Dr. Lee’s project will focus on promoting engaged citizenship at UNCW, and she will work closely with the Office of Community Engagement and other units on campus.

In 2017, Dr. Lee was selected as one of two North Carolina Campus Compact Engaged Faculty Scholars. Dr. Lee’s teaching regularly includes service-learning and practicum courses, and she is an active member of the Applied Learning and Teaching Community (ALTC) at UNCW. Broadly, Dr. Lee’s research focuses on pedagogical and curricular innovation, workforce wellbeing, and caregiving, with cross-cutting themes such as mindfulness, professional self-care, and trauma/secondary traumatic stress. Dr. Lee is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds graduate certificates in university teaching, gerontology, and addiction.