Provost Nicolle Parsons-Pollard made the following announcement to the campus community on Jan. 30, 2023:
I am excited to announce that Corrie Fountain has been appointed as Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs effective Feb. 1.
In the past 13 months, she has proven to be a highly effective and impactful leader, vigorously expanding professional development and leadership opportunities for faculty and staff. In addition to leading the office, she has enhanced Georgia State’s efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in faculty recruitment, retention, engagement, and belonging.
Dr. Fountain and her team have created programming to include workshops on best practices in faculty hiring and equity-minded workload, faculty writing networks, and introduced new awards to recognize faculty excellence, such as the Outstanding Non-Tenure Track Faculty Award and the Mentoring Excellence Award.
Under her leadership, the Office of Faculty Affairs has conducted two cohorts of the newly established Leadership Academy for Women Faculty, reintroduced the Executive Leadership Academy for Women, and serves as a co-principal investigator on the ADVANCE-IMPACT grant. Funded by the National Science Foundation, ADVANCE-IMPACT will adapt and implement practices at the university to increase the number of women, particularly women from underrepresented minority (URM) backgrounds, who are recruited, promoted, and retained in STEM tenure track positions and Georgia State leadership.
Moreover, Dr. Fountain has played a key role in implementing the activities resulting from the COACHE (Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education) faculty satisfaction survey. She has represented Georgia State at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in showcasing the university as a model of best practices. As we begin our second COACHE survey administration, Dr. Fountain remains an essential leader in this critical undertaking.
She earned her doctoral degree from Georgia State in Educational Policy Studies with a concentration in Research Measurement and Statistics. She served as chair of the Inclusive Education Department and professor of educational research at Kennesaw State University before returning to Georgia State as Director of Faculty Development in August 2021.
Please join me in congratulating Corrie. I am confident that her energy, enthusiasm, and vision will continue our trajectory toward Georgia State becoming the best place for faculty to build careers and community.
Nicolle Parsons-Pollard, Ph.D.
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs