Thursday, December 4, 2014 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM 
Room 3213, Third Floor of the JSU Student Center

Co-sponsored by the Center for University Scholars, this workshop explains how faculty members can develop international professional reputations and establish and manage multi-institutional collaborations.  It will focus on network development via professional association memberships and international experiences; multi-institutional projects with NGOs, policymakers and practitioners; and multi-institutional research projects with other academic institutions and industry.  This workshop is designed for mid-career faculty.  

As this workshop marks the end of the calendar year, we will also have some festive refreshments and giveaways for faculty participants.  We invite all faculty to take a break with us and participate.

Saturday Writing Retreat, November 15

November 11th, 2014 by Kenya Hudson

Join us in an inspiring and distraction-free environment to work on your writing project and discover potential multi-faculty collaborations.  Refreshments will be provided by JSU ADVANCE.  Please register so we can plan properly for your participation.


Thursday, October 30, 2014 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Room 3213, Third Floor of the JSU Student Center

Co-sponsored by the JSU Center for University Scholars, this workshop explores the balancing of work imperatives and lifestyle choices; relative priorities for teaching, research and service appropriate to different stages of the professorial career; and strategies for tracking and managing time. Light refreshments will be available. This workshop is designed for early career faculty and faculty new to Jackson State University. However, all faculty are welcome to participate.

Dr. Jessica (Buck) Murphy, Associate Professor of Technology, and JSU ADVANCE participant, has recently been elected Director of Region 2, member of the Board of Directors of Epsilon Pi Tau.  Her three year term begins July 1, 2014 and will end on June 30, 2017.  In this capacity, Dr. Murphy will work to advance the Epsilon Pi Tau program in service to its members and to the many deserving students and professionals in the fields of technology.

For more information about Epsilon Pi Tau please visit the website at:
The link for Epsilon Pi Tau is

JSU ADVANCE congratulates Dr. Jessica Buck on this significant accomplishment.

Taunjah Bell has been invited to attend the 2014 Pardee RAND Corporation Summr Faculty Workshop on Research and Policy Analysis in Santa Monica, California in July 2014.  Fewer than fifty faculty members nationwide were invited to apply and only fourteen were selected to participate.  Dr. Bell's work focuses on the impact of neuroscience research on public policy influencing the medical and clinical treatment of American soldiers affected psychologically and physiologically by combat and other active duty obligations.

Dr. Bell is an assistant professor of psychology and an active participant in JSU ADVANCE activities.

Dr. Evelyn J. Leggette has been appointed Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs pending approval by the Mississippi Board of Trustees for State Institutions of Higher Learning.  Dr. Leggette has been part of JSU ADVANCE's implementation team and worked closely with the JSU ADVANCE team.  Read more.