Professor Emerita Heads to India

Monday, March 29, 2010

Nancy Mims, professor emerita of Leadership and Professional Studies at UWG, will begin a new career as the Academic Head of Universal School Tardeo in India. Nancy Mims, professor emerita of Leadership and Professional Studies at UWG, will begin a new career as the Academic Head of Universal School Tardeo in India.

The first female Fulbright Scholar from West Georgia and one of the first female professors in the Education Leadership program, her vitae in and out of the classroom is a long list of accolades that includes two doctorates in education, honorary faculty status in St. Petersburg and Mumbai, and the prestigious Jack Greer Lifetime Achievement Award in Educational Administration.

A passionate proponent of student and faculty exchange programs, Mims' speaks French, Spanish, Russian and Hindi.

Leadership theory, international educational policies, legal issues and ethics are a few of the interests she has pursued in her teaching and research. This is the second time Mims has directed a school in India.

Many of the teachers at the Tardeo school earned a certificate from UWG’s Department of Continuing Education in a joint program between West Georgia and Universal schools.

The school is a IGCSE program, which means students receive an international graduate certificate in Secondary Education that is accepted worldwide. All final graduation exams are administered by Cambridge University.