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Faculty Fellows

Meet our faculty fellows

University of Montevallo full time faculty members serve as “fellows” for each floor of the Residential College. The Residential College experience is established to create an academic environment that encourages formal and informal interaction between students, faculty and staff outside the classroom to enhance the learning experience both personally and academically. Faculty Fellows work office hours in the building, plan activities, attend programs and assist residents.

Faculty Fellows

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    Dr. Betsy Inglesby

    Residential College Faculty Fellow

    Betsy Inglesby is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and Foreign Languages. She holds B.A. degrees in English and Anthropology from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Georgia. She specializes in teaching late Victorian and twentieth-century British, Irish, and American literature, and especially enjoys introducing students to James Joyce’s Ulysses.

    Her hobbies include singing and playing guitar, cooking, hiking, and working in the garden with her husband, Rob.

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    Dr. Jiji Lawely

    Residential College Faculty Fellow

    JiJi Lawley graduated with an elementary education undergraduate degree from the University of Montevallo in 1999 and returned to UM in 2001 to earn her master’s degree in Educational Administration. She completed her doctoral degree in elementary education from the University of Alabama in 2012. She taught elementary school in Shelby County for eight years and also served as an assistant principal in Shelby County for three years. During her public school experience, she began as an adjunct professor at the University of Montevallo and is currently completing her fifth year as an assistant professor in the College of Education teaching elementary methods courses.

    JiJi lives in Montevallo with her two daughters, Avery and Carter. They both attend Montevallo schools.

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    Nathan McMinn

    Residential College Faculty Fellow

    Nathan McMinn is a Professor of Management Information Systems in the Stephens College of Business at the University of Montevallo. He teaches Introduction to Computers, Web Design and Publishing, Internet Applications, Telecommunication and Networking and Management Information Systems. Professor McMinn is the current Chair of the College of Business, a Faculty Fellow with Housing and Residence Life, Chapter Advisor for Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity, member of the College Night Committee, and involved in many organization in the town of Montevallo as well as in his church.

    During his career at UM, he has received the Outstanding Commitment to Teaching Award from the University and was honored by having College Night dedicated to him. Active in scholarly pursuits, Professor McMinn has made many academic presentations and has had his work published a number of times during his tenure at Montevallo.

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    Dr. Jason Newell

    Residential College Faculty Fellow

    Jason Newell is an Assistant Professor of Social Work. He received his B.A. from Auburn University, his MSW from the University of Alabama and his Ph.D. from the University of Alabama. He has received the University of Montevallo College of Arts and Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award (2012) and the VISN-7 VA Silver Commitment to Excellence Award (2008). He was also honored with the VA Social Work Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Social Work Research (2006-2007), and he is a member of the Council on Social Work Education.

    Some of his research interests include professional self-care, prevention of professional burnout and compassion fatigue, and clinical social work practice in mental health care (adult, adolescent and child). Dr. Newell lives in Montevallo with his wife, Dora.