Assoc. Prof. & Dir. Community College Leadership
PhD, University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Rosemary Gillett-Karam is a tenured Associate Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Advanced Studies, Leadership, and Policy, now Director of the Community College Leadership Doctoral Program. Prior to her arrival at Morgan, October, 2002, Dr. GK was, for five years, President of Louisburg College, Louisburg, NC where she introduced their nationally acclaimed Learning Partners Program, focusing on students with learning disabilities. Serving North Carolina State University between 1992-1998, Dr. Gillett-Karam was a tenured Associate Professor in their Higher Education and Community College Program. While at NC State, Dr. GK was co-editor of the juried Community College Review. Dr. Gillett-Karam has written extensively, several of her more well-known books include the following, Shared Vision; Diversity and Underrepresentation; Teaching as Leading; The Department Head; Women in the Community College; and Ethics in the Academy. At the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Gillett-Karam twice received national fellowships both as Earhart Fellow (1971-1973) and a Kellogg Fellow (1985-1988). At UT, she held a Post-Doc position in CC Leadership between 1988-1991. After completing her doctorate, Dr. Gillett-Karam was named "Emerging Scholar of the Year" by the American Association of Community Colleges. She has been named a "Distinguished Graduate" by the University of Texas at Austin.
As Director of CCLDP, GK has made program development her number one priority, extending its on-line offerings, seeking to expand its grant and fund raising efforts, and continuing its national exposure. She believes, by working as a team with faculty, students, and community college leaders, that the foci of the CCLPD is both the rich cultivation of community college research and scholarship and the narrowing of the pipeline crisis. The CCLDP has graduated the next generation of community college senior leaders!