December 21, 2022

SEC Faculty Travel Program Participants Announced for 2022-23

Six faculty members from the University of Mississippi will perform and collaborate at various SEC campuses this year.
Six faculty members from the University of Mississippi will perform and collaborate at various SEC campuses this year.

By: SEC Staff
SECU (Twitter: @TheSECU)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Almost 130 faculty from across the Southeastern Conference have been selected by their universities to participate in the SEC Faculty Travel Program for 2022-23.

Since its inception in 2012, the program provides faculty with opportunities to conduct research, present lectures, exchange ideas and deliver artistic performances with their Conference colleagues. It is designed to lessen the financial burden associated with travel, lodging and meals as funds from the SEC are distributed to faculty by their respective universities.

“The SEC Faculty Travel Program provides opportunity for new and continuing collaborations with our SEC faculty colleagues,” said Cheryl Addy, vice provost and dean of faculty at the University of South Carolina. “The program is so popular at the University of South Carolina that we have chosen to prioritize first-time applicants to maximize benefit.”

View the full list of the 2022-23 SEC Faculty Travel Program recipients.

Including this year’s cohort, the SEC Faculty Travel Program has supported the efforts of more than 1,000 faculty. Research collaborations have ranged from robotic software to reading comprehension and Down Syndrome. Travel endeavors have also included musical recitals from solo artists to ensembles such as the University of Kentucky’s Brass Quintet. In 2019, the group performed and taught at the University of Alabama, the University of Arkansas, the University of Georgia and Louisiana State University.

This year’s cohort included Auburn University College of Nursing faculty Ann Lambert and Morgan Yordy visiting faculty at the University of Arkansas’ Eleanor Mann School of Nursing. The pair traveled to Fayetteville and discussed the possibility of incorporating a sensory-inclusion room at university athletic events on each campus to promote inclusion for children with mental health concerns.

“This joint venture will provide an opportunity for college of nursing faculty at AUCON and EMSON to collaborate and further develop inclusive environments for families,” said Yordy, assistant professor at Auburn. “It will also develop a research proposal that is measurable and attainable to inform other organizations when seeking methods to provide a more diverse, equitable and inclusive campus climate.”

The SEC Faculty Travel Program is one of several SEC academic endeavors designed to support the teaching, research, service and economic development goals of the Conference’s 14 member universities.