Delmer D. Dunn
Regents Professor of Public Administration and Policy, Emeritus in the School of Public and International Affairs, and Vice President for Instruction Emeritus at the University of Georgia
He previously served as director of the Institute of Higher Education and the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at UGA. He has also served as an American political science congressional fellow and as a research associate of The Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. He graduated with a B.A. in political science from Oklahoma State University, and a masters and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Melvin B. Hill, Jr.
Senior Public Service Associate, Emeritus in the Institute of Higher Education
Mr. Hill served in several positions at the Carl Vinson Institute of Government from 1974 to 1996, including director (1984-1996). He was given the title of Robert G. Stephens Senior Fellow of Law and Government by CVIOG when he joined the Institute in 1996. From 2000 to 2009 he also served as the editor of the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement; helping to reshape its mission and focus, strengthen its board, tighten its standards of article review, and broaden its reach. Hill served on the Select Committee on Constitutional Revision from 1979-1982. The committee was established by an act of the Georgia General Assembly in 1977 to oversee a comprehensive revision of the Georgia Constitution, last revised in 1945. This committee was comprised of the governor, the lieutenant governor, the speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives, the chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, and other leaders of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches.
Professor Emeritus of Reading Education and Higher Education
Hutchinson formerly directed the Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows program at the Institute of Higher Education and the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences; her distinguished faculty career at the University of Georgia includes service as Associate Dean of the College of Education, where she directed international education programs while continuing to teach and advise graduate students. Hutchinson's research and writing focuses on basal reading texts and international award-winning books for children; she has worked with teachers and presented her research worldwide.
Vice President for Academic Affairs Emerita at the University of Georgia
Louise McBee has made an impact on Georgia education for over 45 years. Beginning in 1963, she held several posts with The University of Georgia including dean of women, associate dean of students, dean of students, assistant vice president for instruction, associate and senior associate vice president for academic affairs, and acting vice president for academic affairs.
Throughout her tenure at the university, Dr. McBee won the high regard of students, faculty, alumni, and friends of the institution for her openness, candor, honesty, and integrity as well as for her consummate skill as a university administrator. As a Fulbright scholar and as author or co-author of four books and of numerous scholarly articles, she also enjoys the approbation of the scholarly world. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, having served as the national president of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, as vice president of the National Association of Women Deans, Administrators and Counselors, and as trustee and secretary
of the Kathryn Phillips Trust Fund. In 1988, she received the Abraham Baldwin award from The University of Georgia Alumni Society for distinguished service to the university. McBee retired in 1988 and moved into that phase of her life with customary vigor and enthusiasm serving in the General Assembly of Georgia for fourteen years and as chair of the Higher Education Committee from 2002 to 2004. In 2014, she was recognized by UGA President Jere Morehead byreceiving the inaugural President’s Medal for “lifelong contributions to UGA”.
The Institute of Higher Education, where McBee served as a member of the faculty, holds two honors in recognition of her leadership positions at the University of Georgia as well as serving as a champion for higher education in the Georgia legislature. The Louise McBee Lecture in Higher Education was established in 1988 and is filled annually by a distinguished scholar or public figure in the field of higher education. The Louise McBee Professor of Higher Education is held by a senior scholar who advances the multi-disciplinary character of the Institute, adds substantially to the depth of the faculty, and brings innovative perspectives to the study of higher education.
Edward G. Simpson, Jr.
Distinguished Public Service Fellow Emeritus
In this role, Simpson, Jr. was responsible for leading, developing, and managing a wide range of continuing education programs for adult part-time learners and recent college graduates throughout Egypt. Additionally, he became the senior administrative officer at AUC’s Tahrir Square campus in September 2008 following the University’s opening of its new campus in Katameya/New Cairo. Prior to joining AUC, Dr. Simpson held the position of distinguished public service fellow in the Institute of Higher Education (now emeritus) at the University of Georgia with primary responsibilities in the area of public service and outreach, including comparative and developmental work with international higher education institutions and systems. At the University of Georgia, he had previously filled administrative roles as associate vice president for public service and outreach and director of the Georgia Center for Continuing Education, a comprehensive, residential adult learning complex for credit and noncredit programs. His thirty-five years of administrative experience include leadership roles in a variety of continuing and adult education and university outreach capacities, including director of state-wide off-campus graduate programs in Virginia and assistant dean of the Extension Division, both at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). Dr. Simpson has been active in higher education accreditation work for more than thirty years.
Ronald D. Simpson
Professor Emeritus of Higher Education and Science Education and Director Emeritus of Office of Instructional Development
After a distinguished faculty career at North Carolina State University, Simpson returned to the University of Georgia as the first director of the Office of Instructional Support and Development before joining the IHE faculty. At the Institute, Simpson served as Graduate Coordinator and then as Director, helping to establish the Governor's Teaching Fellows program. Simpson is co-author of a leading textbook titled Science, Students, and Schools (John Wiley & Sons) and Inside College: Undergraduate Education for the Future (Plenum Press). He also served for 13 years as editor of Innovative Higher Education. In 200l he received the Board of Regents Teaching Excellence Award.
D. Parker Young
Professor Emeritus of Higher Education. Ed.D., University of Georgia.
Young's expertise is in the area of legal issues in higher education. Among his many awards are the Outstanding Contribution to Literature or Research Award, given by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, and the McGhehey Award, given by the Educational Law Association for outstanding service to the organization and outstanding contribution in the field of educational law. Young is past president of the National Organization on Legal Problems of Education. His many books include the Yearbook of Higher Education Law, and he is the author of numerous monographs, articles and other publications, including a continuing column for the National Association of Academic Affairs Newsletter. He is a contributing and consulting editor for several publications including College Student and the Courts and College Administrator and the Courts.