Governor's Teaching Fellows

The Governor's Teaching Fellows (GTF) Program improves the quality of instruction in Georgia's colleges and universities by assuming the complex challenge of moving college faculty members to the leading edge of instructional practice. The Program was established in 1995 by Zell Miller, governor of Georgia (1991-1999), to provide Georgia's higher education faculty with expanded opportunities for developing important teaching skills.

Designed for faculty members at accredited public or private colleges or universities in the state of Georgia, participants are selected on the basis of their teaching experience, their interest in continuing instructional and professional development, their ability to make a positive impact on their own campus, and a strong commitment by their home institution for release time and other forms of support for the duration of their participation in the program. 

Mercer University has had many faculty members accepted to this prestigious program. Penfield College Governor’s Teaching Fellows include:

Lynn Clemons, Associate Professor of Organizational leadership

Priscilla Danheiser (Dean), Professor of Psychology

Ian Henderson, Professor Emeritus of Communication

Hani Khoury, Professor of Mathematics

Karen Lacey, Professor Emerita of English

Kenneth Revels, Associate Professor of Information Systems

Colleen Stapleton, Associate Professor of Science

Clinton Terry, Associate Professor of History

Zipangani Vokhiwa, Associate Professor of Science