Joy Bowers-Campbell, Ph.D.
Dean of Education

GEORGETOWN, KY – Georgetown College’s search for a new dean for its Department of Education has led to one of its own distinguished, energetic and engaged faculty members.

Joy Bowers-Campbell, Ph.D., assistant professor, has been selected for the post.

The announcement of Dr. Bowers-Campbell’s appointment was made to faculty and staff on Wednesday, April 2, by Dr. Rosemary Allen, Provost.

Said Dr. Allen, “Dr. Bowers-Campbell brings an ideal balance of experiences and skills to the position Dean of Education. She has excellent academic credentials, experience in the trenches as a public school teacher, and admirable success in the classroom at the college level. She brings a fresh perspective and high energy, and she clearly has the strength and integrity necessary for this important leadership role.”

Dr. Bowers-Campbell’s dedication to the preparation of excellent educators is evident in her vision for the future of Georgetown College’s Department of Education. Her selection has the full support of Georgetown’s president, Dr. M. Dwaine Greene.

“I am pleased to affirm Dr. Joy Bowers-Campbell as Georgetown’s next Dean of Education,” said Dr. Greene. “Not only are her skill and experience at a high level, but she also brings contagious enthusiasm and creativity well-noted by her professional colleagues. We look forward to working with her as the education program continues its upward trajectory.”

Dr. Bowers-Campbell joined the Georgetown faculty in 2012. She currently directs the Graduate Literacy Education program.

“I am thankful and excited for the opportunity to be the next Dean of Education at Georgetown College,” she said. “The current landscape of strategic renewal at Georgetown College provides an excellent opportunity to partner with a committed faculty and a supportive community to successfully impact classrooms throughout Kentucky.”

Before coming to Georgetown, she was professor and instructor at Gainesville State College and adjunct professor in the English Department of Athens Technical College, both in Georgia. Her previous classroom experience also includes the teaching of English at the high school level.

Dr. Bowers-Campbell earned her B.A. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; her M.A. from Columbia University, Teachers College; and her Ph.D. in Language and Literacy Education from the University of Georgia.

She holds memberships in a variety of professional organizations, is recipient of numerous grants and awards, and is an accomplished published author on such topics as literacy, teacher training, and motivational teaching and learning, among others.