December 14, 2019 9:55:45 PM
Marty Brock has been named dean of the College of Business and Professional Studies at Mississippi University for Women, pending approval by the state Board of Trustees, Institutions of Higher Learning. Brock has served as interim since August 2018.
As dean, Brock will supervise three departments, including the Department of Business, the Culinary Arts Institute and Legal Studies.
"Dr. Brock has either led or played a vital role in the development of a number of new degree programs or innovative pathways that facilitate degree completion while simultaneously serving as a tireless advocate for the faculty, staff and students she serves," said Scott Tollison, provost and vice president for academic affairs.
Prior to being to being named interim, Brock served as chair of the business department since 2012 and as professor of management information systems since 2017. She was associate professor of MIS for three years and assistant professor for four years.
"The Department of Business, the Department of Legal Studies and the Culinary Arts Institute's group of dedicated and talented faculty and staff continue to develop and refine curriculum to meet the changing needs of our students," Brock said.
"We were among the first in the state to offer career and technical transfer pathways for community college students who completed an associates of applied science degree to transfer career and technical credit toward a bachelor's degree, and we continue to innovate and develop new opportunities for our students such as the 4 + 1 accelerated MBA. This program allows high performing students to complete up to 12 hours in their senior year toward their graduate degree. It is an honor to work with this innovative group of faculty and staff and to serve The W's College of Business and Professional Studies in this role."
A resident of Caledonia, Brock joined The W in 2006 as instructor and director of instructional technology and became instructor and coordinator for the Center for Teaching Excellence three years later.
Brock has served the campus in various capacities, most recently with the Planning Institution and Effectiveness Council, Graduate Council and Council of Chairs.
She has provided invited presentations on a range of topics and has submitted a number of grant proposals related to enhancing student learning.
Before joining The W, Brock was an extension instructor at the Mississippi State University Extension Service.
She earned a doctorate of philosophy in instructional systems and workforce development with a minor in agricultural information science from MSU. Brock earned both her masters of science in business administration in information systems with a minor in instructional technology and bachelor of arts in history from MSU. She earned an associate of arts from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.