Truett McConnell University (TMU) Associate Dean and Assistant Professor for The Michael Sattler School of Public Service J. Marie Griffin-Taylor was invited to speak at the Southern Regional Faculty and Instructional Development Consortium (SRFIDC) annual conference, March 6 – 8, 2019.

The SRFIDC is an organization of faculty and instructional development programs and departments in two- and four-year degree-granting institutions in the greater South.

According to Griffin-Taylor, who will be presenting a seminar entitled Criminal Justice and Servant Leadership: The Creation of Opportunity for Impact, the seminar will be an important opportunity for her, and other speakers, to provide leadership training benefiting both educators and their students.

“The presentation covers the unique opportunities in criminal justice education to demonstrate servant leadership by combining directed assignments aligned with the concept of servant leadership while meeting others’ needs in an immediate way via leadership initiatives,” said Griffin-Taylor.

“The goal of this training will be so the student, and faculty, can better engage in positive global impact, while enhancing their higher-level critical thinking skills. The presentation will also involve the extension of these concepts to other fields and an interactive component to allow participants to engage with the material.”

The importance of honing these skills will help “extend into the student’s career in criminal justice as they interact with individuals and colleagues in need,” added Taylor.

“This opportunity,” said Taylor, “will also provide the opportunity to introduce our faculty to the instructional resources needed to teach servant leadership to criminal justice majors, as well as ways to meet the needs of others in a positive and tangible way.”


Jenny Gregory is the Digital Content Specialist for TMU Marketing and Communications.

Return to News Archive