Michael Mann is MC Distinguished Professor for 2009
June 2, 2009Michael Patrick Mann is a superb educator at Mississippi College and a noted author who\'s penned dozens of publications. His latest honor is being named MC\'s Distinguished Professor for 2009.
"Dr. Mann is a student-oriented professor," said School of Education Dean Don Locke. "He has been able to share his experiences and research in a manner that inspires each student who takes his class."
The School of Education, Locke said, is pleased that he\'s been recognized by his colleagues.
An MC graduate who joined the faculty at his alma mater in 2003, Mann is an associate professor of psychology and counseling in the School of Education.
A Brandon resident, Dr. Mann received his undergraduate degree summa cum laude from MC in history and Spanish. He received a master\'s in higher education student services at the University of Mississippi.
Mann also received a master of arts degree from the University of Durham, England in counseling psychology and a master of divinity degree in theological studies from Emory University. He completed his doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Missouri. This year\'s recipient has also held appointments at Truman State University in Missouri and Western New Mexico University. He\'s an internationally recognized author.
Mann has written on such topics as personality in leadership, post-traumatic stress disorder, and on children with severe emotional disturbances. Mann serves on MC\'s Honors Council. He was a faculty member for the London Semester in the spring of 2008. Dr. Mann was recognized at MC\'s spring graduation in May with his fiancee among those looking on. Two weeks later, Dr. Mann was in the spotlight again - this time to get married. Mann\'s parents live in Oxford and he\'s got a sister living in Pelahatchie.
Each year since 1978, MC has recognized a member of the faculty as its Distinguished Professor of the Year. A committee selected by the President of the Faculty Council and composed of faculty from the university\'s academic divisions selects the winner. The 2007-2008 recipient was MC School of Law professor Dr. Mark Modak-Truran. School of Nursing professor Dr. Mary Ann Henriques received the honor in 2006-2007.