Director of Special Projects

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J. Mark Bateman, Ed.D.

Director of Special Projects, Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership

Associate Professor of Graduate Studies, Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education

J. Mark Bateman obtained a Bachelors degree in psychology from Carson-Newman College, a Masters degree in College Student Development from Bowling Green State University and an Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from Indiana University. His doctoral work was completed under the guidance of the prominent scholar and current Executive Director of the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, Don Hossler.

Dr. Bateman has been involved in study of higher education leadership and policy for more than 20 years through an impressive array of positions and activities. Currently he serves as Associate Professor of Graduate Studies and Director of Special Projects for the Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership. Previously he held positions in student development including Director of Residence Life and Dean of Student Development and administrative positions in academic affairs including Executive Associate Dean and Acting Dean of the School of the Education at Baylor University, and Associate Provost at Samford University.

He has also held influential positions in state policy including Director of the Joint Select Committee on Higher Education and Special Assistant to the Lieutenant Governor of Texas for Education. He has served on the faculty at Louisiana State University, and as a faculty member and academic administrator at Baylor University (where he was tenured), and Samford University. He has conducted research on college choice and education policy, served as Assistant Editor for the Enrollment Management Review, a College Board Publication, and co-edited a book for Teacher College Press entitled Condemning Students to Debt: College Loans and Public Policy. Dr. Bateman has consulted with colleges and universities in student development and enrollment as well as the Texas State Senate.



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Brooks Hall, 227A


C. Cameron Collins 
Program Manager
Brooks Hall, 227B

Mitzi Lafferty  
Administrative Assistant
Brooks Hall, 227
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 The Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership emphasizes the indispensable connection between ethics and good leadership in business, government, social services and the classic professions. Much of the center’s work is at this vital nexus of ethics and leadership. 

Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics and Leadership
800 Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL 35229
205-726-4634 or Cameron Collins, Program Manager