Associated Faculty and Staff

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Many Samford faculty and staff members volunteer their time to assist the Mann Center with critical programs and initiatives. Selected faculty and staff who work with the center on an ongoing basis are listed below.

• Jonathan Bass, Chair and Professor, History

• Lori Bateman, Program Manager, Healthcare Ethics and Law (HEaL) Institute

• Mark Bateman, Associate Professor of Graduate Studies, Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education

• Jason Black, Dean of Admission

• Kristie Chandler, Chair and Assistant Professor, Family Studies

• Jennifer Coleman, Associate Professor, Nursing

• Betsy Dobbins, Associate Professor, Biological and Environmental Sciences

• Larry Harper, Assistant Professor, Management

• Matt Kerlin, Assistant Dean of Spiritual Life and University Minister

• Janna Pennington, Director, Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement

• Don Sandley, Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance

• Dennis Sansom, Chair and Professor, Philosophy

• Joe Scrivner, Assistant Professor, Religion

• Fred Shepherd, Chair and Professor, Political Science

• David Smolin, Professor, Constitutional Law and Director, Center for Children, Law and Ethics

• Tom Woolley, Professor, Statistics



Drayton Nabers, Jr.

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