Samford University

Our Staff

Dr. Mary Sue Baldwin

Chief Institutional Effectiveness Officer
Associate Professor, Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing

Baldwin, Mary Sue

Contact Information

Phone: 726-4097
Fax: 726-2908
Office: Samford Hall 218

Biographical Information

In her role as Associate Provost, Mary Sue Baldwin serves as the Provost's senior staff member in facilitating university, school and program accreditation, and guiding academic, administrative, and educational support unit assessment processes. She also works with deans and department chairs on course and program creations. Amongst her other responsibilities, she oversees the departments of academic grants and sponsored programs, adult degree programs, academic services and student records, and AFROTC.

Prior to becoming Associate Provost, Baldwin served as Assistant Provost (2008-2009), Director of Assessment (2007-2008), Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning & Scholarship (2003-2007), and Director of the Center for Problem-Based Learning (2001-2003). She has been an administrative faculty member at Samford University since 2001, and prior to that time, served as an assistant professor in the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing (1995-1999).

Baldwin's areas of interest in research include active learning strategies, academic assessment, trends in higher education leadership, impact of distance learning, and electronic portfolios. Her particular interest in the latter is the use of electronic portfolios as an institutional accreditation and communication vehicle. She received Samford University's James H. Buchanan Teaching Excellence Award (1997). Baldwin serves as an advisor on the Family Studies Advisory Board, Campus Safety, Diversity, IRB, and University Curriculum Committees. She chairs the University Assessment Committee, and co-chairs the Hazardous Substance Committee. She is also a member of the Council on Law in Higher Education, National Council of University Research Administrators, National Association of College and University Business Officers, Professional and Organizational Development Network, American Association of Colleges and Universities, Sigma Theta Tau, and Phi Kappa Phi.

Baldwin received a bachelor's of science degree in nursing from University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, a masters in science degree in cardiovascular nursing from the University of Alabama-Birmingham, and an Ed.D. in educational leadership at Samford University.