Lipscomb Institute for Sustainable Practice announces new Dean, Academic Director
Steve Joiner has been appointed the new Dean of the Institutes at Lipscomb. Previously, the Institutes functioned as stand alone entities within the University. The new organizational structure, which will bring the Institutes together under the leadership of an Academic Dean and the Provost, creates the opportunity for the Institutes of Civic Leadership; Conflict Management; Law, Justice and Society; and Sustainable Practice to leverage resources, increase community impact, elevate academic rigor and encourage joint academic offerings among the Institutes. In addition, Emily Stutzman Jones has been named the new Academic Director for the ISP. Jones, who is completing her PhD in forestry at Auburn University after receiving a master’s degree in environmental sociology, will join the Institute in the coming months. She combines an excellent academic education with a passion for sustainable practice that is second to none, and is committed to continuing to build an academic program based on an interdisciplinary approach to science, societal demands and practice, which is required in this emerging field.