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Dr. Jayme Millsap Stone

Director of Learning Communities

jaymes@uca.edu

Main 104

(501) 450-3125

My experience in higher education includes twenty-years of learning community classroom and administrative experience, focusing on first-year student engagement and success, curricular and interdisciplinary course development, as well as creative pedagogies and innovative practices. I was honored nationally as a 2013 Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate, an award given by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.

My personal experiences as a first-generation college student—first at a small rural agricultural and technical institution and then at a large urban university—are complemented by my extensive academic commitment to teaching in and advocating for learning communities as a means of educational excellence and reform. I served on the leadership board of the National Learning Communities Project, was a long-time resource faculty for teams attending the Summer Institute on Learning Communities at The Evergreen State College and was on the founding editorial board for the Journal of Learning Communities Research.

Hiking, bird-watching, knitting, my critters~Dexter (the Basset Hound), Darby (the little yelper) and Mia (a really fat cat)~and Dr. Who all capture my interest, as does riding two-up on a Ducati Multistrada.

Ph.D.   History from The University of Memphis

Dissertation: “They Were Her Daughters:” Women and Grassroots Organizing for Social Justice in the Arkansas Delta, 1870-1970

M.A.     History from the University of Central Arkansas

B.A.     History & Political Science Education (Honors) from Arkansas Tech University