2014 Chancellor's Fellows (L to R) Dr. John Kline, Program Director, Dr. Anthony W. Dixon, Dr. Lynn Boyd, Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr., Dr. Cozetta D. Shannon, Dr. James N. Ortego II, Dr. Jean Michael Martinez Biographies Lynn Boyd Lynn Boyd is an Assistant Professor in Troy University’s Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation, and Interpreter Training. She earned her B.A. in English (1994) and a M.Ed. in Counseling and Development (1997) from Auburn Montgomery; a few years later, she was awarded an African-American Fellowship from Troy University to earn a doctorate. She attended the University of Alabama and completed her Ph.D. in Counselor Education in 2007. She began her employment with Troy University in 1998 and has worked as the Coordinator of Veterans Affairs & Scholarships, the Assistant Financial Aid Director, and the Interim Financial Aid Director. She is a recent graduate of the Delta Leadership Institute Executive Academy, a year-long leadership development program for regional leaders that prepares them to collaborate and address the most-pressing issues of the Delta region. In 2008, she was appointed by former Governor Bob Riley to the Black Belt Action Committee and served as Chair of the Families Committee until 2011. She is the immediate Past-President of the Alabama Mental Health Counselors Association and serves on the boards of other professional counseling associations. She has presented her research at regional and national conferences about issues related to group counseling, supervision, and teaching. Lynn is married to Daniel Boyd and has one son, Jordan. Anthony W. Dixon Anthony W. Dixon joined Troy University in 2010 as an Assistant Professor of Sport and Tourism Management at the Troy Campus where he currently serves as the Interim Director of the School of Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management. In 2009, he earned his doctoral degree from Clemson University in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management with an emphasis in sport, tourism, and economic development. He earned his Master of Business Administration from East Carolina University with an emphasis in Strategic Management and Marketing (2002) and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance (1999) from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Dr. Dixon serves on the editorial board for Event Management: An International Journal and the Journal of Applied Sport Management. Outside of academia, Dr. Dixon has been a consultant for professional and intercollegiate athletic organizations as well as state and local government agencies. He also serves as Co-Director of Troy University’s HSTM’s Charity Golf Tournament and Children’s Health Field Day. Dr. Dixon is married to Harriet Dixon and is the father of four children, 7 year old Andrew, 5 year old Beth, 3 year old Turner, and 1 year old Graham. Jean Michael Martinez Jean Michael Martinez is an Assistant Professor of Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management at Troy University’s Phenix City campus where he also serves as the Global Campus Coordinator for the School of Hospitality, Sport and Tourism Management. He first joined Troy University in 2009, teaching at the Global Campus location in Columbus, GA, before serving for three years on the Troy Campus. He earned both a B.S. (Sport Administration, 2001) and M.S. degree (Public Relations, 2003) from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Ph.D. (Human Performance, 2009, emphasis in Leisure and Sport Management) from Middle Tennessee State University. Prior to earning his doctoral degree, Michael worked as a marketing and media relations practitioner for an intercollegiate athletics department as well as a non-profit organization; he also served as editor of the Journal of Sport Administration and Supervision. More recently, Michael was named to the 2013-14 Leadership Class for the Phenix City/Russell County Chamber of Commerce and currently serves as the President-Elect of the Southern Sport Management Association. He lives just outside of Phenix City with his wife Kim and his three children Kaylee, Emma and Mikey. James N. Ortego II James N. Ortego II is an Associate Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Troy University’s Dothan campus where he also serves as the Associate Chair of English. He earned a B.A. (English Literature and Composition, 1993) and an M.A. (British and American Literature, 1996) from the University of New Orleans; a few years later, he earned a Ph.D. (Renaissance and Medieval Studies, 2004) from the University of Louisiana – Lafayette. Since beginning his career with Troy University in 2005, James has served on the judiciary panel for the “Yes We Can! Dothan – Speak Out Essay and Speech Contest” as well as the “Excellence in Student Literary Magazines” contest sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). More recently, he served on the editorial board of the academic journal Fifteenth-Century Studies and as an editorial reviewer for various forth-coming publications by Pearson Publishers and Broadview Press. He has also served on the Faculty Support Group for Penguin Publishers, and currently, he is a member of the Executive Advisory Board for the Wiregrass Writing Project. He presently lives in Dothan with his wife and their four children. Cozetta D. Shannon Cozetta D. Shannon is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education as well as the Program Coordinator of the Rehabilitation Counseling graduate program at Troy University’s Montgomery Campus. Dr. Shannon completed her B.S. degree at Southern University (2002, Baton Rouge) and her M.S. degree at the University of Memphis (2004). She later earned her Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counselor Education from Michigan State University (2009). Dr. Shannon’s vocational experiences include working as a contract mental health counselor, an assistive technology trainer, and a vocational expert for the Social Security Administration. Her research has examined attitudes toward persons with disabilities, best practices related to multicultural education, and retention issues among students and professionals within the field of Rehabilitation Counseling. She also has a strong interest in the impact of mentoring on the levels of job satisfaction and motivation among rehabilitation professionals and students. She is a member of various professional organizations and believes in the power of networking and collaborating to reach common goals. Dr. Shannon currently resides in Montgomery, Alabama.