C. William (Bill) McKee
Vice President of Academic Affairs
Professor, Education and Public Service Management
B.S., University of Tennessee
M.Ed., Auburn University
Ed.D., University of Tennessee
Dr. C. William (Bill) McKee is currently Cumberland University’s Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Education and Public Service Management. He has served the institution in a number of other administrative posts including Executive Vice President and Dean. Additionally, he was previously an administrator at Georgia Southwestern State University.
A Nashville native, Dr. McKee graduated from the University School of Nashville (USN) and then earned the B.S. in Public Administration from the University of Tennessee (Knoxville), the M.Ed. in Counseling and Student Personnel from Auburn University, and the Ed.D. in Adult and Higher Education from the University of Tennessee (Knoxville). Additionally, he is a graduate of the Carnegie-Mellon University Academic Leadership Institute, the American Council of Education/National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Stevens Institute on Leadership and Administration, as well as the University of Georgia Leadership Institute.
Believing that part of the responsibility of a great University is to impact the community, Dr. McKee practices as well as teaches public service management. He devotes many hours of volunteer service to provide leadership in a variety of governmental and not-for-profit agencies and organizations in middle Tennessee. His involvement in the campus community includes advising Alpha Lambda Delta (the freshman honor society) and Omicron Delta Kappa (the national leadership honor society).
Current teaching responsibilities for Dr. McKee include graduate courses in public service such as community issues, professional communications, and public policy, and an undergraduate class in the foundation and history of education.
Dr. McKee’s research interests and projects include researching with co-researcher Carolyn Bridges Gregory the political and biographical sketches of the 36 individuals who have served as Tennessee Secretaries of State, developing biographical studies on United States Supreme Court Justice Horace Harman Lurton (a Cumberland University graduate), and Rear Admiral Fran McKee (the first woman appointed as an unrestricted Admiral in the history of the United States Navy); working with co-researchers W. Mark Tew, Th.D., William F. Ritchie, Ph.D., and Susan M. (Mitzy) Johnson-Mills, M.S. on studying faculty development opportunities in higher education; and collaborating with Joshua M. Hayden, Ed.D. on both faculty leadership on college and university campuses.
Dr. McKee regularly serves as a consultant to institutions of higher education, is a workshop leader, and presenter at both local and regional conferences.
|North Edgefield Remembered
Story of a Nashville Neighborhood
by Dr. C. William McKee
North Edgefield Remembered tells the story of an important, yet often overlooked and undervalued neighborhood. The book chronicles a community where citizens, religious and educational institutions, small businesses, manufacturing plants, social services agencies and public officials worked in concert to build a vibrant place to both work and live. In many ways, the story of North Edgefield emphasizes and parallels the growth of Nashville from a country town to a great city. This district is rich in history and historical people and events. Noted North Edgefield leaders from the past -- Tennessee Governor Neill Smith Brown, General William White, the Reverend John B. McFerrin, Nashville School Superintendent Joseph J. Keyes, author Beth Salter Whitson and newspaper editor/owner W.F. Bang -- welcome you, through the pages of North Edgefield Remembered, to their beloved neighborhood.
The Breadth of Current Faculty Development
by Dr. C. William Mckee, Ms. Susan M. (Mitzy) MIlls-Johnson, Dr.William F. Ritchie, W. Mark Tew (Editors)
The Breadth of Current Faculty Development: Practitioners’ Perspectives focuses on supporting and aiding college and university faculty members as they professionally grow and mature as teachers, scholars, and citizens on their individual campuses. Additionally, ideas are presented which emphasize faculty leadership roles in both the professional and broader academic communities. Special emphasis is placed on the processes pertaining to enhancing student learning outcomes.
This volume contains chapters written by nationally and regionally recognized leaders in higher education and focuses on a major theme/concept that effective teaching usually precedes effective learning.
The above ideas on enhancement of teaching and learning are commonly referred to in the academy as faculty development. Faculty development is becoming an essential part of the professional scholarship enhancement activities found on good college and university campuses.
This monograph contains various practitioner perspectives of faculty development. It is designed for scholar-teachers who are looking for on-going learning opportunities designed to systematically improve student learning by assisting faculty in the enhancement of their teaching and the teaching of colleagues through instructional innovations.
Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture – “Rear Admiral Fran McKee”
Encyclopedia of Alabama – “Rear Admiral Fran McKee”
Exploring Faculty Development Through Best Practices and Innovative Ideas (New Directions in Teaching and Learning Series – Jossey-Bass Higher Education Publication), Chapter entitled “Setting the Stage for Teaching and Learning in American Higher Education: Making the Case for Faculty Development” with co-writer W. Mark Tew, Th.D.
Exploring Faculty Development Through Best Practices and Innovative Ideas (New Directions in Teaching and Learning Series – Jossey-Bass Higher Education Publication), Chapter entitled “Professional Development of the Faculty: Past and Present” with co-writers W. Mark Tew, Th.D., William F. Ritchie, Ph.D., and Susan M. [Mitzy] Johnson-Mills, M.S. in process … scheduled for publication in 2013).
Book in Process
Leaders who have served as the Secretary of State for the State of Tennessee
The Story of Horace Harman Lurton: The Journey of a Tennessean on the United States Supreme Court (research stage)
Articles In Process
"Confederate Chaplains: Ministering to Those Who Served" (writing stage)
"Admiral Fran McKee: A Story of Service to the Nation" (writing stage)
Member and Chairperson of the 15th Judicial District Child Advocacy Center Board;
Commissioner & Chairperson, Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County Historical Commission;
Member and President, historic Nashville City Cemetery Association;
Chairman, History Committee First Baptist Church of Nashville;
Member and Director, Rotary Club of Lebanon;
Trustee, Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia, Madison, TN;
Chairperson and Board Member, Institute, Reflective Practice in the Teaching and Learning Center, University of Tennessee (Knoxville);
Board Member, Dean’s Board of Advisors, College of Education, Health, and Human Services, University of Tennessee (Knoxville);
Board Member, Buchanan Log House Historical Site;
Board Member, Alumni Association, University School of Nashville;
Past Board Member and Chairperson, Tennessee Baptist Historical Committee;
Immediate past Chairperson, Nashville Living History Tour;
Board Member and Chairperson, Tennessee Baptist Historical Society;
Previous activities include serving as Foreperson of the Grand Jury of Davidson County, Tennessee.
Discover Nashville (twice annually),
Daughters of the American (3 chapter presentations and State Day speaker),
United Daughters of the Confederacy,
Sewanee Women’s Club, Sewannee, TN,
Academy for Life-Long Learning, Sewanee, TN,
Two River’s Woman’s Club,
Senior Adult Groups (including First Baptist Church, Nashville),
First Presbyterian Church (Nashville),
Westminster Presbyterian Church (Nashville),
“History of Education” – Teach Tennessee Institute – Program conducted by the Department of Education of the State of Tennessee as route to alternative teaching licensing (2008-2013).
“From Strategies to Goals: Creating an Empowering Context for Faculty-Student Interaction” (with Joshua M. Hayden, Ed.D.) – Annual Meeting of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/Commission on Colleges (2012).
“Ways to Make a Difference: Student-Faculty Informal Interaction and First-Year Student Satisfaction” (with Joshua M. Hayden, Ed.D.) – Annual Meeting of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/Commission on Colleges (2011).
“Faculty Development Activities in the Southern Region” (with W. Mark Tew, Th.D., William F. Ritchie, Ph.D., and Susan M [Mitzy] Johnson-Mills, M.S.) – Annual Meeting of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/Commission on Colleges (2010).
“Faculty Development Activities in the Southern States” (with W. Mark Tew, Th.D., William F. Ritchie, Ph.D., and Susan M [Mitzy] Johnson-Mills, M.S.) – Annual Meeting of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/Commission on Colleges (2009).
“Making the Campus a Safe Place for Learning” (with Bobby W. Thompson, M. Adm. And Charles A. [Chip] Dick, M.S.) – Annual Meeting of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/Commission on Colleges (2009).
“Nashville’s North Edgefield: A Historically Diverse Community” – 28th Annual Conference on African-American History and Culture (2009).
Numerous presentations on Nashville and Middle, TN to various groups (10 during 2012-2013)