Stetson Faculty Member Selected as Governor’s Teaching Fellow

A faculty member at the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business was recently selected to be a Governor’s Teaching Fellow, an honor given by the Institute of Higher Education and the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Georgia.

Law and business professor Dr. James Hunt, along with Dr. Karen Weller Swanson from the Tift College of Education, have been previously involved with the program which assists higher education faculty in cultivating teaching skills that utilize technological and instructional tools.

Beginning in 1995, the Governor’s Teaching Fellows was the result of work by then-Governor Zell Miller. Faculty are selected for the program based on a number of criteria, including excellence in teaching, on-campus impact and interest in improving instruction.

Dr. Hunt has been a member of the Mercer faculty since 1995, and joined the University’s law and business school in 1998. His experience is diverse, having practiced corporate law as part of the international firm Hunton & Williams and later working as a judicial clerk with the United States Court of Appeals. Not only has he served the legal system of the United States, but additionally served as a Fulbright Scholar of Law in Kiev, Ukraine from 2005 to 2006.

Dr. Hunt has interests in legal and business history in the United States, and has published two books on the topic: Marion Butler and American Populism (2003) and Relationship Banker: Eugene W. Stetson, Wall Street, and American Business, 1916-1959 (2009).

Discussing his enthusiasm for the connections he would make through the program, Dr. Hunt observed: “The Governor’s Teaching Fellows program provides a great opportunity to learn about new ideas and methods in university teaching. I’m excited about meeting other professors from Georgia, discussing current challenges and innovative solutions, and bringing benefits from the experience back to Mercer.”


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