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SEC Academic Leadership Development Program


About the Program

The SEC ALDP identifies and prepares academic leaders from SEC institutions for leadership positions within the SEC and beyond. UT departments nominate aspiring or established leaders for participation as SEC ALDP fellows. All of the fellows participate in three key components of the program:

  • UT fellows complete the UT Leadership Development Program with other participants.
  • UT fellows join other SEC ALDP fellows in 3-day workshops hosted on two different SEC campuses.
  • All SEC ALDP fellows are eligible for the competitive “alumni fellowship,” designed for the program’s alumni.

Nomination Process: The nomination process for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 ALDP is complete, but more information about future nomination opportunities will be posted here as soon as it is available. For current updates, see the SEC ALDP website.

For Current SEC ALDP Fellows: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, on-site workshops for the 2020-2021 ALDP have been postponed to academic year 2021-2022. For more information about this year’s UT programming, contact Chris Kilgore, special programs coordinator. For more information about the SEC ALDP site visits and programs, contact UT’s SEC ALDP Liaison, Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs Diane Kelly.


Current UT SEC ALDP Fellows | 2020 – 2021

Congratulations to the following faculty for being named as a UT SEC Academic Leadership Development Fellow for 2020 – 2021! You can find past fellows on our website. 

Heidi Goodrich-Blair
David & Sandra White Professor | Head of Microbiology
College of Arts & Sciences
Mary Held
Associate Professor & Director, Nashville MSSW Program
College of Social Work
Mitsunori Misawa
Associate Professor, Program Co-Coordinator, Associate Department Head
College of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Brian Krumm
Associate Professor of Law
College of Law