Forde new instructional systems/workforce head

Connie M. Forde is the new head of the instructional systems and workforce development department at Mississippi State.

A veteran member of the department, Forde has been serving as the technology teacher education and information technology services undergraduate coordinator and the graduate coordinator.

She continues as adviser for the Alpha Pi Chapter of Pi Omega Pi, the international honor society for business teacher education. She also currently serves as president of POP's national council.

"Connie is a recognized leader in her profession, having served as president of both the National Business Education Association and the Southern Business Education Association, as well as chair of the Foundation for the Future of Business Education," said Richard Blackbourn, College of Education dean.

In addition to the 2006 Outstanding Faculty Award of the MSU President's Commission on the Status of Women, Forde has been honored by state, regional and national professional associations for teaching and leadership achievements. She has authored numerous books for Cengage Publishing Co., a major provider of print and digital information services for academic, professional and library markets.

Forde holds a doctoral degree from the University of Mississippi. She completed bachelor's and master's degrees at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Allison Matthews | University Relations

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