Director of Programming for Faculty Affairs
110 New College
Athens, GA 30602
Mary A. Carney is Director of Programming in the Office of Faculty Affairs. In this role, she oversees selected programs related to faculty and leadership development, including planning for success as a faculty member, increasing faculty diversity through active and systematic recruitment practices, academic leadership development, effective communication, and increasing faculty engagement. She holds a courtesy faculty appointment in the Department of English. Carney is a 2020-2022 USG Leadership Fellow for the University System of Georgia (USG) and serves on the USG Leadership and Institutional Development Advisory Committee.
Prior to joining UGA in 2019, she was Professor of English and Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership at the University of North Georgia. While in this role, she co-founded and co-directed the USG Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Fellows program from 2016 to 2019. She chaired the USG Consortium for Teaching and Learning in 2014-2015. From 2009-2012, she directed the Honors Program at Gainesville State College.
Her scholarly interests include American literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, faculty development, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Her authored and co-authored journal articles and book chapters appear in such publications as American Literary Scholarship, Edith Wharton and Cosmopolitanism, Southern Quarterly, TLI: Teaching and Learning Inquiry, The Journal of Faculty Development, The Emily Dickinson Journal, Academic Labor Beyond the College Classroom: Working for Our Values, and Privilege and Prejudice: Twenty Years with the Invisible Knapsack. She served on the editorial board of the Edith Wharton Review from 2015-2021 and was an associate editor of the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (IJTLHE) from 2014-2016.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Louisiana State University and holds a M.A. and Ph.D. in English from UGA. Carney completed the Professional Coaching Program at Rice University Doerr Institute for Leadership.