Tiffany Radcliff named SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellow

The program seeks to identify, prepare and advance academic leaders for roles within SEC institutions and beyond
July 26, 2021

Professor Tiffany Radcliff, PhD, of the Texas A&M University School of Public Health, has been selected as one of the university’s four Southeastern Conference (SEC) Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP) Fellows for 2021-2022, announced Texas A&M Dean of Faculties and Associate Provost Blanca Lupiani, PhD.

Each year the SEC offers its 14 member schools a unique opportunity to foster potential academic administration talent through fellowships that help prepare faculty leaders for further positions and careers in executive service. The SEC ALDP launched in 2007, and Texas A&M has appointed four fellows each year since joining the SEC in 2012. Program alumni have advanced to serve the university as deans, vice provosts and in other senior administrator roles.

This year’s fellowship class includes three associate deans and an associate department head. Texas A&M’s representatives are Radcliff, who is a professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management and associate dean for research at the School of Public Health; Karen Kirkland, PhD, a professor and associate head of the Department of Nuclear Engineering in the College of Engineering; Fredrick Nafukho, PhD, a professor in the Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development and associate dean for faculty affairs in the College of Education and Human Development; and Lucas Macri, PhD, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and associate dean for undergraduate and international programs in the College of Science.

“The SEC Academic Leadership Development Program offers participants a unique environment to continue developing leadership skills in partnership with other emerging and talented leaders from across the SEC,” said Lupiani, one of Texas A&M’s inaugural SEC ALDP fellows in 2012. “We are excited about the future for our ALDP Fellows and congratulate them for earning this opportunity.”

As associate dean for research, Radcliff heads the Office of Research at the School of Public Health, serves as a member of the University Research Council (URC), and is on the URC’s Executive Committee. Her research expertise is in health economics and health services research, including secondary data analysis and use of novel methodology to improve measurement of care processes, access and outcomes for vulnerable populations such as older adults, veterans and rural residents. Radcliff is an affiliated investigator for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Emergency Management and Evaluation Center (VEMEC) at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and VA Eastern Colorado Healthcare System. Her research appears in top medical and public health journals and her publications have been cited more than 2,100 times. She teaches graduate-level courses in health economics and serves on a variety of committees, boards and advisory groups, including the Texas A&M Emergency Management Advisory Group (TEMAG) and Scientific Merit Review Board (SMRB) for the VA’s Health Services Research & Development Service.

Radcliff received a PhD in health services research, policy and administration from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Prior to joining the faculty at Texas A&M, she held faculty positions at the University of Florida and University of Colorado.

Texas A&M ADLP fellows are nominated by deans, vice presidents and associate provosts and participate in a university-level development program designed by each institution for its own fellows along with two SEC-wide, three-day workshops held for all program participants.

— Rae Lynn Mitchell

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