Cecilia’s industry background includes work with large nonprofits, a Fortune 100 company, and positions of academic administrative-leadership at two national liberal arts institutions.
The Marion Ewing Kauffman Foundation and the Kemper Foundation recognized her work in blending entrepreneurship and liberal arts education. Twice, she received a national award for innovation in curriculum design. She has experience in designing programming for personal and team development as a consultant and executive coach.
Cecelia’s recent research areas include: indigenous entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, decision-making, and curriculum development and delivery.
Summary of Experience
- 16 years as a Professor of Social Entrepreneurship and Business at Rollins College in Orlando.
- 13 years as the Dean of the Division of Business & Graduate Programs at Birmingham-Southern College.
- Awarded the Innovation in Entrepreneurial Education Award and Humana’s Executive Directors’ Award.
- Recipient of a 3M Corporation Grant – Teamwork Across the Curriculum and GM Excel – World Class Team Building Scholarship.
- Honored as a Kauffman Foundation Consortium Fellow in Entrepreneurship & Liberal Art.
- Earned Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Community Health from Southern Illinois University and Bachelor’s Degree from Florida State University.
- Post Doctorate studies completed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.