Dr. Corrie Fountain is the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs. Her responsibilities include faculty recruitment, retention, and support. She creates and facilitates faculty development workshops, seminars, and other trainings for faculty, manages faculty awards, and assists with the promotion and tenure process. Dr. Fountain also co-leads the mentoring initiatives for the university and consults with colleges and departments on faculty belonging.
Prior to joining GSU, Dr. Fountain served as Department Chair of Inclusive Education at Kennesaw State University. Her recognitions and awards include the Best 40 under 40 Alumni Recognition Award from Delaware State University and the Graduate College Award for Distinguished Teacher (Junior Level) and Difference Maker in the Life a Student Award from Kennesaw State University.
Dr. Fountain’s academic field of interest is education and intersectionality within higher education, and she holds an academic appointment as Professor of Cultural and Behavioral Science in Perimeter College at Georgia State. Her research and scholarship have centered on inclusion, intersectionality, and advocacy. She is currently a co-PI on an NSF funded grant. The NSF ADVANCE-IMPACT (Intersectionality and Mentoring in the Professoriate for Advancement, Community, and Transformation) grant adapts and implements practices at the university aimed at increasing the number of women, particularly women from underrepresented minority (URM) backgrounds, who are recruited, promoted, and retained in STEM tenure track positions. Dr. Fountain is also serving on the Guiding Team for a RWJF Transforming Academia Equity grant, REBELS (Re-envisioning Equity to Build Excellence in Leadership and Scholarship). This collaborative work centers on the disruption and transformation of the equity landscape with colleagues in the School of Public Health.
Dr. Fountain has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Delaware State University, a master’s degree in special education/behavior disorders from West Virginia University and a Ph.D. in educational policy studies with a concentration in research, measurement, and statistics from Georgia State University.