Dr. Macey Edmondson began her position as the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in 2011. She oversees the Conflict Management Practicum and teaches College and the Student in the higher education program in the School of Education. During her first year as dean of students, she was chosen by the student body as the recipient of the Joan K. Murphy Outstanding Law School Staff Member Memorial Award. She also served as co-director for the Council for Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) for four years. In 2015, she was chosen to serve as Chair of the Executive Board for the Student Services Committee of the Association for American Law Schools. Also in 2015, she was chosen as one of Mississippi’s 50 Leading Businesswomen by the Mississippi Business Journal.
Dr. Edmondson received her B.S.B.A. in Banking and Finance from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1998. At USM, she received the Finance Faculty Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Paul McMullan Scholarship, John& Elizabeth Bluer Scholarship, and Amoco Scholarship recipient. She was a member of Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, the Financial Management Association, Golden Key Honor Society, and Delta Delta Delta Sorority. In 2001, she received her J.D., and in 2013, her Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi. Her dissertation topic was “Exploring the Relationship between Academic Dishonesty and Moral Development in Law Students.” In the Higher Education program, she received the Frank E. Moak Memorial Award and was a member of Phi Kappa Phi and the Student Personnel Association. Her practicum was in fundraising and development with an emphasis in stewardship. She assisted the law school development team with a multi-million dollar campaign and the dedication of the Robert C. Khayat Law Center. In law school, Dr. Edmondson received the Outstanding Student in Commercial Paper Law Award, was the research assistant for Professor Ari Afilalo in European Community Law and attended the University of Cambridge Summer Program in England. She was also the Gorove International Law Society Vice President, Delta Theta Phi Honor Society President, and a member of the Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association.