Dr. Tonya Strickland

A distinguished academic, Dr. Strickland is a highly accomplished individual with a solid educational background. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from the University of Wyoming, complemented by a doctorate from Baylor University in curriculum and instruction, specializing in writing and English education. To broaden her expertise, she recently achieved a graduate certificate in biblical studies from New Orleans Theological Seminary. Dr. Strickland is also an alumna of the USG Executive Leadership Institute, graduating in 2011.

Her exemplary contributions have earned her recognition on both national and state levels. Noteworthy accolades include the Outstanding First-Year Student Advocate Award from the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, a Georgia Governor’s Commendation for Customer Service, and a University System of Georgia Regents’ Scholarship of Teaching and Learning award. Additionally, she received the Microsoft David R. Pierce Faculty Award from the American Association of Community Colleges in acknowledgment of her innovative use of technology in the classroom. 

Dr. Strickland's commitment to education and her impact on the field are evident through these prestigious awards and her continuous pursuit of academic excellence.