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Rosemary Magee 82PhD

Vice President and Secretary of the University

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Secretary Rosemary MageeRosemary M. Magee has served in a variety of administrative positions at Emory University since completing her Ph.D. in the Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts in literature and religion. Before coming to Emory, she earned both a B.A. and M.A. from Florida State University.

An artist-in-residence at both the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland, Dr. Magee has published essays, reviews, and short stories in a variety of journals and literary magazines. Focusing her teaching and research on Southern culture and literature, she has edited two volumes, both published by University Press of Mississippi, Conversations with Flannery O’Connor and Friendship and Sympathy: Communities of Southern Women Writers. She is currently working on a collection of short stories, Fantasy Impromptu, and teaches for the Creative Writing program at Emory.

Appointed Vice President and Secretary of the University in 2005, Dr. Magee works closely with trustees and the president in developing and supporting governance processes across the University and in setting the agenda for the future. She is a member of the University’s Strategic Implementation Committee, in addition to participating in a wide range of other university committees, as well co-chairing the Work-Life Initiative. She is a member of the 2005 class of Leadership Atlanta. In recognition of outstanding service and leadership, she received the Thomas Jefferson Award from Emory University in 2008.

Previously, for two decades, Dr. Magee served as a dean in Emory College, where she had primary responsibility for the College’s annual operating budget of $150 million and for planning new and renovated facilities, including the Mathematics and Science Center, Candler Library, and the Donna and Marvin Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. She chaired the Steering Committee for the Arts at Emory, a diverse group of faculty and staff that set an ambitious agenda for the arts at Emory.

Currently, she chairs the Creativity and Arts Initiative of the University Strategic Plan.