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Marsha Mims-Word

Dr. Marsha Mims-Word was in raised in Prince George’s County. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Master of Arts in Human Resource Development, and Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Bowie State University and Certification in Wedding & Event Planning from the New York Institute of Art & Design, New York, NY. She joined Iota Gamma Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in March 1995 and currently a member of Psi Epsilon Omega Chapter. Marsha has served as the City of Bowie Education Chair and currently serves on the Bowie State University, College of Education Community Advisory Board. Marsha is a life member of the BSU National Alumni Association. Marsha is serving as Co-Chair for the College of Education STEAM Conference, committee member on the Bowie State University Sesquicentennial Committee, and Vice President for the Sports Hall of Fame Alumni Chapter. Marsha currently serves as co-coordinator with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Psi Epsilon Omega Chapter ASCEND Program. This is the Sorority Signature Youth Program, working with high school male and female students creating an opportunity to receive academic enrichment and life skill training to support their journey to college or vocational employment. Marsha retired from Bowie State University in 2012, dedicating 32 years of service in the field of education, beginning her career in 1980 in the Graduate School Office as a clerk steno. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree, Marsha moved into the professional track in the position of Graduate Admission Counselor, serving in this position for four years. In the fall of 1993, she moved off-campus in the position of Coordinator for the Andrews Air Force Base Center. Dr. Mims-Word remained in this position until 2000. She then became the Director for Off-Campus Programs for the Office of Graduate School & Continuing Education. The summer of 2005, Marsha joined the College of Education as the Assistant to the Dean for Outreach & Doctoral Studies. Marsha represents an individual that is committed to those whom she has touched throughout her career. Her professional experience encompasses higher education administration and teaching. Her efforts also included working with Anne Arundel, Charles, Prince George’s and Montgomery County Public Schools systems to develop partnerships for teacher education.

Scholarship & Research



Journal of Leadership Studies-Symposium Piece-Relational Leadership: Perspectives of Key Constructs on Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Equity in Higher Education

Psychology Today
Blog Posts Published


American Psychological Association Conference-Utilizing Clinical Hypnotherapeutic Intervention with CBT to Treat Pandemic-Aug. 13-2021 Symptomology

ILA Conference Geneva Switzerland 2021
Presenter -Topic-"The Stress Arc in Leadership and 3 Powerful Disciplines for Mitigating Major Stress Impacts in a New Era"-Upcoming
Presenter -Topic-“Improving Higher Education’s Role in Diversity and Social Equity through Relational Leadership in the New Era”-Upcoming
Presenter-Topic-"Healthcare Leadership-Using Virtuous Leadership in Chaos to Reimagine Beneficial Practices of Employee Cognitive Psychology"-Upcoming
2021-Knowledge Without Boundaries National Summit-College of Doctoral Studies Research Conference-University of Phoenix-Panel Discussion-"Exploring Emergent Trends in Leadership and Education"-Based on published symposia article from the Journal of Leadership Studies-


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College of Doctoral Studies