Assistant Clinical Professor and Early Honors Academy Program Director
• EdD – Oakland City University – Educational Leadership, focused on the impact Advanced Placement courses had on public high school students’ ACT scores in rural school settings, 2008.
• EdS – Murray State University – Educational Administration, focused on the analysis of the administration of prescription medications to public school students in the United States, 2003.
• MS – Murray State University - Biology with an emphasis in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, 1990.
• BS – Murray State University - Biology with an emphasis in Chemistry, 1988.
Dr. Farmer is an assistant clinical professor of Honors Education at MSU, teaching undergraduate honors courses in leadership as well as the natural sciences.
Having worked as a prime contractor to improve and monitor environmental conditions for both the United States Department of Energy and the United States Air Force, Dr. Farmer is passionate about helping students realize their diverse career goals. As a former k-12 educational leader, in both public and private settings, Dr. Farmer served the educational community as an educator and leader before joining the ranks of academia. She has published articles on Native American school culture, MBTI Leadership Profiles, minority teachers’ perceptions, as well as MBTI Team profiles. The author of “School Days 101” and co-author of “Communicate Like a Pro,” she delights in working with students to help improve the world for generations to come.
Dr. Farmer enjoys serving the Starkville and Tupelo readership communities as a weekly educational columnist where she targets current issues and challenges that students face in 21st-century educational environments.
Favorite quote: “Forget conventionalisms; forget what the world thinks of you stepping out of your place; think your best thoughts, speak your best words, work your best works, looking to your own conscience for approval.” SBA