Rose State College Professor Named DaVinci Fellow Published June 6, 2023

Emily Stacey, Ph.D.Dr. Emily Stacey awarded for insightful and cutting-edge programming

Emily Stacey, Ph.D., a Rose State College program coordinator and professor of political science, was recently named a 2023 DaVinci Fellow by the DaVinci Institute. 

The DaVinci Institute is Oklahoma’s Creativity Think Tank. Becoming a DaVinci fellow is a prestigious award given to higher-education faculty who demonstrate their ability and dedication to providing innovative educational opportunities to their academic disciplines.

Dr. Stacey is recognized for her creativity as an advocate for her students and program. She has been an active and engaging presence on Rose State’s campus for nearly a decade. Dr. Stacey has devoted much of herself to providing insightful and cutting-edge programming, including colloquia, panels, podcasting and full-day events such as Advocacy Day and Constitution Week. As a recipient, she will receive a $1,000 grant to apply toward a creative project of her choosing. 

“We appreciate the dedication and creativity Dr. Stacey continually demonstrates within her academic discipline and are thrilled the DaVinci Institute awarded her this distinguished honor,” Rose State President Dr. Jeanie Webb said. “The DaVinci Institute’s choice to award this fellowship to a community college professor reminds everyone that the highest quality education for the first two years starts at Rose State with professors like Dr. Stacey.” 

Stacey joined the political science faculty at Rose State full-time in 2018. She has a Ph.D. from Swansea University in Wales, UK, with vast teaching experience and even more extensive first-hand international experience. Highlights of her creative leadership include the following: creating and co-hosting the weekly Not My Generation podcast; creating and facilitating the Political Science Colloquia Series, an annual event focusing on an important and controversial topic for the community; and the Great Debate Panel Series, which brings a balanced political panel together publicly to debate issues significant to Rose State students and the larger community. 

“I am both honored and humbled to be among this group of creative problem solvers,” Dr. Stacey said. “My heartfelt thanks to the DaVinci Institute for selecting me for this honor.” 

The DaVinci Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to nurturing Oklahoma's arts, sciences, humanities and education. 

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