Nancy R. Mansfield serves as the Director of the Women Lead Program and Senior Faculty Associate for Women’s Leadership Development. Professor Mansfield has long been committed to excellence and innovation in undergraduate education and to experiential learning as part of the university experience. She brings significant depth and breadth of experience to the women’s leadership initiative. Throughout her career in education, Professor Mansfield has built curricula and programs across disciplines, including developing and teaching courses on business, law and ethics.
Professor Mansfield’s scholarly work focuses on the legal and ethical obligations of the employment relationship and a related body of research exploring the obligations of companies to shareholders, especially in the context of the corporate scandals that resulted in new and substantial shifts in professional liability exposures for many industries in the U.S. She also has published award-winning work on pedagogy and curricular design and effective ways of teaching ethics.
Professor Mansfield has won a number of national, college and university-wide awards for her excellence in teaching, research and service, including the Outstanding Service to Students Award at GSU. She serves as a founding member of the Steering Committee of the Women’s Philanthropy Initiative (WPI) at Georgia State University, and as the vice-chair of the Board of Trustees of the Atlanta Girls School. Professor Mansfield earned her B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and her J.D. from the University of Georgia, School of Law.
Mansfield believes in the AGS mission of Inspiring Girls to Lead Lives of Purpose. She says, “I am committed to girls’ and women’s education and want to make a positive impact on helping AGS to achieve its mission.” She is additionally a member of The Georgia State University Foundation Board, The Women’s Philanthropy Initiative at Georgia State University, founding member and steering committee, and a former board member for Planned Parenthood.
Her interests focus on her family and travel. She also enjoys gardening, reading, her book club, the Symphony, and the decorative arts.