Title: Education Educator
Company: Hinds Community College
Location: Ridgeland, Mississippi, United States
Anne Russell Mayeaux, PhD, Education Educator at the Hinds Community College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Teaching.
Dr. Mayeaux has been a member of the adjunct faculty at Hinds since 2000, concurrently serving as chair of the theology department at the Saint Joseph Catholic School in Madison, Mississippi. She was inspired to study philosophy at 15 when she learned about the life of Socrates from her ancient history professor. Dr. Mayeaux is proud of visiting Iraq in 1991 while working with the Harvard Divinity School, where she was an activist and learned about the plight of hospitalized children in the country. She risked her life walking through minefields, and has continued to champion causes such as conservation and as a former director of the board with the National Assembly of Religious Women.
Recognized as a Marquis Who’s Who Industry Expert and recipient of a Marquis Who’s Who Humanitarian Award and an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, Dr. Mayeaux got her start in Meridian, Mississippi. She was born to Constant Hyacinth and Laura Archer Mayeaux, and studied with St. Xavier University to earn a BA in 1965. She was director of the World Peace Center in Chicago for one year before returning to school to earn a PhD from Emory University in 1975. That year, Dr. Mayeaux began teaching with the Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, Georgia, and went on to become director of the Georgia Endowment for the Humanities for two years. Notably, she was invited to be a visiting scholar in ethics and society with the Harvard Divinity School from 1990 to 1991.
Dr. Mayeaux has given much of her time to civic activity, notably as a former president of Las Casas in the National Ministry Among the Native Americans, secretary treasurer of the International Foundation for Scholarly Exchange, with Cheshire Abbey, and with the Jackson Federation of Teachers, which nominated her for a Teacher of the Year Award. She received a 2014 Conservation Prize from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and a 2014 grant from the Junior League of Jackson. She has also supported numerous academic groups, including the American Academy of Religion and the American Association of University Professors. In her spare time, Dr. Mayeaux enjoys horseback riding and creative writing.
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