Ms. Ramona Shelton was appointed by Governor Bill Lee to serve as the Faculty Regent 2021-2023. The first year she will serve as non-voting faculty regent and then move to the voting faculty regent position 2022-2023. Professor Shelton is the Curriculum Chair for the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences and has had the honor of serving as the 2020-2021 Faculty Council Chair. Currently she is a member of the faculty of Motlow State - Smyrna campus teaching both United States History and World History. She has also created elective courses such as “Marriages that Changed History,” “Battles that Changed History,” and “The Real History Behind Game of Thrones.” She serves on the Motlow State Institutional Oversight Committee, Commencement Committee, and Achieving the Dream Core Leadership Team.
Over her career in academia, Professor Shelton has taught for several institutions including Georgia Highlands College, Columbia State Community College, Nashville State Community College, and Middle Tennessee State University.
Shelton holds several higher education degrees including an Associate’s degree from Martin Methodist College, two Bachelor’s degrees (a BS in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Psychology and Education and a BA in History) from Athens State University, and a Master’s degree in History from Jacksonville State University. In Summer 2021, she completed the Community College Leadership Certificate program at East Tennessee State University and is currently a doctoral student in their Higher Education Leadership program.
She is involved with professional and civic organizations holding memberships with the American Historical Association, Southern Historical Association, Organization of American Historians, White House Historical Association and Mount Vernon Historical Association, and is member of the Junior Chamber of Commerce (Jaycees).
Shelton’s daughter also teaches United States History and Tennessee History at Motlow State Community College, and her son-in-law is a Modern Diplomatic Historian.