Dr. Gloria Billingsley is a contributing faculty member in the School of Public Policy and Administration. She has18 teaching years in the field of Public Policy and Administration. She is the 2015-2016 President of the Conference of Minority Public Administrators; a member of the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs Standards Committee (Program Accreditation); a member of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) Publications Committee, member of Audit and Finance Committee of the National Council for ASPA and a member of the Section on Public Affairs Education (SPAE), and a ASPA Founders Fellow Mentor. Her research interest includes health disparities relative to African-American women and children as well as issues of social justice particularly as it relates to voting rights. Her previous work experience includes Vice President for Evaluation Services for Professional Associates, Inc., Policy and Special Initiatives Officer for the Mississippi Department of Human Services where she coordinated efforts to implement the State Children’s Insurance Program (S-CHIP); working with grassroots organizations to establish community partnerships and coalitions to address substance abuse in their communities and as the community outreach coordinator for the Jackson Heart Study, a large scale research initiative funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to understand cardiovascular disease in African-Americans. She has worked for Walden University since 2002.