Kathie Stromile Golden, Ph.D.
Professor of Rural Public Policy
Rural Public Policy and Planning
Department of Social Sciences
W.A. Butts Social Science Building Rural Public Policy Office
Office Phone: 662-254-3094
Kathie Stromile Golden is Director of International Program and Special Assistant to the President at Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, where she previously served as Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs and the Director of the Delta Research and Cultural Institute. From 2003-2005 she served as Project Director for the Mississippi Consortium for International Development’s Higher Education and Development Project for Iraq. In 2005, Kathie was a Fulbright Lecturer/Researcher at The Academy for Public Administration under the President of Azerbaijan Republic. She is an experienced administrator who has progressed through faculty ranks and administrative levels of higher education in a variety of settings. From 1998-2001, She served as Partnership Coordinator and Budget Manager for The International Development Partnerships Activity at the United Negro College Fund Special Programs Corporation, with oversight of a $38 million budget and has held administrative positions at Morris Brown College, Atlanta, Georgia; Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland; Southern University, Shreveport Louisiana. Kathie has also been on the faculty of Political Science at Clark Atlanta University; University of Colorado; Texas Tech University; and Arkansas State University. She possesses expertise in human resource management, academic programming, fiscal affairs, strategic planning, and policy development.
Kathie earned the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Political and Social Sciences from Southern University and a Doctorate in Political Science from the University of Kentucky. From 1988-1990 she was a Chancellor's Post-Graduate Fellow at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and a Scholar in Residence-New York University (1997). She is the recipient of lecturer/research awards and grants for curriculum development, study and research in China, Russia, Poland, and Hungary and has received numerous service and leadership awards.
She has extensive experience in international collaborative research; faculty exchanges; higher education program evaluation; curriculum development; human resource management; budget development and management; and has directed higher education partnership programs in Liberia, Mauritania, and Azerbaijan
Kathie is the National Conference of Black Political Scientists’ Executive Director and Director of the Graduate Assistantship Program. Her research and publications focus on communist and post-communist societies.
PH.D. Political Science, University of Kentucky (1987)
M.A. Social Science, Southern University (1975)
B. S. Political Science, Southern University (1974)
Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Mississippi Valley State University, 2019 – present.
Assistant to the President's Office, Mississippi Valley State University, 2017 – 2019.
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Mississippi Valley State University, 2014 – 2017.
Director, International Programs, Mississippi Valley State University, 2001 – 2019.
Professor of Political Science, Mississippi Valley State University, 2006 – present.
Director, Delta Research and Cultural Institute, 2001 – 2005.
Project Coordinator, Mississippi Consortium for International Program’s Promoting Female Literacy and Economic Development in Liberia, 2005 – 2006.
Project Coordinator, Mississippi Consortium for International Development’s Higher Education and Development Program for Iraq, 2003 – 2005.
International DevelopmentPartnerships Coordinator, The College Fund/UNCF, 1998 – 2001.
Associate Professor of Political Science, Morris Brown College, 1996 – 1998.
Director, Faculty and Staff Research, Morris Brown College, 1996 – 1998.
Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Colorado, 1990 – 1992.
Post Doctoral Research Associate and Faculty Affiliate Afro-American Studies and Research Program, University of Illinois, 1988 – 1990.
The Impact of Multiple Identities on Student Athletes’ Academics and Athletics, Presentation at the 2018 NCAA Accelerating Academic Success Program Conference, 2018.
Developing Effective Cross-Campus Relationships, Presentation at the 2017 NCAA Accelerating Academic Success Conference, 2017.
Building Stellar International Programs on a Dime, Presentation at NAFSA Bi-regional Conference with Dovi Alipoe and Reshawn Rayford, 2016.
International Education Week for Campuses All Shapes and Sizes, Presentation at NAFSA Bi-regional Conference with Julie Medlin and Kate Poisson, 2016.
Identity & Culture in the African Diaspora - Navigating Intercultural Dynamics at HBCUs, Forum presented at NAFSA Bi-regional Conference with Monica Hayes, 2016.
Advancing Cultural Understanding via Practical Application, Presentation at the U.S. Department of Education Post-Secondary Education, Title III Director’s Conference, 2011.
Bridging the Cultural Divide: MVSU Language Program, Presentation at Mississippi Association of International Education Annual, 2009.
The Impact of U.S. Anti-Terrorist Campaign on Southern Caucasus’ Regional Security, Paper presented at South Caucasus in The Context of Neo-Geostrategic Relations: International Conference Dedicated to the 80th Anniversary of the President of Azerbaijan Republic, Heydar Aliyev, 2003.