Vienna, W.Va.—Dr. Jeffery Donley is Professor, Scholar in Residence, and Director of the new Metadisciplinary Studies Honors Program at OVU. He has six earned degrees with his PHD from Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom. He was invited to the University of Manchester, United Kingdom, to translate the Copper Scroll, one of the more famous of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Donley was selected by Dr. Hans Hildebrand of Duke University for a National Endowment for the Humanities award and was invited to Duke University for a summer where he worked with Dr. Hildebrand and other scholars.
Dr. Donley was selected as Professor of the Year for the State of Florida for all colleges/universities by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, Washington, DC and has been awarded five National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awards.
Dr. Donley was appointed by two Florida Governors to serve two terms on the state’s Commission for Volunteer Florida, elected to the governor’s executive council, and was elected Chair of the governor’s Special Initiatives and Policies Committee. Donley was on President George W. H. Bush’s Point of Light Foundation and also nominated for a position within the Department of Education in George W. Bush’s administration. Florida Secretary Charles Bronson nominated Donley in a letter to President W. Bush outlining his outstanding work in the field of education and community service.
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