Dr. Joanne Nottingham is known as "Doc Nott" to many. She has forty years of academic and professional experience in higher education and in private sector employment. Her academic experience includes teaching, advising, and the design and administration of academic and student services programs. Doc Nott’s corporate experience includes detailed knowledge in public relations, marketing, and advertising.
Doc Nott worked in the corporate sector for nearly fifteen years, eleven of them with Delta Air Lines, Inc. in the areas of sales, public relations, and marketing. Following brief stints with Citibank and Murdoch Publications, Doc Nott returned to higher education after fourteen years and earned her Master of Arts and Ph.D. Degrees at the University of Connecticut.
Doc Nott's commitment to diversity is also demonstrated in the greater Wilmington community. She has served on the boards of the Black Arts Alliance, Cape FearMuseum, Communities in Schools in Brunswick and New Hanover Counties, Full Belly Project, Girlfriends Inc., Great Expectations, Linda Lavin Arts Foundation, and the YWCA. She is also a member of the Wilmington Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Doc Nott has an illustrative record of commitment to ethics, diversity, and leadership and believes them to be the crucial components of learning for anyone at any age.
Leadership is the ability to inspire and communicate a vision in order to motivate an individual or a group towards the accomplishment of a goal, according to Doc Nott. She believes that recognition of leadership as a part of life is important because she feels that everyone is a leader in some way at some time. Doc Nott feels privileged to coordinate the Leadership Studies Minor because she meets such a variety of students and is challenged to present leadership in a context that is interesting and exciting for students in any academic field.