Dr. Angela Story Farmer
Leadership and Foundations
Office: Allen 245
Phone: (662) 325-4771
About Dr. Farmer
Angela Farmer is an accomplished educational leader who presently serves Mississippi State University as an assistant professor where she devotes her time and talents toward teaching courses in Educational Administration, conducting educational research, writing for professional journals, counseling students, supporting student research, and serving as assistant editor of the Southern Regional Council on Educational Administration. She has coauthored “The Balanced Educational Executive: An Androgynous Approach to Problem Solving and Decision Making”, “The Mississippi Charter School Movement Creeps of the Train Station”, and “Who’s the Bully: A Global View of Corporal Punishment in Schools”. She has presented her research nationally at the SREA in Atlanta, Georgia.
Prior to joining State, Dr. Farmer worked at Mississippi University for Women as the Director of Educational Leadership. In addition to her role there as Director, she served on the President’s Council for Leadership where she shared in the responsibility for shaping the university’s overall mission for integrated and systemic leadership policies and practices. Furthermore, she coauthored the university’s successful application to the Mississippi Department of Higher Education for the development of a Master of Women’s Studies in Leadership for which she served as a key faculty member in the development of the curriculum and integration of the program into the university’s graduate program.
Dr. Farmer’s leadership service ranged throughout Illinois and Kentucky where she served over 12 years as both a school administrator, a district leader in K-12 as well as an adjunct professor at McKendree University. In the K-12 field, Dr. Farmer has presented nationally on topics from Financial Solvency in Schools at the National Catholic Educational Association in Houston, Texas to Gifted Training for Educational Administrators for the Illinois State Board of Education’s Administrator Training in Bloomington, Illinois. She has held the following responsibilities during her K-12 experiences: Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Advanced Placement Program Director, Director of Transportation, Director of PreK, Chief Financial Officer, Illinois High School Athletic Association Designee, Sexual Harassment Program Director and Victim Advocate, Federal and State Grant writer, Human Relations Director, Professional Development Director, Homeless Student Liaison, and Chief Financial Officer. She has served as a high school principal/superintendent, assistant superintendent and private school headmaster. Prior to entering the ranks of administration, Dr. Farmer enjoyed her time as a high school chemistry and physics teacher. Early in her career, Dr. Farmer served the United States Department of Energy and the United States Air Force as a senior scientist and Clean Water Act Compliance officer.
Dr. Farmer shares her life with her husband, Scott, and their three children, Max, Grant, and Claire Rebecca and one very sweet, aged brindle English bulldog named Zoe Elizabeth. In her free time, Dr. Farmer enjoys reading, swimming, vacationing and shopping for bargains.