Dr. Anne Deaton
Address: P.O. Box 916, Columbia, MO 65205
Home phone: 573-445-5043
Professional title: Adjunct Faculty, Sinclair School of Nursing; College of Human Environmental Sciences; College of Education
Institutional affiliation: University of Missouri
Professional interests: Teaching; program planning/evaluation; mentoring; consulting; advocacy; public speaking
- Adjunct Faculty appointments, MU College of Human Environmental Sciences; Sinclair School of Nursing (present)
- Director, Missouri Division of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, 2000-2004
- Deputy Director, Missouri Division of Aging, 1993-2000
- Assistant Professor, MU Department of Human Development and Family Studies, 1990-1993
- Assistant Director, Center for Gerontology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, 1987-1989
- EdD, Virginia Tech (Adult Education and Aging)
- MS, University of Tennessee (Adult Education and Aging)
- BA, University of Kentucky (English)
- Lexington Catholic High School
College honors: Phi Beta Kappa (national honor society), University of Kentucky; Delta Epsilon (English honorary society), University of Kentucky; Kappa Delta (education honorary society); Dantzler Award (Outstanding Senior in English); Haggin Fellowship for graduate study, University of Kentucky; Phi Kappa Phi (education honorary society), Virginia Tech; Lexington Kentucky Rotary Club Scholastic Award, for summer service project in Ecuador.
Professional awards/honors: High-Heeled Leader Award, Stephens College, 2010;Rotary Foundation District Service Award, 2008-2009; Rotary Paul Harris Fellow, 2009; LSV Women's Honorary Society, University of Missouri, 2008; Honorary Member, Mortar Board, University of Missouri, 2008; QEBH Honor Society, University of Missouri, 2007; St. Louis King Dream Conference Award: King Women of the Year, 2007; Missouri Governor's Award for Quality and Productivity, 2000; Vice-President's Outstanding Extension Achievement Award, University of Missouri; UMKC Institute for Human Development award for promoting AmeriCorps "Vista MOCAN" project; Rotary International Matching Grant Awarded for Service Project in Jalna, India, 2010.
Community/professional activities (current): MU; Boone County Coordinating Board for Early Childhood Education; Board Member and member of World Community Service Committee of Rotary Club of Columbia, Mo.; Missouri 4-H Foundation; founding member, Step-Up (helping Rwandan women affected by genocide); chair, Parent Link Advisory Board; Thompson Center for Autism and Neurological Disorders Advisory Board; Griffiths Leadership Society for Women, University of Missouri; Fortnightly (supports scholarships at MU); MU Friends of Music; Missouri Autism Response and Research Association (program to coordinate research among major Missouri universities).
Volunteer activities (past): Stand By Me (mentoring program at West Boulevard Elementary School, 2005-2007; MU School of Social Work Advisory Board, 2000-2008; Special Olympics of Missouri State Board; Camp Wonderland Board (Missouri camp for people with disabilities); Columbia United Way Board/Executive Board and Central Missouri Food Bank Board; MU Friends of Peace Studies; League of Women Voters, Blacksburg, Virginia; PTA president, Blacksburg; assistant director, International Host Family Program, Virginia Tech; founding member, neighborhood volunteer social service program (a spin-off of FISH), Knoxville, Tennessee)
Youth activities: Children's International Summer Village Peace Camp (Romania); Appalachian Volunteer (Kentucky); International Summer Service, YMCA (Ecuador); hospital volunteer.
Volunteer activities (current): Rotary Community World Service Committee (point person for two successful projects in India for past two years); mentor for students, particularly those interested in leadership skills, works with international students and on international student activities; co-founder, helping to start first MU student chapter of American Association for University Women; speaker for numerous campus and community events; co-chair, MU Family Friendly Task Force.
Spouse/children: MU Chancellor Brady J. Deaton (spouse); Tony Deaton, PhD (son); Brady Deaton, PhD (son); Christina Deaton Demarea, MA; David Deaton, MBA; all children married; five grandsons, two granddaughters!
Hobbies: Traveling, volunteering/mentoring, reading, writing poetry, walking/hiking.
Hometown: Born in Brooklyn, New York. At 12, moved to Lexington, Kentucky. Attended Lexington Catholic High School and University of Kentucky. Has lived also in Wisconsin, Tennessee, Virginia and Missouri. Travels worldwide.
Personal philosophy: Work to promote good for all people; be thankful; have the courage to seek truth and freedom. Your life will be meaningful whatever path you take.