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Few people on the University of Central Missouri campus have been exposed to the range of scholarship that Margaret “Maggie” Stone witnessed among students and faculty prior to her retirement in December 2006. After many years of service to the campus community, the director emeriti of sponsored programs is turning her focus to personal projects and improving her golf game.
Stone served as director of the Office of Sponsored Programs, 2003-2006, overseeing a unit that establishes, administers, and coordinates programs that guide UCM in its research, scholarly activity, and creative endeavors. She also served as director of undergraduate research, 2001-2003; academic coordinator for McNair Scholars, 1993-2001; and coordinator of the Office of Extended Campus, 1988-1992.
In addition to these leadership posts, she touched the lives of students in the classroom. This includes teaching multiple courses in Research Methods and Design for The Honors College, lecturing in the Department of Management, and the Department of Sociology and Social Work.
She brought real-world experiences to teaching, having served previously as a private practice consultant in aging and mental health, in addition to working at Fulton State Hospital in Fulton, MO, as a chief psychiatric social worker, interim director for a hospital-community rehabilitation project, and director of a long-term adult treatment unit.
Her education includes a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas, master’s degree in social work from the University of Connecticut, master’s degree in hospital administration from the University of Minnesota, and doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Stone has presented her scholarly research at numerous professional conferences, and has been active in groups such as Phi Kappa Phi honor society and the National Association of Social Workers.