April 13, 2020

University of Alabama at Birmingham Names First Full-Time University Ombuds

Today, Alicia Booker became the first full-time University Ombudsperson for UAB faculty and staff, mentored graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. For the past two years, she has been the Associate Ombuds at the University of Cincinnati. She joins J. Michael Wyss, UAB's part-time Faculty Ombuds.

Booker is completing her PhD at Nova Southeastern University and her research focuses on making a competency assessment model suggestion for the role of the Ombudsperson in higher education. She earned an MA in dispute resolution from Southern Methodist University where she also received graduate certificates in conflict coaching, executive coaching, and advanced training on workplace collaboration in conflict management. She is an active member of IOA, the ABA Ombuds committee, and the International Facilitators Association.

Related posts: Nova Southeastern University Awards Scholarship for Ombuds Research; University of Alabama at Birmingham Appoints First Ombuds; Job Posting (UAB Faculty Ombuds).University of Cincinnati Names Associate Ombuds; Job Posting.


  1. Congratulations, Alicia! I'm really excited to see you take over the world. I'm just a ring ring away if ever you need anything.
    Take care,

  2. Congrarulations! We are so PROUD of you, never doubting that you would tap into your potential. Our prayer is that GOD keep you in perfect peace, guiding your footsteps daily, and protecting you!