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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Alison Adderley

Alison J. Adderley is a Professor of Economics at Valencia College in Orlando, FL. Her academic career includes serving as an Academic Dean, Dean of Students and Collegewide Dean of Enrollment Management. She has degrees from Brown University and the University of South Florida, with doctoral work in Higher Education Administration.

Outside of work and school, Alison includes music as one of her primary interests. While not a musician herself, she has had an on-again, off-again love affair with playing the flute for most of her life and has always had a love of music of all kinds, certainly including Jazz! She is currently intrigued with jazz violin and strings, and various interpretations of her favorite jazz standards, Autumn Leaves, On Green Dolphin Street and Stolen Moments.

Alison is the daughter of Nat Adderley, and the niece of Cannonball Adderley. She’ll be appearing at Word of South as part of the tribute to her father and uncle.