Faculty Development Committee

The mission of the Faculty Development Committee is to promote and foster the professional development of faculty in all tracks and ranks.


  • Chalene Helmuth, co-chair, senior lecturer in Spanish
  • Shane Hutson, co-chair, professor of physics
  • Bradley Erford, professor of human development counseling
  • Kelly Goldsmith, associate professor of marketing
  • Jonathan Irish, associate professor of cell and developmental biology; associate professor of pathology, microbiology and immunology
  • Mariann Piano, Nancy and Hilliard Travis Chair in Nursing
  • Paige Skiba, professor of law; professor of economics
  • Trudy Stringer, associate professor of the practice of ministry
  • Lesley Turner, associate professor of economics
  • Robert Webster, Richard A. Schroeder Professor of Mechanical Engineering, professor of mechanical engineering; electrical engineering; otolaryngology; neurological surgery; urologic surgery; medicine
  • Felix Wang, professor of cello
  • Tracey George, ex-officio, vice provost for faculty affairs
  • William Robinson, ex-officio, vice provost for academic advancement and executive director of the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence
  • Jermaine Soto, ex-officio, director of faculty development