Welcome to the home page of the Office of Faculty Development! The Office of Faculty Develoment was established in 2015 to enhance and advance the development of programs for faculty throughout the University and to encourage faculty engagement and interdisciplinary collaborations among faculty. 

The Office of Faculty Development serves as the hub for faculty development programs and activities for the 13 Schools and Colleges of the University. Programs and activities sponsored by the Office support new faculty, junior faculty, mid-career faculty, and senior faculty in career development, research, scholarship , publishing, leadership development, and professional satisfaction. Programs offered by the Office of Faculty Development include the Junior Faculty Writing and Creative Works Summer Academy, the Scholarly Productions Workshops, the Junior Faculty Forum, the Chair Leadership Academy, and the New Faculty Orientation held at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. 

One of the seminal programs of the Office of Faculty Development is the Junior Faculty Writing and Creative Works Summer Academy. Since 2016, more than 100 members of the Howard University faculty participated in the Summer Academy as either Faculty Scholars, Scholar Coaches, or Visiting Scholars. Under the leadership of Associate Provost Okianer Christian Dark, the Summer Academy continues to positively impact the scholarly output of Howard's faculty. It is supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. We are always excited to share photos of the members and their various activities. Be sure to check back regularly and also click on the Junior Faculty Writing and Creative Works Summer Academy link!


The spring New Faculty Orientation is scheduled for Tuesday, January 7, 2020. All faculty who are new to the University and who have not completed a previous orientation are required to attend. 


Members of the 2019 Junior Faculty Writing and Creative Works Summer Academy.

(Left to right) Sandra Shannon, Rubin Patterson, Jacqueline Carmichael, Alaina Davis, Marina del Sol, Wei Sun, Efua Obeng, Carolivia Herron, Shamika Stanford, Jarrett Brown, Elizabeth Ricks, Mohammed Camara, Miriam Ahmed, Kehbuma Langmia, Jennifer Williams, Shaolei Teng, Ting Ting Xiong, Amol Kulkarni, Okianer Christian Dark, Shirley Carswell, Martha Pitts, Ruby Gourdine, Barbara Fears, Leelannee Malin, Elka Stevens, W. Sherman Rogers, and Sonja Williams.