The Office of Faculty Development was established in 2015 to enhance and advance the development of programs for faculty throughout the University and to encourage interdisciplinary collaborations among faculty. 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 Forums, the Chair Leadership Academy, and the New Faculty Orientation held at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.

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 junior faculty, mid-career faculty, and senior faculy in career development, scholarship and publishing, leadership development, and professional satisfaction.

 

The Junior Faculty Writing and Creative Works Summer Academy under the leadership of Associate Provost Okianer Christian Dark has been one of the most successful programs offered by the Office of Faculty Development. It is supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. In 2018, 28 members of the Howard University faculty participated in the summer program.

2018 Cohort of the Junior Faculty Writing and Creative Works Summer Academy

Dr. Miriam Ahmed, Department of Art, College of Arts and Sciences (COAS)

Dr. Jarrett Brown, Department of English, COAS

Dr. Mohamed S. Camara, Department of African Studies, COAS

Professor Jacqueline L. Carmichael, Department of Art, COAS

Professor Shirley Carswell, Department of Media, Journalism and Film, Cathy Hughes School of Communications

Dr. Alaina S. Davis, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Cathy Hughes School of Communications

Dr. Marina del Sol, Department of English, COAS

Dr. David Kwame Dixon, Department of Political Science, COAS

Dr. Barbara A. Fears, Department of Religious Education, School of Divinity

Dr. Ruby M. Gourdine, School of Social Work

Dr. Carolivia Herron, Classics Department, COAS  

Dr. Fatimah L. C. Jackson, Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Amol Anant Kulkarni, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy                                     

Dr. Kehbuma Langmia, Department of Strategic, Legal, and Management Communications, Cathy Hughes School of Communications

Dr. Leelannee K. Malin, Department of Strategic, Legal, and Management Communications, Cathy Hughes School of Communications    

Dr. Bahiyyah M. Muhammad, Department of Sociology and Criminology, COAS

Dr. Denée Thomas Mwendwa, Department of Psychology, COAS

Dr. Efua Obeng, Marketing Department, School of Business

Dr. Martha Pitts, Department of English, COAS

Dr. Elizabeth Ricks, Department of Human Development and Psychoeducational Studies, School of Education

Professor W. Sherman Rogers, School of Law

Dr. Sandra Shannon, Professor Emeritus, Department of English, COAS

Dr. Shameka Stanford, Department of Communications Sciences and Disorders, Cathy Hughes School of Communications

Dr. Wei Sun, Department of Communication, Culture, and Media Studies, Cathy Hughes School of Communication

Dr. Shaolei Teng, Department of Biology, COAS

Professor Jennifer D. Williams, Department of English, COAS

Professor Sonja D. Williams, Department of Media, Journalism and Film, Cathy Hughes School of Communications

Dr. Tingting Xiong, Department of Economics, COAS

"Members of the 2018 Summer Academy were selected after a vigorous and competitive process and represent an interdisciplinary and diverse cohort of scholars from across the University," said Associate Provost Okianer Christian Dark. 

Members of the 2018 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.

Summer Academy 2018 Information:

Summer Academy 2017 Closing Reception Photos