In fall 2015, the Office of Faculty Development was established in the Office of the Provost as a way to improve the coordination of faculty development activities across all of the Schools and  Colleges as well as to initiate programs and activities to support faculty in their multiple responsibilities of teaching, research, publishing, and service.  The Office of Faculty Development will also provide guidance with career advancement and leadership development.  

A University wide Faculty Development Leads Committee was established to 1) ensure that there is regular input from faculty on University sponsored faculty development initiatives; 2) encourage collaboration across Schools and Colleges; 3) develop mentoring programs; and 4) maintain an accurate and current listing of all faculty development activities occurring in Schools and Colleges on the Faculty Development Web site. The Faculty Development Leads committee is composed of faculty representatives from 12 Schools and Colleges, CETLA, the Faculty Senate, University Libraries, and the Office of Research.  

2018-2019 Faculty Development Leads Committee


Okianer Christian Dark
Associate Provost for Faculty Development
Professor of Law


School of Business - Dr. Maryan Khan, Dr. Lucy Lim

CETLA Professor Alice Thomas (Interim Director)
College of Arts & Sciences - Dr. Thomas A. Foster, Dr. Rebecca L. Reviere
School of CommunicationsDr. Wilhelmina Wright-Harp
College of Dentistry - Dr. Leslie M. Lawrence
School of DivinityDr. Frederick Ware
School of Education - Dr. Cristobal Rodriguez
College of Engineering, Architecture & Computer Science - Dr. Sonya Smith
Faculty Senate

Graduate School - Dr. Constance Ellison

School of LawProfessor Matthew Bruckner
Howard University LibrariesDirector Rhea Ballard-Thrower
College of Medicine Dr. Swati Jain-Goel
College of Nursing & Allied Health Sciences - Dr. Chimene Castor
School of PharmacyDr. Oluwaranti Akiyode
Professional Development & Leadership Academy -
Office of ResearchMs. Pamela Clarke
School of Social Work Dr. Janice Edwards