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15 Faculty Members Begin Leadership Journey

Fifteen ODU faculty members have begun a semester-long journey as enrollees in the Provost's Leadership Development Series.

Now in its second year, the series aims to nurture faculty members who want to seek leadership opportunities within their departments, across the campus and in professional organizations.

"This series invites faculty to gain a deeper understanding of the University's operations and begin to envision a career path in academic administration," said Austin Agho, provost and vice president for academic affairs, in a fall 2021 News @ ODU article. "All of Old Dominion University benefits when we help our faculty grow and bring their unique talents and perspectives to leadership roles on campus."

Session topics include:

  • Seeing your world through new lenses
  • Leadership and trust
  • Leading for equity and excellence
  • Leading in times of change
  • Leading with courage and integrity

Participants will learn how a university operates and how their role can grow within it. They'll also work on team projects that address pressing University issues.

In its inaugural year, the Provost's Leadership Development Series had a cohort of 27 tenured faculty members. This spring's participants will have more opportunities to learn and work together.

The current cohort includes:

  • Lucinda Wittkower, head of teaching and learning initiatives, University Libraries
  • James Rhoades, social science librarian, University Libraries
  • Stuart Frazer, interim university librarian, University Libraries
  • Joleen McInnis, health and life sciences librarian, University Libraries
  • Elizabeth Hogue, humanities librarian, University Libraries
  • Emily Goodman-Scott, associate professor, Department of Counseling and Human Services
  • Roderick Graham, associate professor, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
  • Xihe Zhu, professor and chair, Department of Human Movement Sciences
  • Shana Pribesh, professor, Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership
  • Dan Richards, associate professor, Department of English
  • Holly Gaff, professor, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Elizabeth Burns, associate professor, Department of STEM Education and Professional Studies
  • Amy Milligan, associate professor, Department of Women's Studies
  • Jeremiah Still, associate professor, Department of Psychology
  • Brandon Butler, associate professor, Department of Teaching and Learning

The series is organized by Kate Hawkins, vice provost for faculty affairs and strategic initiatives; Narketta Sparkman-Key, Academic Affairs director of faculty diversity and retention; Paul Currant, senior international officer with the Center for Global Engagement; and Annette Finley-Croswhite, director of the Center for Faculty Development.

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