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The purpose of Faculty Development at the University of Richmond is to support the flourishing of our exceptional faculty in their roles as committed and engaged teachers, scholars, researchers, and creative artists across the University's five schools. Faculty development programs, services, and resources enhance instructional innovation and support scholarly and creative activities that further the University's mission to "sustain a collaborative learning and research community that supports the personal development of its members and the creation of new knowledge." The Provost’s office is particularly interested in supporting faculty development opportunities which promote inclusive pedagogy and creative and scholarly work at every level of the career cycle.

The opportunities to the left highlight some of the faculty development resources. Contact Sandra Joireman, Associate Provost for Faculty sjoirema@richmond.edu, for additional faculty development resources at the University of Richmond.

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Faculty Highlights

  • Monique Johnson Appointed to Governor's Administration

    Monique Johnson, COO for the Better Housing Coalition and Executive in Residence for the Robins School, was appointed to the Board of Housing and Community Development for Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's administration.

  • Distinguished Educator Awarded to Accounting Professor

    Paul Clikeman, associate professor of accounting, is the business school's recipient of the Distinguished Educator Award. This award has been used to honor excellence in teaching since 1975 when the Cabell Foundation made a grant to the University to be used to attract and retain outstanding faculty and promote excellence in teaching.

  • Management Professor Receives Distinguished Scholarship Award

    Jeff Harrison, the W. David Robbins Chair in Strategic Management and professor of management, received the Distinguished Scholarship Award, which recognizes full-time faculty of the University for a consistent record of outstanding contributions in scholarship as documented through published research, scholarship, or creative expression.

  • Paige Smith, GC'16, named principal at Short Pump Elementary School

    Paige C. Smith, GC’16, has been hired as principal of Short Pump Elementary School in Henrico County Public Schools. Smith earned a Master of Education in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies in December 2015 at SPCS.

  • Norris Published

    Michael Norris, assistant professor of chemistry, published “Strategy for functionalization of electrodes with discrete, unmodified small molecules exhibiting aqueous stability” in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A.

  • Lowder Published

    Matthew Lowder, assistant professor of cognitive psychology, along with two UR students and an alumni (Gwynna Ryan, ’21, Jaclyn Opie, ’21, and Emily Kaminsky, ’19), published “Effects of contrastive focus on lexical predictability during sentence reading: The case of not only…but also constructions” in Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

  • Roberts publishes presidential history book

    Dan Roberts, G’90, SPCS program chair and professor of liberal arts and host of A Moment in Time, has released his latest book, Master Presidential History in 1 Minute a Day.

  • Wilkins Published

    David Wilkins, professor of leadership studies, co-published "Breaching Barriers: The Fight for Indigenous Participation in Water Governance" in Water. 

  • Williamson Published

    Thad Williamson, associate professor of leadership studies and PPEL, published "Voices: The New Richmond Busy Being Born," in the Cheats Movement Blog. 

  • Adria Mayo, GC'19, named assistant principal at Liberty Middle School

    Adria Mayo, GC’19, has been hired as assistant principal at Liberty Middle School in Hanover County Public Schools. Mayo completed a Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies in December 2018 through SPCS.