The Institute for Faculty Development
The mission of the Institute for Faculty Development, in alignment with the University’s broader mission, is to promote a culture of informed, committed, engaged faculty through training, conferences, community building, and other resources.
The institute seeks to empower all faculty in their engagement with students, in their work with deans, chairs, and search committees. The Institute also seeks to recruit and retain talented and diverse faculty.
The Institute for Faculty Development is a research-based initiative to enhance existing interventions and provide culturally sensitive pedagogical training for faculty and fosters a climate for innovation in teaching and learning in a culturally responsive manner. It was launched by funding through the Department of Education’s strengthening Hispanic Serving Institution’s program (Title V grant award #P031S150199).
Dr. Bonni StachowiakDirector of the Institute for Faculty DevelopmentDirector of Teaching Excellence and Digital PedagogyAssociate Professor of Business and Management
Shannon JonssonAdministrative Assistant, Institute for Faculty Development
One aspect of living out the institute’s mission is through the cultivating of innovative teaching approaches. The Educational Technology department’s mission is to support faculty in facilitating learning for students through the use of relevant technologies.
Dr. John SimInstructional Design CoordinatorAdjunct Professor of Religion
The Institute of Faculty Development’s Faculty Fellows program exists as a part of the broader efforts taking place through our Title V Grant (Award #P031S150199). This role provides coaching to faculty in the areas of culturally-responsive teaching, active learning, and educational technology.
Dr. Keisha LeeAssistant Professor of MathematicsAdjunct Professor of Liberal StudiesFaculty Fellow in the Institute for Faculty Development
Dr. Keisha Lee has been a dynamic educator leader for over 30 years with a diverse portfolio of experience in K-12 and higher education settings specializing in Mathematics, Adult Education, and Education Leadership with an emphasis in student success, curriculum design, and professional development. Since January 2018, Dr. Lee has served at Vanguard University in several roles with providing services for student success and recently serves as Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Faculty Fellow for Vanguard's Institute of Faculty Development. Dr. Lee has a passion for empowering STEM educators to deliver relevant, innovative curriculum for 21st-century generation learners, mentoring young adults, and inspiring non-traditional adults pursuing professional studies in the STEM and medical fields; Her purpose is to inspire all to realize their passion, define their purpose and reach their destiny.