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Faculty Excellence Fellows

The Faculty Excellence Fellows is a collaboration between faculty with specific expertise and the Office of Faculty Excellence (OFE), with the goal of providing professional development opportunities for faculty across all colleges. These opportunities include designing and presenting forums or workshops on timely topics in higher education and supporting faculty development initiatives. We are currently seeking Fellows for the 2022 to 2023 academic year. We will consider all topics of interest to faculty and have a particular interest in the following topics: civil discourse, the mind of Generation Z students, finding your place in post pandemic higher education, navigating student disengagement, faculty disengagement, faculty wellness, mental health, High Impact Practice, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

FE Fellows are full-time UNF faculty members, including tenure-earning, non-tenure earning, and library faculty who have demonstrated leadership capacity, particularly in the areas of teaching and learning, but also in research and service and;

  • would like to share in the vision of the Office of Faculty Excellence to “support the professional growth of all of our faculty and to build a welcoming campus community that inspires leadership, excellence in teaching and scholarship, and a healthy work-life balance.
  • are willing to commit some of their professional efforts toward supporting the continuous improvement efforts of other faculty members
  • demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively and consistently with others on initiatives of mutual interest
  • have the ability to communicate effectively with faculty across multiple disciplines


  • Opportunities to meet and engage with dynamic faculty across campus
  • Be a part of supporting and celebrating faculty
  • Enhance CV and promotion dossier
  • Stipends! Amounts vary depending on the depth of the projects.


  • Attend quarterly meetings with the OFE Director to coordinate faculty development initiatives
  • Develop, organize, facilitate, and evaluate faculty development initiatives
  • Attend New Faculty Orientation to welcome new faculty and assist with programming
  • Convey OFE efforts and program back to home departments and college
  • Engage with colleagues to learn about their professional development needs, convey that information to the OFE Director for future programming


Full-time faculty interested in becoming a FE Fellow should apply April 29, 2022 by submitting the following information via Qualtrics

  • Name, department, email
  • Topic title and workshop/forum description or program/series theme
  • CV

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by May 20, 2022.

Current Faculty Excellence Fellows and Scholars

Sam Mathies


Sam Mathies
School of Communication


Kally Malcolm


Kally Malcolm, MFA
Department of Art, Art History, and Design


David MacKinnon


David MacKinnon, Ed.D.
Department of English


Adrienne Lerner


Adrienne Lerner
Department of Political Science and Public Administration
Provost’s Faculty Fellow for Intellectual Diversity and Academic Freedom


Previous Faculty Fellows and Scholars, 2021-2022



Linda Howell, Ph.D.




W. Brian Lane, Ph.D.




Amanda B. Pascale, Ph.D.
Higher Education Administration




Tes Tuason, Ph.D.
Clinical Mental Health Counseling




Bart Welling, Ph.D.




Robert J. Zeglin, Ph.D.
Clinical Mental Health Counseling




Stephanie F. Race
Library Research Fellow




Kristen Hicks-Roof
Nutrition & Dietetics




Sarah A. Mattice, Ph.D.
Interdisciplinary Studies




Julie Merten, Ph.D.
Public Health