Faculty Academic Center of Excellence

Faculty Academic Center of Excellence (FACE) will become a centralized hub for Towson University's faculty across all ranks and titles, whose programming and support for the faculty will encompass teaching, scholarship, community and quality of life. This faculty development center is designated as one of the top presidential priorities.

Timeline of Activity

August 2018: Advisory board meets to review and approve position description for the inaugural director of the Faculty Development Center. 

March 2018: Faculty Development Center Task Force becomes the Faculty Development Center Advisory Board as a mechanism for implementing the plans developed by the task force.

April 2016 - February 2017:  Task Force develops key components for the center and a plan including such project elements as specific funding requirements for facilities, technology, collaborative space, seminars, teaching workshops, and staff, as well as stipends to support faculty development and promote academic innovation.

December 2016: Task Force shares first report of activities (dated December 1, 2016) to date including the subcommittee structure.

March 2016: Office of the Provost forms the Faculty Development Center Task Force as a means of providing leadership for the Faculty Development Center initiative.

February 2016: President Kim Schatzel announces that the Faculty Development Center initiative is one of eight Presidential Priorities during her 2016 Spring Address.

share your thoughts

What is your vision for the Faculty Development Center? The Advisory Board recognizes that input from community members is valuable and essential to the development of a world-class faculty development center. We invite you to submit an online feedback form with your questions or suggestions. 

Faculty Development Center Advisory Board

name title department college or unit
Sara Arnold-Garza* Research & Instruction Librarian Library, Research & Instruction
Babu Baradwaj*(Transitional Chair) Chairperson Finance College of Business and Economics
Frances Bond President TURFA  
Annette Chappell (Ex-Officio) Past-President TURFA  
Matthew Durington (Ex-Officio) Professor Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice College of Liberal Arts
Katharine Fernstrom Adjunct II

Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice

Art + Design, Art History, Art Education

College of Liberal Arts

College of Fine Arts and Communication

Rita Costa-Gomes (Vice Chair) Professor History College of Liberal Arts
Kandace M. Hoppin Assistant Professor Special Education College of Education
Joseph Kraemer Assistant Professor Electronic Media and Film College of Fine Arts and Communication
Kyle Leppert Clinical Assistant Professor Kinesiology College of Health Professions
Ming Tomayko (Secretary) Associate Professor Mathematics Fisher College of Science and Mathematics

* Member of Faculty Development Task Force