New Faculty Academy

2021 Fall Semester Track begins September 17, 2021

2019 New Faculty Fellows - Group Photo.

2019 New Faculty Fellows - May 2019, Innaugural NFA Celebration, The Center for Educational Innovation (CEI) Faculty Collaboration Studio 

In collaboration with the University Libraries and the Office of Curriculum, Assessment and Teaching Transformation (CATT), the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs designed a focused, two-track curriculum for a select cohort of 20-30 recently-hired faculty to enter into a New Faculty Academy for Teaching and Scholarly Writing. The Teaching and Learning track is offered over four months in the fall semester. The Scholarship and Writing track will be held in the spring semester, so that all participants can attend both over the course of one academic year.

NFA Fall 2021 Schedule: Teaching & Learning

NFA Spring 2021 Schedule: Writing & Publishing


Annual Showcase and Celebration

To mark the successful conclusion of the New Faculty Academy’s third year and share how the participating faculty applied the academy content to their specific scholarly or teaching endeavors, faculty and staff are invited to a showcase, networking and celebration event oin the spring with presentations from the New Faculty Fellows on their individual projects. 

Meet the 2021 New Faculty Fellows

Colleen Balukas, CAS, Romance Languages & Literatures

Final Project Title: 

"Sociolinguistic variation in the Misiones province of northeast Argentina"

Sreyasee Das Bhattacharjee, SEAS, Computer Science and Engineering

Final Project Titles: 

"Augmented Intelligence for Learning and Teaching Assistant via Relational Graph Temporal Attention Network"

"Toward Effective and Inclusive Teaching in Computing"

David Gray, CAS, Philosophy

Final Project Title:

"Introduction to Ethics Goes Online"



Jonathan Lopez, SPHHP, Biostatistics

Final Project Title:

"Developing New Learning Outcomes and Aligning Assessments"                                                                 

Luke Pryor, SPHHP, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Final Project Title:

"Superhero Physiology"



Xin Tao, CAS, Geography

Final Project Title:

"Mapping forest disturbance and age change in North and South Carolina"

Gene Zubovich, CAS, History

Final Project Title:

"Culture Warriors Abroad: a Global History of the American Culture Wars"

Nichol Castro, CAS, Communicative Disorders and Sciences

Final Project Title:

"From the Ground Up: Developing a New (for me) Course"                                            

John Fiege, CAS, Media Study

Final Project Title:

Podcasting and the Environment




Kamontá Heidelburg, GSE, Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology

Final Project Title:

"Black to Success: A Culturally Enriched Social Skills Program for Black Males"

Richard O'Brocta, SPPS, Pharmacy Practice

Final Project Title:

"Analyzing Student Achievement of Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience"

Matilde Sanchez-Pena, SEAS, Engineering Education

Final Project Title:

"A longitudinal study of stigma of mental health conditions and its relationship with help-seeking attitudes within the engineering culture"

Monica Tran Xuan, CAS, Economics

Final Project Title:

"Optimal Redistributive Policy in Debt Constrained Economies"

Jacob Chambers, JSMBS, Microbiology and Immunology

Final Project Title:

"MIC 201: A Course in Transition"                                     

Stephanie Fredrick, GSE, Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology

Final Project Title:

"Adolescent Screen Media Use, Cyberbullying, and Suicide Risk: A Latent Profile Analysis Approach"


Thea Knowles, CAS, Communicative Disorders and Sciences

Final Project Title: 

"Prominence & communicative intent in dysarthria"


Stephanie Poindexter, CAS, Anthropology

Final Project Title:

"Accessibility and active learning: Teaching Primate Diversity online or in person"

Jessica Swenson, SEAS, Engineering Education

Final Project Title:

"Investigating the Productive Beginnings of Engineering Judgement in Engineering Science Courses"


Farah Vandrevala, SEAS, Electrical Engineering

Final Project Title: "Teaching Philosophy and Scaffolding Usage"