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About Us

The mission of Office of the Faculty Engagement and Development (FED) is to support and increase student success by promoting, supporting, and fostering a culture of excellence through the comprehensive development of the UH faculty. The FED provides resources to support growth in teaching proficiency and effectiveness, successful faculty career progress, research productivity, and service to the University and broader communities. Professional development is supported at all stages of faculty careers and for all faculty groups, including actively promoting existing opportunities for professional development.

Our Team:

Lacey L. Schmidt, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Faculty Engagement and Development

Leslie A. Coward, Ph.D.
Assistant Director
Faculty Engagement and Development

Office Location:
Office of Facutly Engagement and Development
Faculty Café
E. Cullen Building - Ground Floor, Suite 33

Faculty Engagement and Development Advisory Board:

The Advisory Board of the Center for Faculty Engagement and Development represents the faculty in a faculty-driven and administratively-supported initiative for Faculty Engagement and Development. The Board is an advocate for enhancing student success and serves a constituency concerned with teaching and learning, research, service, and maintaining a culture of faculty excellence: full-time and part-time faculty, adjunct faculty, graduate teaching assistants, administrators, and graduate and undergraduate students. The Board also serves as a resource to the Executive Director: consulting on programs and mentoring; assisting with understanding UH culture, policies, and priorities; liaising to University and external constituencies; identifying UH and community resources; and serving in other capacities as needs are identified.

Current FED Advisory Board Members:

Advisory Board Member Term Date Email Address
Romi Ghose 9/1/2019 - 8/31/2022
April Peters-Hawkins 9/1/2019 - 8/31/2022
Cedric Tolliver 9/1/2019 - 8/31/2022
Blerina Xhabli 9/1/2019 - 8/31/2022
Dan Burleson 9/1/2020 - 8/31/2023
Tomika Greer 9/1/2020 - 8/31/2023
Basheer Khumawala 9/1/2020 - 8/31/2023
Sara McNeil 9/1/2020 - 8/31/2023
Carl Boger 9/1/2021 - 8/31/2024
Rachel Bush 9/1/2021 - 8/31/2024
Keith Butcher 9/1/2021 - 8/31/2024
Wenli Gao 9/1/2021 - 8/31/2024