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2023-24 Provost’s Faculty Fellows Announced

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The Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost and the Office for Faculty Excellence have announced the 2023-24 class of Provost’s Faculty Fellows. 

The Provost’s Faculty Fellows Program supports talented faculty in the exploration of academic leadership roles at the university’s highest levels. Current NC State faculty interested in learning more about academic affairs administration can hone their skills as faculty leaders through working closely with Provost’s Office staff on projects that are meaningful to them and the university.

The home departments of the faculty members selected as Faculty Fellows will be provided with 25 percent salary release funds to cover the time commitment required for participation. Fellowships are for a full academic year.

The 2023-24 Faculty Fellows program will be split into two tracks this year, with the Provost’s Office working in conjunction with the Office for Faculty Excellence, the Office of Global Engagement and the Shelton Leadership Center. Fellows will work in teams of three (University Leadership Track) or with the Office of Global Engagement staff and representatives of partner institutions (Global Leadership Track) to address an assigned theme or issue relating to higher education leadership. All fellows will participate in a cohort-based, academic-year-long training program structured around strategy, leadership and cultural competence. 

This year’s class of fellows includes:

  • Jackie Bruce
    • Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences; Undergraduate Coordinator, Leadership in Agriculture and Life Sciences Minor; Co-Director, Oaks Leadership Scholars
    • University Leadership Track
  • Maude Cuchiara
    • Research Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering; Managing Director, Science and Technologies for Phosphorus Sustainability (STEPS) Center
    • University Leadership Track
  • Christopher DePerno
    • Professor, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources; Coordinator, Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology
    • University Leadership Track
  • Jason Flores
    • Teaching Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
    • University Leadership Track
  • Liara Gonzalez
    • Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences
    • Global Leadership Track
  • Afsaneh Rabiei
    • Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    • University Leadership Track
  • Angela Wiseman
    • Associate Professor, Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences
    • Global Leadership Track
  • Yi-Hui Zhou
    • Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences; ​​Associate Director of Outreach, Bioinformatics Research Center
    • University Leadership Track

All fellows will have the opportunity to meet, learn from and be coached by leaders and subject matter experts from across NC State. Additionally, fellows will work towards the completion of a proposal that addresses their assigned theme or issue and advances NC State’s strategic plan.

Fellows may also have the opportunity to shadow the provost or other NC State leaders in meetings or other activities that are relevant to the fellows’ areas of interest or to their project area, and will have the opportunity to participate in individual leadership coaching conversations with select senior leaders if desired.

This post was originally published in Provost's Office News.