Faculty participants chosen for summer 2019 Faculty Success Program
Seven VCU faculty members (three from the College of Humanities and Sciences) were selected to participate in the summer cohort of the Faculty Success Program from the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. The Faculty Success Program helps faculty members learn the secrets to increasing research productivity, getting control of their time and living a full and healthy life beyond their campus.
In addition to the Faculty Success Program, the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity offers webinars, writing challenges, discussion forums and additional resources for faculty members to access online. VCU faculty members can sign up for a free institutional membership to participate in the online trainings and resources by visiting.
Read more about the summer 2019 VCU cohort below. More information about applying for the fall 2019 Faculty Success Program will be posted soon on the Office of the Provost website and sent out via VCU TelegRAM.
Shawn C.T. Jones, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
"I have been excited about the Faculty Success Program since I was a grad student and got some exposure to the techniques through my research lab. Now at the end of my first year as a tenure-track faculty member I am ecstatic to incorporate the strategies I will learn into year #2 and beyond!"
Mary Caton Lingold, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of English
"I am excited to participate in FSP while deep in the process of writing my first book. The program infrastructure is incredible for tracking and maximizing productivity and I hope to make the most out of the opportunity to write and research intensively this summer. As mother of a small child, I also look forward to connecting with other parents who are early career scholars as we learn to develop strategies for thriving in both our personal and professional lives. I've heard such wonderful things from fellow faculty about the program. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity."
Rani Satyam, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics
"I'd heard good things about the Faculty Success Program from other colleagues, and I am grateful that through this program, we get devoted time to think deeply about how we do our academic work and how to better support ourselves. I'm really looking forward to the mentorship and sense of community with other faculty in the program across institutions. I cannot wait to share what I learn with my fellow VCU faculty and to use this to mentor graduate students starting their careers."