TU kicks off Faculty Leadership Development Program - The University of Tulsa

TU kicks off Faculty Leadership Development Program

President Gerard Clancy is pleased to announce the first cohort for the new University of Tulsa Faculty Leadership Development Program. This program was inspired and designed under the leadership of Bradley Brummel, TU associate professor of psychology, who will serve as the inaugural director of the program.

Congratulations to the 2017-18 participants:

  • Jennifer Airey, associate professor of English
  • Daniel Crunkleton, professor chemical engineering
  • Lara Foley, assistant provost for global education and director of Global Scholars
  • Rachel Hildebrand, clinical assistant professor of athletic training
  • Michael Keller, associate professor of mechanical engineering
  • Carla Lynch, clinical assistant professor of nursing
  • Tyler Moore, assistant professor of computer science
  • Kristen Oertel, Mary F. Barnard Professor of 19th Century American History
  • Kirsten Olds, associate professor of art history
  • Ben Peters, associate professor of media studies
  • David Tingey, associate professor of German and comparative literature
  • Mike Troilo, Wellspring Associate Professor of International Business
  • Ron Walker, associate dean for Oxley College of Health Sciences

The first official meeting of this group will be Aug. 25 in Tyrrell Hall. Participants will be reading The College Administrator’s Survival Guide by C. K. Gunsalus and Thanks for the Feedback by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen. Program topics will include finances, budgeting, public relations, fundraising, entrepreneurship, admissions/recruitment, academic misconduct, grants/contracts, performance appraisals, faculty recruiting, student organizations and stress management, among others. The program will explore these topics by having TU administrators and staff discuss their offices and lead the faculty in case studies and role playing. The program was funded through the generous support of the TU Board of Trustees.

Programs such as these help prepare promising faculty for roles such as department chair, dean or institute director and build a stronger future for TU.