About Faculty Success

CETL Faculty Success uses research-based educational and organizational development practices to support KSU faculty in their pursuit of career success and recognition. Our programs help faculty uncover strengths and grow competencies in areas that will progress their careers in alignment with their goals and KSU's strategic initiatives.

Support Areas

  • Community, identity, and wellbeing
  • Leadership and recognition
  • Onboarding
  • Promotion, tenure, and review
  • Scholarship and productivity


  • Academic onboarding and orientations
  • Mutual mentor groups
  • Workshops, webinars, and book chats
  • Faculty learning communities
  • Faculty professional development institutes
  • Faculty success coaching consultations
  • Tenured faculty enhancement leave funding
  • USG awards coordination
  • Custom services for academic units

Who We Are

  • Michele DiPietro - Executive Director for Faculty Development, Recognition and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and Professor of Statistics
  • Esther Jordan - Director, Faculty Success and Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Traci Stromie - Faculty Developer and Senior Instructional Designer, Faculty Success
  • Letizia Guglielmo - Faculty Fellow, Faculty Success and Professor of English
  • Jennifer Figueroa - Interim Director, Operations