About Faculty Success
CETL Faculty Success (CFS) was established by the Provost in 2019 as a unit of CETL dedicated to faculty development beyond teaching. CFS uses research-based educational and organizational development practices to support KSU faculty flourishing, including academic administrators, in their pursuit of career success and recognition. We help them uncover strengths and grow competencies to progress their careers. We also provide holistic support to help them identify and achieve their own professional goals in conjunction with organizational priorities.
Our programs are organized in six thematic areas:
- onboarding for new faculty, chairs, directors, and deans
- leadership development
- scholarship and productivity
- promotions tenure, and review
- community and well-being
- awards and fuding
CETL Faculty Developers and Coaches
Esther JordanEsther Jordan Faculty Success Director and Coach, and Professor of Political Science
Faculty Success Director and Coach, and Professor of Political Science
Phone: (470) 578-6410
Location: House 3211 - 103
Dr. Jordan leads the CETL-Faculty Success (CFS) team, which is charged with supporting faculty and leaders in their professional development. CFS provides development programs in five areas: 1. onboarding for new faculty, chairs/directors and deans; 2. leadership development; 3. scholarship and productivity; 4. promotion, tenure and review; 5. community and wellbeing; and 6. awards and recognition. CFS supports faculty and faculty administrator development in these areas through a variety of programs including success and leadership coaching, orientations, retreats, mutual mentoring groups, communities of practice, learning communities, webinars, workshops, and book chats.
She directs the annual Chairs and Deans Orientation and Retreats and the Full Time Faculty Early Career Institute. She co-directs the Provostâs Faculty Leadership Fellows program and CETLâs Coaching Program. She serves as the lead mentor for CETLâs summer MMGs that focus on promotion and tenure: the Pre-Tenure Review Portfolio Preparation MMG, the Tenure Track Faculty P&T Portfolio Preparation MMG, and the Lecturer Promotion Portfolio Preparation MMG. She is the lead mentor for the Assistant and Associate Chairs MMG and co-leads the Global Faculty MMG. She also regularly facilitates a variety of webinars and book chats in all of the CFS areas of focus.
In addition to her work at CETL, Dr. Jordan is a Professor of Political Science with the KSU School of Government and International affairs. She teaches one upper division class per year for her school, serves on its curriculum and diversity and inclusion committees, and leads its faculty writing accountability groups. Her research and writing focus on social capital, civil society, informal networks, educational development, and coaching.
She has served in many leadership roles in related professional associations, most recently as a keynote speaker at the 2020 POD Network for educational developerâs Annual Conference, chair of the Active Learning Section of the International Studies Association (2019-2020), chair of the POD Networkâs subcommittee for the Robert J. Menges Award for Outstanding Research (2019, 2020, and 2021), Chair of the USG Professional and Institutional Developers Consortium (2020-2021), Co-Director of the USG Leadership Developersâ Institute (2020 and 2021), and a USG Leadership Development Fellow (2020-2022). She is a regularly featured speaker for the USGâs office of Leadership and Institutional development programs and occasionally leads workshops and webinars for institutions throughout the USG on topics such as conflict resolution and coaching skills for leaders.
Traci StromieTraci Stromie Faculty Developer and Success Coach
Faculty Developer and Success Coach
Phone: (470) 578-6410
Location: House 3211 - 204
Ms. Stromie designs, develops, and facilitates professional development opportunities for individuals and groups across campus related to Faculty Success. This includes directing the New Faculty Orientation and co-directing the Faculty Success Coaching Program and the Provostâs Faculty Leadership Fellows Program.
Ms. Stromie takes the lead on CETL faculty development programs in the areas of emerging leader development, community, well-being, and productivity. This includes research, content development, and assessment, as well as the facilitation of webinars, workshops, orientations and multi-day events for faculty and campus leaders, including academic chairs, directors, and deans at KSU.
She coaches faculty and emerging leaders on campus and serves as a resource on evidence-based practices related to faculty success campus-wide.
She also occasionally lends her expertise to facilitate programs for faculty, leaders, and faculty developers throughout the University System of Georgia, in collaboration with the University System of Georgiaâs Office of Leadership and Institutional Development. For example, in 2020 and 2021 Traci co-directed the USG Leadership Developers Institute.
Her research and writing focus is on coaching, growth mindset, and instructional design. Her recent recognitions include being named a 2020 â 2022 USG Leadership Fellow and receiving the 2021 KSU Excellence in Innovation Award.
Letizia GuglielmoLetizia Guglielmo Faculty Success Fellow, Chairs' Coach, and Professor of English
Faculty Success Fellow, Chairs' Coach, and Professor of English
Phone: (470) 578-6764
Location: EB 106
As a CFS Faculty Fellow, Dr. Guglielmo is on a 50% teaching workload reassignment to CETL. She serves as a leadership coach for KSU Chairs and Directors and as the lead mentor for the Chairs and Directors Mutual Mentoring Group. She also takes the lead on CETL faculty development programs in the areas of scholarship and productivity. She facilitates the Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks Community of Practice that is offered each semester, CETLâs weekly Write Here Write Now program, and a variety of workshops and webinars in the areas of leadership development.
In addition to her CETL fellowship, Dr. Guglielmo is a Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies, past Coordinator of the Gender and Womenâs Studies Program, and former Interim Chair of English. She teaches courses in professional writing and gender studies. Her research and writing focus onâ¯feminist rhetoricâ¯andâ¯pedagogy, gender and pop culture, digital media in the writing classroom, collaboration, and professional development for students, faculty, and department chairs.
Chinasa ElueChinasa Elue Faculty Success Coach and Lead Mentor and Associate Professor of Education Leadership
Faculty Success Coach and Lead Mentor and Associate Professor of Education Leadership
Phone: (470) 578-2493
Location: BEB 462
As a CFS Faculty Success Coach and Lead Mentor, Dr. Elue is on a 30% teaching workload reassignment to CETL. She serves as a success coach for faculty and is the Lead Mentor and Faculty Expert for the BIPOC Faculty Mutual Mentoring Group.
In addition to her role at CETL, Dr. Elue is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Higher Education in theâ¯Department of Educational Leadership. Dr. Elue teaches graduate level courses in the Department of Educational Leadership and in the newly launchedâ¯Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration.â¯Her research focuses on issues of educational access and equity for marginalized populations across the P-20 continuum.
Theresa AlviarTheresa Alviar Lead Mentor and Faculty Expert
Lead Mentor and Faculty Expert
Phone: (470) 578-5066
Location: KH 3209
- International/Global Faculty Mutual Mentoring Group Lead Mentor
- Associate Professor of Curriculum & Instruction
- Global Affairs International Support Faculty Fellow
Darlene Rodriguez- SchaeferDarlene Rodriguez- Schaefer Lead Mentor and Faculty Expert
Lead Mentor and Faculty Expert
Phone: (470) 578-3669
Location: HS 3313
- Parents in Academia Mutual Mentoring Group Lead Mentor
- Associate Professor of Social Work and Human Services
- Academic and leadership orientations and retreats
- Early career institutes
- Workshops, webinars, and book chats
- Mutual mentoring groups
- Faculty learning communities
- Writing accountability groups
- Faculty success coaching consultations
- Tenured faculty enhancement leave
- USG awards coordination
- Custom services for academic units
In 2021, we expanded our offerings, by launching a faculty success coaching program and the Provost’s Faculty Leadership Fellows program in partnership with the provost. Additionally, we partnered for the second year with the University System of Georgia (USG) Center for Leadership Excellence to co-facilitate the Leadership Developers Institute and co-lead the USG Consortium for Professional and Institutional Development. Members of our team were appointed as inaugural USG Leadership Fellows and award the KSU Excellence in Innovation Award.