The 2016 Future Faculty program was held January 11-14 at Virginia Tech’s Blacksburg campus to provide participants with the opportunity to hear presentations and have candid discussions with department heads, deans, and current faculty members about faculty life and the range of responsibilities of faculty in learning, discovery, and engagement.
Participants are hosted by a Virginia Tech department to tour research facilities, meet with current faculty to gain a greater awareness of research and teaching opportunities, and discuss their career prospects and academic work.
The 2016 Future Faculty Development Program was held January 11 - 14 at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center. Deadlines for next year's program will be available in late spring.
Virginia Tech departments may nominate potential participants by sending an email to FutureFaculty@vt.edu no later than September 11, 2015.
All potential participants must submit an application form, cover letter addressing the selection criteria, and CV to FutureFaculty@vt.edu by October 2, 2015. Please follow the instructions on the application form.
|Participant Name||Year attended Future Faculty Development Program||Current Position at Virginia Tech|
|Lissett Ramirez Bickford||2010||Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering|
|Denise Simmons||2010||Assistant Professor, Myers-Lawson School of Construction|
|Katy Ulrich||2010||Assistant Professor, Math Education|
|Travis Williams||2012||Postdoctoral Associate, Science and Technology in Society|
|Kendra Sewall||2012||Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences|
|Cermetrius Lynell Bohannon||2014||Assistant Professor, School of Architecture and Design|
|Warren Milteer||2014||Assistant Professor, History|
|Sarah Stamps||2015||Assistant Professor, Geosciences|
|Jake Grohs||2015||Assistant Professor, Engineering Education|
|Shima Shahab||2015||Instructor, Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics|
Comments from previous participants:
"I am incredibly happy to have had the chance to participate in the FFDP. It provided me an in depth perspective on many aspects of faculty life at VT. I was able to make connections with persons during FFDP that positively influenced my career path and ultimately led to me choosing to seek employment at VT. "
Denise Simmons, Assistant Professor, Myers-Lawson School of Construction, 2010 Future Faculty Participant
Nomination and application information for next year's program will be available in late spring.
There is no cost to participants and travel funding is available.