About the Faculty Life Office

Beginning with the inaugural Day of Common Learning in October 2002 featuring Stephen Carter and the theme of “Integrity,” the Faculty Life Office (FLO), formerly the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development, has contributed to a campus climate in which research, writing, creating, teaching, and learning are understood and valued as Christian vocations. Our office organizes the Day of Common Learning, major campus lectures, and ongoing professional development for faculty. 

Professor of English Susan VanZanten served as the first director (2002–2011), Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology Margaret Diddams served as the second director (2011–2016), Professor of Psychology Dr. Margaret Brown served as the third associate provost for Faculty Life (2016-2020), Associate Professor of Apparel Design and Merchandising Raedene Copeland served as the fourth assistant provost for Inclusive Faculty Excellence (2020–2022), and Dr. Caroline Maurer is the current assistant provost for faculty development (since September 2022).

Read more about the FLO’s current leadership.

The FLO’s faculty development programs include opportunities, resources, and support in three areas: teaching, scholarship, and mentoring.

The Office of Sponsored Programs provides comprehensive support for faculty and administrators working on internal and external grants. Please visit the Office of Sponsored Programs website to learn more about how we can help you identify and apply for new grants, and manage your existing grants.