Introducing the 2020-21 Faculty Fellows
The VCU Office of the Provost is pleased to introduce the 2020-21 Faculty Fellows, both continuing and new. Faculty Fellows were selected from a pool of qualified applicants and will assist in implementing key programmatic initiatives to support VCU’s faculty. Meet each fellow below and learn more about their fellowship goals for the academic year.
Meet the Fellows
Teaching assistant professor, Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, College of Humanities and Sciences
"I have worked with Dr. Denzine on the Course Redesign initiative and served on last year's Term Faculty Task Force. This year, in addition to continuing my Redesign work, I will be piloting a mentoring program for term faculty similar to the one in place for tenure track faculty. This fellowship has been a truly rewarding experience, exposing me to aspects of university administration that would be difficult or impossible to experience at the department level."
Ching-Yu Huang, Ph.D.
Assistant professor, Biology, College of Humanities and Sciences
"We, as educators, constantly reflect on our own teaching and engage ourselves in innovative and effective teaching. Without sufficient support and resources, faculty teaching development is unlikely to be sustainable and effective. I see myself being a faculty fellow as a great opportunity to build a Faculty Learning Community (FLC) for inclusive teaching, to develop a focused assessment for effective teaching and to engage our faculty in an active, collaborative teaching community. By working closely with CTLE, I hope to build an inclusive and collaborative teaching community focusing on innovative pedagogical strategies in scientific teaching and inclusive pedagogy at VCU."
Kaprea F. Johnson, Ph.D.
Associate professor, Counseling and Special Education, School of Education
"I am serving as a Provost's Faculty Fellow for Faculty Recruitment and Retention for the second year. I am thrilled about continuing in this position and the opportunities to co-create policies and practices that will: (a) continue the legacy of progressive practices and reform at VCU; and (b) respond attentively to future and current faculty needs. If you are interested in being a part of systemic change at VCU, I would encourage you to become a provost's faculty fellow!"
Assistant professor and assistant department chair, Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
"I am very excited to have the opportunity to learn, grow and serve as a Faculty Fellow this upcoming year. It's an unprecedented time for the university, with innumerable opportunities and challenges. I look forward to being part of the team that will be addressing some of these issues."
Sharon Zumbrunn, Ph.D.
Associate professor, Foundations of Education, School of Education
"As a Faculty Fellow, I'm excited to continue contributing to the VCU Community. Working with the Office of the Provost and my colleagues, I look forward to creating writing and instructional workshops and retreats, and supporting NCFDD Faculty Success Program participants and alum. In line with my research, I'm also excited to consult with faculty on issues related to productivity and success, student engagement, student motivation, and effective feedback."