Senior vice provost for faculty affairs

The team oversees the university’s promotion and tenure process, including providing tenure-eligible faculty with the tools to be successful in advancing their careers. The office develops and implements a universitywide mentorship program, strengthens professional development for department chairs and other academic leaders, oversees and develops faculty awards and completes other tasks associated with academic personnel issues.

An integral part of the office structure, the Office of Faculty Recruitment and Retention leads initiatives to promote the hiring and retention of outstanding and diverse faculty members; the development, implementation and interpretation of faculty policies; the promotion and tenure process; and academic leadership development programs.

The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence works to provide a robust array of developmental experiences that prepare faculty to create and facilitate effective and evidence-based instruction to promote student success. 

Meet the team

Jill Gordon, Ph.D.
Interim senior vice provost for faculty affairs
(804) 828-6162

Linda Hamrick
Graduate assistant

Office of Faculty Recruitment and Retention

Tim Davey, Ph.D.
Vice provost for faculty recruitment
(804) 828-5948

Whitney Brown
HR business partner
(804) 828-3824

Pamela Hendrix
Senior executive assistant for academic operations
(804) 828-5948

Jess Hill
Executive director of faculty human resources
(804) 828-1484

Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE)

Kim Case, Ph.D. 
Director of faculty success
(804) 827-2002

Kitty Maynard, Ph.D. 
Assistant director
(804) 828-3492

Office of the Ombudsperson

William E. King
University Ombudsperson
(804) 827-4357