Identity and Statement of Purpose

Samford University recognizes and celebrates the tremendous talents, skills and abilities of its faculty body. The Samford University Faculty Success Collaborative (FSC) is a formal advisory committee convened by the provost representing all academic units at Samford University, that identifies and coordinates development opportunities in conjunction with a variety of internal and external stakeholder groups. Faculty success and continuing professional development is internally driven by the FSC through a process that is responsive to emerging trends and opportunities in higher education. The FSC fully embraces the developmental needs of all faculty in the three domains of a faculty member’s roles and responsibilities as it pertains to teaching, service, and scholarship, as well as personal wellbeing. Face-to-face programming, enduring content and other resources are provided to support faculty at all stages of their career.

FSC Ambassadors

Photo of Lisa Baker
Lisa Baker, Ph.D., LCSW
Professor and Chair
Department of Social Work
1605 CHS Building 1
Photo of Amy Benton
Amy Benton
Associate Professor
Educational Leadership
323 Orlean Bullard Beeson Hall
Photo of Don Bradley
Don Bradley
Associate Dean, Professor
Geography and Sociology
125 Brooks Hall
Photo of Joseph Cory
Joseph Cory
Professor of Art
Department of Art and Design
203 Art Lofts
Photo of Jonathan Davis
Jonathan Davis
Human Development and Family Science
131 Orlean Bullard Beeson Hall
Photo of Jennifer Fitzpatrick
Jennifer Fitzpatrick
Project Manager
Faculty Success Center
Photo of Cynthia Frownfelter-Lohrke
Cynthia Frownfelter-Lohrke
Professor of Accounting
Department of Accounting
389 H Cooney Hall
Photo of Bryan Gill
Bryan D. Gill
Director of University Assessment and Accreditation
302 Beeson Hall
Photo of Marissa Grayson
Marissa Grayson
Associate Professor of Political Science, University Pre-law Advisor, Director of the Public Administration Program
Political Science
220 B Ingalls Hall
Photo of Lynn Hogewood
Lynn Hogewood
Assistant Dean of Academic and Bar Success
Robinson Hall
Photo of Peter Hughes
Peter J. Hughes, Pharm.D., MSEd, BCPS
Professor and Assistant Provost for Faculty Success
Academic Affairs
Photo of Katherine Jarnigan
Katherine Jarnigan
Instructional Designer for Brock School of Business and Cumberland School of Law
Faculty Success Center
Photo of Marci Johns
Marci S. Johns
Senior Associate Provost, SACSCOC Liaison
215 Samford Hall
Photo of Jeffery Leonard
Jeffery M. Leonard
Biblical and Religious Studies
222 Chapman Hall
Photo of Jodi McFarland
Jodi McFarland
Learning Technologist
Faculty Success Center
Photo of Linnea Minnema, CRA
Linnea Minnema, CRA
Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs
Office of Research
037 Samford Hall
Photo of Sarah Ross
Sarah Ross, D.P.T., PT, GCS, CEEAA
Associate Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
2156 CHS Building 2
Photo of Morgan Soja
Morgan Soja
Associate Professor and Director of Music Education
Division of Music
301b Buchanan Hall
Photo of Ashley York
Ashley York, D.N.P., AGNP-C, WHNP-BC
Assistant Professor
1561A CHS Building 1
Photo of Lauren Young
Lauren Young
Librarian, Instruction Coordinator and Reference Librarian, Reference and Research Services
University Library
232 University Library
Photo of Joe Zellner
Joe Zellner
Instructional Designer for Beeson Divinity School and School of Public Health Departments of Nutrition and Social Work
Faculty Success Center