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
Associate Professor, Faculty Fellow, The Center for Worship and the Arts
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 Rita Fincher
Rita Malia Fincher
Associate Professor, Director, Samford Conservatory
Biological and Environmental Sciences
133 Propst 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 Lynn Hogewood
Lynn Hogewood
Director of Academic Support
Robinson Hall
Photo of Peter Hughes
Peter J. Hughes, Pharm.D., BCPS
Assistant Provost for Faculty Success
Academic Affairs
Photo of Katherine Jarnigan
Katherine Jarnigan
Instructional Designer
Faculty Success Center
Photo of Marci Johns
Marci S. Johns
Senior Associate Provost, SACSCOC Liaison
Academic Affairs
421 Beeson 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 Frank Patane
Frank Patane
Associate Professor
Mathematics and Computer Science
306 Russell 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
Assistant Professor and Director of Music Education
Division of Music
301b Buchanan Hall
Photo of Carla Waddell
Carla Waddell
Librarian, Chair University Library
University Library
225 University Library
Photo of Ashley York
Ashley York, D.N.P., AGNP-C, WHNP-BC
Assistant Professor
1561A CHS Building 1
Photo of Joe Zellner
Joe Zellner
Instructional Designer
Faculty Success Center