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Center for Faculty Development

About Us

An excellent education begins with excellent faculty, and helping Southern Miss faculty reach their greatest potential is the purpose of the Center for Faculty Development. From joining research groups to becoming a certified Distinguished Teaching Scholar through the American College and University Educators, the Center for Faculty Development at The University of Southern Mississippi supports faculty at all levels to navigate the changes in classrooms that come with rapidly developing technology and an ever-evolving student population. 

Founded in 2016, the Center for Faculty Development provides faculty members with collaborative and individual opportunities to advance teaching and learning.  Operating under the Office of the Provost, the Center for Faculty Development provides services and resources that address pedagogy, procedures, and methods for academic discovery and engagement.  

Located in the International Center, Suite 319, the Center for Faculty Development serves as a place for faculty to gather with colleagues, to meet in small groups, or to work independently.  We provide space for scheduled sessions as well as unscheduled, informal space for faculty members to visit at any time during open hours.  

Our programs include such offerings as:

  • ACUE Faculty Development Institute
  • First Year Foundations 
  • Teaching Forums
  • Network of Eagle Scholar Teachers (NEST)
  • Academic Leadership Institute 
  • Teaching Consultation and Class Observation
  • Campus Development Opportunities Hub
  • Academic Integrity Office 
  • New Faculty Orientation 
  • CFD Podcasts 

Normal operations are Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Alternate arrangements may be made to use the Center.

Phone: 601-266-4196  | Email: cfdFREEMississippi 

 CFD Directory

Kelly Lester

Kelly Ferris Lester 

Director 

kelly.lester@usm.edu 
601.266.5888

 

Hugh Broome

Dr. Hugh Broome

Associate Director and
Academic Integrity Officer%C2%A0

johnathan.broomeFREEMississippi
601.266.5995

Christy Kayser Arrazattee

Christy Kayser Arrazattee

Director, Center for Community Engagement

christy.arrazatteeFREEMississippi
601.266.6467

Mandy Nace

Mandy Nace

Coordinator

amanda.tilleyFREEMississippi
601.266.4196

Vanessa Haynes

Vanessa Haynes

Academic Integrity Coordinator

vanessa.haynesFREEMississippi
601.266.4199

 

CFD Advisory Board

Contact Us

Center for Faculty Development
319 International Center

118 College Drive #5211
Hattiesburg, MS 39406

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Email
cfdFREEMississippi

Phone
601.266.4196

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