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Resources for Faculty

The University of Richmond recognizes and values the work of its faculty and staff. Be sure to visit the University’s Faculty and Staff page for updates on activities, event, accomplishments and more. Accomplishments submitted to SPCS via the Faculty/Staff Accomplishments form will be included in the Accomplishments section of this page.

Adjunct Faculty Information

The Adjunct Faculty Advisory Committee (AFAC) has developed a comprehensive guide of processes and resources for adjunct faculty members.

Full Time Faculty Information

The following resources are provided for full-time faculty members.

Information for All Faculty

The following resources may provide useful to all SPCS faculty members:

  • Innovations in Teaching defining innovations in teaching along 14 dimensions, and nominations for annual award.
  • Determine multimedia needs ahead of time and prepare fail-safes.
  • Don’t forget to develop an instructional continuity plan in case of class cancellation.
  • Faculty meetings are held early in the spring and fall semesters. SPCS Night and Commencement are held early in May.
  • You may also wish to become a Safe Zone Ally to support LGBTQ members of the Richmond community.
  • If you are interested in additional employment opportunities at Richmond, visit SPCS job postings or the HR online jobs site.
  • Free and discounted professional development opportunities are available for all faculty; Review the list on the Adjunct Resources page.

Faculty Meetings

Fall: Friday, August 25, 2017, 4:30-8 p.m.

Spring: Thursday, January 11, 2018, 4:30-8 p.m.

Jepson Alumni Center

Contact Us

Special Programs Building
28 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173
Phone: (804) 289-8133
Fax: (804) 289-8138
spcs@richmond.edu

Monday-Friday: 8:30am–5pm
Closed for University holidays

Faculty & Staff Accomplishments

  • Lee receives trailblazer award

    Dr. Lauranett Lee, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts, was awarded the John Jasper Trailblazer Award by Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church in Richmond. The award is presented to those who have made significant contributions to the African-American community.

  • Watson receives Osher grant

    Peggy Watson, W’77, recently received a second $25,000 capacity-building grant on behalf of UR’s Osher Institute from The Bernard Osher Foundation. The award supports local membership and fundraising development efforts.

  • McAdams partners in receiving $1.3M grant

    Rob McAdams, director of University of Richmond’s Partners in the Arts, collaborated with Richmond Public Schools to receive a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education for a partnership to establish the Arts Integrated Learning Certificate Project. 

  • Artist-in-Residence Mad Skillz featured on Virginia Currents

    SPCS Artist-in-Residence Donnie “Mad Skillz” Lewis was featured in an episode of Virginia Currents that highlights how he helped put Virginia on the hip-hop map in the mid 1990s by promoting the ”Virginia sound.”

  • Kuti uses DOE grant to develop online ESOL training

    Dr. Laura Kuti, Interim Assistant Chair, Teacher Licensure Preparation and Assistant Chair, Curriculum & Instruction, has received a $25,000 grant from the Virginia Department of Education to offer a fully online, statewide ESOL Praxis training module. Region 6 teachers will participate in the training module this spring.

  • Laursen receives SPCS Innovation in Teaching Award

    Dr. Erik Laursen, Adjunct Associate Professor of Education, has been named the 2018 recipient of the SPCS Innovations in Teaching Award, which honors an adjunct professor for creativity and innovation in the classroom.

  • Thornton Among Top 100 Leadership Speakers

    Linda Fisher Thornton, Adjunct Associate Professor of HR Management & Leadership, was named one of The Top 100 Leadership Speakers for 2018 in an Inc. magazine list curated by Kevin Kruse, founder of LEADx and producer of the LEADx Leadership podcast.

  • Leeper named by ALA to advisory board

    Angela Leeper, Director of the UR Curriculum Materials Center (CMC), has been named by the American Library Association (ALA) to the ALA-Children's Book Council Joint Committee for a two-year term through June 2019. The committee fosters collaboration and communication on the content, format, distribution, and promotion of materials for children and young adults.

  • Sarah Calveric promoted to adjunct associate professor

    During the SPCS spring 2018 adjunct faculty meeting, Senior Associate Dean Pat Brown announced that Dr. Sarah B. Calveric has been promoted from adjunct assistant professor to adjunct associate professor of education.

  • Ray Drinkwater promoted to adjunct associate professor

    During the SPCS spring 2018 adjunct faculty meeting, Senior Associate Dean Pat Brown announced that Dr. L. Ray Drinkwater has been promoted from adjunct assistant professor to adjunct associate professor of liberal arts.

  • Steve Brown promoted to adjunct professor

    During the SPCS spring 2018 adjunct faculty meeting, Senior Associate Dean Pat Brown announced that Steven D. Brown has been promoted from adjunct associate professor to adjunct professor of human resource management.

  • Mad Skillz named SPCS Artist-in-Residence

    Donnie Lewis, known as Mad Skillz, has been named SPCS artist-in-residence for the Spring 2018 semester. Lewis will co-teach “Hip Hop in America” with Dr. Erik Nielson, and will headline a talk and panel discussion, Sampling Black History, on February 19.

  • Tim Duffee promoted to adjunct professor

    During the SPCS spring 2018 adjunct faculty meeting, Senior Associate Dean Pat Brown announced that Timothy M. Duffee has been promoted from adjunct associate professor to adjunct professor of liberal arts.

  • Nielson Testifies as Expert Witness in Murder Trial

    Dr. Erik Nielson, Assistant Chair and Associate Professor of Liberal Arts, recently testified as an expert witness on rap lyrics in the trial of three men accused (and later convicted) of killing Zaevion Dobson. His testimony was reported by the Knoxville NBC affiliate, WBIR-TV.

  • Stern a Panelist at LERN Annual Conference

    Garrett Stern, Senior Program Manager for SPCS Professional Education programs, represented UR as a panelist in a session featuring top UGotClass partner institutions at the 2017 LERN Annual Conference. LERN provides online learning opportunities for SPCS students through its UGotClass platform.

Fall 2017 SPCS Faculty Meeting

Professor Joe Ben Hoyle: Favorite Tips for Classroom Teaching