Faculty Development

The Office of Faculty Development was established in 2015 to enhance and advance the development of programs for faculty throughout the University and to encourage faculty engagement and interdisciplinary collaborations. The Office of Faculty Development serves as the hub for faculty development programs, mentorship initiatives, and other activities for the 14 Schools and Colleges of the University. Programs and activities sponsored by the Office support new faculty, junior faculty, mid-career faculty, part-time faculty, and senior faculty in career development, research, scholarship , publishing, leadership development, and professional satisfaction. Programs offered by the Office of Faculty Development include the Junior Faculty Writing and Creative Works Summer Academy, the Junior Faculty Forum, the Chair Leadership Academy, the New Faculty Orientation held at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters, and the Faculty Leadership Institute (coming in 2023). Under the leadership of Associate Provost Okianer Christian Dark, the Office of Faculty Development positively impacts the scholarly pursuits of Howard University’s esteemed faculty.

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Okianer Christian Dark, JD
Associate Provost for Faculty Development and Professor of Law

Jacqueline Young, MS
Program Manager

Deborah Elliott
Administrative Assistant II

Celebration for 2022 Cohort of Faculty Awarded Promotion and Tenure

The Office of the Provost celebrated the tenure and promotion of 39 Howard University faculty in a Zoom ceremony November 7, 2022. Faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Education, College of Dentistry, College of Engineering and Architecture, School of Law, College of Medicine, College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, and the College of Pharmacy were recognized for their promotion during Academic Year 2021-22. Provost Anthony K. Wutoh praised the faculty for their commitment and fortitude. In addition, Dr. Wutoh shared the following observations, “This is a significant milestone in your academic career and it reflects years of commitment to the University...Being promoted and tenured is based on your potential for future excellent work and productivity as well as for what you’ve already achieved. We encourage each of you to continue to be an example and continue to strive for the excellence that Howard University represents.”

2022 Promotion & Tenure Celebration

Programs & Activities

Faculty Leadership Institute (FLI)

About the Institute


FLI Application deadline extended to Wednesday, January 18, 2023

University Faculty Development Partners