Nine UMass Faculty Selected to Participate in New Five College Leadership Program
Monday, May 2, 2022
Monday, May 2, 2022
The Five College Mellon Faculty Leadership Development Program provides intensive training and support for emergent and established leaders in the humanities. The program prepares humanities faculty at Five Colleges' member institutions (Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst) to take on leadership roles by developing their administrative leadership skills.
Funded through The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation “Building Academic Leaders in the Humanities” grant awarded to Five Colleges, Inc., the new program supports two annual institutes, one designed for early- to mid-career faculty who are planning to take on their first administrative responsibilities, and another for current faculty administrators looking to move into higher leadership roles.
Facilitated by experienced campus leaders, the institutes will cover subjects ranging from managing budgets to maintaining work-life balance. Developing participants’ capacity to support diversity, equity, and inclusion is an overall theme of both institutes.
The launch of this new program was announced in February 2022.
2022-23 Mellon Faculty Leadership Development Participants:
Sofiya Alhassan - Graduate program director and professor of kinesiology
Kiran Asher - Incoming department chair and professor of women, gender and sexuality studies
Caryn Brause - Associate professor of architecture
Young Min Moon - Department Chair and Professor of Art
Pari Riahi - Assistant professor of architecture
TreaAndrea Russworm - Associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts and associate professor of English
Monika Schmitter - Department chair and professor of history of art and architecture
Lindiwe Sibeko - Department chair and associate professor of nutrition
Cara Takakjian - Senior lecturer in languages, literatures and cultures