Faculty Professional Development Programs

MU is committed to the development of its faculty across the career span and in a wide variety of sectors. The Professional Development (PD) Council gathers representatives from units across the university that offer PD for faculty members (see list of PD Council members at the bottom of this page). The PD Council provides a space for various units to share current and upcoming PD opportunities with each other, communicate to faculty about PD opportunities, and seek input on the changing topics and needs of faculty members in order to create PD opportunities that are relevant. The PD Council meets monthly during the academic year with Associate Provost for Faculty Success, Candace Kuby. Below is a curated list of upcoming PD opportunities for faculty members in the areas of research, teaching, service & community, and well-being. The professional development opportunities and supports listed below can be used at all stages of a faculty member’s career, although some are geared more towards early or mid-career development. Certain programs are particularly relevant for postdoctoral scholars. Some programs are offered in-person and others virtually. Please reach out to the individual unit sponsoring a PD program to ask questions about each event.



Service & Community


MU Professional Development Council Members

Candace Kuby, Chair 

Associate Provost for Faculty Success   


Linda Blockus 


Office of Undergraduate Research  


Mary Christie  

Senior Director,

Education Programs for Health Affairs, NextGen & Education Navigator for the Institute of Clinical & Translational Science  


NaTashua Davis  

Associate Vice Chancellor,

Academic Access and Leadership Development, Division of Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity  


Amy Lannin 


Campus Writing Program  


Erin Leuschke 

Director, Learning & Organizational Development,
Office of Human Resources 


Nathan Miller 

Senior Director, Program, Course Design, and Media Services,

Missouri Online  


Victoria (Tori) Mondelli 

Founding Director,

Teaching for Learning Center  


Laura Page 

Assistant Dean for Professional Development and Leadership,

Graduate School 


Jeannette Pierce 

Associate University Librarian for Research, Access, and Instructional Services,

MU Libraries   


Christie Terry

Director of Professional Development,

Office of Research


Sarah Traub 

Director of Education & Impact,

Office of Extension and Engagement 


contact Brooke Hartman (Hartmanem@missouri.edu) with any questions regarding MU Faculty Professional Development Programs