Candace Kuby

Associate Provost for Faculty Success

Candace Kuby is the Associate Provost for Faculty Success at the University of Missouri. In this role, she performs five main functions. First, she supports faculty development, including building new programs that support faculty and coordinating existing faculty development efforts across campus. Second, she manages internal and external honorific faculty awards processes. Third, she coordinates efforts to study faculty satisfaction. Fourth, she leads efforts to plan campus faculty recognition events. Lastly, she supports department chairs and runs the Provost Leadership Program.

Specific duties that Dr. Kuby fulfills include:

  • Run the MU Professional Development Council & Faculty Success Council
  • Design and oversee New Faculty Orientation
  • Manage faculty development programs, such as the Mid-Career Research Development Fellows, Arts & Humanities Fellows, and LEAP
  • Facilitate Connection, a faculty retention program
  • Coordinate faculty mentoring efforts across campus, including Mentoring at Mizzou
  • Lead Mizzou’s Aspire Alliance & iChange Network efforts
  • Support department Chairs & serve as liaison for the Chairs’ Council
  • Serve as the academic liaison for the SEC
  • Run the Provost Leadership Program
  • Manage applications for faculty support initiatives, including the Faculty Success Program (NCFDD), the Provost’s Great Books Program, and the Highly Prestigious Awards Course Release Program
  • Manage internal & external honorific awards processes
  • Chair campus committee that plans and hosts all campus-wide faculty recognition events
  • Coordinate Exit Interviews and COACHE Surveys
  • Other duties as assigned

Dr. Kuby’s research centers on pedagogies as relational with two foci: 1) the coming-to-be and the pedagogies of literacies when young children work with artistic and digital tools, and 2) approaches to and pedagogies of qualitative inquiry. She has published twelve books and edited journal volumes and numerous book chapters and articles in journals including Qualitative Inquiry; International Journal of Qualitative Studies in EducationJournal of Early Childhood Literacy; and Journal of Literacy Research. Dr. Kuby has secured approximately $3.3 million dollars of internal and external funding to support her work. She is a co-founder of the Missouri Language and Literacies Center. Honors for Dr. Kuby’s teaching and research include the Outstanding College Teaching Award (University of Missouri, College of Education & Human Development, 2020), the Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Research & Creative Activity in the Behavioral & Social Sciences (University of Missouri, 2020), the Isabelle Lyda Research Professorship (University of Missouri, College of Education & Human Development, 2015 to 2017), and the Emerging Scholar Award, American Educational Research Association, Critical Perspectives in Early Childhood Education Special Interest Group (2015).