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Geologist Liu, Mathematician Pang Named 2024-25 Provost’s Faculty Fellows

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The Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost and the Office for Faculty Excellence have announced the 2024-25 class of Provost’s Faculty Fellows. 

The Provost’s Faculty Fellows Program supports talented faculty in the exploration of academic leadership roles at the university’s highest levels. Current NC State faculty interested in learning more about academic affairs administration can hone their skills as faculty leaders through working closely with Provost’s Office staff on projects that are meaningful to them and the university.

The home departments of the faculty members selected as Faculty Fellows will be provided with 25 percent salary release funds to cover the time commitment required for participation. Fellowships are for a full academic year.

The 2024-25 Faculty Fellows program will be split into two tracks, with the Provost’s Office working in conjunction with the Office for Faculty Excellence, the Office of Global Engagement and the Shelton Leadership Center. Fellows will work in teams of three (University Leadership Track) or with the Office of Global Engagement staff and representatives of partner institutions (Global Leadership Track) to address an assigned theme or issue relating to higher education leadership. All fellows will participate in a cohort-based, academic-year-long training program structured around strategy, leadership and cultural competence. 

This year’s class of fellows includes:

  • Nina Balke
    • Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
    • University Leadership track
  • William Bauer
    • Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
    • University Leadership track
  • Kathryn Boys
    • Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
    • Global Leadership track
  • Kyle Bunds
    • Associate Professor, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
    • University Leadership track
  • Alan Ellis
    • Associate Professor, School of Social Work
    • University Leadership track
  • Ali Hajbabaie
    • Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
    • University Leadership track
  • Paul Liu
    • Professor, Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
    • Global Leadership track
  • Seth Murray
    • Teaching Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
    • Global Leadership track
  • Tao Pang
    • Professor, Department of Mathematics
    • University Leadership track

All fellows will have the opportunity to meet, learn from and be coached by leaders and subject matter experts from across NC State. Additionally, fellows will work towards the completion of a proposal that addresses their assigned theme or issue and advances NC State’s strategic plan. This proposal will be presented to Provost Arden and other senior leaders at the end of the fellowship.

This post was originally published in Provost's Office News.