2023-24 Provost’s Mentored Faculty Scholars Program

About the Program

In January 2022, the Office of the Vice President for Research, Scholarship and Creative Endeavors, together with the senior vice provost for Faculty Affairs and vice provost for Faculty Development, launched a new one-year, scholarship-focused 1:1 mentoring program for tenured and tenure-track faculty, at any rank and from any discipline. This program – the Provost’s Mentored Faculty Scholars program – augments traditional, within-department faculty mentoring at UT by facilitating mentor-mentee pairing across departments, or even across colleges.

PMFS 2024 timeline

Mentored Faculty Scholars participating in the program will:

  • Identify short- and long-term scholarly objectives suitable for their career stage and discipline and codify these in an Individual Development Plan (IDP).
  • Identify sources of external funding, support, and recognition to grow their research portfolio and will take steps toward pursuing that external recognition.
  • Broaden the impact of their research, scholarship, and/or creative endeavors, including receiving guidance on how to enhance one’s leadership skills.
  • Receive support from OVPR Research Development to take steps toward advancing their scholarly agendas.
  • Build a working relationship with a senior faculty leader who can advocate on their behalf.
  • Build connections with the Office of the Vice President for Research, Scholarship and Creative Endeavors and Faculty Affairs leadership within the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.

We encourage nomination of tenure-track and tenured faculty at any rank, who wish to receive structured mentorship to achieve the next stage of their career goals. Mentees selected to participate in the program will receive compensation of $10,000 for their participation.

Mentors will be recommended and selected based on how their expertise might enhance the mentees’ career goals, whether a faculty member is looking to enhance their publication portfolio, secure new sources of external funding, or lead a new research initiative. Mentors selected to participate in the program will receive compensation of $5,000 for their participation.

Through sustained, 1:1 interactions with their mentors over a one-year period, along with workshops and cohort sessions featuring mentoring experts from among UT’s faculty, each participant will develop a soft skillset critical to building or expanding their scholarly portfolio and increasing its impact. This includes maximizing the reach of their scholarship beyond traditional sub-disciplines; navigating the university’s culture and climate; navigating the external scholarly and publishing landscape; understanding how funds flow within UT; and knowing how to design a larger-scale initiative or scholarly endeavor that returns on its investment.

Learn more about Mentor responsibilities and compensation here.

Mentor/mentee meetings

  • Mentor-mentee pairs set their own schedules for required meetings (30 hours total) throughout the program year

Research Development support provided Spring 2024 – Fall 2024

  • Organized “Shut Up and Write” events (one per long semester) for cohort members to work on scoping research ideas for grant proposals
  • 1:1 consultation for each mentee with an OVPR Research Development officer to discuss possible external funding sources

Mentoring Toolkit

The Provost’s Mentored Faculty Scholars program is by invitation only, but tools for self-assessment and professional development created for the program are available to anyone. Download the toolkit here.

2024 Provost’s Mentored Faculty Scholars

Alex Beasley
B. Alex Beasley
Department of American Studies
College of Liberal Arts
Hugh Daigle
Hugh Daigle
Hildebrand Department of Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering
Cockrell School of Engineering
Charles Davis
Charles L. Davis II
School of Architecture
Christy Erving
Christy L. Erving
Department of Sociology
College of Liberal Arts
Ashley Farmer
Ashley D. Farmer
Department of African and African Diaspora Studies
College of Liberal Arts
Lauren Hampton
Lauren Hampton
Department of Special Education
College of Education
Blair Johnson
Blair Johnson
Maseeh Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering
Cockrell School of Engineering
Hyeun Ah Kang
Hyeun Ah Kang
College of Pharmacy
Elma Lorenzo Blanco
Elma I. Lorenzo-Blanco
Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, School of Human Ecology
College of Natural Sciences
Brad Love
Brad Love
Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations
Moody College of Communication
Ji Ma
Ji Ma
LBJ School of Public Affairs
Laurel Mei Singh
Laurel Mei-Singh
Department of Geography and the Environment
College of Liberal Arts
Erin Rodriguez
Erin Rodriguez
Department of Educational Psychology
College of Education
Lauren Schudde
Lauren Schudde
Department of Educational Leadership and Policy
College of Education
Thibaud Taillefumier
Thibaud Taillefumier
Departments of Mathematics and Neuroscience
College of Natural Sciences
Justin West
Justin J. West
Butler School of Music
College of Fine Arts
Yuanjin Zhou
Yuanjin Zhou
Steve Hicks School of Social Work
Karma Chavez
Karma R. Chávez
Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies
College of Liberal Arts
Audrey Duarte
Audrey Duarte
Department of Psychology
College of Liberal Arts
Kenneth Fleischmann
Kenneth R. Fleischmann
School of Information
Bridget Goosby
Bridget Goosby
Department of Sociology
College of Liberal Arts
Maya Henry
Maya L. Henry
Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Moody College of Communication
Brian Korgel
Brian Korgel
McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering
Cockrell School of Engineering
David Lankes
R. David Lankes
School of Information
Bill Matsui
William Matsui
Department of Oncology
Dell Medical School
Elizabeth Mueller
Elizabeth Mueller
School of Architecture
Chandra Muller
Chandra L. Muller
Department of Sociology
College of Liberal Arts
Kavita Rhadakrishnan
Kavita Radhakrishnan
School of Nursing
Paul Rathouz
Paul Rathouz
Department of Population Health
Dell Medical School
Ramon Rivera-Servera
Ramón Rivera-Servera
Department of Theatre and Dance
College of Fine Arts
Michael Ryan
Michael J. Ryan
Department of Integrative Biology
College of Natural Sciences
Allison Skerrett
Allison Skerrett
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
College of Education
Peter Stone
Peter Stone
Department of Computer Science
College of Natural Sciences
Savid Yeager
David S. Yeager
Department of Psychology
College of Liberal Arts

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