Office of the Provost

UToledo Leadership Institute

 

Application Process
UToledo Leadership Institute Participants

The Office of the Provost is now accepting applications for The University of Toledo Leadership Institute (UTLI).

Deadline for submissions is Friday, September 10, 2021

This is an opportunity designed to help prepare future academic leaders.  

Participation in the institute is open to faculty at all levels, including lecturers, who aspire to be administrators; as well as current chairs and associate or assistant deans who would like to assume a greater level of leadership responsibility at some point in their careers. 

Participants in the Institute will acquire broad perspectives and knowledge of higher education, leadership and careers paths. Discussions will address a range of issues such as the administrative structure of higher education, leadership styles, critical issues facing administrators, funding, diversity and inclusion. 

The 2021 institute will convene in October and consist of seven monthly sessions, concluding in May. Selected participants will meet once per month virtually to discuss various aspects of leadership in higher education. Presentations and discussions will be facilitated by current members of the UToledo leadership team and invited speakers. Participation will be limited to 15 faculty members and the monthly meetings will be scheduled for Friday mornings from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Application  

Apply to the UToledo Leadership Institute (Application period is closed)

To be considered for participation in the UToledo Leadership Institute, you will need to submit:  

  • a letter of application,  
  • a copy of your current CV and   
  • a form signed by your chair and dean supporting your application for this program.                                         

Your letter of application should include a narrative describing your interest in  future leadership opportunities as well as information regarding past and current leadership roles. Past or current leadership experiences are not limited to those  at our university and may include your engagement in external organizations.                  

Please download and complete this form, have your chair/dean sign to indicate his/her support, and submit it along with your letter and CV.                  

Applications and accompanying materials are due on or before September 10, 2021.  Submissions will be reviewed by a selection committee.

For additional information regarding the UTLI, please contact Dr. La Fleur F. Small, Vice Provost for Academic Administration and Faculty Affairs at lafleur.small@utoledo.edu

UToledo Leadership Institute Participants

UTLI 2021-2022

Madeline Clark, Intervention & Wellness, College of Health and Human Services
Deborah Coulter-Harris, English Language and Literature, College of Arts & Letters
Lucy Duhon, University Libraries
Wendi Goodlin-Fahncke ,Criminal Justice, College of Health and Human Services
Noela A Haughton, Educational Studies , Education
Megan Kaun, Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Joseph Lawrence, Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering
Song-Tao Liu, Biological Sciences, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Kimberly McBride, Women's and Gender Studies, College of Arts & Letters
Anthony Pattin, Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Christine Rigda, University Libraries
Stephen Sakowski, Theatre & Film, College of Arts & Letters
Ekaterina Shemyakova, Mathematics and Statistics , College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Shipra Singh, Population Health, College of Health and Human Services
Hossein Sojoudi, MIME, College of Engineering

 

UTLI Participants 2019-2020

UTLI 2019-2020

Alexzander Asea, Medicine, College of Medicine and Life Sciences
David Bazett-Jones, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Athletic Training, College of Health and Human Services
Sorin Cioc, MIME, College of Engineering Heather Conti, Biological Sciences, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Ehab Eltahawy, Medicine/ Cardiology, College of Medicine and Life Sciences
Tavis Glassman, School of Population, College of Health Health and Human Services
Silvia Goicoechea, Biological Sciences, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Mitchell Howard, Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Eric Longsdorf, Exercise Rehab Sciences, College of Health and Human Services

Christopher Martin, Philosophy & Religious Studies, College of Arts & Letters
Grant Norte, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Health and Human Services
Azadeh Parvin, Civil & Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering
Sekhar S. Pindiprolu, Educational Studies, Judith Her College of Education
Vithal Shendge, Orthopedic Surgery Medicine and Life Sciences
Chunhua Sheng, Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing, College of Engineering
Hongliu Sun, Pathology, College Medicine and Life Sciences
Guillermo Vazquez, Physiology and Pharmacology, College of Medicine and Life Sciences
Matam Vijay-Kumar, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, College of Medicine and Life Sciences
Frederick Williams, Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

  UTLI Participants 2018-2019

 

Group photo of UT leadership institute 2018-2019 participants

 

Dr. Ambalangododage Jayasuri, Orthopaedic Surgery, College of Medicine
Dr. Jorge Ortiz-Surgery, College of Medicine
Dr. Puneet Sindhwani, Urology, College of Medicine
Dr. Lynne Hamer, Foundations of Education, Judith Herb College of Education
Dr. Dana Hollie, Accounting, College of Business and Innovations
Dr. Jillian Bornak, Physics, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Amy O'Donnell, Management, College of Business and Innovations
Dr. David Kennedy, Medicine, College of Medicine
Dr. Joan Duggan, Medicine, College of Medicine
Julia Martin, University Libraries
Dr. Kevin Egan, Economics, College of Arts and Letters
Dr. Maria Coleman, Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering
Sarah Long, School of Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Health and Human Services

Dr. Qin Shao,  Mathematics, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Dr. Youssef Sari, Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Dr. Lucinda Bouillon, School of Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Health and Human Services
Dr. Rodney Gabel, School of Intervention and Wellness, College of Health and Human Services
Dr. Lisa Kovach, Foundations of Education, Judith Herb College of Education
Dr. Rebecca Schneider, Curriculum and Instruction, Judith Herb College of Education
Dr. Ammon Allred, Philosophy, College of Arts and Letters
Dr. David Giovannucci, Neurosciences, College of Medicine
Dr. Michael Ellis, Medicine, College of Medicine

 

The 2018 institute convened in October, 2018 and consists of seven monthly sessions, concluding in May, 2019. Selected participants will meet once per month to discuss various aspects of leadership in higher education. Presentations and discussions will be facilitated by current members of the UT leadership team and invited speakers. Participation will be limited to 15 faculty members and the monthly meetings will be scheduled for Friday mornings from 8:30- 10:30 a.m.

UTLI Participants 2017-2018

UTLI  2017-18

Christopher Montpetit, Theatre and Film/SVPA, College of Arts & Letters
Jason Cox, Art, College of Arts & Letters
An Chung Cheng, Foreign Languages, College of Arts & Letters
Sheryl Milz, School of Population Health, College of Health and Human Services
Ashley Pryor, Jesup Scott Honors College
Amal Said, Accounting, College of Business and Innovation
Deepa Mukundan, Pediatrics/Medical School, College of Medicine and Life Sciences
Vicki Ramsey-Williams, Neurology, College of Medicine and Life Sciences 

Zahoor Shah, Medicinal and Biological Chemistry, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Mohammad Elahinia, MIME, College of Engineering
Tammy Kinsey, Theatre and Film, College of Arts & Letters
Kim Nielsen, Disability Studies, College of Arts & Letters
Deborah Orloff, Art/ Visual & Performing Art, College of Arts & Letters
Robert Schultz, Early Childhood, Higher Education and Special Education, Judith Herb College of Education
Timothy Fisher, Environmental Sciences, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

  

UTLI Participant 2016 – 2017

Charles Beatty-Medina, Associate Professor, History, College of Arts & Letters
Jonathan Bossenbroek, Professor, Environmental Sciences, College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Jade Burns, Assistant Professor, Nursing Science, College of Nursing
Eddie Chou, Professor, Civil Engineering, College of Engineering
Vijay Devabhaktuni, Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, College of Engineering
Viviana Ferreira , Associate Professor, Medical Microbiology, College of Medicine
Kristen Keith, Associate Professor, Economics, College of Arts & Letters
Jon Kirchhoff, Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry, College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Patrick Lawrence, Professor, Geography &Planning, College of Arts & Letters
Cora Lind-Kovacs, Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry, College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Luis Mata, Assistant Professor, Engineering Technology College of Engineering
Barbara Miner, Professor, Art, College of Arts & Letters
Scott Molitor, Associate Professor, Bioengineering, College of Engineering
Susanne Nonekowski, Associate Lecturer, Medicinal Chemistry & Biochemistry, College of Pharmacy
Jared Oluoch, Assistant Professor, Engineering Technology, College of Engineering
Mary Powers, Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy
Ellen Pullins, Professor, Marketing & International Business, College of Business & Innovation
Constance Schall, Professor, Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering
Barry Scheuermann, Associate Professor, Exercise & Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Health & Human Services
Barbara Schneider, Associate Professor, English, College of Arts & Letters
Martha Sexton, Associate Professor, Nursing Science, College of Nursing
Colleen Taylor, Assistant Professor, Advanced Population Health, College of Nursing

Last Updated: 10/12/21