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Office of Faculty Learning and Advancement

Office of Faculty Learning and Advancement

The mission of the Office of Faculty Learning and Advancement is to enhance the quality of professional life for the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) faculty and support them in their goal of lifelong learning and professional excellence. We strive to create a collaborative working environment for all faculty that embraces diversity, equal opportunity, respect, and collaboration. We offer a variety of services, programs, and resources for the professional development and advancement of faculty affiliated with the Heritage College. Our goal is to help faculty develop innovative approaches to career success and advancement in our academic and clinician-educator pathways. 

Nagesh Rao speaks at the Heritage College Awards Ceremony

Faculty Career Advancement

OFLA supports academic achievement processes, awards, and recognition for faculty and assists with the management of the faculty lifecycle from recruitment to retirement.

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Faculty Learning

OFLA provides professional development opportunities for faculty in areas such as teaching, mentorship and coaching, and leadership.

Programs, Resources and Services

Karen Coshigano, Ph.D., speaking to a group of people

Medical Education Research

OFLA leads and supports medical education research to ensure continuous quality improvement in teaching and learning.

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Upcoming Events

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Friday, August 23 AI and the future of medical education 12:00 PM — 12:50 PM

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Additional functions of the Office of Faculty Learning and Advancement include supporting faculty involvement in shared governance within the college and the broader university;  facilitating and enhancing communication between college administration and faculty;  serving as a resource for conflict management and resolution for faculty; and supporting data collection, management and other processes relating to faculty staffing adequacy and accreditation reporting.

Contact Us

Our contact information and areas of expertise are listed below. Please contact us anytime. We look forward to working with you.

Susan Williams

Susan H. Williams, PhD 
Professor, Associate Dean, Faculty
Life Sciences Building / Heritage Hall  

  • Faculty Planning  
  • Promotion and Tenure 
  • Accreditation  
  • Conflict Management and Resolution 
  • Shared Governance 
Kendall Brown-Clovis

Kendall Brown-Clovis, M.Ed., SPHR
Senior Director, Faculty Affairs
Heritage Hall / Hybrid 

  • Faculty HR matters
  • Faculty Data
  • Faculty Hiring
  • New Faculty Onboarding
  • Salesforce Questions (Faculty) 
Amanda Chiplock

Amanda Chiplock, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Faculty Learning and Teaching Innovation
Dublin Campus / Hybrid 

  • Faculty Learning & Development
  • Teaching Effectiveness
  • Advancement
  • Medical Education Research 


Olivia Ojano-Sheehan

Olivia Ojano-Sheehan, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Clinician Educator Learning and Development
Athens Campus / Hybrid

  • Professional Development on Clinical Teaching, Administration, Management, Leadership
  • Faculty Development Programs for Adjunct Clinical Faculty/Preceptors including:
    • Academy of Clinical Educators (ACE)
    • Academy of Clinical Educators - Osteopathic Principles and Practice (ACE-OPP)
    • Academy of Healthcare Leaders and Managers (AHLM) 
  • Clinical Divisions Educational Forums for Clinician Educators
Maria Modayil

Maria Modayil, Ph.D.
Program and Engagement Manager
Heritage Hall

  • Faculty Learning & Development Program Management & Support
  • Faculty Engagement
  • OMM GME and CME Programming 
  • Osteopathic Recognition
Jessica Alexander 2024

Jessica Alexander, Ph.D.
Faculty Learning Facilitator
Cleveland Campus / Hybrid

  • Faculty Learning & Development Programs
  • Instructional Training
  • Teaching Observations
  • Learning Activity Reviews
  • Medical Education Research

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