Contact Faculty Affairs

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The SMHS Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development manages and  administers the appointment, employment and advancement of faculty of the School. Our responsibilities include:

  • Faculty recruitment
  • Faculty appointments
  • Faculty Personnel matters
  • Promotion and tenure processes
  • Support of faculty governance of the School
  • Faculty annual review process
  • Recruitment of deans and departments chairs

The Office of Faculty Affairs also collaborates with the Center for Faculty Excellence and the Research Workforce Development program to support the professional development of our faculty.

Faculty Affairs Staff

Yolanda Haywood, MD

Interim Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Faculty Affairs

(202) 994-3266

Alison Hall, PhD

Associate Dean for Research Workforce Development

(202) 994-0200

Debra Herrmann, PhD

Director of the SMHS Center of Faculty Excellence

(202) 994-5144

Nadia N. Cureton


(202) 994-2032

Tayla Beckles

CFE Program Associate

(202) 994-1025

Kirsten Brown, PhD, MA

Associate Director for Teaching and Learning Resources & Career Development

(202) 994-6705

Teddy Hristov, MEd

Senior Instructional Designer

(202) 994-2534

Dena Robinson

Executive Coordinator

(202) 994-2613

Lisa Turner

Faculty Recruitment Coordinator

(202) 994-0768