New Faculty Teaching Academy

New Faculty Teaching Academy

New Faculty Teaching Academy is offered twice a year (once before Fall semester and again before Spring semester) for new (0-3 years of teaching experience) teaching faculty. It is presented asynchronously online, which allows faculty access to resources year-round. Each module has video and written content, as well as assignments designed to help prepare faculty for the first days of class.

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Participant Comments

"All of the lessons, activities, and discussions were great. The virtual aspect of the NFTA made it particularly valuable as I was able to listen to particular modules as I was preparing for the upcoming semester."

"I learned so many new ways of engaging my students, being inclusive, and being thoughtful in the structure and organization of my class."

"Lots of tips and tricks for the classroom!"

The following participants completed coursework to earn the New Faculty Teaching Academy Digital Badge.


Morgan Green - Instructor of Mechanical Engineering

Jay Jackson - Lecturer of Biological Sciences

LaMareshia Johnson - Instructor of Education

Dr. Joel Komakech - Assistant Professor - Food Science, Nutrition, & Health Promotion

Dr. Seunghan Lee - Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Dr. Meg Marquardt - Assistant Professor of English

Kaylin McNulty - Assistant Clinical Professor - CVM Pathobiology

Chris Misun - Instructor of Communication

Dr. Adam Rohnke - Extension Specialist I - Central MS Research & Extension Center

Dr. Emily Stinson - Instructor of English

Ahmad Taninah - Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy

Dr. Rocheryl Ware - Extension Agent IV - MSU Extension (Hinds County)

Dr. Melody Whitney - Assistant Clinical Professor - CVM Clinical Science Department

Anita Winger - Automations Systems Manager - General Library



Dr. Tim Boltz - Assistant Professor of Poultry Science

Melanie Boudreau - Postdoctoral Associate - Wildlife, Fisheries, & Aquaculture

Manoj Chandy Koshy - Postdoctoral Associate - Thad Cochran Warmwater Aquaculture

Michelle Cleveland - Extension Instructor - School of Human Sciences

Dr. Jessica Collier - Assistant Professor of Communication

Jared Elmore - Research Associate - Wildlife, Fisheries, & Aquaculture

Christian Flow - Visiting Assistant Professor - Shackouls Honor College

LaMareshia Johnson - Instructor of Education

Dr. Candace Lukasik - Assistant Professor of Philosophy & Religion

Carrie McCormick - Instructor of Communication

Dr. Alisha Milam - Assistant Clinical Professor of Education

Dr. Ander Murillo - Assistant Professor of English

Dr. Mike Mulvaney - Associate Professor & Endowed Chair of Plant & Soil Sciences

Rainer Nichols - Instructor - Center for Resolving Human Wildlife Conflict

Dr. Justin Pinta - Assistant Professor of Classical & Modern Languages & Literature

Dr. Christine Rogers - Research Associate - Mississippi State Chemical Lab

Dr. Mackenzie Sidwell - Associate Professor of Counseling, Ed Psychology, & Foundations

Molly Stafford - Academic Coordinator - Disability Resource Center

Bryan Whittenton - Instructor of Plant & Soil Sciences

Dr. Fikriyah Winata - Assistant Professor of Geoscienes

Jinlong Zhang - Postdoctoral Associate of Chemistry

Samantha Jones - School of Human Sciences

Darcie Sidelinger - Clinical Instructor - CVM Pathobiology/Population Med

Beca Spencer - Assistant Director of Disability Support Services

Jordan Spencer - Assistant Clinical Professor - Counseling, Ed Psychology, & Foundations

Dr. Carly Bahler - Instructor of Classical & Modern Languages & Literature

Dr. Tineka Burkhead - Graduate Teaching Assistant - Biological Sciences

Dr. Jennifer Campbell - Assistant Clinical Professor of Music

Dr. Lourdes Cardozo Gabisso - Assistant Professor of English

Netasha Cummings - Athletic Academic Support Services

Kelsey Harvey - Assistant Professor - Prairie Research Unit

Dr. Jenna Johnson - Instructor of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Dr. Kevin Kim

Dr. Kay Morgan

Dr. Rosanne Nunnery - Meridian Division of Education

Dr. Ashley Shulz - Assistant Professor of Forestry

Dr. Hailey Spinks - Assistant Clinical Professor - Counseling, Ed Psych, & Foundations

Heidi Vonderheide - Assistant Clinical Professor - Meridian Physician Assistant Program

Dr. Nuwan Wijewardane - Assistant Professor - Ag & Bio Engineering

Dr. Xin Zhang - Assistant Professor - Ag & Bio Engineering