ReDI Leadership Program

For professors who show promise for leadership on a wider scale.

Initiated in fall 2012, the ReDI is a leadership program for associate and early full professors who show promise for leadership on a wider scale. ReDI participants come from all disciplines.  The university actively seeks to recruit into each year’s ReDI cohort a diverse group of faculty members, and ReDI intentionally prepares faculty members to lead across differences of working styles, approaches, backgrounds, and disciplines.

The ReDI program spans six months, requires 40-50 hours of commitment from participants, and comprises three major activities:

Workshops aimed at developing participants’ self-awareness as a leader in addition to specific leadership capabilities;
Team work in a cohort challenge that investigates an important challenge facing the university and culminates with recommendations presented to the Provost’s leadership team; and
Meetings with university leaders and administrators on how the university works and what motivates their own leadership.

ReDI Selection Process

The Vice Provost for Academic Affairs (VPAA) annually solicits faculty nominations from each college dean. Each nominee is vetted within his or her college and all nominees must be supported by their department chair (where applicable) as well as their dean in order to advance to the Provost’s Office.  The VPAA then reviews nominations and invites selected participants.  Faculty members nominated but not placed in a given year’s cohort will be considered for subsequent years.  Faculty members interested in being nominated to ReDI should speak with their department chair and/or dean.

ReDI Value to Past Faculty Participants

The ReDI leadership experience provides not only new skills and time for their application, but also an opportunity for faculty members to reflect on their career aspirations in their totality. Past ReDI participants have this to say about their experiences in the program:

“Thinking of the analogy of the orchestra, I used to think that it was fine to play an instrument and to play it well, but now I see that I need to take a step back and be a conductor and a leader.”

“I really needed to understand the ramifications around establishing multi-disciplinary degrees from a top-down and bottom-up perspective and my cohort challenge was *extremely* helpful in that regard. I would not have gotten such a broad perspective had I not been in the cohort. So I am very grateful my dean got me into ReDI.”

“Now I’m taking over the rather large grant with two other universities and I am not afraid to do so because ReDI showed me how to deal with it and what to do what not to do.”

“I think it’s a fantastic program and it really did feel luxurious to think about my own career and to be encouraged to think about my career was fantastic.”

“Participation in ReDI definitely played a role in my decision to pursue and accept (a leadership position) just because I felt more comfortable I think with tools that I might use and approaches that I might take, again things I learned from the program, seeing what other people in similar sort of positions were pursuing, . . . [and,] again, a general feeling that the university felt that I could do this so I was supported in it.

Cohorts

Older ReDI Cohorts

Nicole (Niki) BoysonAssociate

Professor of Finance

 

Özlem Ergun

Associate Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

 

Lori Gardinier

Director and Associate Teaching Professor of the Human Services Program

 

Laura Green

Professor of English

 

Stephen Intille

Associate Professor of Computer & Information Science; Health Sciences

 

Carolyn Lee-Parsons

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering; Chemistry & Chemical Biology

 

Carla Mattos

Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

 

Shan Mohammed

Associate Clinical Professor of Health Services

 

Mark Niedre

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

 

Nicole Aljoe

Director of African American Studies & Associate Professor of English

 

Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra

Professor of International Business & Strategy

 

Carlos Cuevas

Associate Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice

 

Yunsi Fei

Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

 

Greg Goodale

Associate Professor of Communication Studies

 

Elizabeth P. Howard

Associate Professor of Nursing

 

Rachel Jones

Associate Professor of Nursing

 

Jamie Ladge

Associate Professor of Management & Organizational Development

 

Alisa Lincoln

Associate Professor of Health Sciences and Sociology

 

Carol Livermore

Associate Professor of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

 

Kristin Madison

Professor of Law and Health Sciences

 

Marilyn Minus

Associate Professor of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

 

Beth Molnar

Associate Professor of Health Sciences

 

Cristina Nita-Rotaru

Professor of Computer Science

 

Antonio Ocampo-Guzman

Associate Professor of Theatre

 

Armen Stepanyants

Associate Professor of Physics

Elizabeth Bucar

Associate Professor of Religious Studies

 

Jennifer Dy

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

 

Deniz Erdogmus

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

 

Amy Farrell

Associate Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

 

Veronica Godoy-Carter

Associate Professor of Biology

 

Jonathan Grabowski

Associate Professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences

Neal Lerner

Associate Professor of English

 

Stacy Marsella

Professor of Computer and Information Science, Psychology

 

Hilary Poriss

Associate Professor of Music

 

Carmen Sceppa

Professor and Chair of Health Sciences

 

Anand Venkateswaran

Associate Professor of Finance

 

Kate Ziemer

Professor of Chemical Engineering, Associate Vice Provost for Curriculum

 

 

 

Rebecca Carrier

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering

 

Jack Dennerlein

Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement, and Rehabilitation Sciences

 

Magy Seif El-Nasr

Associate Professor of Computer Science & Director of Game Educational Programs and Research

 

Natasha Frost

Associate Professor, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice & Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

 

April Gu

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

Matthew Hunt

Professor of Sociology & Chair of Sociology and Anthropology

 

Ying-Yee Kong

Associate Professor of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology

 

Latika Menon

Associate Professor of Physics

 

Guevara Noubir

Professor of Computer Science

 

Sandra Shefelbine

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

 

Michael Tolley

Associate Professor of Political Science

 

Steve Vollmer

Associate Professor of Biology

Jay Aslam

Professor of Computer and Information Science, Associate Dean of Faculty

 

Penny Beuning

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

 

Tim Bickmore

Associate Professor of Computer and Information Science

 

Heather Clark

Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Science

 

Erin Cram

Associate Professor of Biology

 

Elizabeth Maddock Dillon

Professor and Chair of English

 

Auroop Ganguly

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

Jessica Hoffman

Associate Professor of Counseling and Applied Educational Psychology

 

Pete Manolios

Professor of Computer Science

 

Shashi Murthy

Professor of Chemical Engineering

 

Rupal Patel

Professor of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology and Computer and Information Science

 

Nate Rickles

Associate Professor of Pharmacy and Health Systems Sciences

 

Jeff Ruberti

Professor of Bioengineering

 

Heather Streets-Salter

Chair of History, Associate Professor of History