Faculty Associates

The Faculty Associates Program enables faculty members to focus their attention and talents on areas of priority for the university and Academic Affairs while providing leadership and support to their colleagues.

Faculty Associate for AALANA Faculty

Mindy Magyar

My goals are to identify data-driven strategies and actions that (1) allow our AALANA faculty to achieve tenure and promotion; (2) create an environment that allows AALANA faculty to succeed and thrive in the RIT community; (3) remove barriers and concerns that are relevant to AALANA faculty.

Mindy Magyar
Associate Professor
School of Design
College of Art and Design
585-475-6396

Senior Faculty Associate for Women

Betsy Dell

My goals as Faculty Associate are to identify and promote successful strategies for the career success of women faculty at RIT. These strategies are those that support recruitment, retention, and advancement of women faculty. It is my goal that women faculty will feel more connected to each other and the RIT community through my efforts.

Betsy Dell
Professor
Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
College of Engineering Technology
585-475-6577

Betsy serves as an advocate for women faculty across campus. She provides guidance and support to those who seek tenure or promotion at the broad university-level. In addition, she chairs the Council for the Representation & Engagement of Women Faculty (CREW).  She is a professor in the manufacturing & mechanical engineering technology department in the College of Engineering Technology.

Faculty Associate for Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Sarah Sarchet

To identify ways to better support non-tenure track faculty in order to help RIT develop a vision and a long-term plan that acknowledges and incorporates professional and career needs of this vital group of faculty.

Sarah Sarchet
Senior Lecturer
Department of Science and Mathematics
National Technical Institute for the Deaf
585-475-2439

Faculty Associate for General Education

Elizabeth Hane

To foster a culture of continuous improvement in the general education experiences of RIT students; to support advisors and students as they navigate the general education curriculum; and to communicate the life-long importance of the skills (e.g. communication, critical thinking, ethical reasoning, etc.) developed as part of RIT’s general education curriculum.

Elizabeth Hane
Associate Professor
Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences
College of Science
585-475-4362

Dr. Elizabeth Hane serves to support RIT’s general education program. She is an associate professor in the Gosnell School of Life Sciences in the College of Science.

Goals as Faculty Associate:

  • To foster a culture of continuous improvement in the general education experiences of RIT students.
  • To support advisors and students as they navigate the general education curriculum.
  • To communicate the life-long importance of the skills (e.g. communication, critical thinking, ethical reasoning, etc.) developed as part of RIT’s general education curriculum.
     

Faculty Associate for the Partnership for Effective Access Technology Research and Development

Dan Phillips

My goals are to collaborate with cross-disciplinary teams of faculty pursuing research and development that target enhancements in accessibility for individuals with varying abilities and generate interest and capacity among faculty and community partners to make Effective Access Technology Research and Development a signature program for RIT.

Dan Phillips
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering
Kate Gleason College of Engineering
585-475-2309

Dr. Dan Phillips serves as a leader and recognized point of contact for Effective Access Technology efforts. He is an associate professor in electrical and microelectronic engineering department in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering.