The Faculty Affairs Team provides a supportive and engaging campus climate for Nebraska’s faculty through professional development workshops and leadership training to help create the next generation of university leaders.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty and Academic Affairs and Aaron Douglass Professor of Mathematics
Judy Walker heads the Faculty Affairs area in the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor, providing leadership on activities, initiatives, and policies that support faculty careers, enhance faculty productivity, recognize faculty excellence, cultivate academic leadership, promote an inclusive campus climate, and advise on faculty rights and responsibilities on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. She provides professional development, community, resources, communication and support to academic leaders across campus both informally and through the Faculty Affairs College Liaisons group, DEO and Associate Deans Update emails, the DEO Leadership Series, the Associate Deans Leadership Series, and FLAIR (Faculty Leadership in Academia: from Inspiration to Reality).
Walker also serves as Nebraska’s representative to the Big Ten Academic Alliance’s Vice Provosts for Faculty Affairs group. Through this group, she coordinates Nebraska’s participation in the BTAA Academic Leadership Program, DEO Seminar, and Deans Leadership Program.
A mathematician by training, Walker is a leader in the national mathematics community, currently serving on the Board of Trustees of the American Mathematical Society. She is a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, the Association for Women in Mathematics, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Faculty Affairs Fellows
Faculty Affairs fellows deliver workshops on various topics, including free speech and academic freedom, safe and civil discourse in learning spaces, effective use of social media, negotiation skills, leading and teaching with compassion, and preventing workplace bullying.
Rochelle L. Dalla
Professor, Child, Youth and Family Studies
Patrick D. Jones
Associate Professor, History, Institute for Ethnic Studies
Suzanne E. Kemp
Professor of Practice, Special Education and Communication Disorders
Ann Marie Pollard
Assistant Professor of Practice, Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film; Resident Voice, Text, and Dialect Coach, Nebraska Repertory Theatre
The call for fellows applications occurs annually in early fall.