Faculty Development Committee

The George Fox University Faculty Development Committee (FDC) was established to facilitate professional development and effective teaching through research and to encourage faculty to make research results available to a public forum for professional consideration.

Through a generous donation each year, the FDC is able to fund a number of summer research grants, research leaves, and faculty writing workshops. Current research grants have been funded by a generous donation from the Morland Family Trust.

Each year the FDC is responsible for selecting the winners of the Faculty Achievement Award for Research and Scholarship from nominations submitted by faculty members. Two awards are given, one for an outstanding undergraduate faculty member and one for an outstanding graduate or Adult Degree Programs faculty member.

The faculty members selected present their research at two faculty lectures the following academic year. The fall Faculty Lecture features the undergraduate recipient of the award, and the Spring Faculty Lecture features the graduate/Adult Degree Programs recipient of the award.

Faculty Lectures

Spring 2023 Faculty Lecture:

Tuesday, March 7th, at 6 pm in Hoover 105

Join us for the Spring 2023 Faculty Lecture featuring Dr. Randy Woodley, Distinguished Professor of Faith and Culture, and recipient of the 2021-22 Faculty Achievement Award for Graduate Research & Scholarship.   

 Spring 2023 Faculty Lecture

Fall 2022 Faculty Lecture:

In case you missed it ...

Watch a recording of the Fall Faculty Lecture with Dr. Sunggu Yang.


Fall 2022 Faculty Lecture

2022-2023 Faculty Development Committee

2021-22 Faculty Achievement Awards for Research and Scholarship

2022 Summer Grants were awarded to:

2022-2023 Research Leaves were awarded to:

  • Lisa Cleath
  • Melissa Ramos