About Us

Helping Faculty Soar to Success

Quality faculty members are the hallmarks of a great university. Their impact on student development and the research enterprise makes faculty one of the most valuable resources on our campus.

Our Mission
We support faculty in developing their professional community, capabilities, and career through holistic learning and development programs, prestigious recognitions, equitable policy development, inclusive networking and mentoring, and transparent communication.

Our Vision
Faculty Success will be a center of excellence for developing, supporting, and advancing a diverse and thriving faculty.

Professor Kiseol Yang and Assistant Professor Karen Toussaint at the 2022 Leadership Fellows Celebration.
Professor Kiseol Yang and Assistant Professor Karen Toussaint at the 2022 Leadership Fellows Celebration.

Guided by UNT's core values, we strive to be:

  •  Equitable and Inclusive – We commit to equitable and inclusive programming, policy review, and support for our faculty and our FS team.
  • Data-driven – We assess our initiatives, our team experiences, and our engagement with faculty and academic leaders to make sure we are meeting their needs. We use data to guide our program development and apply ongoing formative and summative assessments to understand impact.
  • Collaborative and Community-oriented – We engage input to understand faculty needs and support initiatives that develop their sense of belonging.
  • Developmental and Forward-looking – We promote innovative opportunities for faculty to develop new capabilities and to apply their learning.

We encourage you to explore the Faculty Success website for additional information on specific programming or contact our office directly to learn more about the numerous opportunities available to UNT faculty. We are here to foster your success.

Meet the Faculty Success Team

UNT portrait of Holly Hutchins
Holly Hutchins, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Faculty Success
Professor, Counseling and Higher Education

As Vice Provost for Faculty Success, Holly M. Hutchins is responsible for providing strategic leadership to ensure transparent and equitable faulty-related academic policies, effective communication processes, diverse and inclusive learning opportunities, and prestigious faculty awards and recognition processes and events. Vice Provost Hutchins supports UNT’s diverse faculty resource groups, oversees faculty mentoring and developmental grants and initiatives, and leadership fellow programs within academic affairs. She coordinates with other academic affairs units to address faculty human resource issues and provides counsel on developing healthy, just, and sustainable workplace climates. Vice Provost Hutchins’ academic background is in human resource development where her focus has been in training transfer and faculty talent development. Before coming to UNT, she was professor and department chair at the University of Houston. In her career, Vice Provost Hutchins garnered $4M in funded grants, published over 40 peer-reviewed articles in national and international journals, and has been featured in global media outlets such as NPR, the BBC, Psychology Today, and The Guardian for her work on imposter phenomenon among higher education faculty. Vice Provost Hutchins supports UNT’s HSI and MSI mission by leading and supporting efforts to attract, retain, and advance a thriving and diverse faculty community.


Portrait of Angie Cartwright
Angie Cartwright, Ph.D.

Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Success
Associate Professor, Counseling and Higher Education

As Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Success, Dr. Angie Cartwright is responsible for revising and developing academic policy and supporting faculty programming/initiatives. She also provides leadership regarding faculty diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts — most notably the Anti-Bias and Cultural Awareness (ABCA) program. Since joining UNT as an assistant professor in 2015, she has led several innovative interdisciplinary research collaborations and has made invaluable contributions to student success as director of the undergraduate minor in counseling. She directed UNT Classic and the Integrated Care and Behavioral Health Project, which were designed to address health disparities by enhancing the delivery of culturally competent mental health services to medically underserved communities. The projects provided of 50,000 hours of free clinical services to underrepresented groups in the DFW. In addition to her success receiving multiple awards and honors, $3M in grant funding, and she has published over 30 articles and book chapters. Dr. Cartwright is a former President of the Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision and the International Association of Addiction and Offender Counseling. She has been recognized internationally, nationally, and locally for her research and service to the counseling profession.


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Claudia Cooper

Executive Assistant

Affiliated Faculty

Academic Affairs Fellows

Our immersive annual leadership program where faculty lead and participate in faculty affairs projects throughout an academic year.

UNT portrait of Nolan Gaffney
Nolan Gaffney, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Management

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Stephanie Ludi, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Computer Science and Engineering

Community of Respect

Hosted by International Affairs, the Community of Respect workshop is based on a nationally recognized program and aims to provide a more welcoming and inclusive environment for UNT’s  international community of students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars. Workshops are facilitated by Faculty Associates using an international intercultural communication framework to provide enhanced intercultural awareness and competence within an international context.

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Brian Lain, Ph.D.

Faculty Associate, UNT Community of Respect
Professor, Communication Studies

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Rachita Sharma, Ph.D., LPC-S, CRC
Faculty Associate, UNT Community of Respect

Clinical Associate Professor and Chair, Rehabilitation and Health Services

Crucial Conversations

The Crucial Conversations Mastering Dialogue Workshop is an experiential course that teaches skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional or risky topics — at all levels of the organization. 

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Sanjukta Pookulangara, Ph.D.
Faculty Associate, Crucial Conversations

Professor and Chair, Merchandising and Digital Retailing

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Steven Wolverton, Ph.D.
Faculty Associate, Crucial Conversations

Professor and Chair, Geography

Fulbright Programs

The Faculty Associate for Fulbright Programs is a position created by Faculty Success, Toulouse Graduate School, and International Affairs to promote Fulbright opportunities to UNT faculty and students in collaboration with UNT's Fulbright Program Advisor and Scholar Liaison.

UNT portrait of Carol Anne Costabile-Heming
Carol Anne Costabile-Heming, Ph.D.

Faculty Associate for Fulbright Programs
Professor, World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures