Stephen F. Austin State University

New Faculty Orientation Committee

New Faculty Orientation Committee (2018/2019)


Appointed by the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs and consisting of at least one representative recommended by the academic deans, from each of the six colleges and the library. Term positions will begin and end in May.


The first meeting of the academic year will be convened by the Provost office if there is no Chair, and a Chair will be appointed at that meeting by the committee.


Three-year - staggered.


To develop, implement, and assess a year-long orientation program for new faculty members that will help promote and maintain a strong sense of intellectual and social community at SFA. The program is meant to welcome new faculty, to introduce them to SFA, and to help them acclimate and integrate successfully and effectively into the SFA community.

Name Title Dept/College/Office Term Ends
Dr. Bailey Thompson Assistant Professor Mass Communication 2020/2021
Dr. Stephanie Jones Assistant Professor Agriculture 2019/2020
Dr. Drew Thornley Assistant Professor Business Communication & Legal Studies 2019/2020
Dr. Jane Long Associate Professor Mathematics & Statistics 2018/2019
Dr. Stacy Hendricks Chair Associate Dean Education 2018/2019
Dr. Brian Barngover Assistant Professor Chemistry 2019/2020
Mr. Kyle Ainsworth Librarian Library 2018/2019
Mr. Jeff Brewer Assistant Professor Art 2018/2019
Dr. Slade Billew Assistant Professor Theatre 2019/2020
Dr. Chris McKenna Assistant Professor Business
Communications & Legal Studies
Ms. Mary Smith
Interim Director Center for Teaching & Learning
Ms. Megan Weatherly Instructional Designer Center for Teaching & Learning 2020/2021
Mr. John Wyatt

Assistant Director

Human Resources 2018/2019