Stephen F. Austin State University

New Faculty Orientation Committee

New Faculty Orientation Committee (2015/2016)


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 acdaemic 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. Janet Tareilo Associate Dean College of Education 2017/2018
Dr. Aryendra Chakravartty Assistant Professor History 2017/2018
Dr. John Michael Mehaffey Assistant Professor Agriculture 2015/2016
Ms. Cathy Henderson Lecturer MMIB 2016/2017
Dr. Jane Long
Associate Professor Mathematics & Statistics 2015/2016
Dr. Kalanka Jayalath Assistant Professor Mathematics & Statistics 2017/2018
Ms. Marlinda Karo Librarian Library 2016/2017
Ms. Candace Hicks Assistant Professor Art 2015/2016
Dr. Nathan Fleshner Assistant Professor Music 2016/2017
Dr. Mark Schaub Assistant Professor Economics & Finance 2016/2017
Dr. Randy McDonald
Director Center for Teaching & Learning
Ms. Laura Osborne Faculty Training & Certification Center for Teaching & Learning 2017/2018