Stephen F. Austin State University

Professional Educator's Council

New Faculty Orientation Committee (2014/2015)


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. Robin Johnson
Assistant Professor Elementary Education 2014/2015
Dr. Brook Poston Assistant Professor History 2015/2016
Dr. John Mehaffey Assistant Professor Agriculture 2015/2016
Ms. Cathy Henderson Lecturer MMIB 2014/2015
Dr. Jane Long Assistant Professor Mathematics & Statistics 2015/2016
Dr. Angela Bacarisse Executive Director Theatre 2014/2015
Ms. Cassandra Wright Lecturer Mathematics 2014/2015
Ms. Marlinda Karo Librarian Library 2016/2017
Ms. Candace Hicks
Instructor Art 2015/2016
Dr. Nathan Fleshner Assistant Professor Music 2016/2017
Dr. Mark Schaub Assistant Professor Economics & Finance 2016/2017
Dr. Norm Markworth
Director Teaching Excellence Center