Stephen F. Austin State University

Faculty Development Leave

Faculty Development Leave Committee (2016/2017)


Appointed by the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs and consisting of seven elected, full-time faculty members, one from each academic college and one from the Library. Elections will be held within each college.


Provost convenes and attends first meeting of the academic year, when there is no Chair. The committee then elects the Chair at this meeting.


Two-year, staggered


To make recommendations on applications from full-time faculty members for Faculty Development Leave for additional study or for research and writing for a period of either one semester at full pay or a full year at half pay.

Name Title Dept/College/Office Term Ends
Dr. Sheryll Jerez Associate Professor Forestry 2016/2017
Dr. Treba Marsh
Committee Chair
Professor Accounting 2016/2017
Dr. Jeremy Becnel Associate Professor Mathematics & Statistics 2016/2017
Dr. Jay Thornton Associate Professor Kinesiology 2017/2018
Dr. Lauren Selden Associate Professor Art 2017/2018
Dr. John McDermott Professor English 2016/2017
Jodene Pappas Librarian Library 2017/2018