Source: Tuskegee News
Dr. Henry J. Findlay, directorContinuing , was elected president of the HBCU Faculty Development Network during its fall board meeting in on October 23.
The HBCU Faculty Development Network is a premier organization that is dedicated to the scholarship of teaching
and learning. Founded in 1994, the Network consists of over 600 members from both public and private Historically Black Colleges and Universities () as well as other universities.
The Network is committed to promoting effective teaching and student learning through a variety of collaborative activities that focus on faculty enhancement. These collaborative activities are designed to make a connection between teaching, research and service. The Network also facilitates collaboration among presidents, provosts/vice-presidents for academic affairs, anddirectors, other administrators, and faculty to share individual achievements for collective success in meeting student needs.
Dr. Findlay has served in numerous positions at Tuskegee University since 1982, including professor of education, director of field-based experiences; director of the graduate programs in educational personnel administration and extension and technical education.
He holds the BS and MS degrees from Tuskegee University in agribusiness education and the doctorate fromin adult education with emphasis on leadership and planning.
In addition to providing leadership for the Continuing Education Program, he also teaches and continues to be responsible for developing and implementing short and certificate courses and faculty development activities that support teaching and learning for the adult learner. He has won several competitive grants, totaling several million dollars including a $1.8 million workforce development grant. In the area of teaching, he established the annual new faculty development institute, designed to enhance teaching and learning for all newto the University.
In 2000, he worked closely with the Office of the Provost and obtained a $450,000 grant from theto improve teaching and learning and to establish a Center for Teaching and Learning. Over the years, he has developed novel approaches to teaching especially in the areas of critical thinking, emotional intelligence and learning, and more recently his pioneering research in using the technologies that millennial students bring to the classroom to enhance teaching and learning.
His services are in demand to conduct workshops on teaching and learning, nationwide. In addition, on numerous occasions, he has conducted training sessions in leadership, organizational development, strategic planning and assessment at the local, state, national and international levels, including countries inand Tanzania.
Dr. Findlay spent over 20 years conducting pioneering research on suicidal and homicidal leadership. He currently serves on several boards including: The Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, vice- chairman of Leadership Macon County, and vice-chairman for Macon County Coalition for Community Advancement. He has published widely in professional journals and other publications and has received many awards for teaching, research and service.