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Faculty Affairs Newsletter

Volume 7 • Issue 3 • Feb. 2023

Message from the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Greetings from the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs. I hope that your spring semester has started in a positive manner.

It is common at the start of new calendar year to set resolutions around change and improvement. This can be both a motivating and frustrating process depending on the outcomes experienced. However, I thought I would share some of my work resolutions for 2023 in the event that one or more might resonate with you.

  • Meet one new colleague each week and find a common connection, work or otherwise.
  • Take part in a University event that I have not attended previously. A play, concert, lecture, sporting event or anything that would be new.
  • Listen more, talk less.
  • Don’t rush, take time to reflect and consider options before acting or responding.
  • Celebrate the good things at Temple and spend less time fixating on the challenges.
  • Be a brand ambassador for Temple, when people ask (or don’t ask) make sure to share the all the amazing things about our University, including the people.
  • Find time to unplug from work and focus on the things in my life that are important outside of Temple.

These are some of the things I have thought about as I start 2023. I am certain that I will not "get it right" all of the time but I plan to revisit this list throughout the year to remind myself of the plan. Not all, if any, of these goals will resonate with you, however, I encourage you to focus on what changes will have the greatest impact on you and those around you. If comfortable, feel free to send me a message with your list, I would enjoy seeing your plans.

As always, thank you for all that you do for our Temple University community.


Jeremy S. Jordan
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Faculty Spotlight

Vincenzo Carnevale

Associate Professor in the Department of Biology
College of Science and Technology

Portrait of Vincenzo Carnevale Tell us something about your recent work.
I study the evolution of proteins, the cell's nanomachines, and my research is a highly interdisciplinary mix of biology, physics, and computer science.

What do you like most about working at Temple?
I love the collaborative atmosphere and the culture of interdisciplinary research that permeates colleges and schools at Temple.

Who is a scholar at Temple outside of your school/college whose work you admire?
I recently had a few incredible conversations with Brian Hutler, assistant professor in the Philosophy department (I met him for the first time at the "New Faculty Coffee Hour"!). I admire him for his ability to bridge the gap between science and the humanities.

What is your favorite restaurant in Philadelphia? Favorite lunch spot on campus?
Definitely Estia in Center City for their delicious seafood. On campus, I love to eat at the food trucks. There are several good ones!

Do you have any pets?
Yes, I love dogs. I have a big, lovely German shepherd and then two cats.

What are your favorite things to do for fun in the winter?
I grew up on the mountains, I truly love the snow and, whenever possible, I love skiing.

Faculty Accomplishments

Noriko Manabe

Noriko Manabe, Associate Professor of Music Theory in the Boyer College of Music and Dance, was named a 2022 recipient of the Outstanding Publications Award by the Society for Music Theory.
Dr. Noriko Manabe Receives Outstanding Publication Award from the Society for Music Theory

Susan VonNessen-Scanlin, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Interprofessional Education in the College of Public Health, and Tina Tran, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice in the School of Pharmacy, will co-lead a new initiative that will deliver healthcare services to underserved immigrant populations in North Philadelphia. Temple University has committed $1 million to the initiative.
Temple commits $1M to immigrant and vulnerable populations healthcare in North Philadelphia

Sally Harrison

Sally Harrison, Professor of Architecture in the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, received the 2022 Alan Greenberger Award from AIA Philadelphia. The award recognizes Community Design Collaborative leaders and AIA members for their commitment and service to the organization’s mission.
Professor Sally Harrison Honored at 2022 AIA Philadelphia Awards

Philip McCallion, Professor and Director of the School of Social Work within the College of Public Health, received the Association for Community and Social Action’s 2022 Career Achievement Award.
Philip McCallion named recipient of ACOSA career achievement award

Navigating Technology Trends in Spring 2023

Recent events have compelled us to reflect on how we promote equity in the classroom, maintain high standards while meeting our students’ socio-emotional needs, and address new technologies such as Proctorio and ChatGPT. However, it can be exhausting to continuously adapt to social and technological change. 

The CAT supports faculty by monitoring trends that impact education and providing resources to help you succeed. In the Teaching for Equity Institute, we share concrete strategies for reducing barriers to student success. We offer workshops, teaching tips and blog posts on engaging students regardless of course format and attending to our and our students’ well-being. We are collaborating with Temple colleagues to understand and address the implications of new AI tools. Our recent EDvice Exchange blog post reflects on steps instructors can take this spring. Visit teaching.temple.edu to see how we’re looking ahead to help you plan for inevitable change.

  • Register for the Faculty Technology Exchange session (co-hosted with ITS) on February 22, an opportunity for faculty to talk with peers about their experiences teaching with technology and exchange tools, ideas, and strategies
  • The Teaching for Equity Institute is back this semester. Register for the February or April cohort!


Klein College of Media and Communication Graduate Speaker Series

Two Lectures with Dr. Laurie R. Weingart
Co-Sponsored by the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Sigma Chi, the Scientific Research Honor Society

The No Club: Putting a Stop to Women’s Dead-End Work
Thursday, February 9, 2023
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

The No Club: Navigating Non-promotable Tasks in the Workplace
Friday, February 10, 2023
10:30 am – 11:50 am

Dr. Laurie R. Weingart
Richard M. and Margaret S. Cyert Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory
Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University


Faculty Bagel Brunch with Temple Hillel

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join Temple Hillel for a Faculty Bagel Brunch at 1441 West Norris Street, Philadelphia, PA 19121.

RSVP to Lissa Scalera at lscalera@hillelattemple.org by 2/14

Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
350 Carnell Hall
1803 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Email us with comments at vpfac@temple.edu