Welcome to Faculty Connections

A comprehensive mentoring network designed to support individual faculty members who identify as being of color, Connections mentors full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty by identifying and challenging historical, institutional, and industry bias and oversight. We aim to:


Support and facilitate faculty development

...personally and professionally, through one-to-one mentoring and group networking.

Increase cross-institution collaboration and networking opportunities

Read more about FSU Networking

Offer professional learning opportunities

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What do we do?

We provide holistic professional development through network mentoring and professional development opportunities including:

Monthly Mentoring Mixers: A safe-space, topic-centered lunch

  • Coding and Decoding Conversations with Colleagues
  • Publish not Perish: The Engaged Scholar
  • Career Advancement: Surviving Tenure and Promotion
  • Wellness Strategies
  • Pathways to Leadership

Scholarly Writing Accountability Group (SWAG): Faculty Writing/Research Retreats, Funding/Fellowship Workshops (Fulbright, NEH, NIH, etc.)


photo of Dr. Rhea Estelle Lathan

Dr. Rhea Estelle Lathan
Associate Professor
English Department

photo of Dr. Tamara Bertrand Jones

Dr. Tamara Bertrand Jones
Associate Professor
Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies


Interested in joining us?

We welcome new members!

Reach out to us at FDA-Connections@fsu.edu.