Mantella names four faculty members as Presidential Fellows

from left are headshots of Lindsay Corneal, Robert Talbert, Kristin Meyer and Alisha Davis
From left are faculty members Lindsay Corneal, Robert Talbert, Kristin Meyer and Alisha Davis.
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President Philomena V. Mantella named four faculty members as new Presidential Fellows to engage with university leadership on various initiatives.

They are listed below with their respective assignments.

  • Lindsay Corneal, associate professor of engineering, will serve as presidential fellow for learner pathways. Corneal has played key roles in the university's HBCU collaboration and the Downtown Living Learning Communities.
  • Alisha Davis, associate professor of allied health sciences, will serve as presidential fellow for inclusion and equity. Davis is a co-lead on the Network of Advisors.
  • Kristin Meyer, associate librarian, will serve as presidential fellow for Reach Higher 2025. Meyer will engage with the community around the university's strategic plan and assist divisions and units, as needed, with their own planning.
  • Robert Talbert, professor of mathematics, will serve as presidential fellow for advancement of learning. Talbert has written a book, Flipped Learning: A Guide for Higher Education Faculty, and several articles about the future of learning.

The four new fellows will serve terms that begin in the Fall 2021 semester and conclude in summer 2023. 

In 2019, a University Academic Senate task force made recommendations for leadership development among faculty members and Mantella responded with a fellows program. Tenured faculty members can learn more about the program and application process online at gvsu.edu/president.