Contact Office of Faculty Development

About Us

The U-M Medical School is committed to career development of its faculty, and offers a development program that will help faculty to better navigate the changing health care and research landscape.

The Office of Faculty Development has developed a comprehensive, competency-based curriculum to meet the challenges associated with research, teaching and managing in the academic health care environment. Development opportunities include courses with specific learning objectives, mentoring education and support, and on-site, customizable programs.

Skill-building workshops have been developed to help faculty:

  • Enhance teaching and interpersonal skills.
  • Improve research productivity.
  • Manage conflict.
  • Manage and lead in the laboratory or clinical settings.

This dynamic program is designed to enhance the experience and/or expertise of our faculty and to support their career progression.

All questions and comments regarding Faculty Development offerings may be sent to


Contact Us

North Campus Research Complex (NCRC) Building 400
1600 Huron Parkway
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2800

Sonya Jacobs
Chief Organizational Learning Officer,
University of Michigan
Senior Director of Faculty & Leadership Development,
Michigan Medicine
Phone: (734) 615-3101
Laura Denton
Interim Director
Phone: (734) 764-8629
Durga Singer, MD
Faculty Advisor
Carol Lee
Senior Advisor
Phone: 764-2941
Whitney Williams
Assistant Director of Leadership Development
Phone:  (734) 764-2307
Kate Alber
Marketing & Communications Specialist
Phone: (734) 936-1036
Molly Trusty
Program Manager
Phone: (734) 936-6011
Christal Banks
Executive Assistant to Sonya Jacobs  
Phone: (734) 615-3101