Provost’s Academy • 2022
The purpose of the Provost’s Academy is to provide leadership experiences and opportunities to ETSU faculty interested in learning more about the services and responsibilities of The Office of the Provost. Academy members will work toward completion of a project identified as a critical need in the Provost’s Office. Academy members will also receive individual leadership coaching and professional development opportunities necessary to successfully complete the identified project and to build upon the existing strengths of Academy members.
- Provost’s Academy membership constitutes a 1-year commitment.
- During the calendar year, Academy Members will devote 60% of their workload to the Provost’s Office.
- The Provost’s Office will provide necessary tools, professional development, and leadership experiences necessary to accomplish the goals of the identified project.
- Academy members will be active members of the Provost’s leadership team.
- The Provost’s Office will provide replacement costs to the Academy Member’s department to support the instructional needs of the academic unit.
- A summer stipend or replacement for instructional costs will be negotiated with the candidate and his/her department upon appointment to the academy.
2022 Provost's Academy Scholars
Dr. Steph Frye-Clark is the Assistant Professor of Tuba & Euphonium and Brass Area Head in the Department of Music. Prior to coming to ETSU in 2013 they received their Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Frye-Clark’s expertise is in tuba performance and pedagogy and is an active educator, soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral performer across the country. Their current research and performance focuses on queer composers, both in commissioning and performing new works and gaining a better understanding of the queer composer experience in our society. Dr. Frye-Clark is passionate about empowering underrepresented composers, musicians, and students, and hopes to extend that to a broader cross section of campus. They are currently on the International Tuba & Euphonium Association Board and in Fall 2021 will be joining the Faculty Senate and the College of Arts & Science Equity and Inclusion Council.
Trena M. Paulus
Trena M. Paulus, Ph.D. is a professor in the Research Division of Family Medicine, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities in the Honors College and Affiliate Faculty with the Applied Social Research Laboratory. Prior to her arrival at ETSU in 2019, Dr. Paulus was a Professor of Qualitative Research Methods at the University of Georgia (2014-2019), and Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville (2003-2014). Her scholarship focuses on innovation in research methodologies, especially as they intersect with new technologies. She is co-author of Doing Qualitative Research in a Digital World (Sage, 2022), Looking for Insight Transformation and Learning in Online Talk (Routledge, 2019) and Digital Tools for Qualitative Research (Sage, 2014). Dr. Paulus is also a certified professional trainer for ATLAS.ti qualitative data analysis software.