• Mission

    The Faculty Mentoring Office supports faculty throughout their careers at Gannon University. The Mentoring Coordinator and Assistant Mentoring Coordinators offer programs of interest to all faculty, orient new faculty to Gannon University, act as a resource for faculty preparing for promotion and tenure, and develop collaborative programs including workshops and learning communities for faculty in all stages of career development.

    Personnel

    Elisa Konieczko

    Elisa M. Konieczko, Ph.D., is the faculty mentoring coordinator at Gannon University. In addition to planning mentoring activities applicable to faculty at all levels of experience, rank and tenure status, she orients new faculty to the University, and helps to prepare all faculty for their rank and tenure applications. In addition to her mentoring duties, she is a full professor in the biology department, where she teaches cadaver-based human gross anatomy lecture and lab. Her research activities include both research with local physicians and scientists and pedagogical research. She is an active member of the American Society for Cell Biology and the American Anatomy Association.

    Weslene Tallmadge

    Weslene Tallmadge, PhD., is an assistant mentoring coordinator at Gannon University. In addition to working with Dr. Konieczko in planning mentoring efforts, she mentors both tenured faculty and faculty who are full professors, helping both groups achieve their professional goals. In addition to her mentoring duties, she is a full professor in the chemistry department, where she teaches general chemistry lecture and lab, physiological chemistry lecture and lab, and upper level chemistry electives. Her recent research activities include characterizing antioxidants in foods and contaminants in environmental samples. She is an active member of the American Chemical Society.

    Emmett J. Lombard

    Emmett Lombard, M.A., is an assistant mentoring coordinator at Gannon University. In addition to working with Dr. Konieczko in planning mentoring activities, he mentors both tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty, helping both groups achieve their professional goals, including rank and tenure. In addition to his mentoring duties, he is a full professor of library science and is an outreach librarian at the university. He is an adjunct professor, teaching courses in a variety of campus departments. His scholarship is focused on information literacy across disciplines.

    Mentoring Activities

    • Fall and Spring Orientation of New Faculty
    • Fall, Spring, and Summer Writing Retreats
    • Charting Your Path Workshops
    • Navigating Your Path Workshops
    • Peer Teaching Analysis
    • Pre-tenure Review Workshops
    • Rank and Tenure Workshops

    Faculty Groups Mentored

    • First Year Faculty
    • Tenure-track Faculty
    • Non-tenure track Faculty
    • Tenured Faculty
    • Faculty who are Full Professors