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Joanna Foland

Faculty Development Consultant in Leadership and Mentoring
PHONE: 919-962-9975




Joanna Helene Foland (she/her/hers) is the Faculty Development Consultant in Leadership and Mentoring, and a collaborator with Targeting Equity in Access to Mentoring (TEAM) ADVANCE.

Trained in CIMER’s Entering Mentoring curriculum, Joanna is a co-facilitator of the TEAM ADVANCE Faculty Mentor Training, a co-lead for Women ADVANCE Leadership, and a collaborator on the workshop series, Best Practices in Mentoring Graduate Students. She coordinates TEAM ADVANCE Peer Mentoring Circles and the Early-Career Professional Development Workshops.

Joanna holds dual Bachelors of Arts in English and Communication from University of Kentucky. She earned her Master of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and completed doctoral coursework and qualifying examinations. Joanna is also a trained professional coach through Coach Training Alliance. She is pursuing coaching certification through Gallup and has completed Successful Strengths Coaching.

Academically, Joanna developed a deep understanding of rhetorical theory and cultural studies. Joanna has presented at national and regional conferences, including ARC Network Equity in STEM Community Convening, University of New Mexico Mentoring Institute Annual Mentoring Conference, National Council of University Research Administrators, National Communication Association, Southern States Communication Association, and Southeastern Women’s Studies Association.