• About FCI

  • Mission, Goals, and Impact


    The mission of the Faculty Center for Innovation is to foster a faculty culture of continuous learning and engagement.


    The goals of the Center include:

    1. increasing faculty awareness of center resources/programming
    2. creating programming that responds to all faculty needs across the University
    3. engaging in assessment of faculty needs/programming effectiveness
    4. fostering collaborative knowledge sharing and innovation among faculty
  • FCI Team

    Led by faculty for faculty across the University, we encourage you to connect with the FCI team, Faculty Fellows, and the Advisory Collaborative Council.

    Emily D. Sallee



    Amber Dailey



    Jamie Els



    Brant Winn

    New Faculty

    Support Associate

    Erica Jansen

    Adjunct Faculty

    Support Associate

    Amy Faenger

    Editor, InSight

    Katie Werth

    Administrative Assistant

  • Faculty Fellows

    Start or continue your learning journey, and join the Fellows in their special interest groups (SIGs).

    Ann Culton, Communication

    Engaging Students

    across Modalities

    Lacey Finley, Business

    Interpersonal Communication

    Samantha Quinn, Communication



    Leslie Umstattd,

    Liberal Ed.

    Co-Fellowship: Authentic Teaching in a Digital World

    Amy Wolf,


    Co-Fellowship: Authentic Teaching in a Digital World

  • FCI Advisory Council

    Faculty-led representatives across the university

    Adrian James

    College of


    Kathy Jackson

    College of Education & Health Professions

    Brandi Handley

    College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

    Amy Faenger

    InSight Editor

    Dana Autry

    Director of

    Adjunct Engagement

    Patrick Gallegos

    Senior Academic Director

    Jackie Campbell

    Director of the

    MBA Program

    Melanie Kinney

    Coordinator of Ed. Tech. Initiatives

  • Let's Connect!

    Have a cool faculty development idea you want to share with us or have a teaching and learning question you need answered? Let's discuss!

    Contact Information

    Park University

    Faculty Center for Innovation

    8700 NW River Park Drive, CMB 88

    Parkville, MO 64152

    Ph: 816-584-6770

    Email: innovate@park.edu

    Keeping Connected

    CLICK HERE to view current and past FCI newsletters.

    Instructor Hub (iHub)

    CLICK HERE to connect and learn from Park faculty.