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Faculty Advancement

Led by Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement and Undergraduate Affairs Erin McNamara Horvat, PhD, the Drexel University Office of Faculty Advancement provides dedicated support for faculty members at all ranks for career advancement, skill development, professional growth and satisfaction throughout their careers at Drexel.

The Office is dedicated to faculty advancement through functions such as:

  • Developing and implementing initiatives to enhance faculty recruitment, success and retention.
  • Managing faculty appointments, promotions, tenure and retirement.
  • Creating innovative programs to help faculty continuously improve their teaching, research, and scholarly, clinical or creative work.
  • Developing and implementing guidelines and policies.
  • Ensuring implementation of national best practices in faculty affairs.
  • Supporting work-life balance initiatives.

Important Links For Faculty


  • Erin McNamara Horvat, PhD, Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement and Undergraduate Affairs,
  • Linda Grzyb, Executive Assistant, Office of Faculty Affairs,
  • Remy Van Wyk, Manager of Faculty Lifecycle,

Reporting Units 

The Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement and Undergraduate Affairs also oversees the following units within the Office of the Provost: 

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate education at Drexel spans over 80 undergraduate majors, as well as a large selection of accelerated programs, preprofessional degrees and undergraduate minors.

Teaching and Learning Center

Drexel’s Teaching and Learning Center inspires and promotes excellence in teaching throughout Drexel University’s diverse learning environments. Learn more about the TLC’s goals, programming and methods of supporting faculty and instructors at Drexel.

Assessment and Accreditation

Drexel’s Office of Assessment and Accreditation aims to support faculty and staff with academic assessment to improve students’ overall educational experience. It also oversees Drexel’s accreditation process, which promotes public accountability and the improvement of academic quality.