The Journal of Faculty Development is a professional journal devoted to advancing theoretical and practical understandings of faculty development in post-secondary institutions. Subscriptions are available in both print and online formats.

Journal Background

The Journal of Faculty Development, founded in 1983, is an independent, peer-reviewed journal published by New Forums Press. Issued three times yearly, it is a medium for the exchange of information regarding faculty development in post-secondary educational institutions. The Journal of Faculty Development invites a wide variety of manuscripts, ranging from research studies (using qualitative or quantitative methodologies) to those focused on theory and philosophy. Readership includes faculty members, administrators, and faculty development professionals at all levels of higher education, therefore we encourage contributors to focus on the implications of their investigations for scholars and practitioners in the field. The Journal of Faculty Development invites manuscripts related to issues in faculty development, professional development, higher education pedagogy, curriculum, leadership, program design and implementation, and evaluation and assessment. We welcome suggestions for thematic issues of the Journal of Faculty Development that address a single issue, problem, or theory.


Titles and abstracts of articles published in past issues in Journal of Faculty Development are available in the online archive.

Special Content with Online Subscriptions

To encourage online subscriptions to the Journal of Faculty Development, and to provide greater service to our subscribers, we now offer special online book-length supplements not available in the print edition.

Submission Guidelines

Please visit our Author Guidelines and Manuscript Submission page for more information about preparing manuscripts for submission.

Book Review Guidelines

The Journal of Faculty Development publishes scholarly book reviews and review essays on a regular basis. We welcome inquiries and suggestions regarding potential future reviews and review essays. Go to Book Review Guidelines for more information.

Subscriptions and Purchasing

The Journal of Faculty Development offers the most current research and scholarship on faculty development. Readers can renew or update subscriptions through the Subscriptions and Purchasing page.

Topics for Special Issues

The Journal of Faculty Development welcomes inquiries, suggestions, and proposals regarding future special issues. Special issues focus on a particular topic, issue, or question related to faculty development. Please direct correspondence to the Editor.

Contact the Editor

Russell Carpenter, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Noel Studio for Academic Creativity
Associate Professor of English
Eastern Kentucky University

About the Editors

Mailing Address

Journal of Faculty Development
New Forums Press
PO Box 876
Stillwater, OK 74076