Center for Faculty Success

Relaunching the Center

The College of Engineering Center for Faculty Success has been relaunched under the joint leadership of Reeja Jayan and Katie Walsh. The relaunched Center will provide enhanced orientation programming, renewed professional development opportunities, and improved resources to empower and recognize faculty success.

New College of Engineering Faculty Orientation

The College of Engineering will host its New Faculty Orientation on Wednesday and Thursday, August 21 and 22.


Center leadership

B. Reeja Jayan

Professor and Faculty Director of the Center for Faculty Success, College of Engineering

Reeja Jayan is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering with several courtesy appointments. Her research, which lies at the intersection of electromagnetics and materials science, targets sustainable processing of ceramic materials for energy storage and sensing applications.

She received CMU’s Teaching Innovation Award in 2024 for her use of innovative game-based learning strategies in the classroom in addition to numerous other awards for her research, including an NSF Career Award, the Young Investigator Award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and Pittsburgh Magazine’s 40 Under 40 Award.

Katie Walsh

Director of the Center for Faculty Success, College of Engineering

Katie Walsh joined Carnegie Mellon as a teaching consultant at the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation in 2015 and has been teaching courses in the Dietrich College of Arts and Sciences Department of History.

In 2022, she was named associate director of academic support services, where she directed a staff of peer mentors, including supplemental instruction leaders and peer tutors, in addition to helping others develop as teachers and learners.

For more information about the Center for Faculty Success, please contact Katie Walsh at: