Faculty Center Staff
Joan Walker, Ph.D.
Director, Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs and Research,
& Associate Professor of Education
Phone: (914) 773-3803
Dr. Joan Walker is Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs and Research, Director of the Faculty Center, and Associate Professor in the School of Education at Pace University (NY). Her research examines intersections between the cognitive and non-cognitive aspects of learning and human performance, the design and use of simulation training tools, and the development of professional expertise. Joan’s education and professional training includes a PhD in psychology from Vanderbilt University and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Vanderbilt-Northwestern-Texas-Harvard/MIT Engineering Research Center in Bioengineering Educational Technologies. Joan recently concluded a three-year rotation in the National Science Foundation’s Education and Human Resources Directorate. As a program officer in the Division of Research on Learning, she was involved with a broad spectrum of national STEM programs and initiatives including the launch of NSF’s first Hispanic-Serving Institutions program. Joan has a strong commitment to broadening participation in STEM education and careers, and her research has been translated into community outreach programs that engage traditionally marginalized families in their children's public-school education.
Phone: (212) 346-1471
Ally Kimmel is the Assistant Director in The Faculty Center. She manages career development for faculty at Pace University which includes managing Tenure and/or Promotion, Mid-Tenure, Clinical Promotions, and more on Interfolio. She is involved in planning and organizing The Faculty Center’s events, such as the Academic Portfolio Workshop, Faculty Hour, and Teaching Techniques Workshop. Ally also assists faculty in preparing their dossier files/materials for Tenure and/or Promotion.