EVMS Faculty Affairs and Professional Development is actively involved in academic activities at the local, regional and national levels. Below is a list of organizational committees that the Faculty Affairs and Professional Development team are a part of and a list of publications and presentations.

National and regional activities

  • Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Group on Faculty Affairs
  • AAMC Southern Group on Educational Affairs
    • Subcommittees: Faculty Development Special Interest Group, Medical Educator Teaching and Learning Certificate Planning Subgroup
  • National Faculty Coaching Community of Practice
  • Virginia Regional Medical Education Symposium Planning Committee

Current research projects

  • Coaching as a process for the professional development of faculty as medical educators: Current state and future possibilities 

Publications and presentations

Selected publications

Elza Mylona, Linda Brubaker, Valerie N. Williams, Karen D. Novielli, Jeffrey M. Lyness, Susan M. Pollart, Valerie Dandar, Sarah Bunton (2016). Does mentoring matter? Implications from the AAMC Faculty Forward Engagement Survey. Medical Education (May 2016).

Wei-Hsin Lu, Elza Mylona, Susan Lane, William A. Wertheim, Perrilynn Baldelli, Peter C. Williams (2014). Faculty development on professionalism and medical ethics: The design, development and implementation of objective structured teaching exercises. Medical Teacher.

Susan Pollart, Valerie Dander, Linda Brubaker, Linda Chaudron, Leslie A. Morrison, Shannon Fox, Elza Mylona, Sarah A. Bunton (2013). Part-time faculty in U.S. medical schools. Academic Medicine (Vol.90, No.3) pp. 355-364.

Roberta E. Sonnino, Vivian Reznik, Luanne A. Thorndyke, Archana Chatterjee, Carlos F. Rios-Bedoya, Elza Mylona, Kathleen G. Nelson, Carol S. Weisman, Page S. Morahan, William C Wadland (2013). Evolution of faculty affairs and faculty development offices in U.S. medical schools: A 10-year follow-up survey. Academic Medicine (Vol. 88, No.9) pp. 1368-1375).

Machelle Linsenmeyer, Elza Mylona, Terry D. Stratton (2013). Outcomes, competencies and milestones across the continuum. Medical Science Educator, The Journal of the International Association of Medical Science Educators (Vol.23, No.1).

Sheila W. Chauvin, William Anderson, Elza Mylona, Ruth Greenberg, Tong Yang (2012). New faculty orientation in North American medical school. Teaching and Learning. November 2012.

Sarah A. Bunton, April M. Corrice. Susan M. Pollart, Karen D. Novielli, Valerie N. Williams, Leslie A. Morrison, Elza Mylona, Shannon Fox (2012). Predictors of workplace satisfaction for U.S. medical school faculty in an era of change and challenge. Academic Medicine (Vol.87, No.5) pp 574-581.

Allan Abbott, Maura Sullivan, Julie Nyquist, Elza Mylona, Clive Taylor (2010) "A medical student practice profile" as the foundation for a case-based curriculum reform. Teaching and Learning in Medicine (Vol,22, No.4) pp 307-311.

Jack R. Scott, Jeffrey A. Morzinski, Lynn Curry, Patricia S. O'Sullivan, Paula Bartholome, Thomas R. Viggiano, Michael D. Lumpkin, Nehad El-Sawi, Franklin J. Medio, Elza Mylona, Alison H. Lintner, Stephen P. Bogdewic, Thomas Schmidt (2008). Maximizing your leadership potential: A two-part IAMSE webcast audio seminar series. Medical Science Educator. Journal of the International Association of Medical Science Educators (Vol. 18, No. 2).

Book chapters

Elza Mylona and Richard Van Eck (2017). Coaching in Medical Education: A Faculty Handbook, Chapter 6 Evaluating Coaching Programs. American Medical Association.

Maurice Clifton and Elza Mylona (2010). Extraordinary Learning in the Workplace, Section III-Assessment. Assessment: Practical strategies applied to the professions. Springer, ICPE series.

Panel discussions and oral presentations

Judith Taylor-Fishwick, et al., Job roles of the 2025 medical educator: Implications for faculty development (facilitator for this session). American Association of Medical Schools, Lead, Learn, Serve Annual Meeting, Austin, Texas. (November 2018)

Judith Taylor-Fishwick, Shaping the future direction of wellness activities: Data from a faculty wellness needs assessment. American Association of Medical Schools, Group of Faculty Affairs, St. Louis, Missouri. (July, 2018)

Judith Taylor-Fishwick, Elza Mylona. Professional Development 'Bites' – A snippet in time is worth your while. American Association of Medical Schools, Group of Faculty Affairs, Austin, Texas. (July 2017)

Jessica Kahn, Elza Mylona. Five practical strategies for publishing your academic affairs and career development work. American Association of Medical Schools. Group of Faculty Affairs, Austin, Texas. (July 2017)

Ann Brown, Grace Huang, Elza Mylona. Mentoring in the 21st century: New concepts and innovations for faculty and institutional success. American Association of Medical Schools, Boston, Mass. (November 2017)


Sarah Bunton, Valerie Dandar, Karen Novielli, Susan Chubinskaya, Elza Mylona, Paula Trief. Generational differences in the academic medicine workplace: An exploration of implications for academic health centers. American Association of Medical Colleges, Group on Faculty Affairs, Austin, Texas (July, 2017)

Summer Nguyen, Judith Taylor-Fishwick, Elza Mylona. Faculty wellness: An evidence-based approach to the creation of a wellness program. Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters/Eastern Virginia Medical School, Summer Scholars Program. (August 2017) 


Norma Saks, Elza Mylona, Carol Elam. A mission-based approach to community engagement: Tracking and communicating the work we do. The Generalists in Medical Education, Boston, Mass.