Professional Development for Faculty

WellAcademic helps faculty work well and be well in the academy

Because you deserve MORE...more time to write, to spend with loved ones, to replenish from the stress of daily life

Your well-being can seem like the price you must pay for faculty success, especially if you're:

  • Buried under an overwhelming service load
  • Juggling the competing demands of work and family
  • A woman of color or other marginalized faculty
  • Doing work that challenges systems of oppression

But the path to a sustainable, fulfilling work-life is closer than you imagine. WellAcademic can help you get there.

Let's reclaim your time and revolutionize how you work

while helping you find some joy along the way.

choose the service that fits your needs

Since 2015, hundreds of faculty have found success, replenishment, and connection through WellAcademic’s guided programs.


Escape the confines of your overscheduled life with Makeover or confidently go up for P&T with Well-Prepared.


From managing stress to mentoring across racial difference, these sessions address the pressing needs of faculty.


Holistic professional advancement programs that foster the success and replenishment of women of color faculty.

Focus Fridays

Write more while having fun.

You read that right - "fun" and "write" are in the same sentence. Intentionally.

Our inclusive faculty writing community is all about crushing your goals in a space of belonging, celebration, learning...and even some unabashed chair dancing.

There's no reason writing needs to be an isolating, miserable experience.  

There's a better way.  

Comparing us to other professional development organizations?

Here are three things we offer that make us special:


That engages the whole you - your work, well-being, and positionality - because all of you matters


From an all woman of color team intimately aware of what it takes for you to thrive in academe


To help you navigate the relational and structural barriers that can impede your progress

WellAcademic LITERALLY changed my life

"Through WellAcademic's retreat and coaching, I've learned to set and hold boundaries, better manage my workload, and create a path to mental, physical, and spiritual wholeness. I am so grateful for these experiences as they have kept me from falling off the metaphorical work cliff."

Tia Sheree Gaynor, PhD
Associate Professor, University of Minnesota


Glad you found your way to our corner of the interwebs.

I built this spot for depleted faculty ready to create a nourishing work-life they love - without having to leave academe to do it.

You know, faculty just like you.

So, take a look around at all the goodness we offer. 

Oh, and if we haven't met, I'm Roxanne Donovan, licensed clinical psychologist, full professor, and founder of WellAcademic.

Click here to learn more about me and Wellacademic.

Itching to make a change?

Start right now with something simple.

Access the free guide to clearing your calendar, (re)claiming your time, and protecting your well-being – without the side serving of guilt.

 You're only 4 steps away from more clarity and peace.