About Us

About OOLD

our mission: learning through community

Our Values:

  • Encourage lifelong learning
  • Build community
  • Support a more inclusive and equitable environment
  • Adapt and respond to employee needs

Our Team




Director - Amy Fowler Kinch

(406) 243-5897

Amy Fowler Kinch has served as the director of the Faculty Development Office since 2010. Prior to that, she worked on UM's National Science Foundation ADVANCE grant to promote the recruitment and retention of women in our science faculty. She is so excited to be working for all UM employees now in this new office and eager to hear from everyone about their needs for professional development. 

Jasmine Laine

Associate Director - Jasmine Laine


Jasmine Laine recently joined the Office of Organizational Learning and Development and is passionate about creating a culture at UM that emphasizes learning, growth, and inclusion. Previously, she worked in UM’s Office of the Provost. She has been a public speaking instructor at UM and is a certified flight instructor. Jasmine earned an M.A. in Communication Studies from the University of Montana.