The Faculty Senate acts on behalf of the faculty. The Faculty Senate recommends rules, regulations, and policies on behalf of the University’s faculty for the Faculty Senate Rules and Regulations and provides input for various other university policies. The Faculty Senate consists of 39 faculty members who serve simultaneous terms on the University Senate. Members serve staggered three-year terms, with one third of the members elected each spring by the faculty at large through elections. All of the professional schools, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and the libraries are represented on the Faculty Senate. Members’ terms begin the day after Commencement of the election year and continue until Commencement the following year.

Faculty Senate President FY2017          
Pamela Keller Clinical Professor Law Law  17
University Senate President FY2017          
Joseph Harrington Professor English CLAS 18
Cecile Accilien Associate Professor African and African-American Studies CLAS 19
Mary Banwart Associate Communication Studies CLAS 18
Ronald Barrett-Gonzalez Associate Professor Aerospace Engineering Engineering 17
Thomas Beisecker Associate Professor Communication Studies CLAS 17
Naima Boussofara Associate Professor African and African-American Studies CLAS 19
Ben Chappell Associate Professor American Studies CLAS 19
Kelly Chong Associate Professor Sociology  CLAS 17
Jonathan Clark Distinguished Professor History CLAS 18
Chris Elles Assistant Professor Chemistry CLAS 18
Pam Fine Professor Journalism Journalism 18
Christopher Fischer Associate Professor Physics and Astronomy CLAS 17
Ruben Flores Associate Professor American Studies CLAS 19
Lisa Friis Associate Professor Mechanical Engineering Engineering 17
Jane Gibson Associate Professor Anthropology CLAS 19
Sandra Gray Associate Professor Anthropology CLAS 17
Megan Greene Associate Professor History CLAS 19
Lynn Hancock  Associate Professor Molecular Biosciences CLAS 18
Majid Hannoum Associate Professor Anthropology CLAS 18
Kissan Joseph Associate Professor Business Business 17
Elizabeth MacGonagle Associate Professor History CLAS 17
Margaret Marco Associate
Professor Music Music 19
Jason Matejkowski Assistant Professor Social Welfare Social Welfare 18
Amalia Monroe-Gulick Associate Librarian Libraries Libraries 18
Ebenezer Obadare Professor Sociology CLAS 19
Paul Outka Associate Professor English CLAS 19
Bozenna Pasik-Duncan Professor Mathematics CLAS 17
Meagan Patterson  Associate Professor Education Psychology  Education 17
Edward Peltier Associate Professor Civil/Environ/Arch Engineering Engineering 19
Thomas Prisinzano Professor Medicinal Chemistry Pharmacy 19
Lance Rake Professor Design Architecture 19
Angela Rathmel Assistant Specialist Libraries Libraries 18
Roberta Freund Schwartz Associate Professor Music Music 18
Suzanne Shontz Associate Professor EECS Engineering 19
Geraldo Sousa Professor English CLAS 18
Bill Staples Professor Sociology College  17
Dean Stetler Associate Professor Molecular Biosciences CLAS 18
Belinda Sturm Associate Professor Civil/Environ/Arch Engineering Engineering



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