The University Senate consists of faculty, professional staff, and library staff.  Each University department elects one senator for every fifteen department members.  In addition, faculty, professional staff, and library staff elect eight senators-at-large.  Senators serve for two years with officers elected each year.  Senators and officers may be re-elected.  For the 2017-18 academic year, the Senate has 85 members.

Full Senate Membership  2017-18





Term Expires

Accardo, Amy Inter. & inclusive Ed. Meredith-Brown,C Faculty  2019
Alexander, Janelle Admissions Ivanic, S. Prof. Staff  2019
Andre, Michelle  Intercoll. Athletics   Prof. Staff  2019
Angelone, Bonnie Psychology Angelone, D.J. Faculty  2019
Angelone, David (DJ) Psychology Haugh, J. Faculty/At Large 2018
Appelson, Herb Art Salvante, M. Faculty  2018
Barbro, Patrick Marketing/BIS Lewis, P. Faculty  2018
Barney, Erin University Advising Center   Prof. Staff  2019
Bauer, Nathan Philosophy & Religion Lung, M./Clowney, D. Faculty  2019
Billing, Tejinder(MLOA) Management/Entrep Casper, C./Yang Y. Faculty  2018
Block, Lori College of Education Mummert, E. Prof. Staff  2018
Browne, Susan Lang.,Literacy & SE   Faculty  2019
Brush, Denise Library Services Matthews, J. Faculty 2019
Bryant, Kelly Duke History   Faulty  2019
Burgos, Charissa Admissions Czekalski, C. Prof. Staff  2019
Cassidy, Joe Athletics Wilson, K. Prof. Staff  2019
Chu, Mike Computer Science Breitzman,A. Faculty 2019
Cleary, Doug Civil/Environ Engin Rouzbeth, N. Faculty  2018
Connolly, Harold Geology Wiemann, P. Faculty  2019
Courtney, Jennifer Writing Arts   Faculty  2018
Cox, Amanda UAC/Psychology   Faculty  2019
Crumrine, Patrick Geography/Planning & Sustainability Hasse, J. Faculty  2019
Dedkov,Eduard (interim) CMSRU   Faculty  2019
D'Intino, Bob Management/Entrep Casper, C. Faculty  2018
Everett, Jess Experiential Engin Edu. Farrell, S. Faculty  2019
Feaster, John CCCA   Faculty   
Finer, Cynthia University  Advising Center Rahin, N. Prof. Staff  2018
Foglein, Jonathan Chemistry/Biochemistry Whiting, M. Prof. Staff/      At Large 2019
Folkinshteyn, Daniel Accounting/Finance McGrath, W. Faculty  2018
Fopeano, Richard STEAM   Faculty  2019
Fortunato, Tiffany Univ. Adv. Ctr./STEAM   Prof. Staff  2019
Freind, Bill English Falck, C.


Frierson, Georita Psychology Haught, J./Raiff, B. Faculty  2018
Fusco, Tom Theatre & Dance   Faculty  2018
Garyantes, Diane Journalism DiUlio, N. Faculty  2019
Gendreau, Mat Music DiBlasio, D./Hiatt,  Faculty  2019
Gougon, Danielle Political Science & Econ. Reaves, N. Faculty  2018
Greeson, Jeff Psychology Haught, J./Raiff, B Faculty  2019
Guerra, Eric Physics & Astronomy Klassen, D. Faculty  2019
Haynes, Julia Communication Studies Lockhard, E./Benavides, H. Faculty  2019
Hecht, Gregory Biological Sciences Richmond, C. Faculty  2019
Herberg, Erin Writing Arts Reed, A. Faculty  2018
Hill, Jane Sociology & Anthropology   Faculty  2019
Holbrook, Luke Biology   Faculty 2019
Iftode, Cristina Molecular & Cellular Biosciences Carone, B. Faculty  2019
Jonnalagadda, Subash Chemistry & Biochemistry Peresz, L. Faculty  2019
Kerrigan, Monica Ed. Services & Leadership Wilson-Hill, Z. Faculty  2018
Kowalsky, Michelle Library Services Kennedy, S. Faculty  2019
Laguer, Israel EOF/MAP Morton, J. Prof. Staff  2018
LaPorta, Philip Physics & Astronomy Klassen, D. Faculty  2019
Larsen-Britt, Christine University Advising Center Rey, B. Prof. Staff/ Sec. 2018
Lewandowski, Carla Law & Justice Studies Samsel, T. Faculty  2018
Lewis, Jeanne Admissions   Prof.Staff  2018
Linderman, Charles Mechanical Engineering   Prof. Staff/          At Large 2018
Liu, Linda (Xia) Marketing/BIS Lewis, P. Faculty  2018
MasSerna, Maria Foreign Language Manley, M./Smith, E. Faculty  2019
McCann, Sharon Sociology Rosado, M. Faculty  2018
Michener, Catherine Lang., Literacy & SE Suh, S. Faculty  2018
Miller, DeMond Sociology   Faculty/At Large 2019
Mills, J.T. Social Just/Inclusion/    Conflict Resolution   Prof. Staff  2019
Moura-Letts, Gustavo Chemistry & Biochemistry Perez, L. Faculty  2019
Papachristou, Babis Mathematics Benjilali, N. Faculty 2018
Pattwell, Ashley Public Relations/ Advert.   Faculty 2019
Politz, Keir Radio/TV/Film Winkler, C. Faculty 2019
Porch, Jessica Conference & Events O'Leary, K. Prof. Staff 2018
Ramachandran, Ravi Elec/Comp Engineering Krchnavek, R. Faculty 2019
Schillo, Michael University Advising Center Myers, J. Prof. Staff  2018
Schwarz, Timothy Music   Faculty  2018
Shapiro, Rachael Writing Arts Luther, J. Faculty  2019
Shuff, Midge Inter. & Inclusive Ed. Cormier, M. Faculty  2019
Simons, Christopher Mathematics   Faculty  2019
Slater, Kate English   Faculty  2019
Somdahl-Sands, K. Political Science & Econ.   Faculty  2019
Staehle, Mary Biomedical Engineering Beachley, V. Faculty  2019
Stutzbach, Eileen Academic Technology   Prof. Staff/      At Large 2019
Suber-Robinson, M. Conference & Events Calio, B. Prof. Staff  2018
Thayasivam, Uma Mathemataics Lee, I. Faculty  2018
Thomas, Skeffington Art   Faculty/At Large 2018
Uygur, Mehmet Health & Exercise Science Freidenreich, D. Faculty  2018
Uygur, Ozge Accounting/Finance McGrath, W. Faculty  2018
Verrengo, Andrea Chemical Engineering Stanzione, J. Faculty  2018
Williams, Barbara B. Ed. Services & Leadership Callueng, C.  Faculty 2018
Willis, Shari Health & Exercise Science Freidenreich, D.  Faculty 2019
Xue, Wei Mechanical Engineering Haas, F. (Mac)  Faculty 2019

The Senate Organization responsibilities

  • elects a President, Vice President, Secretary - two year terms
  • the President appoints a Parliamentarian
  • elects 21 standing committee chairs - two year terms
  • elects 8 senator at large- two year terms
  • oversees 5 all university committee as well as 5 ad hoc committees

Senate Meetings

The Senate meets once a month, within a week of the monthly meeting of the Senate Executive Committee. 

The meetings have the following agendas:

  • each senate meeting begins with an open period of no more than 30 minutes during which non members may speak 
  • Senate President reports on ongoing business
  • each committee chair present a brief report
  • members are encouraged to address ongoing issues or to advance new business for Senate consideration