THE FACULTY SENATE
(Bylaws, Article 13)

 Membership of Faculty Senate

COMPOSITION AND FUNCTIONS

  1. The Faculty Senate consists of the 32 elected faculty members of the University Council; one member elected by and from each academic department or school in the degree-granting colleges of the university, with two elected from each academic department or school of over 50 faculty members; and one member each from the College of Law and the University Libraries.

    Among the ex officio nonvoting members is any faculty member of the University Advisory Committee (UAC) to the Board of Trustees and of the Faculty Advisory Committee to the Illinois Board of Higher Education who is not a voting member of the senate, the faculty serving as assistant chairs of the Academic Planning Council (APC), the Graduate Council (GC), and the Undergraduate Coordinating Council (UCC) if they are not otherwise voting members of the senate, and the supportive professional staff member of the University Council.

    The faculty members of the University Council shall be elected by the faculty members of the colleges, excluding the president's staff and the provost's staff, members of the Council of Deans, associate deans, assistant deans, assistants to deans and members of the supportive professional staff. The remaining faculty members shall be elected directly by each of the academic departments or schools in the degree-granting colleges of the university, the College of Law, and the University Libraries.

  2. The Faculty Senate shall serve as the official voice of the university faculty of Northern Illinois University and as the authoritative representative liaison body between the faculty and the University Council, the president of the university, the executive vice president and provost, other vice presidents with respect to their responsibilities affecting the faculty, and the Board of Trustees.

    In accordance with the Preamble and Article 7.3 of the university Constitution and the stated commitment to university governance as a shared process, the Faculty Senate shall serve the following purposes:

    1.    To promote the representation of the faculty in the governance of the university;

For details see Constitution and Bylaws of Northern Illinois University.

Meets one Wednesday of each month from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

THE FACULTY SENATE
ELECTED FACULTY MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY COUNCIL

MEMBERSHIP OF THE UNIVERSITY COUNCIL
2008-2009
2009-2010
2010-2011
2011-2012
Business
Rick Ridnour
Rick Ridnour
Business
David Wade
Rebecca Shortridge
Rebecca Shortridge
Rebecca Shortridge
Business
Terry Bishop
Terry Bishop
Terry Bishop
Education
 Rebecca Butler
Rebecca Butler
Rebecca Butler
Education
 M. Cecil Smith
M. Cecil Smith
M. Cecil Smith
Education
Laurie Elish-Piper
 Laurie Elish-Piper
Laurie Elish-Piper
Laurie Elish-Piper
Education
Janet Holt
Clersida Garcia/Lisa Yamagata-Lynch
Lisa Yamagata-Lynch
Lisa Yamagata-Lynch
Education
Toni Tollerud
 Toni Tollerud/Clersida Garcia
Engineering & Engineering Technology
Clifford Mirman
Clifford Mirman
Engineering & Engineering Technology
Abhijit Gupta 
Abhijit Gupta
Abhijit Gupta
Health and Human Sciences
 Brigid Lusk
Brigid Lusk
Brigid Lusk
Health and Human Sciences
Linda Derscheid
Karen Baldwin
Karen Baldwin
Karen Baldwin
Health and Human Sciences
 Nancy Nuzzo
Nancy Nuzzo
Nancy Nuzzo
Law
Dan Schneider
Dan Schneider
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Joseph Stephen
Melissa Lenczewski
Melissa Lenczewski
Melissa Lenczewski
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Jeffrey Chown
Jeffrey Chown
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Patricia Henry 
Patricia Henry
Patricia Henry
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Barbara Burrell
Barbara Burrell
Liberal Arts & Sciences
William Baker
 William Baker
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Linda Sons
Rosemary Feurer
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Eric Mogren
Eric Mogren
Eric Mogren
Eric Mogren
Liberal Arts & Sciences
 Amy Newman
Amy Newman
Amy Newman
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Alan Rosenbaum 
*Alan Rosenbaum
Alan Rosenbaum
Liberal Arts & Sciences
*Paul Stoddard
David Valentiner/Khan Mohabbat
Khan Mohabbat
Khan Mohabbat
Liberal Arts & Sciences
 Carol Thompson
  Carol Thompson
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Richard Greene
Richard Greene
Richard Greene
Richard Greene
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Kendall Thu 
 Kendall Thu
Kendall Thu
University Libraries
Jana Brubaker 
 Jana Brubaker
Jana Brubaker
Visual & Performing Arts
Kerry Freedman 
 Kerry Freedman
Kerry Freedman
Visual & Performing Arts
Lee Sido
Jeff Kowalski
Jeff Kowalski
Jeff Kowalski
Visual & Performing Arts
Douglas Boughton
Douglas Boughton
Visual & Performing Arts
Barbara Jaffee 
Barbara Jaffee
Barbara Jaffee
Parliamentarian
 Ferald Bryan
Ferald Bryan
Supportive Professional Staff
 Bobbie Cesarek
Bobbie Cesarek
Assistant Chair, APC
Aimee Prawitz
Aimee Prawitz
Assistant Chair, GC
Doris Macdonald
Lauriece Zittel
Assistant Chair, UCC
Arthur Doerderoein
Cason Snow
FAC to IBHE
Earl Hansen
Earl Hansen
University Advisory Committee
*Paul Stoddard
*Alan Rosenbaum
University Advisory Committee
 Clersida Garcia
Gregory Waas
Gregory Waas
Gregory Waas
University Advisory Committee
 Ferald Bryan
Ferald Bryan
Ferald Bryan
University Advisory Committee
 Joseph "Buck" Stephen
Joseph "Buck" Stephen
University Advisory Committee
 Bobbie Cesarek
Bobbie Cesarek
University Advisory Committee
 Jay Monteiro
Jay Monteiro

ELECTED FACULTY MEMBERS FROM
ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS AND SCHOOLS

FS MEMBERSHIP FROM DEPARTMENTS
2008-2009
2009-2010
2010-2011
2011-2012
BUSINESS
Accountancy
Brad Cripe 
Brad Cripe
Brad Cripe
Finance
 James Johnson
Gina Nicolosi
Gina Nicolosi
Gina Nicolosi
Management
Paula Brown 
David Wade
David Wade
David Wade
Marketing
Debra Zahay
Debra Zahay Blatz
Debra Zahay Blatz
Debra Zahay Blatz
OMIS
Jack Marchewka
Jack Marchewka
EDUCATION
Kinesiology & Physical Education
Clersida Garcia
 Clersida Garcia
Counseling, Adult & Health Education
Teresa Fisher
 Teresa Fisher
Teresa Fisher
Literacy Education
Sonia Armstrong
 Sonia Armstrong
Sonia Armstrong
Teaching and Learning
Jesse "Woody" Johnson 
 Jesse "Woody" Johnson
Jesse "Woody" Johnson
Educational Technology, Research & Assessment
Lara Luetkehans
Vicki Collins
Leadership Educational Psychological & Foundations
Kerry Burch
Stephen Tonks
Stephen Tonks
Stephen Tonks
ENGINEERING & ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
Electrical Engineering
Lichuan Liu 
Lichuan Liu
Lichuan Liu
Industrial Engineering
 Reinaldo Moraga
Reinaldo Moraga
Reinaldo Moraga
Mechanical Engineering
Milivoje Kostic
Milivoje Kostic
Technology
Earl Hansen
Abul Azad
Abul Azad
Abul Azad
HEALTH & HUMAN SCIENCES
Allied Health & Communicative Disorders
Nancy Castle
#Nancy Castl/Deb Gough
Nancy Castle
Nancy Castle
Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences
Julie Johnson-Hillary 
Julie Johnson-Hillary
Julie Johnson-Hillary
Nursing & Health Studies
Mari Valle
Ayhan Lash
Ayhan Lash
Ayhan Lash
LAW
Jeffrey Brown
Jeffrey Brown
LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES
Anthropology
Giovanni Bennardo 
Leila Porter/Giovani Bennardo
Giovanni Bennardo
Biological Sciences
Jozef Bujarski 
Jozef Bujarski
Jozef Bujarski
Chemistry
C. T. Lin
C.T. Lin
C.T. Lin
C.T. Lin
Communication
 Gretchen Bisplinghoff
Gretchen Bisplinghoff
Gretchen Bisplinghoff
Computer Science
H. Joel Jeffrey 
H. Joel Jeffrey
H. Joel Jeffrey
Economics
Khan Mohabbat
George Slotsve
George Slotsve
George Slotsve
English
Diana Swanson
David Sweet
David Sweet
David Sweet
Foreign Languages & Literatures
 Michael Morris
**Michael Morris
Michael Morris
Geography
David Goldblum
David Goldblum
David Goldblum
David Goldblum
Geology
Jay Stravers 
Jay Stravers
Jay Stravers
History
Rosemary Feurer 
Rosemary Feurer
Rosemary Feurer
Mathematical Sciences
 Douglas Bowman
Richard Blecksmith
Richard Blecksmith
Richard Blecksmith
Mathematical Sciences
Hui Hu
Hui Hu
Hui Hu
Philosophy
Valia Allori 
Valia Allori
Valia Allori
Physics
 Stephen Martin
Stephen Martin
Stephen Martin
Stephen Martin
Political Science
Larry Arnhart 
Larry Arnhart
Larry Arnhart
Psychology
David Valentiner 
David Valentiner
David Valentiner
David Valentiner
Sociology
Charles Cappell
Charles Cappell
UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
Cason Snow
Jitka Hurych
Jitka Hurych
Jitka Hurych
VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS
Art
Jeff Kowalski 
Kryssi Staikidis
Kryssi Staikidis
Kryssi Staikidis
Music
John Novak
John Novak
Theatre Arts
Melanie Parks 
Bob Schneider
@University Advisory Committee 
to the Board of Trustees
 Paul Stoddard
*Alan Rosenbaum
Clersida Garcia
Gregory Waas
Gregory Waas
Gregory Waas
Ferald Bryan 
Ferald Bryan
Ferald Bryan
 Joseph "Buck" Stephen
Joseph "Buck" Stephen
  Bobbie Cesarek
Bobbie Cesarek
 Jay Monteiro
Jay Monteiro
@Faculty Advisory Committee to the IBHE
Earl Hansen 
Earl Hansen
@Supportive Professional Staff
 Bobbie Cesarek
Bobbie Cesarek
@Assistant Chair, APC
Aimee Prawitz
Aimee Prawitz
@Assistant Chair, GC
Doris Macdonald
Lauriece Zittle
@Assistant Chair, UCC
Arthur Doerderlein
Cason Snow
@Student Association Liaison
Daniel Matousek
@Faculty Athletics Liaison
Janet Rintala
Janet Rintala
                * Executive Secretary of University Council and President of Faculty Senate
                ** Vice President of Faculty Senate
                #Secretary of Faculty Senate
                @Ex officio, nonvoting