(Bylaws, Article 13)

 Membership of Faculty Senate


  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.


Business Rick Ridnour Rick Ridnour     
Business Sally Webber David Wade  David Wade David Wade
Business Diane Docking Diane Docking Diane Docking  
Education Rebecca Butler Rebecca Butler Rebecca Butler  
Education M. Cecil Smith M. Cecil Smith M. Cecil Smith  
Education Richard Orem Laurie Elish-Piper Laurie Elish-Piper  Laurie Elish-Piper
Education Amy Rose  Jean Pierce Jean Pierce  Jean Pierce
Education Toni Tollerud Toni Tollerud     
Engineering & Engineering Technology Xueshu Song Xueshu Song     
Engineering & Engineering Technology Shin-Min Song Shin-Min Song Shin-Min Song  
Health and Human Sciences Brigid Lusk Brigid Lusk Brigid Lusk  
Health and Human Sciences ^Nancy Castle  Linda Derscheid Linda Derscheid  Linda Derscheid
Health and Human Sciences Jody Newman-Ryan Jody Newman-Ryan     
Law John Walton John Walton     
Liberal Arts & Sciences Colin Booth Joseph Stephen  Joseph Stephen  Joseph Stephen
Liberal Arts & Sciences Michael Kolb Michael Kolb     
Liberal Arts & Sciences Lynn Kamenitsa Lynn Kamenitsa Lynn Kamenitsa  
Liberal Arts & Sciences John Wolfskill John Wolfskill     
Liberal Arts & Sciences William Baker William Baker     
Liberal Arts & Sciences Janice Hamlet Janice Hamlet     
Liberal Arts & Sciences Patricia Henry Eric Mogren  Eric Mogren  Eric Mogren
Liberal Arts & Sciences Amy Newman Amy Newman Amy Newman  
Liberal Arts & Sciences Jay Stravers Jay Stravers Jay Stravers  
Liberal Arts & Sciences Paul Stoddard Paul Stoddard  Paul Stoddard  Paul Stoddard
Liberal Arts & Sciences Brad Peters Brad Peters    
Liberal Arts & Sciences David Gorman James Giles James Giles  James Giles
Liberal Arts & Sciences William Tolhurst William Tolhurst William Tolhurst  
University Libraries Byron Anderson Byron Anderson Byron Anderson  
Visual & Performing Arts Jeff Kowalski Jeff Kowalski Jeff Kowalski  
Visual & Performing Arts Larry Gregory Lee Sido     
Visual & Performing Arts Kent Gallagher Kent Gallagher     
Visual & Performing Arts Debra Grall Debra Grall Debra Grall  
Parliamentarian Ferald Bryan Ferald Bryan 
Supportive Professional Staff Shey Lowman Bobbie Cesarek 
Assistant Chair, APC Denise Schoenbachler Richard Dowen 
Assistant Chair, GC Yale Factor Tom Sims 
Assistant Chair, UCC Art Doederlein  
FAC to IBHE   Jody Newman-Ryan 
University Advisory Committee Paul Stoddard Paul Stoddard 
University Advisory Committee Xueshu Song Xueshu Song     
University Advisory Committee Ferald Bryan Ferald Bryan Ferald Bryan  
University Advisory Committee Joseph "Buck" Stephen Joseph "Buck" Stephen     
University Advisory Committee Shey Lowman Bobbie Cesarek 
University Advisory Committee Rachel Turner Sara Clayton 


Accountancy Natalie Churyk  Natalie Churyk Natalie Churyk  
Finance James Johnson James Johnson James Johnson James Johnson
Management Jon Briscoe Paula Brown Paula Brown  
Marketing Geoffrey Gordon Tim Aurand Tim Aurand Tim Aurand
OMIS Jack Marchewka Jack Marchewka    
Kinesiology & Physical Education Pamela MacFarlane Pamela MacFarlane    
Counseling, Adult & Health Education Sharon Holmes Scott Wickman Scott Wickman  
Literacy Education Alfred Tatum Alfred Tatum Alfred Tatum  
Teaching and Learning
Joyce Lieberman
Moses Mutuku Moses Mutuku  
Educational Technology, Research & Assessment Janet Holt Janet Holt    
Leadership Educational Psychological & Foundations Jean Pierce Kerry Burch Kerry Burch Kerry Burch
Electrical Engineering Donald Zinger Reza Hashemian Reza Hashemian  
Industrial Engineering Omar Ghrayeb Reinaldo Moraga Reinaldo Moraga  
Mechanical Engineering Brian Coller Brian Coller    
Technology Radha Balamuralikrishna Earl Hansen Earl Hansen Earl Hansen
Allied Health Professions M.J. Blaschak Mari Valle Mari Valle Mari Valle
Communicative Disorders Nancy Castle Nancy Castle Nancy Castle Nancy Castle
Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences Elizabeth Miller Elizabeth Miller Elizabeth Miller  
Nursing Brigid Lusk Judith Hertz    
LAW Elvia Arriola Elvia Arriola    
Anthropology Kendall Thu Kendall Thu Kendall Thu  
Biological Sciences Christopher Hubbard Christopher Hubbard Christopher Hubbard  
Chemistry C. T. Lin C. T. Lin C. T. Lin  C. T. Lin
Communication Gretchen Bisplinghoff Gretchen Bisplinghoff Gretchen Bisplinghoff  
Computer Science Robert Zerwekh Ibrahim Onylaksel Ibrahim Onylaksel  
Economics Stephen Nord Khan Mohabbat Khan Mohabbat Khan Mohabbat
English John V. Knapp Diana Swanson Diana Swanson Diana Swanson
Foreign Languages & Literatures Michael Morris  Michael Morris Michael Morris  
Geography Richard Greene Richard Greene Richard Greene  Richard Greene
Geology PaReed Schererul Loubere Reed Scherer Reed Scherer  
History Anne Hanley Sean Farrell Sean Farrell  
Math Sciences Joseph "Buck" Stephen Douglas Bowman Douglas Bowman Douglas Bowman
Philosophy Michael Bishop James Hudson James Hudson  
Physics Augden Windelborn Stephen Martin Stephen Martin Stephen Martin
Political Science   Daniel Kempton    
Psychology Alan Rosenbaum Alan Rosenbaum    
Sociology Fred Markowitz    
UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES David Lonergan Cason Snow Cason Snow Cason Snow
Art Katherine Kahn Barbara Jaffee Barbara Jaffee  
Music Greg Barrett Greg Barrett    
Theatre Arts Deborah Robertson Christopher Markle Christopher Markle  
@University Advisory Committee 
to the Board of Trustees
*Paul Stoddard
Paul Stoddard
  Xueshu Song Xueshu Song    
  Ferald Bryan Ferald Bryan Ferald Bryan  
  Joseph "Buck" Stephen Joseph "Buck" Stephen    
  Shey Lowman Bobbie Cesarek    
  Donna Smith Sara Clayton    
@Faculty Advisory Committee to the IBHE   Jody Newman-Ryan    
@Supportive Professional Staff Shey Lowman Bobbie Cesarek    
@Assistant Chair, APC Denise Schoenbachler Richard Dowen    
@Assistant Chair, GC Yale Factor Tom Sims    
@Assistant Chair, UCC Art Doederlein    
@Student Association Liaison DuJuan Smith Adam Novotney    
                * Executive Secretary of University Council and President of Faculty Senate
                ** Vice President of Faculty Senate
                #Secretary of Faculty Senate
                @Ex officio, nonvoting