The Faculty Senate
(FS Bylaws, Article 1 and 7)

Membership of Faculty Senate

Faculty Senate Bylaws, Article 1

1.1 Voting Members

1.1.1 Election of Voting Members

Voting members of the Faculty Senate shall be elected in the following manner:

(A) One member of the Faculty Senate shall be elected from and by the tenure-track faculty of each academic department or school in the degree-granting colleges of the university, with two elected from each department or school of over 50 faculty members, and one faculty member each from the College of Law and the University Libraries. Members of the University Council may not serve as the elected Faulty Senate representative of an academic department. Alternates for elected members of the Faculty Senate shall be selected from the member’s department. Alternates may attend and participate as voting members in the event the elected member is unable to attend.

In addition, 10 non-tenured instructors as defined by the Instructors collective Bargaining Agreement Article 1 shall be voting members. One instructor will be selected by each of the seven degree-granting colleges. The remaining three instructors will be selected at large.

One clinical faculty member will be selected by the Council of Deans.

Two Supportive Professional Staff members will be selected by the Supportive Professional Staff Council.

Two Operating Staff members will be selected by the Operating Staff Council. Operating Staff will serve one-year terms.

(B) When the Faculty Senate does not contain at least one elected faculty representative who is a member of a minority racial group, the elected faculty members of the Faculty Senate shall meet and elect such a representative. The person thus elected shall be chosen from among the faculty members of the university who are eligible for election as a faculty representative of the Faculty Senate. Prior to conducting such an election, the elected faculty representatives on Faculty Senate shall seek nominations from the college faculties and shall elect one of the persons thus nominated. The position thus filled shall be in addition to the number of seats otherwise apportioned. The faculty representative so elected shall serve a term of three years.

(C) Eleven students will have voting membership on the Faculty Senate. One student will be selected by the Student Advisory Committee from each of the six undergraduate degree-granting colleges. Two undergraduate students will be selected by the Student Government Association. Two graduate students will be selected by the Graduate Council. One College of Law student will be selected by the College of Law. Students will serve one-year terms. Students will not vote on faculty and staff personnel matters.

1.1.2 The terms of office for all voting members of the Faculty Senate, except students, shall be for three years and shall begin July 1 of each year.

1.2 Nonvoting Members

1.2.1 Any faculty member of the University Advisory Committee (UAC) to the Board of Trustees who is not a voting member of the Faculty Senate shall be an ex officio nonvoting member.

1.2.2 If not otherwise a member of the Faculty Senate the faculty representative to the Illinois Board of Higher Education Faculty Advisory Committee shall be an ex officio nonvoting member.

1.2.3 If they are not otherwise voting members of the Faculty Senate, the faculty serving as assistant chairs of the Academic Planning Council, the Graduate Council, and the Baccalaureate Council, shall sit as ex officio nonvoting members of the Senate during their terms of office.

1.2.4 If not otherwise a voting member of the Faculty Senate, the Faculty Athletics Representative shall be an ex officio nonvoting member.

Faculty Senate Bylaws, Article 7

7.1 The Faculty Senate shall serve as the official voice of the faculty of Northern Illinois University and as the authoritative representative liaison body between the faculty and (1) the University Council, (2) the president of the university, (3) the executive vice president and provost, (4) other vice presidents with respect to their responsibilities affecting the faculty, and (5) the chair and the Board of Trustees. The Faculty Senate is the body empowered to act as an agent for the university faculty with the power to formulate policies regarding educational functions of the university.

7.2 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:

7.2.1 Faculty shall predominate in all policy decisions relating to the faculty personnel system, the university curriculum, and to policy decisions concerning admissions and academic policies and standards.

7.2.2 To promote the representation of the faculty in the governance of the university;

7.2.3 To encourage active faculty participation in the development of university policies and procedures;

7.2.4 To discuss and recommend as a Faculty Senate policies affecting the university as a whole;

7.2.5 To promote the welfare of the faculty and the university.

Meets monthly on Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m.
2022-2023 dates: Aug 31, Sep 28, Oct 26, Nov 16, Jan 25, Feb 22, Mar 29, Apr 26



TENURE-TRACK FACULTY

2021-2022

2022-2023

2023-2024

2024-2025

 

BUSINESS                   

 

 

 

 

Accountancy

Fall-TBD
Spring-Mark Mellon
Mark Mellon

Finance

Nan Qin 

Nan Qin Nan Qin

Management

Sarah Marsh

Sarah Marsh Sarah Marsh

Marketing

Elisa Fredericks

Elisa Fredericks Elisa Fredericks

OMIS

Biagio Palese for Pendergrass

Biagio Palese 

Biagio Palese

Biagio Palese

EDUCATION                   

 

 

 

 

Counseling and Higher Education

Xiaodan Hu

Xiaodan Hu

 

Curriculum and Instruction

Jodi Lampi

Jodi Lampi

Educational Technology, Research & Assessment

Vicki Collins for Johnson

Cindy Campbell

Cindy Campbell

Cindy Campbell

Kinesiology & Physical Education

Peter Chomentowski

Peter Chomentowski

Peter Chomentowski Peter Chomentowski

Leadership, Educational Psychology & Foundations

Benjamin Creed

Tiffany Puckett for Creed Ben Creed

Special and Early Education

Lisa Liberty

Lisa Liberty

 

ENGINEERING & ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY                   

 

 

 

 

Electrical Engineering

Fall-Ibrahim Abdel-Motaleb
Spring-Veysel Demir

Veysel Demir

 

Industrial & Systems Engineering

Gary Chen

Gary Chen

 

Mechanical Engineering

Sahar Vahabzadeh

Sahar Vahabzadeh

Sahar Vahabzadeh

Sahar Vahabzadeh

Technology

Mahdi Vaezi

Mahdi Vaezi Mahdi Vaezi

HEALTH & HUMAN SCIENCES                   

 

 

  

  

Allied Health & Communicative Disorders

Fall-In-Sop Kim
Spring-King Chung

In-Sop Kin In-Sop Kim

Family and Consumer Sciences

Bette Montgomery

Bette Montgomery

Bette Montgomery

Health Studies

Arlene Keddie

Sheila Barrett

Sheila Barrett Sheila Barrett

Interdisciplinary Health Professions

Melanie Duffrin

Melani Duffrin Melani Duffrin

Nursing

Fall-Nancy Petges
Spring-Jeanette Rossetti

Jeanette Rossetti for Petges Jeanette Rossetti for Petges

LAW

Dan McConkie

Fall-Sarah Fox
Spring-Dan McConkie

Dan McConkie

Dan McConkie

LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES                   

 

 

 

 

Anthropology

Fall-Dana Bardolph
Spring-Emily McKee
Emily McKee

Biological Sciences

Jozef Bujarski

Jozef Bujarski

 

 

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Evgueni Nesterov

Evgueni Nesterov

Evgueni Nesterov

Communication

Karen Whedbee

Karen Whedbee

Computer Science

Kirk Duffin

Kirk Duffin

Earth, Atmosphere and Environment

Phil Carpenter

Phil Carpenter

Economics

**George Slotsve

George Slotsve George Slotsve

English

David Gorman for Aygen

Brian May for Aygen

Gulsat Aygen

History

Ismael Montana

Ismael Montana

 

Mathematical Sciences

Gleb Sirotkin

Gleb Sirotkin

Philosophy

Fall-Valia Allori
Spring-Mylan Engel

Valia Allori

 

Physics

Yasuo Ito 

Yasuo Ito

Yasuo Ito

Political Science

April Clark

April Clark

 

Psychology

David Valentiner 

David Valentiner David Valentiner

Public Administration

Jaehee Jong 

Jaehee Jong

Jaehee Jong

Sociology

Shane Sharp

Shane Sharp

Shane Sharp Shane Sharp

Statistics and Actuarial Science

Fall-TBD
Spring-Lei Hua

Haiming Zhou

Haiming Zhou Haiming Zhou

World Languages & Cultures

Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith

UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

Beth McGowan

Beth McGowan Beth McGowan

VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS                   

 

 

 

 

Art and Design

Kryssi Staikidis

TBD for Staikidis Kryssi Staikidis

Music

David Maki for Beyer

Christopher Scanlon

Christopher Scanlon

Christopher Scanlon

Theatre & Dance

Rich Grund

Lori Hartenhoff

Lori Hartenhoff Lori Hartenhoff

INSTRUCTORS AND CLINICAL FACULTY

2021-2022

2022-2023

2023-2024

2024-2025

Instructor-BUS

 

 

 

 

Instructor-EDU

David Serowka for Laben

David Serowka for Laben

 

 

Instructor-EET

Fall-TBD for Miguel
Spring-Ed Miguel

Ed Miguel

 

 

Instructor-HHS

Beth Lulinski for Berke

Marcia Berke

 

 

Instructor-LAS

TBD for Borre

TBD for Borre

 

 

Instructor-LAW

Jeanna Hunter

Jeanna Hunter

 

Instructor-VPA

Brian Penkrot

Brian Penkrot

 

Instructor-at large

Tim Sullivan

Tim Sullivan

 

Instructor-at large

Jason Akst

Jason Akst

 

Instructor-at large

Victoria Books

Victoria Books

 

Clinical faculty-at large

Mariah Cheyney

Mariah Cheyney

 

STAFF

2021-2022

2022-2023

2023-2024

2024-2025

Supportive Professional Staff

Felicia Bohanon for Doederlein

 

 

 

Supportive Professional Staff

Stephanie Richter

Stephanie Richter

 

 

Operating Staff

Natasha Johnson

 

 

 

Operating Staff

Zac Birch

 

 

 

STUDENTS

2021-2022

2022-2023

2023-2024

2024-2025

Student-SAC-BUS

 

 

 

Student-SAC-EDU

 

 

 

 

Student-SAC-EET

 

 

 

Student-SAC-HHS

 

 

 

Student-SAC-LAS

Jeremy Knoll

 

 

 

Student-SAC-VPA

 

 

 

 

Student-SGA

Devlin Collins

 

 

 

Student-SGA

Fall-Dallas Douglass
Spring-TBD

 

 

 

Student-GC

Fall-Denise Halverson 
Spring-Courtney Bradley

 

 

 

Student-GC

Fall-Mitchell Rigert
Spring-Sadia Qamar

 

 

 

Student-LAW

Fall-James Bennett
Spring-Batoul Haidar

 

 

NONVOTING
MEMBERS OR CONSULTANTS

2021-2022

2022-2023

2023-2024

2024-2025

Faculty members of the University Advisory Committee 
to the Board of Trustees

*Peter Chomentowski

Ismael Montana

    

    

    

Karen Whedbee

Karen Whedbee Karen Whedbee

    

Katy Jaekel Katy Jaekel

 

Greg Beyer for Hanna

 

Faculty Advisory Committee to the IBHE

Linda Saborío

Linda Saborío

Linda Saborío Linda Saborío

Assistant Chair, APC

Marc Falkoff 

 

 

Assistant Chair, GC

Katy Jaekel

 

  

Assistant Chair, BC

Amanda Ferguson

 

  

Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR)

Mark Groza

Mark Groza

   

 

Parliamentarian

Ferald Bryan

Ferald Bryan

 

 

Ombudsperson

Merlynette Griffin

 

 

 

Contact Us

University Council
Altgeld Hall 103

Peter Chomentowski
President, Faculty Senate
Chair, University Council
815-753-9306
pchomentowski@niu.edu

Pat Erickson
Administrative Assistant
815-753-1732
pje@niu.edu

Steven Howell
Faculty Personnel Advisor
showell2@niu.edu

Linda Saborío
Faculty Advisory Council to the IBHE
lsaborio@niu.edu

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