Welcome to the TCU Faculty Senate website

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The Faculty Senate is the representative body of the Faculty Assembly designed primarily to express the views of the teaching and research members of the faculty. It is one branch of the “shared governance” of Texas Christian University.

Views may be expressed upon any matter affecting the university, including educational policies, degree requirements, curricula, questions of academic freedom, student-faculty relations, faculty-administration relations, and practices of the University. Resolutions and recommendations voted by the Faculty Senate are passed on to the Provost and Chancellor, and, when appropriate the Board of Trustees.

Normally, the Faculty Senate meets at 3:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month during the academic year, except January.

Senators are elected by  and represent the faculty of their individual Colleges within the University. Each senator is also assigned to one of the Senate Standing Committees. These committees examine particular aspects of the academic affairs and mission themes of the University, and normally meet at 3:30 p.m. on the Thursday following the Faculty Senate meeting.

The Faculty Senate is also responsible for overseeing the Heritage, Mission, Vision and Values (HMVV) portion of the university Core Curriculum, and for soliciting, vetting and recommending candidates for Honorary Degrees. For more information, please visit the TCU Faculty Senate Handbook.

2019-2020 Faculty Senate Executive Committee

Chair:Clark Jones
Chair-Elect:Sean Atkinson
Past Chair:Greg Stephens
Secretary:Jan Quesada
Assistant Secretary:Greg Friedman
Information Officer:Krista Scott

Committees

AEC:Academic Excellence Committee
COC:Committee on Committees
EEC:Educational Evaluation Committee
FRC:Faculty Relations Committee
FSEC:Faculty Senate Executive Committee
GC:Governance Committee
HMVV:Heritage, Mission, Vision & Values (part of the core curriculum)
IAC:Intercollegiate Athletic Committee
SRC:Student Relations Committee
Special Committees

Horizon Commission
Creative Activity, Research & Scholarship (CARS)
Faculty Senate Advisory Committee
2018-19 Committee Annual Reports

 

2019-2020 Senators and Committee Assignments

                            
FACULTY SENATE ROSTER BY NAME (FALL 2019)
LAST NAMEFIRST NAMEDEPTCOLLEGERANKTERM EMAILCOMMITTEEOFFICEOTHERBAC=Budget Advisory Committee
AlexanderCurbyEDUCEducationAssociate Professor of Professional Practiceinterim for Hayat Hokayem - fall 2019curby.alexander@tcu.eduCUCDEI=Diversity, Equality, and Inclusiveness
AtkinsonSeanMUSIFine ArtsAssistant Professor2021sean.atkinson@tcu.eduAEC liaisonChair ElectHMVV=Heritage, Mission, Vision, and Values
BanosAntonioENTRBusinessInstructor2021antonio.banos@tcu.eduAEC
BargerKatPHYSScience & EngineeringAssistant Professor2020k.barger@tcu.eduEECUC=University Council
BashoreLisaNURSNursing & Health SciencesAssociate Professor2022lisa.bashore@tcu.eduAEC
BedfordDavidSPANAddRan (Hum)Instructor II2021d.bedford@tcu.eduSRC
BentleyJoshuaSTCOCommunicationAssistant Professor2022j.bentley@tcu.eduEEC
BowenKendraCRJUAddRan (SS)Assistant Professor2020k.bowen@tcu.eduFRC
BusbeyArthurSGEEScience & EngineeringAssociate Professor2021a.busbey@tcu.eduCUC Chair
CarriónJoséMATHScience & EngineeringAssistant Professor2022j.carrion@tcu.eduEECHMVV
CarterSuzanneMANABusinessProfessor of Practice in Strategy2022s.carter@tcu.eduAEC
CraigLayneENGLSISInstructor II2020a.layne.craig@tcu.eduEEC
ElwellJ. SageRELIAddRan (Hum)Assistant Professor2020sage.elwell@tcu.eduGC
EspositoPhilKINENursing & Health SciencesAssistant Professor2020p.esposito@tcu.eduSRC Chair
FrablePamelaNURSNursing & Health SciencesAssociate Professor2022p.frable@tcu.eduGC Chair
FriedmanGregMATHScience & EngineeringProfessor2020g.friedman@tcu.eduEEC liaisonAssistant Secretary
FrippJessicaARHIFine ArtsAssistant Professor2021j.fripp@tcu.eduSRC
GilDanENGLAddRan (Hum)Professor2020d.gil@tcu.eduCUC
GonzalesEricMedical EducationSchool of MedicineAssociate Professor2022eric.b.gonzales@tcu.eduFRC
HammadHananHISTAddRan (SS)Associate Professor2020h.hammad@tcu.eduGC
HarveyOmarSGEEScience & EngineeringAssistant Professor2021omar.harvey@tcu.eduGC
HavensJillENGLAddRan (Hum)Instructor II2022j.havens@tcu.eduEEC
HawleyDianeNURSNursing & Health SciencesAssociate Professor of Professional Practice2021d.hawley@tcu.eduIOC
HerzigEmilyMATHScience & EngineeringInstructor I2020e.herzig@tcu.eduFRC
HosainyHadiHISTAddRan (Hum)Instructor I2022hadi.hosainy@tcu.eduAEC
JacksonD. LynnSOWONursing & Health SciencesAssociate Professor2020lynn.jackson@tcu.eduFRC
JeffriesMarloBIOLScience & EngineeringAssociate Professor2022m.jeffries@tcu.eduAEC
JohnsonKevinRAMAUniversity ProgramsProfessor of Professional Practice2020k.l.johnson79@tcu.eduSRC
JonesClarkBIOLScience & EngineeringInstructor II2022c.jones2@tcu.eduGC liaisonChair
KianiMorganENGRScience & EngineeringAssociate Professor2020m.kiani@tcu.eduFRC
KimSan-kyMUSIFine ArtsAssociate Professor2022s.kim4@tcu.eduCUC
Lauve-MoonKatieSOWONursing & Health SciencesAssistant Professor2022katie.lauve@tcu.eduEEC
LedbetterAndrewCOMMCommunicationAssociate Professor2021a.ledbetter@tcu.eduFRC Chair
LedisDennisMATHScience & EngineeringInstructor I2020d.ledis@tcu.eduCUC
LegatskiTedENTRBusinessProfessor of Professional Practice2021t.legatski@tcu.eduCUCDEI
LemonAlexENGLAddRan (Hum)Associate Professor2020a.r.lemon@tcu.eduSRC
LovettJohnECONAddRan (SS)Instructor II2021j.lovett@tcu.eduCUC
LynchLaurelCOSDNursing & Health SciencesInstructor2021l.lynch@tcu.eduCUC
MarichalAlbertARGDFine ArtsAssociate Professor2020a.marichal@tcu.eduEEC
McGettiganJoanFTDMCommunicationAssociate Professor2020j.mcgettigan@tcu.eduEEC
MeitlMicheleCRJUAddRan (SS)Asistant Professor2021m.meitl@tcu.eduFRC
MeynTillMUSIFine ArtsProfessor2020t.meyn@tcu.eduAEC
MoellerThomasFINABusinessAssociate Professor2022t.moeller@tcu.eduAECBAC
MooreJeffFINABusinessInstructor I2020j.moore@tcu.eduFRCUC
MurrayJoddyENGLAddRan (Hum)Associate Professor2022j.murray@tcu.eduAEC chair
NelsonKarenACCTBusinessProfessor2020k.nelson@tcu.eduGC
NhanJohnnyCRJUAddRan (SS)Associate Professor2020j.nhan@tcu.eduSRC
NugentHyldaNRANNursing & Health SciencesProfessor of Professional Practice2022h.nugent@tcu.eduAEC
PalkoSteveEDUCEducationAssociate Professor of Professional Practice2021s.e.palko@tcu.eduEEC
Piñón, Jr.SantiagoRELIAddRan (Hum)Associate Professor2020s.pinon@tcu.eduAEC
QuesadaJanRELIAddRan (Hum)Senior Instructor2022j.quesada@tcu.eduCUC liaisonSecretaryHMVV
QuinnBrandyEDUCEducationAssistant Professor2020b.quinn@tcu.eduGC
RamaseshRangaINSCBusinessProfessor2021r.ramasesh@tcu.eduEEC
SaweyMichaelBIOLScience & EngineeringInstructor II2020m.sawey@tcu.eduEEC Chair
SawyerChrisCOMMCommunicationProfessor2021c.sawyer@tcu.eduCUCUC
ScheinMarieMOLAAddRan (Hum)Instructor II2021m.schein@tcu.eduFRC
SchergerMichaelCOSCScience & EngineeringAssociate Professor2020m.scherger@tcu.eduAEC
SchifferAdamPOSCAddRan (SS)Associate Professor2020a.schiffer@tcu.eduSRC
ScottKristaTHEAFine ArtsAssociate Professor2020krista.scott@tcu.eduFRC liaisonInformation Officer
SimanekEricCHEMScience & EngineeringProfessor2022e.simanek@tcu.eduGC
SingletaryLauraMUSIFine ArtsAssistant Professor2022l.singletary@tcu.eduSRC
StephensGregMANABusinessAssociate Professor2022g.stephens@tcu.eduSRC liaisonPast Chair
StewartAlyssaIDFMFine ArtsAssistant Professor2020alyssa.stewart@tcu.eduEEC
StewartAmyMUSIFine ArtsInstructor I2022a.b.stewart@tcu.eduSRC
TylerTeeSOWONursing & Health SciencesAssistant Professor2022t.tyler@tcu.eduSRC
WaltersPatACCTBusinessAssociate Professor of Professional Practice2020p.walters1@tcu.eduGC
WatkinsTimothyMUSIFine ArtsAssociate Professor2021t.watkins@tcu.eduGC
WilliamsDanielHOCOHonors CollegeProfessor2022d.e.williams@tcu.eduFRC
WoodBarbaraFINABusinessAssistant Professor of Professional Practice2021b.wood@tcu.eduGC
YangQinghuaCOMMCommunicationAssistant Professor2022q.yang@tcu.eduFRC
On Leave
GrauStacyENTRBusinessProfessor of Professional Practice2021s.grau@tcu.eduAEC
HokayemHayatEDUCEducationAssistant Professor2022h.hokayem@tcu.eduCUCOn leave fall 2019