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:Sean Atkinson
Chair-Elect:Joddy Murray
Past Chair:Clark Jones
Secretary:Hayat Hokayem
Assistant Secretary:Greg Friedman
Information Officer:Laurel Lynch

Committees

AEC:Academic Excellence Committee
CUC:Committee on University 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

 

2020-2021 Senators and Committee Assignments

LAST NAMEFIRST NAMEDEPTCOLLEGERANKTERMEMAILCOMMITTEEOFFICEOTHER
AckallDanyelleMANABusinessInstructor2023d.ackall@tcu.edu
AdamsLavonneNURSNursing & Health SciencesAssociate Professor2023l.adams2@tcu.edu
AtkinsonSeanMUSIFine ArtsAssistant Professor2021sean.atkinson@tcu.eduChair
BashoreLisaNURSNursing & Health SciencesAssociate Professor2022lisa.bashore@tcu.edu
BatesSamanthaSOWONursing & Health SciencesAssistant Professor2023s.bates@tcu.edu
BedfordDavidSPANAddRan (Hum)Instructor II2021d.bedford@tcu.edu
BentleyJoshuaSTCOCommunicationAssistant Professor2022j.bentley@tcu.edu
BusbeyArthurSGEEScience & EngineeringAssociate Professor2021a.busbey@tcu.edu
CarriónJoséMATHScience & EngineeringAssistant Professor2022j.carrion@tcu.eduHMVV
CarterSuzanneMANABusinessProfessor of Practice in Strategy2022s.carter@tcu.edu
ChenGuangyanMOLAAddRan (Hum)Assistant Professor2023g.chen@tcu.edu
CraigLayneENGLSISInstructor II2023a.layne.craig@tcu.edu
DuncanPatriciaRELIAddRan (Hum)Assistant Professor2023p.duncan@tcu.edu
EllisKathrynNURSNursing & Health SciencesAssociate Professor of Professional Practice2023kathryn.ellis@tcu.edu
ElwellJ. SageRELIAddRan (Hum)Assistant Professor2023sage.elwell@tcu.edu
EnglerJenniferTHEAFine ArtsAssociate Professor2023j.engler@tcu.edu
EspositoPhilKINENursing & Health SciencesAssistant Professor2023p.esposito@tcu.edu
FrablePamelaNURSNursing & Health SciencesAssociate Professor2022p.frable@tcu.edu
FriedmanGregMATHScience & EngineeringProfessor2023g.friedman@tcu.edu
FrippJessicaARHIFine ArtsAssistant Professor2021j.fripp@tcu.edu
FryJulieCHEMScience & EngineeringInstructor II2023j.fry@tcu.edu
GarciaSophiaBIOScience & EngineeringInstructor II2023sophia.garcia@tcu.edu
GonzalesEricMedical EducationSchool of MedicineAssociate Professor2022eric.b.gonzales@tcu.edu
HahnDustinFTDMCommunicationAssistant Professor2023dustin.hahn@tcu.edu
HammadHananHISTAddRan (SS)Associate Professor2023h.hammad@tcu.edu
HarveyOmarSGEEScience & EngineeringAssistant Professor2021omar.harvey@tcu.edu
HavensJillENGLAddRan (Hum)Senior Instructor2022j.havens@tcu.edu
HawleyDianeNURSNursing & Health SciencesAssociate Professor of Professional Practice2021d.hawley@tcu.eduInternational Oversight Committee
HerzigEmilyMATHScience & EngineeringInstructor I2023e.herzig@tcu.edu
HokayemHayatEDUCEducationAssistant Professor2022h.hokayem@tcu.edu
HosainyHadiHISTAddRan (Hum)Instructor I2022hadi.hosainy@tcu.edu
JeffriesMarloBIOLScience & EngineeringAssociate Professor2022m.jeffries@tcu.edu
JonesClarkBIOLScience & EngineeringInstructor II2022c.jones2@tcu.eduPast ChairUCAC
KalpathySwaminathanFINABusinessAssociate Professor2023s.kalpathy@tcu.edu
KianiMorganENGRScience & EngineeringAssociate Professor2023m.kiani@tcu.edu
KimSan-kyMUSIFine ArtsAssociate Professor2022s.kim4@tcu.edu
Lauve-MoonKatieSOWONursing & Health SciencesAssistant Professor2022katie.lauve@tcu.edu
LedbetterAndrewCOMMCommunicationProfessor2021a.ledbetter@tcu.edu
LeeSohyunSPANAddRan (Hum)Associate Professor2023sohyun.lee@tcu.edu
LegatskiTedENTRBusinessProfessor of Professional Practice2021t.legatski@tcu.eduDEI
LemonAlexENGLAddRan (Hum)Associate Professor2023a.r.lemon@tcu.edu
LovettJohnECONAddRan (SS)Instructor II2021j.lovett@tcu.edu
LynchLaurelCOSDNursing & Health SciencesInstructor2021l.lynch@tcu.edu
MackayLydiaTHEAFine ArtsAssistant Professor2023l.mackay@tcu.edu
McCormickKellyPHILAddRan (Hum)Associate Professor2023k.mccormick@tcu.edu
MeitlMicheleCRJUAddRan (SS)Asistant Professor2021m.meitl@tcu.edu
MeynTillMUSIFine ArtsProfessor2023t.meyn@tcu.edu
MoellerThomasFINABusinessAssociate Professor2022t.moeller@tcu.eduBAC
MurrayJoddyENGLAddRan (Hum)Associate Professor2022j.murray@tcu.edu
NeriMarcACCTBusinessAssistant Professor of Professional Practice2023marc.neri@tcu.edu
NugentHyldaNRANNursing & Health SciencesProfessor of Professional Practice2022h.nugent@tcu.edu
Orozco MendozaElvaPOLIAddRan (SS)Assistant Professor2023e.orozcomendoza@tcu.edu
PalkoSteveEDUCEducationAssociate Professor of Professional Practice2021s.e.palko@tcu.edu
Piñón, Jr.SantiagoRELIAddRan (Hum)Associate Professor2023s.pinon@tcu.edu
QuesadaJanRELIAddRan (Hum)Senior Instructor2022j.quesada@tcu.eduHMVV, UC
QuinnBrandyEDUCEducationAssistant Professor2023b.quinn@tcu.edu
RamaseshRangaINSCBusinessProfessor2021r.ramasesh@tcu.edu
RobinsonTwylaMUSIFine ArtsAssistant Professor of Professional Practice2023twyla.robinson@tcu.edu
RodriguezJamesMUSIFine ArtsAssistant Professor2023james.rodriguez@tcu.edu
SaweyMichaelBIOLScience & EngineeringInstructor II2023m.sawey@tcu.edu
SawyerChrisCOMMCommunicationProfessor2021c.sawyer@tcu.edu
ScheinMarieMOLAAddRan (Hum)Instructor II2021m.schein@tcu.edu
SimanekEricCHEMScience & EngineeringProfessor2022e.simanek@tcu.edu
SingletaryLauraMUSIFine ArtsAssistant Professor2022l.singletary@tcu.edu
SpiceLorenMATHScience & EngineeringAssociate Professor2023l.spice@tcu.edu
StephensGregMANABusinessAssociate Professor2022g.stephens@tcu.eduUCAC
StewartAmyMUSIFine ArtsInstructor I2022a.b.stewart@tcu.edu
StewartDaxtonJOURCommunicationProfessor2023d.stewart@tcu.edu
TylerTeeSOWONursing & Health SciencesAssistant Professor2022t.tyler@tcu.edu
WallerMaryMANABusinessProfessor2023m.waller@tcu.edu
WatkinsTimothyMUSIFine ArtsAssociate Professor2021t.watkins@tcu.edu
WeiBingyangCOSCScience & EngineeringAssistant Professor2023b.wei@tcu.edu
WilliamsDanielHOCOHonors CollegeProfessor2022d.e.williams@tcu.eduUC
WillsMarkACCTBusinessInstructor2023mark.wills@tcu.edu
WoodBarbaraFINABusinessProfessor of Professional Practice2021b.wood@tcu.edu
YangQinghuaCOMMCommunicationAssistant Professor2022q.yang@tcu.edu