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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.

 

Faculty Senate Statement on Shared Governance

2020-2021 Faculty Senate Executive Committee

Chair:Sean Atkinson
Chair-Elect:Joddy Murray
Past Chair:Clark Jones
Recording Secretary:Hayat Hokayem
Administrative 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.eduGC
AdamsLavonneNURSNursing & Health SciencesAssociate Professor2023l.adams2@tcu.eduSRC
AtkinsonSeanMUSIFine ArtsAssistant Professor2021sean.atkinson@tcu.eduGC-FSEC LIASONChair
BashoreLisaNURSNursing & Health SciencesAssociate Professor2022lisa.bashore@tcu.eduAEC-CHAIR
BatesSamanthaSOWONursing & Health SciencesAssistant Professor2023s.bates@tcu.eduSRC
BedfordDavidSPANAddRan (Hum)Instructor II2021d.bedford@tcu.eduSRC
BentleyJoshuaSTCOCommunicationAssistant Professor2022j.bentley@tcu.eduEEC
BusbeyArthurSGEEScience & EngineeringAssociate Professor2021a.busbey@tcu.eduFRC
CarriónJoséMATHScience & EngineeringAssistant Professor2022j.carrion@tcu.eduCUCHMVV
CarterSuzanneMANABusinessProfessor of Practice in Strategy2022s.carter@tcu.eduAEC
ChenGuangyanMOLAAddRan (Hum)Assistant Professor2023g.chen@tcu.eduEEC
CraigLayneENGLSISInstructor II2023a.layne.craig@tcu.eduAEC
DuncanPatriciaRELIAddRan (Hum)Assistant Professor2023p.duncan@tcu.eduCUC
EllisKathrynNURSNursing & Health SciencesAssociate Professor of Professional Practice2023kathryn.ellis@tcu.eduEEC
ElwellJ. SageRELIAddRan (Hum)Assistant Professor2023sage.elwell@tcu.eduCUC
EnglerJenniferTHEAFine ArtsAssociate Professor2023j.engler@tcu.eduSRC
EspositoPhilKINENursing & Health SciencesAssistant Professor2023p.esposito@tcu.eduSRC-CHAIR
FrablePamelaNURSNursing & Health SciencesAssociate Professor2022p.frable@tcu.eduGC-CHAIR
FriedmanGregMATHScience & EngineeringProfessor2023g.friedman@tcu.eduEEC-FSEC LIASONADMINISTRATIVE SECRETARY
FrippJessicaARHIFine ArtsAssistant Professor2021j.fripp@tcu.eduFRC
FryJulieCHEMScience & EngineeringInstructor II2023j.fry@tcu.eduAEC
GarciaSophiaBIOScience & EngineeringInstructor II2023sophia.garcia@tcu.eduEEC
GonzalesEricMedical EducationSchool of MedicineAssociate Professor2022eric.b.gonzales@tcu.eduFRC
HahnDustinFTDMCommunicationAssistant Professor2023dustin.hahn@tcu.eduFRC
HammadHananHISTAddRan (SS)Associate Professor2023h.hammad@tcu.eduEEC
HarveyOmarGEOLScience & EngineeringAssistant Professor2021omar.harvey@tcu.eduCUC
HavensJillENGLAddRan (Hum)Senior Instructor2022j.havens@tcu.eduEEC
HawleyDianeNURSNursing & Health SciencesAssociate Professor of Professional Practice2021d.hawley@tcu.eduInternational Oversight Committee
HerzigEmilyMATHScience & EngineeringInstructor I2023e.herzig@tcu.eduFRC
HestirBlakePHILAddRan (HUM)ProfessorInterim Fall 2020b.hestir@tcu.eduFRC
HokayemHayatEDUCEducationAssistant Professor2022h.hokayem@tcu.eduCUC-FSEC LIASONRECORDING SECRETARY
HosainyHadiHISTAddRan (Hum)Instructor I2022hadi.hosainy@tcu.eduAEC
Jackson-CenalesOtekaNURSHarris Nursing and Health ScienceAssistant Professor of Professional Practice2022oteka.jacksoncenales@tcu.eduCUC
JeffriesMarloBIOLScience & EngineeringAssociate Professor2022m.jeffries@tcu.eduAEC
JonesClarkBIOLScience & EngineeringInstructor II2022c.jones2@tcu.eduFRC-LIASONPast ChairUCAC
KalpathySwaminathanFINABusinessAssociate Professor2023s.kalpathy@tcu.eduAEC
KianiMorganENGRScience & EngineeringAssociate Professor2023m.kiani@tcu.eduGC
KimSan-kyMUSIFine ArtsAssociate Professor2022s.kim4@tcu.eduCUC
Lauve-MoonKatieSOWONursing & Health SciencesAssistant Professor2022katie.lauve@tcu.eduFRC
LedbetterAndrewCOMMCommunicationProfessor2021a.ledbetter@tcu.eduFRC-CHAIR
LeeSohyunSPANAddRan (Hum)Associate Professor2023sohyun.lee@tcu.eduGC
LegatskiTedENTRBusinessProfessor of Professional Practice2021t.legatski@tcu.eduCUC-CHAIRDEI
LemonAlexENGLAddRan (Hum)Associate Professor2023a.r.lemon@tcu.eduCUC
LovettJohnECONAddRan (SS)Instructor II2021j.lovett@tcu.eduCUC
LynchLaurelCOSDNursing & Health SciencesInstructor2021l.lynch@tcu.eduSRC-FSEC LIASONINFORMATION OFFICER
MackayLydiaTHEAFine ArtsAssistant Professor2023l.mackay@tcu.eduEEC
McCormickKellyPHILAddRan (Hum)Associate Professor2023k.mccormick@tcu.edu
MeitlMicheleCRJUAddRan (SS)Asistant Professor2021m.meitl@tcu.eduFRC
MeynTillMUSIFine ArtsProfessor2023t.meyn@tcu.eduAEC
MoellerThomasFINABusinessAssociate Professor2022t.moeller@tcu.eduFRCBAC
MurrayJoddyENGLAddRan (Hum)Associate Professor2022j.murray@tcu.eduAEC-FSEC LIASONCHAIR ELECT
NeriMarcACCTBusinessAssistant Professor of Professional Practice2023marc.neri@tcu.eduAEC
Orozco MendozaElvaPOLIAddRan (SS)Assistant Professor2023e.orozcomendoza@tcu.eduGC
PalkoSteveEDUCEducationAssociate Professor of Professional Practice2021s.e.palko@tcu.eduAEC
Piñón, Jr.SantiagoRELIAddRan (Hum)Associate Professor2023s.pinon@tcu.eduAEC
QuesadaJanRELIAddRan (Hum)Senior Instructor2022j.quesada@tcu.eduAECHMVV, UC
QuinnBrandyEDUCEducationAssociate Professor2023b.quinn@tcu.eduGC
RamaseshRangaINSCBusinessProfessor2021r.ramasesh@tcu.eduCUC
RobinsonTwylaMUSIFine ArtsAssistant Professor of Professional Practice2023twyla.robinson@tcu.eduEEC
RodriguezJamesMUSIFine ArtsAssistant Professor2023james.rodriguez@tcu.eduGC
SaweyMichaelBIOLScience & EngineeringInstructor II2023m.sawey@tcu.eduEEC-CHAIR
SawyerChrisCOMMCommunicationProfessor2021c.sawyer@tcu.eduCUC
ScheinMarieMOLAAddRan (Hum)Instructor II2021m.schein@tcu.eduSRC
SimanekEricCHEMScience & EngineeringProfessor2022e.simanek@tcu.eduGC
SingletaryLauraMUSIFine ArtsAssistant Professor2022l.singletary@tcu.eduSRC
SpiceLorenMATHScience & EngineeringAssociate Professor2023l.spice@tcu.eduFRC
StephensGregMANABusinessAssociate Professor2022g.stephens@tcu.eduSRCUCAC
StewartAmyMUSIFine ArtsInstructor I2022a.b.stewart@tcu.eduSRC
StewartDaxtonJOURCommunicationProfessor2023d.stewart@tcu.eduGC
TylerTeeSOWONursing & Health SciencesAssistant Professor2022t.tyler@tcu.eduSRC
WallerMaryMANABusinessProfessor2023m.waller@tcu.eduEEC
WatkinsTimothyMUSIFine ArtsAssociate Professor2021t.watkins@tcu.eduEEC
WeiBingyangCOSCScience & EngineeringAssistant Professor2023b.wei@tcu.eduSRC
WilliamsDanielHOCOHonors CollegeProfessor2022d.e.williams@tcu.eduFRCUC
WillsMarkACCTBusinessInstructor2023mark.wills@tcu.eduFRC
WoodBarbaraFINABusinessProfessor of Professional Practice2021b.wood@tcu.eduGC
YangQinghuaCOMMCommunicationAssistant Professor2022q.yang@tcu.eduGC