2018 Faculty Elections Voter Information Guide

The annual faculty elections will be held March 30-April 9.  Electronic ballots will be sent by email to all members of the Voting Faculty.

Faculty-Wide Positions (All faculty vote for these)

Apportioned Positions (Only voters with primary appointments in the appropriate division vote for candidates representing that division)

Chancellor’s Advisory Committee

Vote for 3

Ferrel Guillory

Professor of the Practice, School of Media and Journalism
MS, 1970, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University
03/01/1997

Qualifications and Experiences

In 1997, I joined the faculty and founded the Program on Public Life to work to build bridges between the academic resources at UNC-Chapel Hill and the governmental, journalism and civic leaders of North Carolina and the South. In 2014, I co-founded EducationNC, a nonprofit news and policy organization to provide information and analysis in the state's great debate on the future of education. Currently, I am completing two terms on the Honorary Degrees and Special Awards Committee and a year as faculty representative on board of the General Alumni Association. I also served on the chancellor's Ethics and Integrity Task Force.

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Malinda Maynor Lowery

Associate Professor of History, Director, Center for the Study of the American South
Ph.D., UNC-Chapel Hill, 2005
07/01/2009

Qualifications and Experiences

My academic area of expertise is American Indian History, and much of my work has focused on the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina (of which I am also a member). My professional interests sit at the intersection of indigenous, US, and global Souths, and I have an interdisciplinary approach to studying the past that emphasizes the ways that history informs our futures. At the Center for the Study of the American South, where I serve as Director, I have the opportunity to listen to community stories that reflect the region's diversity and facilitate conversations that move our most important issues forward, such as inclusivity, economic development, the environment, health care, and social justice. While I cannot adequately represent the concerns of the region's communities to the Chancellor's Advisory Committee, I hope to have the opportunity to raise those concerns and continue the work of changing how our campus listens and engages with the state and the region. UNC-Chapel Hill is a global public research university with a unique responsibility to its home state and region. My scholarship, teaching, and university service has reflected that commitment.

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Richard Myers

Henry Brandis Distinguished Professor of Law
J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law, 1998
07/01/2004

Qualifications and Experiences

I have previously served as chair of the Chancellor's Advisory Committee, chair of the Committee on Student Conduct, and Associate Dean of the School of Law. I serve as Vice President of the North Carolina Bar Association this year, and worked for the US Department of Justice and in private practice before joining the faculty. I have served as a Chancellor's Appointee on special university committees related to diversity, free speech, and student performance. This University is my professional home and my alma mater, and I am interested in enhancing the role it plays in the lives of faculty, staff and students from every background. I am a first-generation college student who emigrated from Jamaica to the United States as a youth, and understand personally how important UNC's mission is for our students. As we enter the most ambitious capital campaign in University history and navigate turbulent political waters, I hope to use my training from the Institute for Arts and Humanities' Academic Leadership Program and my leadership experience at the law school and university level to bring a practical perspective to the Chancellors Advisory Committee.

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Beverly Taylor

Professor of English and Comparative Literature
No information provided
07/01/1977

Qualifications and Experiences

No information provided by the candidate.

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Ariana Vigil

Associate Professor
PhD, Cornell University, 2001
07/01/2011

Qualifications and Experiences

My research and teaching focus on issues of racial, sexual, and gender diversity and equity and I am committed to these pursuits in all aspects of my personal and professional life. In the past I have served as a Diversity Liaison for my department and as a member of the Grievance Committee. I work frequently and closely with diverse constituents from across the university and am an active member of the Latinx community at Carolina and in the Triangle more broadly. I welcome the opportunity to continue to serve Carolina via membership on the Chancellor's Advisory Committee where I hope to offer input and leadership on issues important to students, faculty and staff at UNC including faculty governance, the campus climate (particularly in terms of race and gender), and the vulnerability of Centers and institutes.

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Appointments, Promotions and Tenure Committee, Arts and Sciences

Vote for 2

Claudio Battaglini

Professor, Exercise and Sport Science
Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado, 2004
08/19/2004

Qualifications and Experiences

I have been a member of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for fourteen years in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science (EXSS) as well as a full member of Cancer Prevention and Control at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. Since 2004, I have successfully gone through the process of promotion and tenure, and I currently hold a ranking of full professor in the Department of EXSS. During the past 14 years at UNC, I have been able to serve on many University and Departmental committees, have been able to develop relationships with colleagues in various Departments on campus as well as with other colleagues from various Universities around the US and around the world. All these years of research, teaching, and service to the University, Department, and our community as well as my leadership in national organizations in my area of research have given me experience and knowledge in the many different aspects of academia. My leadership as a senior faculty, director of different research programs and the Exercise Oncology Research Laboratory, my reputation as a distinguished researcher in the area of exercise oncology, a well recognized teacher at UNC, and an avid servant to our University and triangle area community, have given me the understanding and experience to serve in the appointments, promotions, and tenure committee in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Tim Carter

David G. Frey Distinguished Professor of Music
PhD (University of Birmingham, U.K.), 1980
07/01/2001

Qualifications and Experiences

Chair of the Music Department (2004-9) and extensive committee service at UNC; external reviewer for tenure/promotion cases both nationally and internationally; member of advisory and similar panels for the ACLS, NEH, American Academy in Rome, etc., as well as international research and grant-awarding bodies in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Author of ten books and over 100 articles/essays on topics ranging from music in late Renaissance and early Baroque Italy though eighteenth-century opera to American musical theater in the 1930s and '40s. Fellowships held at the Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies (Villa I Tatti, Florence), the Newberry Library, and the National Humanities Center, as well as at UNC's Institute for the Arts and Humanities and the Center for Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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Sorin Mitran

Professor
PhD, Politehnica Bucharest, 1995
07/01/2002

Qualifications and Experiences

Extensive history of interdisciplinary collaboration, member of Faculty Council, temporary member of APT committee.

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Karin Pfennig

Professor and Associate Chair of Biology
Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1999
07/01/2004

Qualifications and Experiences

I have been a faculty member at UNC since 2004. I am an evolutionary biologist with my research focused on evaluating the role of behavior in the origins and maintenance of biodiversity. As a faculty member, I have served my department and the University as member of numerous committees and most recently as Biology’s Associate Chair for Academic Affairs. Outside the university, I have served my professional field in many ways, including service as: an editorial board member for journals in my field and as Editor-in-Chief for Oxford Bibliographies in Evolutionary Biology; a member of the Society for the Study of Evolution’s governing council; and as an ad hoc reviewer and grant review panelist for the National Science Foundation. Finally, I engage in community outreach to educate the public about evolutionary biology. I deeply value my interactions with colleagues from across campus as well as the diversity and importance of our faculty’s scholarship. I would bring that appreciation to the committee on appointments, promotions, and tenure for the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Appointments, Promotions and Tenure Committee, Medicine

Vote for 1

Dan Clarke-Pearson

Robert A. Ross Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
MD, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 1975
09/05/2005

Qualifications and Experiences

Having served as Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology for nearly 13 years, I have had the opportunity to support the promotion of most of my faculty on the tenure and fixed-term tracks. It has been my goal to enhance faculty development and on-time promotions through mentoring and during our annual reviews. Further, I have embraced and expanded faculty diversity and inclusion of women (77% of the ObGyn faculty are women) and under represented minorities. I have had the honor to serve on the UNCFP Executive Committee, the Medical Staff Executive Committee, the Dean's Advisory Committee and the UNCFP Board.

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Dotti Gianpietro

Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
No information provided
03/02/2015

Qualifications and Experiences

No information provided by the candidate.

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Appointments, Promotions and Tenure Committee, Professional Schools Other Than Medicine

Vote for 1

Mark Lang

Distinguished Professor
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1990
07/01/1994

Qualifications and Experiences

I have served on the faculty at Kenan-Flagler since 1994 and, before that, at Stanford. My primary research focuses on the role of transparency and rule of law in the efficient functioning of global capital markets. I have served on UNC’s Appointments, Promotion and Tenure Committee since 2016, have chaired Kenan-Flagler’s Promotion and Tenure Committee since 2006 and have been an external reviewer on numerous promotion cases for other research universities, so I have extensive experience in the promotion and tenure process. During my time on the University's and business school's promotion and tenure committees my primary focus has been on ensuring transparent and consistent due process. Promotion and tenure decisions are among the most important that a university makes and it is crucial for the faculty to have confidence in the fairness and objectivity of the process.

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SeonAe Yeo

Professor
PhD, the University of Tokyo, 1982
01/01/2007

Qualifications and Experiences

I seek to represent my School on the Appointment, Promotions and Tenure Committee.

I joined the faculty at the School of Nursing in 2005 as the Ethnic Minority Visiting Scholar and since 2007 served as a tenured faculty in the UNC Chapel Hill. I have served on various University and School committees including the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Faculty Executive Committee, Workplace Violence Committee, Doctoral Program Executive Committee, Doctoral Program Admission Committee, and Carrington Leave Committee.

Through my years in higher education at UNC and the University of Michigan before, I unwaveringly advocated for fair processes for all faculty. At the University of Michigan, Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs awarded me the Excellence for Serving for Faculty Governance for my effort in childcare for university faculty and staff. Nationally, I served the Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association as the President between 2002 and 2007.

My own research focuses on health promotion and risk reduction in women's reproductive health through lifestyle interventions in the USA and globally through collaborations with researchers from over 35 counties.

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Educational Policy Committee

Vote for 3

Angela Bardeen

Behavioral and Social Sciences Librarian
MSLS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2006
08/01/2007

Qualifications and Experiences

I am pleased to be nominated for the Educational Policy Committee. As a Research and Instructional Services Librarian, much of my work focuses on supporting teaching and learning. My roles as the library contact for distance learners, a member of the personal librarian program to transfer students, and as supervisor to graduate research assistants in the UNC libraries, have given me perspective on the needs and challenges facing a variety of student populations. In addition, I have taught classes as an adjunct faculty member in the School of Information and Library Science since 2009 and I served on the Summer Reading Selection Committee in 2016. As a librarian and an instructor, I strive to provide the best experience for students, faculty, and library users. I would bring this experience and perspective to the Educational Policy Committee.

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Melinda Beck

Professor
PhD, The Ohio State University, 1987
10/01/1991

Qualifications and Experiences

I am interested in both graduate and undergraduate studies, and how university policies may affect the education mission of the University, including academic freedom. I currently serve as the Associate Chair for Academics in the Department of Nutrition, and I teach both large undergraduate courses as well as smaller graduate courses. I have previously served two terms on Faculty Council.

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Evan Feldman

Associate Professor - Director of Wind Studies
Doctor of Musical Arts, Eastman School of Music, 2002
07/1/2008

Qualifications and Experiences

Ad Hoc Curriculum Committee, Department of Music - 2017

Curriculum Revision Working Group - 2017

Author: Instrumental Music Education (Routledge, 2016)

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Donald Haggis

Professor of Classical Archaeology
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1992
07/01/1993

Qualifications and Experiences

I have no special administrative qualifications or experience relevant to the Faculty Council or the specific charge of the Educational Policy Committee, though I believe that the Committee should play a critical role to ensure faculty oversight of curricular planning in the General College, while working to preserve intellectual diversity and academic freedom in teaching, and the sensitive and interdependent relationship between General College and departmental curricula.

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Patia McGrath

Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Ph.D., The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, 2016
07/01/2015

Qualifications and Experiences

I am an Assistant Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship. My research interests lie at the intersection of corporate strategy, organizational learning, and firm innovation. I currently teach corporate strategy in the Full-Time and Executive MBA programs.

My experiences in academia have afforded me the chance to appreciate and respect the needs of diverse stakeholders across different disciplines. I began my academic studies in the sciences and engineering (Columbia, MIT) and then, as an atypical older student, returned to study business (Harvard, Wharton). This exposed me to a variety of models of student engagement, faculty leadership and external relations. These institutions also showed me, first-hand, how powerful a student-first mindset amongst a faculty can be and how hard we must work to protect and advocate the intellectual values that catalyze it.

Since joining KFBS, I have embraced numerous opportunities to contribute to my department and the larger business school community. Some of these activities are internal, such as collaborating with PhD students and serving on my department’s faculty recruitment committee. Others are external. Most prominently, I was elected as Representative-at-Large for the Corporate Strategy division of the Strategic Management Society. In this position, I have taken an active role in creating, organizing and promoting strategies for our membership to interact with and learn from each other.
I previously had a career in industry that enabled me to hone a practical skillset of cross-functional leadership, diplomacy, and team-building capabilities that I am eager to bring to this position if elected. I most recently worked for GE as Global Director - Innovation and Strategic Connections. In this executive role, I drove major strategic imperatives and radical innovation projects as part of the Chief Marketing Officer’s core team. Prior to a stint as an investment banker with Credit Suisse First Boston’s Technology Group, I spent several years with WhiteLight Systems, a VC-backed software startup in Palo Alto, and J.P. Morgan’s Private Client Group.

Thank you for considering my candidacy. I am very proud to be a part of UNC, and it would be a privilege to serve the University and the faculty in this way.

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Faculty Assembly Delegation

Vote for 1

Carl Stenberg

James E. Holshouser Jr. Distinguished Professor of Public Administration and Government
Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany, 1970
10/01/2003

Qualifications and Experiences

My academic career spans 29 years, and includes service as Professor and Director of the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia and Dean of the Yale Gordon College of Liberal Arts at the University of Baltimore. Since arriving at UNC in 2003, I have served as Director of the Master of Public Administration Program (2006-2011), and as the School of Government's representative on the Faculty Council (2013-2015). I also have served on the Administrative Board of the Graduate School (2011-2016).

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Kirk Wilhelmsen

Professor UNC Department of Genetics and Neurology
MD-PhD, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1986
01/15/2009

Qualifications and Experiences

I have broad exposure to views and needs of the campus because of my many different roles as a clinician-scientist and my promiscuous scientific interests. My faculty appointment is in the Department of Genetics and Neurology. I am a member of the Genome, Cancer, Neuroscience, and Alcohol Centers. I am also the Chief Domain Scientist and Director of Bioinformatics at RENCI.

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Megan Williams

Clinical Assistant Professor
EdD, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2017
07/01/2006

Qualifications and Experiences

I would appreciate the honor of serving on the Faculty Assembly Delegation. I have been a faculty member at the School of Nursing since 2006. I am committed to service and leadership at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I am a nurse by background and bring a holistic perspective to understanding our community. As an educator, I have collaborated with faculty across the UNC system and appreciate the wealth of diversity and knowledge that comes from sharing across campuses. I have served on the Faculty Council, Faculty Assembly Delegation, and on various School of Nursing initiatives and am invested in improving our collective communities. Thank you for considering my candidacy. I am very proud to be a nurse and to be faculty at Carolina, and it would be a privilege to serve the University community, the faculty and the system in this way.

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Faculty Athletics Committee

Vote for 4

David Hartzell

Steven Bell and Leonard Wood Distinguished Professor
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1985
07/01/1988

Qualifications and Experiences

I have been on the faculty for 30 years, and I am also a proud alumnus of our Graduate School. I have held several administrative appointments at the Kenan-Flagler Business School, including Associate Dean for MBA Programs, and have won several teaching awards. For most of the past 25 years, I have been Director of the Wood Center for Real Estate Studies, which is housed in the Kenan Institute for Private Enterprises. The Wood Center supports students in the BSBA, MBA, and PhD programs in their studies in real estate. My role includes Advancement, Admissions, Curriculum Development, Career Placement, and Alumni Relations. My research is focused on real estate finance and investment for institutional investors, and I currently serve on the Investment Advisory Committee of the North Carolina Retirement System (appointed by the State Treasurer).

I was also a Division I soccer player at the University of Delaware, with three years as a starter. While many things have changed since then, I do appreciate the demands that are placed on student-athletes, their importance to UNC, and that most of their futures will be in careers and opportunities outside of professional athletics. I have also been a season basketball ticket holder for 30 years, and am a baseball season ticket holder. Finally, the Business School is isolated by geography from main campus, and I want to help to reduce this gap.

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Daryhl Johnson II

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Trauma Medical Director
MD, Univ. of Kansas School of Medicine, 2005
09/01/2011

Qualifications and Experiences

To the Faculty:

I write to request your continued trust and support as one of your representatives on the Faculty Athletics Committee.

I am confident we are headed in the right direction through campus-wide collaboration to make the relationship between intercollegiate athletics and academics sound and successful.

As committee chair, this year I have worked with the committee members to focus on the success and well-being of our student-athletes by addressing time-commitment, mental health and many other topics that affect this portion of the student body.

Faculty engagement also ranks as one of my highest priorities making sure our faculty have every tool necessary to help our STUDENT-athletes achieve their goal of being a graduate of the University of North Carolina.

I look forward to your consideration and vote of confidence to continue working on the reorganization and examination of our processes during our post NCAA case closure phase so that our university moves forward academically and athletically.

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Diane Juffras

Albert & Gladys Coates Distinguished Term Professor of Public Law and Government
J.D., New York University School of Law, 1995; Ph.D., The University of Michigan, 1988
09/10/2001

Qualifications and Experiences

University Service:
Faculty Hearings Committee, 2016 – 19, 2012 – 15, Chair, 2013-15
Faculty Nominating Committee, 2014, 2015
Provost’s Committee on LGBTQ Life, 2008 – 14, Chair, 2010 – 11
Administrative Board of the Library, 2002 – 2007

Statement:
This is a pivotal time for Carolina, its athletic programs, and the overall relationship of athletics to the academic mission of the University. Having weathered both a probationary period imposed by our academic accreditor and an investigation by the NCAA, the University must continue to ensure that our academic programs and standards take precedence over the demands of our athletic conferences and their television sponsors. That should be the job of the Faculty Athletics Committee.

I appreciate the value of student athletics, although I was (and am not) an athlete. I have been a student or faculty member at academic institutions with very different approaches to athletics – a small liberal arts college, Big 10 and ACC universities, and a school with no visible athletics program – and I have seen how athletic programs foster school spirit and alumni devotion (and donations). I don’t discount that.

That being said, I don’t believe in “student-athletes.” Students with a special talent in a sport are no different than students with talent and enthusiasm for extra-curricular endeavors in music, theater, debate, international affairs, STEM, entrepreneurship or any of the other amazing things students do outside the classroom. The University’s job is to make sure that they all pursue rigorous academic programs that teach them to be critical thinkers before anything else.

Students who pursue athletics – basketball and football included – should graduate at the same rate as other students. The Faculty Athletics Committee should protect students on athletic teams not from the demands of faculty members, but from the demands of athletic conferences and television programmers who schedule games with an eye to the bottom line rather than to the realities of students’ academic responsibilities.

Division I athletics can also have a negative impact on the academic performance of students who are not members of our higher-profile teams. Games that are scheduled later at night on weekdays, or during mid-terms, interfere with the academic work of the entire campus. And while the athletic programs don’t encourage students to drink, the truth is that students increase their alcohol consumption – many binge drink – in connection with big games. There are both academic and health consequences to this behavior. Some students skip their next-morning classes, others attend with a hangover. Even more concerning is that some begin a struggle with substance abuse. I may not teach undergraduates now, but I understand how this affects student life – I’m the mother of a UNC undergraduate. The Faculty Athletics Committee needs to lead the fight against scheduling that fosters this behavior.

Finally, in this time of ever-decreasing state appropriations, I’d like to take a closer look at athletic revenues. Although football and basketball support other teams that do not share their revenue-generating ability, it may be time for athletics to start making a cash contribution to the University’s academic mission as well.

In my time at Carolina, I have served on three University committees, including several years as chair of two of those committees. I have also served on several School of Government committees. These committees have dealt with a number of issues relevant to service on the Faculty Athletics Committee: equal treatment and due process, campus climate, revenue sources and distribution of funding.

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Arne Kalleberg

Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1975
9/1/1986

Qualifications and Experiences

I have had extensive administrative experience at UNC, including serving 11 years as Chair of Sociology, Senior Associate Dean of the Graduate School and Senior Associate Dean of Social Sciences and Global Programs. I have also served on the Faculty Council, the Executive Committee of the Faculty Council, College of Arts and Sciences Council of Chairs, the Arts and Sciences Advisory Committee, the University Priorities and Budget Advisory Committee, the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee (Chair, 2005-06), among other committees.

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David Navalinsky

Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Production
MFA, University of Arizona, 2000
07/01/2011

Qualifications and Experiences

I am the Director of Undergraduate Production at UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Dramatic Art, overseeing all aspects of the undergraduate season. My academic research me traveling to colleges and universities investigating mentorship practices in theatre. I am also continuing to develop a documentary theatre piece Priceless Gem: An Athlete Story started in 2014 with collaborators Jackson Bloom (UNC 15) and Ali Evarts (UNC 14). The play was created using interviews from UNC student-athletes and explores campus life through their eyes.

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Edgar (Ed) Shields

Associate Professor - Director of Graduate Studies and Admissions in EXSS
Ph.D., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 1977
07/01/1974

Qualifications and Experiences

Faculty experience in higher education totals 48 years, the last 43 at UNC-CH in the Department of Exercise & Sport Science (EXSS). Significant positions held at previous university: Director of Intramural Sports; Chair of the Faculty Athletic Committee, and Faculty Representative to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), and various other responsibilities to the Athletic Department. As a 5-year member of the university’s curriculum committee was a significant contributor to the implementation of a new and innovative liberal arts curriculum for the university; Current position in the Department of EXSS at UNC-CH: Director of Graduate Studies & Admissions (in position for 13 years) - a two-year program leading to a MA in EXSS with a specialization in Sport Administration, Exercise Physiology, or Athletic Training. Other UNC-CH administrative experiences include: Director of Intramural-Recreational Sports (now Campus Recreation – in position for 14 years), Supervisor of Student Teachers, and interim Department Chair. Primary teaching area is Applied Statistics and Applied Research Methodology in the EXSS graduate program. Also teaches golf and alpine skiing in the undergraduate program during summers and the winter break. Other experiences at UNC-CH/EXSS includes: chair of the department’s Human Subjects in Research Committee for ~10 years, EXSS Affirmative Action Officer for past ~30 years, a member of the University’s Biomedical Institutional Review Board for over a decade, one term on the UNC-CH Faculty Council, two terms (6 years) on the Administrative Board of the Graduate School and the Graduate School Fellowship Committee. Holds Fellow status in the Research Consortium of AAHPERD, and is author or co-author of publications in diverse journals. Examples include: The North Carolina Journal, Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Research Quarterly of AAHPERD, Sports Marketing Quarterly, Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine, Neurosurgery, Journal of Strength and Conditioning, Revista Paulista de Medicini, Brazilian Journal of Biological Sciences, Brazilian Journal of Physical Education and Sport, Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biologica Research, Journal of Athletic Training, Adolescence, Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician and Sportsmedicine, and the International Journal of Neuroscience. Recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the North Carolina High School Athletic Association and an “Outstanding Faculty Award” from the UNC Alumni Association and Division of Student Affairs.

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Tania String

Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin
07/01/2010

Qualifications and Experiences

I am running for a seat on the Faculty Athletics Committee because I am keen to play a role in the important conversation about the place of sports in the university. I have taught numerous UNC athletes from a wide range of sports and recognize the commitments involved in playing at the university level and have become very aware of the challenges these students face in managing the academic workload of an R1 university. I was a college athlete and I am the parent of a D1 athlete, so I feel confident that I can appreciate many of the issues at stake as they relate to athletics at UNC.
I have previously served as the Chair of the Ackland Art Museum's Academic Advisory Committee and am currently the Acting Director of UNC's Medieval and Early Modern Studies program.

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Faculty Executive Committee

Vote for 4

Julie Byerley

Vice Dean for Education
MD, Duke University, 1998
June 24, 2002

Qualifications and Experiences

I would appreciate the honor of serving on the Faculty Executive Committee because of my commitment to serve the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the missions we together strive to address. As a leader on the Senior Executive Team of the School of Medicine I will bring broad perspective applicable to the large group of faculty who are primarily appointed in the medical school. I am a pediatrician by background and bring a developmental perspective to understanding our learners as they mature. As an educator I have collaborated across the health professions schools and with many faculty throughout the University and have enjoyed our shared perspective of improving the lives of North Carolinians while we contribute to the global knowledge base and skill set. I have participated on University-wide task forces and search committees and have come to appreciate the varied areas of effort and expertise across campus. I value the diversity of presence and thought, and work to build an inclusive culture.

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Wendy Cox

Associate Dean for Professional Education
PharmD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1998
09/01/2005

Qualifications and Experiences

I have had the pleasure of serving on the Faculty Executive Committee and am now seeking a second term. This past experience has provided an opportunity to meet and work with faculty across campus to address important issues facing the University. Over the past twelve years, I have served on a variety of University and School of Pharmacy committees, including Faculty Council and the University Student Grievance Committee. Currently, I serve as a member of the School of Pharmacy’s Executive Committee and various other committees, including the Curriculum Innovation and Assessment Committee, the Admissions Committee, and the Scholastic Achievement and Progressions Committee. Additionally, I teach and serve as the course director for a leadership course in our graduate program and am a faculty advisor for our professional program. My past experiences on the Faculty Executive Committee and working with faculty on various University and School committees have prepared me to serve as a contributing member of the Faculty Executive Committee.

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Barbara Entwisle

Kenan Professor of Sociology
PhD, Brown University, 1980
07/01/1985

Qualifications and Experiences

I am honored to be considered for a position on the Faculty Executive Committee. In my more than 30 years at Carolina, I have come to know the University well. I started as an Assistant Professor in 1985 and proceeded up through the faculty ranks to Full Professor in 1994. Starting in 2002, I have served in major administrative roles, as Director of the Carolina Population Center from 2002-2010, Interim Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development from 2010-2011, and Vice Chancellor for Research from 2011-2016. Through these roles, I have been privileged to come to know faculty, students, and administrators across the campus. I have learned a lot about how the university operates and decisions are made, and I am very familiar with the opportunities and challenges facing the university at this time. I would like to use this knowledge and experience to the benefit of the Faculty Executive Committee.

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David Garcia

Associate Professor
PhD, City University of New York, The Graduate Center, 2003
07/01/2005

Qualifications and Experiences

My two main administrative duties are Director of Graduate Studies of the Graduate Program in Musicology (2012-19) and chair of the Education Policy Committee (2015-18). My work in both of these capacities has allowed me to engage closely with colleagues and upper administration throughout the university but especially The Graduate School and College of Arts & Sciences. It has been a privilege for me to help address the many challenges that we in higher education face today, and it has been a great learning experience working with colleagues in doing so. I hope to continue to do this work as a member at-large in the Faculty Executive Committee.

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Benny Joyner

Clinical Associate Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, Anesthesia and Social Medicine; Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
MD/MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
07/01/2009

Qualifications and Experiences

It has been my privilege to serve the university and my fellow faculty as a representative on the Faculty Council over the last 5 years. I have had the pleasure to serve on not only the broader Faculty Council but also the Agenda Committee and have previously served on the Faculty Executive Committee. Serving in these roles has allowed me to not only to appreciate the complexity of issues facing our university but also reinforced my sincere desire to be a part of the solution. It has been an honor to represent my colleagues in bringing forth and, hopefully, addressing the many issues that confront our university. In a period in which our university faces a number of important issues, it is my sincere desire to provide a representative voice that is honest, thoughtful and respectful of all of the perspectives on campus.

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Rosa Perelmuter

Professor
PhD, University of Michigan, 1980
07/01/1978

Qualifications and Experiences

As a candidate for a second term in the Faculty Executive Committee, I bring the experience gained working with the committee and administrators over the past three years, and also my experience with curricular, teaching and administrative matters gathered over the 40 years I have been at Carolina. For the past 12 years I have directed the Moore Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (MURAP), and this has informed my understanding of the urgency of establishing a truly diverse university community and an atmosphere guided by transparency, true collaboration between faculty and administration, and an honest appreciation of the value of healthy debate.

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Ceib Phillips

Associate Dean Advanced Education/Graduate Studies
Ph.D, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1976
09/01/1978

Qualifications and Experiences

I first came to UNC on the research track and later received tenure so I am aware of the issues and complexities that face faculty on the fixed and tenure-tracks. Since receiving tenure, I have been an interim chair of a clinical department and now serve as the program director for the Oral and Craniofacial Biomedicine PhD program and as Associate Dean for Advanced Education & Graduate Studies in the School of Dentistry. I continue to teach and mentor MS and PhD students and junior faculty. Mentorship is the joy of my academic life and why I continue on faculty.

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Meg Zomorodi

Clinical Associate Professor
PhD, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008
07/01/2008

Qualifications and Experiences

I am a Clinical Associate Professor and Assistant Provost and Director for the Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice. I currently serve on the Educational Policy Committee, and this experience has given me a great appreciation for the University system as a whole. I look forward to expanding my knowledge of all faculty issues as a member of the Faculty Executive Committee (at-large member). In my School of Nursing role, I serve as the Faculty Lead for our Graduate Health Care Systems Program options, and as the Chair for the Master’s Executive Committee. On the University level, I work collaboratively with the Health Professions Schools as the Director for the Rural Interprofessional Health Initiative (RIPHI) where we engage interprofessional students in rural and underserved areas to give back to the communities they serve. We are also establishing a new Office focused on partnerships with the Health Professions Schools and the Schools of Social Work, Business, and Education, and I believe this will make me a strong committee member on the Faculty Executive Committee. I have a passion for interprofessional education and collaboration across the campus and teach across the graduate and undergraduate health professional programs.

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Faculty Grievance Committee: Assistant Professor/Assistant Librarian

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Cynthia Fraga Rizo

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2014
07/01/2013

Qualifications and Experiences

I am an Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work, and teach courses on human development, research, and confronting oppression. I have worked on a number of projects in the area of interpersonal violence, including intimate partner violence (IPV), human trafficking, and sexual assault. Broadly, I am interested in better understanding the needs and experiences of particularly vulnerable victims/survivors of interpersonal violence (i.e., Latinx, immigrant, and system-involved IPV victims/survivors; commercial sexual exploitation of children victims/survivors), and using this information to develop and evaluate tailored prevention and intervention efforts. I previously served on the University’s Violence Prevention Task Force, and I am interested in other opportunities to give back to UNC-CH through service and engagement.

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Keith Richotte Jr.

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2009
07/01/2014

Qualifications and Experiences

In addition to my Ph.D., I have a law degree and I serve as an Associate Justice on my tribal nation's Court of Appeals. In my nearly ten years as an Associate Justice, I have regularly dealt with issues of workplace grievances, as well as other issues of statute/policy reading, employment law, and basic fairness. I look forward to bringing these skills to the Faculty Grievance Committee.

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Faculty Grievance Committee: Associate Professor/Associate Librarian

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Juan Álamo

Associate Professor
DMA University of North Texas
07/1/2017

Qualifications and Experiences

Dr. Juan Álamo is an internationally known performer, composer, and educator. Dr. Álamo has presented solo recitals at universities, percussion and jazz festivals throughout the United States, Central and South America, Europe and the Caribbean. He is also authored two percussion books Milt Jackson: Transcribed Solos of the Master and Four Mallet Music for the Modern Marimba Player. His 2014 “Marimjazzia” received a nomination consideration for the 2015 Grammy awards. Currently, Dr. Álamo is working on a new recording project for solo marimba projected to be released in the spring of 2016. More information about Dr. Álamo’s artistic career, compositions, recordings and performance schedule can be found in his personal web site at, www.juanalamo.com.

Qualifications & experience:
1. 2017 – present: Faculty Grievance Committee
2. 2017 – present: Artist in residence at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History
3. 2014 – 2017 UNC Music Department Registration Advisors committee
4. 2014 – 2017 UNC Diversity Committee
5. 2015 – 2016 Recording secretary for the PCME division meetings
6. 2015 – 2016 World Music Committee
7. 2013 – present UNC Latina/o Studies Advisory board

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Kimon Divaris

Associate Professor
PhD, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 2011
05/01/2012

Qualifications and Experiences

I have been a faculty member at UNC-Chapel Hill since 2012. I am appointed at the Departments of Pediatric Dentistry and Epidemiology (adjunct). Currently, I am involved in teaching of students and trainees of all levels, clinical practice, and maintain a rigorous NIH-funded research program. I have served a 3-year term as member of the UNC Faculty Council and now serve as member of the School of Dentistry Professionalism committee.
I have high appreciation for the role and importance of structured, faculty-driven processes that allow faculty members’ grievances to be heard and mediated. The Grievance Committee is optimally positioned to serve in these key domains according to the Faculty Code, and make recommendations regarding faculty members’ employment status and institutional relationships within the University.
During my tenure at UNC I have gained valuable knowledge, experience and skills via substantial collaborative work with numerous peers, departments and academic units. As lead of a large interdisciplinary team and mentor of junior faculty colleagues, I have encountered and dealt with a fair amount of personnel grievances, and I am an enthusiastic proponent of fostering a positive academic and work environment for all. The core principles that I would strive to uphold as member of the Grievance Committee are integrity, fairness, objectivity, confidentiality and professionalism, while serving with a professionalism- and diversity-driven mindset.

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Chris McLaughlin

Associate Professor of Public Law and Government
J.D., Duke University, 1996
08/01/2008

Qualifications and Experiences

I've had the pleasure of serving two terms on the Faculty Grievance Committee, the last two years of which I've been chair or co-chair. My prior experience on the committee plus my employment law background give me the tools I need to best resolve our faculty's employment-related grievances.

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Faculty Grievance Committee:  Professor/Librarian

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Jan Hannig

Professor
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2000
07/01/2008

Qualifications and Experiences

I am a Professor in the Department of Statistics and Operations Research. My current research interests are: applied probability, theoretical statistics, generalized fiducial inference and applications to biology and engineering. In my own research I do not shy away from tackling controversial topics.
To date I have advised and co-advised 17 Ph.D students and mentored 2 postdocs. I view advising of PhD students and postdocs as arguably the most rewarding and important aspect of the academic job.

For the last 4 years I have served on faculty council. I have seen it as my responsibility to ask many uncomfortable questions during the faculty council meeting. I will bring the same inquisitiveness to the grievance committee.

Personally, I am a father of two children (ages 2 and 4). I feel very fortunate to be able to work for a University that provides parental leave for new parents. Work family balance is very important to me.

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Chris Roush

Hussman Distinguished Professor
MA, University of Florida
07/01/2002

Qualifications and Experiences

Past grievance committee member. Senior associate dean of School of Media and Journalism from 2011 to 2015. Director of master's program from 2007 to 2010.

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Faculty Grievance Committee:  Fixed-Term

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Glynis Cowell

Teaching Professor
PhD, The University of North Carolina, 1990
07/01/1995

Qualifications and Experiences

I have worked with colleagues across campus for 23 years, in Romance Studies, The Academic Advising Program, ARS, the Learning and Writing Centers, and Scholarships and Student Aid, to name a few. I have served on numerous committees including the Faculty Athletics Committee, Ackland Art Museum Advisory Board, Course Substitution Committee, Committee on the Promotion of Fixed-Term Faculty, Classroom Innovation Subcommittee, Frances L. Phillips Travel Scholarship Committee, Faculty Advisory Committee for Academic Support for Student-Athletes, and past and current curriculum committees. In all of these capacities, I have enjoyed working with a diverse, talented, and committed group of colleagues. Throughout the years I have faced an array of situations and challenges, both personally and alongside colleagues, and feel that those experiences have helped prepare me for the responsibility of serving on the Faculty Grievance Committee.

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Priya Kumar

Professor, Anesthesiology
MD
08/01/2009

Qualifications and Experiences

I have served a term on the Faculty Grievance Committee and am well versed with the policies and procedures. I understand the issues that clinicians as well as researchers encounter and deal with. I was invited to run for a second term on this committee, and would be honored to continue to serve the UNC faculty in this role.

I am a Professor of Anesthesiology at UNC specializing in cardiac anesthesia and perioperative echocardiography. I completed residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and fellowship in cardiaothoracic anesthesia at the Cleveland Clinic. I have a longstanding interest in collaborative clinical research, am an active member of the Outcomes Research Consortium, the world’s largest Clinical Anesthesia Research Organization. I have been the lead investigator in several successfully completed and published collaborative clinical trials at the Cleveland Clinic, as well as at UNC. I led the POISE 2 Study at UNC, an international clinical trial evaluating the effect of several perioperative medications on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality after non-cardiac surgery; UNC was 2nd in domestic enrollment, and top 5 internationally among 106 recruiting sites. For this work, I received the 2012 Gladys Sessler Outcomes Research Consortium Annual Prize for Extraordinary Contributions to Collaborative Research.

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Faculty Hearings Committee

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Deb Aikat

Associate Professor, UNC School of Media and Journalism
Ph.D, (Media and Journalism), Ohio University, 1995
07/01/1995

Qualifications and Experiences

As a current member of the Faculty Hearings Committee, I feel honored and humbled that my campus colleagues nominated me for re-election.

The Faculty Hearings Committee, comprising nine faculty members with permanent tenure, is charged with conducting hearings on the request of faculty members denied tenure, discharged from duty and not reappointed.

In my 22 years as a UNC-Chapel Hill faculty member, I have experienced the joys, trials and tribulations of academic life at Carolina. I, therefore, feel privileged to have among the best preparation possible for serving on this important committee.

Motivated by a spirit of collegial collaboration, I cherish working with colleagues from diverse disciplines at Carolina.
~~~ I currently serve as an elected member (2016 to 2019) of the UNC-Chapel Hill’s Faculty Executive Committee, which represents the Faculty Council and General Faculty in advising the University administration on issues that are important to the University’s mission.
~~~ I have been a Faculty Council member since 2014. I also served as Tenured Faculty Delegate representing the School of Media and Journalism (from 2014 to 2016)
~~~ I served (from 2014 to 2015) the Fixed-Term Faculty Committee, which formulates, implements and monitors policies and procedures for fixed-term faculty.
~~~ My peers selected me to serve on the UNC Honor Court’s Faculty Hearings Board Panel to adjudicate violations of academic honesty, ethical conduct, personal integrity, and responsible citizenship.
~~~ I remain actively engaged in other faculty governance initiatives.

I commend the UNC Faculty Council for its stellar role as a significant body advising the Chancellor and key administrators on academic matters at the heart of Carolina’s mission.
I strongly feel UNC’s faculty governance bodies should focus their attention on three important issues:
~~ Uphold Carolina’s commitment to integrity and ethics
~~ Pursue excellence, accountability and transparency at Carolina
~~ Sustain Carolina’s Tar Heel spirit and joie de vivre.

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Aysenil Belger

Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 1993
12/21/1999

Qualifications and Experiences

I joined UNC in 1999, and have served on numerous University committees, including the faculty Grievance and Faculty Hearings committee. I am committed to providing a fair and transparent work environment for my peer faculty, to support their ability to grow their academic contributions in a safe and trusting environment. I am familiar with the University faculty code, and bylaws, and I am aware and cognizant of the difficulties of serving on this committee and the sensitivity and importance of the matters considered by this important committee based on my past experiences.

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Evelyne Huber

Morehead Alumni Professor
Ph.D. Yale University 1977
07/01/1992

Qualifications and Experiences

I served as Chair of the Department of Political Science from 2006 to 2017 and as Director of the Institute for Latin American Studies (now Institute for the Study of the Americas) from 1994 to 1998 and again 2000-2003. I was a Member of the Faculty Executive Committee 2005-2007 and of the Chancellor's Advisory Committee 2009-2015. I also served on the Faculty Hearings Committee, and I represented the Division of Social Sciences on the Dean's Advisory Committee, and I have served on several personnel committees in other departments over the years. In short, I know the University well, and I very much care about making it an excellent place to work for all faculty, staff and students. Fairness in personnel decisions is at the heart of an excellent university and work place, and I shall do my best to contribute to it.

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Carol Otey

Professor
PhD, University of California at Los Angeles, 1987
07/01/1998

Qualifications and Experiences

The Faculty Hearings Committee plays a key role in the life of the University, as this group meets to make decisions to suspend, demote, or discharge a faculty member for cause. I have previously served on the Appointments, Promotions and Tenure Committee for the School of Medicine, so I am very familiar with UNC policies that relate to faculty employment. I also serve on the Student Progress Committee for the School of Medicine, which meets monthly to discuss the possible dismissal of medical students, so I have experience with making very challenging decisions with serious outcomes. Finally, I served as the Interim Chair of my department for three years, and I have experience in grappling with complex issues that arise with regard to faculty members. I would be honored to have the opportunity to draw upon those experiences in service of the Faculty Hearings Committee.

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Brent Wissick

Professor of Music
MM Pennsylvania State University 1978
8/15/1982

Qualifications and Experiences

I have been a faculty member at Carolina for 35 years, and have already served one term on the Faculty Hearings Committee. This is complex work, and I am willing to do the careful listening and consideration that this committee demands. It is one of the ways I can thank the university for the privilege of teaching here.

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Financial Exigency and Program Change Committee, Academic Affairs

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Charlotte Boettiger

Associate Professor
PhD, Neuroscience, UCSF, 2000
07/01/2007

Qualifications and Experiences

I joined the UNC faculty in 2007, and my research uses cognitive neuroscience tools to investigate the neurobiology of addiction. My primary faculty appointment is in the in Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, where I teach undergraduate, honors undergraduate, and graduate students. I am also an active member of two centers based in the medical school: the Biomedical Research Imaging Center, and the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies. I also train graduate students through the campus-wide Neuroscience Curriculum and have active collaborations with faculty in the Schools of Nursing and Public Health. I have served the University in a variety of different ways during my time here at Carolina. I have served as a member of the Faculty Council since 2012, on the Provost’s Working Group on high-risk alcohol and substance use, which updated our campus alcohol policy, on the Agenda Committee, and on the Nominating Committee. I have served as a member of the Faculty Assembly Delegation since 2015, including as Chair for the 2016-2017 year.
Through these various experiences, I have gained an appreciation for the broad array of challenges facing faculty across campus, as well as for the complexity of solving problems in an elite, state-supported, research-intensive university environment. I would welcome the opportunity to further serve UNC as a member of the Financial Exigency and Program Change Committee and would aim to balance the differing concerns, goals, and strengths of our diverse faculty in any decision making by the committee.

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Patrick Conway

Professor and Chair of Economics
Ph.D., Economics, Princeton University, 1983
07/01/1983

Qualifications and Experiences

The members of this committee have only one responsibility: to represent the interests of the faculty should the Chancellor ever propose that employment contracts with current faculty be abrogated for reason of financial exigency or of required program change. At that moment, the committee is charged with providing advice or dissent to the Chancellor with respect to this proposed abrogation of contracts.

I have 35 years of experience on this campus as a tenure-track and tenured faculty member, including five years (and counting) as Chair of the Department of Economics. I also bring an economist's sense of cost-benefit analysis and budgeting that will provide guidance in proposing alternatives to the Chancellor other than faculty employment termination during times of financial exigency.

I've seen no indication that the Chancellor will propose such a radical change to the University's relation to its faculty, but I recognize the wisdom of our predecessors in designating a faculty committee to advocate for faculty interests should such a change happen.

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Gregory Copenhaver

Professor
Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis, 1996
12/1/2001

Qualifications and Experiences

I would be honored to serve on the Financial Exigency and Program Change Committee. In the past I have served on the Faculty Executive Committee (FEC), Faculty Council (FAC), the Administrative Board of the Library, Faculty Information Technology Advisory Committee (FITAC), the Committee on Student Conduct (COSC) and the College of Arts and Sciences Conflict of Interest Committee (CAS-COI), as well as numerous program and department committees. I'm currently serving as a Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Biology and I'm a member of the Chancellor's Global Guarantee task force. I'm a strong advocate of shared governance and faculty representation on this committee is an important duty.

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Hugh O'Neill

Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, 1980
07/01/1993

Qualifications and Experiences

I am current Chair of the Administrative Board of the Library. I previously served as chair on this committee, where I have been a member for about five years.

I am past chair of the Board of Advisors for the Thurston Arthritis Research Center (here at UNC), where I have served for more than a decade.

I was Associate Dean for the Kenan-Flagler Executive MBA program for a nine year period. I have also served as Chair of the Management Area (now known as Strategy and Entrepreneurship).

I served on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Management, while I was Editor of the Academy of Management Executive (now known as the Academy of Management Perspectives).

I was Chair of the Wolff Entrepreneurship Program in Connecticut, where I opened the nations' second Small Business Development Center.

My research focuses in issues of organizational strategies, with some emphasis on issues of resource constraints induced by competition and decline.

I have balanced a focus on teaching, research and service over 38 years, in environments that have sometimes been benign and sometimes not, at three different institutions. I have faced the challenges of maintaining transparency and patience in challenging decision contexts.

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Financial Exigency and Program Change Committee, Health Affairs

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Silvana Barros

Associate Professor
Ph.D., State University of Campinas- Sao Paulo, 1995
05/13/1995

Qualifications and Experiences

-Committee service:
UNC Institutional Review Board Committee; Admissions Committee for Oral and Craniofacial Biomedicine Graduate Program- School of Dentistry; Chair of Teaching Committee at SOD-UNC; Tenure Advisory Committee at University of Campinas
-Experience:
President of the North Carolina Division of the American Association for Dental Research;
Director: Periodontics Postdoctoral Clinical Observational Externship Program - SOD at Chapel Hill;
Director of Graduate Program of Oral Biology – School of Dentistry at University of Campinas;
Chair, Division of Histology, Department of Morphology, School of Dentistry at University of Campinas ;

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Laura Linnan

Professor, Health Behavior
ScD, Harvard University, 1999
09/01/1999

Qualifications and Experiences

This is the start of my 19th year at Carolina where I am a Professor of Health Behavior and the Sr. Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs at the Gillings School of Global Public Health. I have served on many departmental, school and university-wide committees during this time and I always value greatly the opportunity to work with colleagues across campus. It is my understanding that the role of this committee is to “investigate and provide advice when the termination of faculty employment occurs and it has an impact on the ability of a department and/or school or University”. This committee will address difficult and sensitive issues with direct relevance to the success of individual faculty members and departments. I have served on the Gillings schoolwide APT Committee for over five years and now represent Gillings on the Health Affairs Committee where we review faculty appointments, including those that may not move forward. If I am elected, I believe my experience, and commitment to faculty excellence will prepare me for the work of this important committee. I would appreciate the opportunity to serve in this capacity.

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Mary Palmer

Helen W. & Thomas L. Umphlet Distinguished Professor in Aging
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, 1990
01/01/2002

Qualifications and Experiences

I am a Professor in the School of Nursing specializing in aging-related health and policy issues. My research focuses on prevention of lower urinary tract symptoms in women, especially older women. I currently serve as Chair of the Public Education Committee of the American Geriatrics Society, a member of the NIH Advisory Committee for the Office of Women’s Health Research, and on several editorial boards. I was appointed to the School of Nursing Strategic Planning Task Force and serve on the Financial Exigency and Program Change Committee from 2015 to the present. I was a member of Faculty Council from 2010 to 2016.

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Barry Popkin

W. R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor
PhD Cornell, 1974
1/1/1977

Qualifications and Experiences

As an economist and researcher and longtime active faculty researcher and teacher, I understand a great deal about University finances and how our procedures and financial situation has changed over time. I have been an active user of UNC resources for my 40+ years at the University. This has included heading an NIH-funded roadmap Interdisciplinary Obesity Center with members from 32 departments in all schools at UNC; being in various positions at the Carolina Population Center working with a multidepartment set of faculty; handling what is now over $135 million in direct costs for grants from NIH, NSF, other government agencies, and five foundations; heading various committees and programs at the SPH and department level; graduating over 60 doctoral students as chair; and being involved in numerous financial issues that involved both the Schools of Medicine and Public Health.

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Honorary Degrees and Special Awards Committee

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Monica Figueroa

Music Cataloging Librarian
MSLIS, Syracuse University, 2014
09/01/2016

Qualifications and Experiences

I joined the vibrant staff of the UNC Libraries in 2016, after holding positions at the University of Chicago Library and the State Library of North Carolina, and after having studied at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (BM), University of Chicago (MA), and Syracuse University (MSLIS). Since arriving at Carolina, I have had the opportunity to serve on various committees within and outside of the university, including a current term as Librarians' Association of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (LAUNC-CH) Secretary and as a mentor for the SILS Carolina Academic Library Associates program for graduate students. I have taken an active role in conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion at the administrative level and in working groups that involve faculty, staff, and students.

It would be a privilege to bring my versatile training and penchant for working across departmental lines to the Honorary Degrees and Special Awards Committee. Honorary degrees and special awards may seem to be largely ceremonial in nature, but in reality they announce to the world the university’s values and vision for the future and are thus an important part of UNC’s public image. I hope you will grant me the opportunity to bring my passion for recognizing excellence across racial, gendered, and other cultural boundaries to help shape that image as a member of the committee.

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Adam Versenyi

Professor
DFA, Yale School of Drama, 1990
07/01/1988

Qualifications and Experiences

I am currently Chair of Dramatic Art and Senior Dramaturg for PlayMakers Repertory Company, and have proposed candidates for honorary degrees one of whom, Mike Wiley, was awarded a Distinguished Alumnus Award at University Day this past fall. From 2004-2009 I Chaired the Curriculum in International and Area Studies (now Global Studies), and have served on the Administrative Boards of the College, the Faculty Grievance Committee, the Educational Policy Committee, and the Advisory Boards for the U.S. Latino/a Studies Minor, the Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, and the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, and on the Executive Committee for the Consortium on Caribbean and Latin American Studies at Duke and UNC. I currently serve on the Dean's Advisory Committee, the Coordinating Committee for the General Education Curriculum Revision, and the Carolina Arts Council. Internationally, I have been a peer reviewer for the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development in the Netherlands, the Fulbright Senior Specialist Program, and the Taller Portobelo in Panama, among others, all providing me with a broad knowledge of both the University and national and international arts and culture.

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Claudia Yaghoobi

Roshan Institute Assistant Professor in Persian Studies
PhD, Comparative Literature, UCSB, 2013
01/08/2013

Qualifications and Experiences

Claudia Yaghoobi is a Roshan Institute Assistant Professor in Persian Studies at the Department of Asian Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 2013. Yaghoobi teaches classes on Middle Eastern and Persian literature, and gender and sexuality. She is the author of Subjectivity in ‘Attar, Persian Sufism, and European Mysticism (Purdue UP, 2017). She is the co-editor of Sex and Marriage in the Medieval Islamic World: Women, Family, and Love (forthcoming I. B. Tauris 2019). She is also the co-editor of a book series titled, Sex, Marriage, and Family in the Middle East for I. B. Tauris. Yaghoobi has served on several national award peer-review committees including the Berlin Prize at the American Academy in Berlin, Germany and the Hammed Shahidian award at the Iranian Women's Studies Foundation.

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Apportioned Positions

Only voters with primary appointments in the appropriate division vote for candidates representing that division.

Division 1. Fine Arts Division of the College of Arts and Sciences: Administrative Board of the Library

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Michael Figueroa

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2014
07/01/2014

Qualifications and Experiences

As a humanities faculty member with a demonstrated commitment to working across campus entities—in addition to my primary appointment in the Department of Music, I am affiliated with the Department of Asian Studies, Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Cultures, and the Center for Urban and Regional Studies—I would be honored to represent the College’s interests as a member of the Administrative Board of the Library. If I am elected, I will support initiatives that help maintain UNC’s position at the vanguard of librarianship, such as by funding linked data projects that would bridge perceived divides between the UNC Library and academic faculty and students. In addition, I would advise on ways that the library could leverage its considerable collection resources to work for digital inclusion for our surrounding public. Finally, as a committed advocate for diversity, inclusion, and equity, I would be a vocal supporter of hiring practices that would help the library to more accurately reflect the diverse demography of UNC's campus and community.

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Heidi Kim

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2010
06/01/2010

Qualifications and Experiences

As a member of the ABL for the past three years, I have advised the Library administration on matters such as infrastructural priorities, serial subscription, communication with the faculty and campus, and the shift to a new budgeting model, in addition to serving as part of the committee which advised the Chancellor and Provost on the hire of our new University Librarian. If reelected, I hope to continue this work, particularly in advocating for the Library with higher administration and in creating stronger channels of communication and collaboration between the Library and faculty. The tremendous resources of the Library, both in its holdings and the expertise of librarians and staff, can be even more strongly integrated into campuswide teaching and research and in public programming.

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Division 1. Fine Arts Division of the College of Arts and Sciences: Arts and Sciences Advisory Committee

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Bobbi (Roberta A.) Owen

Michael R. McVaugh Distinguished Professor
MFA, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1974
08/01/1974

Qualifications and Experiences

During my career at UNC-Chapel Hill I have been an active faculty member teaching both undergraduate and graduate students, doing research (including eight books, dozens of articles, and costume designs for more than 100 productions for PlayMakers Repertory Company and other theaters throughout the US), and serving Carolina and my profession. From 2004-2014 I was senior associate dean for undergraduate education in the College of Arts and Sciences and from 2002-2010, I was vice-president for communications in my professional organization, The United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) where I was elected Fellow of the Institute in 2008. I am committed to ensuring that creative activity continues to be regarded as an equivalent form of research in the College of Arts and Sciences and at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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Victoria Rovine

Professor
PhD, Indiana University , 1998
07/01/2014

Qualifications and Experiences

I joined the UNC faculty in 2014, after a career spent at two other major state universities. In addition, I spent the first decade of my career in a position that was academic, but outside the departmental structure (as a curator in a university museum). My experience in other institutions, and in non-faculty as well as faculty career tracks, and in a joint appointment across disciplines, provides me with a broad perspective on career trajectories, forms of scholarship, and strategies for effective mentorship. I hope to apply this experience productively as a member of the Arts and Sciences Advisory Committee representing the Division of Fine Arts. At UNC, I have served on a range of departmental, college, and university committees, including the NEH Next Generation Humanities PhD implementation grant planning committee, and currently the Global Guarantee Taskforce (a subcommittee of the UNC Strategic Framework). I have served on review committees for numerous colleagues, and I have mentored junior colleagues. In addition, because my research and teaching is interdisciplinary, with a strong commitment to African Studies as well as to Art History, my service has addressed departments and colleagues in Social Science as well as Humanities disciplines.

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Division 2. Humanities Division of the College of Arts of Sciences: Administrative Board of the Library

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Michael Figueroa

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2014
07/01/2014

Qualifications and Experiences

As a humanities faculty member with a demonstrated commitment to working across campus entities—in addition to my primary appointment in the Department of Music, I am affiliated with the Department of Asian Studies, Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Cultures, and the Center for Urban and Regional Studies—I would be honored to represent the College’s interests as a member of the Administrative Board of the Library. If I am elected, I will support initiatives that help maintain UNC’s position at the vanguard of librarianship, such as by funding linked data projects that would bridge perceived divides between the UNC Library and academic faculty and students. In addition, I would advise on ways that the library could leverage its considerable collection resources to work for digital inclusion for our surrounding public. Finally, as a committed advocate for diversity, inclusion, and equity, I would be a vocal supporter of hiring practices that would help the library to more accurately reflect the diverse demography of UNC's campus and community.

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Heidi Kim

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2010
06/01/2010

Qualifications and Experiences

As a member of the ABL for the past three years, I have advised the Library administration on matters such as infrastructural priorities, serial subscription, communication with the faculty and campus, and the shift to a new budgeting model, in addition to serving as part of the committee which advised the Chancellor and Provost on the hire of our new University Librarian. If reelected, I hope to continue this work, particularly in advocating for the Library with higher administration and in creating stronger channels of communication and collaboration between the Library and faculty. The tremendous resources of the Library, both in its holdings and the expertise of librarians and staff, can be even more strongly integrated into campuswide teaching and research and in public programming.

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Division 2. Humanities Division of the College of Arts of Sciences: Faculty Council, Tenured

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Jessica Boon

Associate Professor of Religious Studies
PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 2004
07/01/2011

Qualifications and Experiences

I am a scholar of medieval/early modern Spain with interdisciplinary training in the study of religion. I draw on studies, methods, and theories from history of Christianity and culture, comparative religions, history of science, gender and sexuality studies, art history, postcolonial studies, disability theory, and affect theory. I am thus well-situated to represent a range of humanities disciplines at the Faculty Council. My service at UNC recently has been as Director of Undergraduate Studies for Religious Studies, while my service to the profession includes my work as an Associate Editor for the journal Medieval Feminist Forum. Locally, I have volunteered at El Centro Hispano in Carrboro, connecting undocumented workers with available resources. I am particularly interested in joining Faculty Council to represent the Arts and Humanities on topics such as the curriculum revision and aspects of campus climate (including DACA and other immigration issues that affect our student body).

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Tony Perucci

Associate Professor
Ph.D., New York University, 2004.
07/01/2007

Qualifications and Experiences

Since coming to UNC in 2007, I have worked to create opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to engage with the humanities by bringing together critical study and artistic practice. As a scholar and artist, this approach guides my own teaching, which uses an arts-based pedagogy to research a diverse range of topics in contemporary culture, politics, literature, history and social movements. This commitment to engaged learning has led to my recent appointment with UNC Summer School as Coordinator of the Summer Integrative Arts Initiative, which I began with Summer School Dean Jan Yopp in 2017. Following the lead of the Quality Enhancement Program (QEP) and the Chancellor’s Initiative of Arts Everywhere, as well as in anticipation of the new general education curriculum, we are working with faculty, local artists and other community partners to create interdisciplinary courses and public performances and programs that bring together arts faculty with those in the humanities, sciences and professional schools to (a.) engage art-practice as a form of rigorous study and (b.) to introduce students without arts backgrounds to the ways in which art-making can invigorate and expand their academic study. The first of these courses, “Dancing Science” brings together faculty from Exercise and Sport Science with faculty from Biology, Geology and Physics. Having served as the Director of Undergraduate Studies and Summer School Coordinator for the Department of Communication, I am particularly attuned to the challenges our students are facing in terms of access, as well as the increasing labor demanded of faculty to perform an ever-growing amount of administrative work (e.g. assessment of student learning outcomes) at the same time as meeting increasing student demand for courses.

In our current moment, faculty governance has never been more crucial, even as the impact of the Faculty Council to shape policy has become increasingly limited and under attack. Amidst both the politically-charged attempts to reshape the mission of our university by state legislators and the Board of Governors, as well as the national trend to “starve the beast” of public universities, the Faculty Council must serve as a “firewall” against budget cuts, wage stagnation, increasing bureaucratic labor, threats to tenure, as well as initiatives to diminish the role of the humanities within the public university curriculum. I see the role of the Faculty Council as one of holding administration publically accountable amidst the demands to “do more with less” and the impact such efforts have on the quality of a UNC education, the ability to recruit and retain faculty and the need to strengthen the university’s commitment to diverse faculty and student body. It is critical that we redouble our efforts towards a tradition of excellence that ensures that an increase of access to public education means access to a world-class liberal arts education and nothing less.

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Division 3. Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division of the College of Arts and Sciences: Administrative Board of the Library

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Viji Sathy

Teaching Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
PhD, UNC-CH, 2003
05/01/2018

Qualifications and Experiences

I am honored to be nominated to stand for election to the Administrative Board of the Library. I was an undergraduate and graduate student at Carolina, so I know first-hand how vital the Libraries are to the success of Carolina students. Now in my role as faculty in Psychology and Neuroscience, I continue to rely on the Libraries in my teaching and research. In addition to teaching statistics and research methods to psychology majors, I have been involved in a number of initiatives to support student success and undergraduate curricular changes. I am on the coordinating committee for the new general education curriculum and assist with evaluation efforts for both the Quality Enhancement Plan and the Chancellor’s Science Scholars. In my role as the Special Projects Assistant to the Senior Associate Dean in the Office of Undergraduate Education, I’m engaged in a number of initiatives related to faculty development and developing data-driven tools to aid faculty in supporting student success. I serve as the UNC liaison to the UNC System’s Math Pathways Taskforce designed to provide vision and guide recommendations for improving student success in mathematics across UNC System campuses. I teach my courses as Course Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) and have found the Libraries to be a vital resource for students engaged in research as part of a course as well as invaluable in faculty learning communities. I have also heavily relied on the Libraries in a course engaged in research on inclusivity of campus Makerspaces. As we incorporate curricular changes such as CUREs, Maker courses, integrated curricula, etc. the guidance that the Libraries can offer both for students and faculty is vital and I would like to see more faculty and students engage with the Libraries.

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David Stotts

Professor
Ph.D., Univ. of Virginia, 1985
08/01/1993

Qualifications and Experiences

I have served on Faculty Council for one 3-year term, and on the Administrative Board of the Library for one term as well. I chaired the Board the last year of my term. I believe the Board serves a function that is critical to the research mission of the faculty, and I believe my research background in digital libraries and hypermedia, as well as computer science in general, gives me important technical capabilities in the digital information climate of today's libraries. I am currently participating in the planning for a departmental facility that will function as a software form of "makerspace." It will bring information resources and the ability to apply them in project ideas to diverse groups of campus students, working together. Information spaces for collaborative work is a major function of university libraries in a digital society.

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Division 3. Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division of the College of Arts and Sciences: Faculty Council, Nontenured

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Jay Aikat

Research Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science & Chief Operating Officer, UNC-Chapel Hill’s RENCI (Renaissance Computing Institute)
Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010
12/01/2011

Qualifications and Experiences

Jay Aikat has been a Computer Science faculty member since 2011. She was also appointed in May 2016 as the Chief Operating Officer of UNC’s Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), which develops and deploys data science cyberinfrastructure to help researchers in academia, government, and business use data to drive discoveries, innovate, make informed decisions, and spur economic development.

Aikat has been associated with Carolina since 1996, first as an IT director in the Schools of Media & Journalism and Information & Library Science, later as a PhD student and now as faculty in Computer Science since 2011.

With research expertise and interest in computer networking and data science, and research projects funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Aikat has actively contributed to Data Science initiatives at UNC-Chapel Hill. She has been one of the leads in the Data@Carolina program that enabled 19 courses across campus to “datafy” their courses through a grant from the Provost’s Office. She also serves on the committee for the Professional Science Master’s (PSM) in Data Science, and on the Data Science Initiative working group, exploring pan-campus data science initiatives. Aikat is the faculty advisor to the student group, FEMMES (Females Excelling More in Mathematics, Engineering, and Science).

She earned her Ph.D. in Computer Science at UNC–Chapel Hill. She graduated with a B.S in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology in Mesra, India, an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Ohio University, and an M.S. in Computer Science from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Aikat has a keen interest and understanding of how Carolina works both at the grassroots level as well as in faculty governance. She is looking forward to representing the College’s Natural Sciences and Mathematics Division, and to advance data science and the use of data for the public good at Carolina. She is keen on contributing her expertise and energy to faculty governance at UNC-Chapel Hill by serving as a Faculty Council member.

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Alice Churukian

Teaching Associate Professor
Ph.D., Kansas State Univeristy, 2002
08/15/2007

Qualifications and Experiences

Joining the physics and astronomy faculty at UNC in 2007, I have been instrumental in the transformation of our introductory physics courses into a student-centered, active-learning format using research validated pedagogy. As Team Leader, I oversee the day-to-day operation of both introductory physics sequences and Chair the Introductory Physics Oversight Committee. In addition, I was a major participant in the development and implementation of the fast-track high school science teacher preparation program, UNC Baccalaureate Education in Science and Teaching (UNC-BEST) and continue to be the department liaison to the program teaching the physics-specific methods course and advising students who wish to become high school science teachers.
My committee work at the University level includes completing a term on the Administrative Board of the Library having stepped in when a vacancy opened up unexpectedly and being a member of the Science Complex Phase III Active-Learning Classrooms User Group. In addition, I have served on various departmental committees including both the Undergraduate and the Graduate Studies and Affairs committees, the Executive Committee of the Forum on Education for the American Physical Society, and served four years (of a three-year term) as an editor of the Physics Education Research Conference Proceedings. Outside of academia, I am the Area Coordinator for Youth for Understanding - an international exchange program for high school age students - as well as the co-librarian/co-stage manager for the Chapel Hill Philharmonia – an all-volunteer community symphony orchestra. All of these experiences, give me a wide variety of perspectives – including that of a scientist and educator as Teaching Associate Professor in Physics Education – which I bring to all committee work.

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Division 4. Social Sciences Division of the College of Arts and Sciences: Administrative Board of the Library

Vote for 1

Mark Crescenzi

Professor
Ph.D., The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000
07/01/1999

Qualifications and Experiences

The UNC libraries provide essential tools, training, and other components for research and teaching throughout the campus. It would be my privilege to continue to serve on this advisory board and to advocate for our libraries.

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Li-Ling Hsiao

Associate Professor
Ph. D. Oxford University, 2002
07/01/2002

Qualifications and Experiences

Professor Li-ling Hsiao received a bachelor degree in Library and Information Science, and served as the Librarian at Wufeng Junior College in Taiwan. She served at the Administrative Boards of College of Arts and Sciences for six and a half years, of Ackland Museum for three years, and of Summer School for a semester. She also served as a member of the Curriculum Committee of the Admin Board of the College of Arts and Sciences for two years. She is currently serving as the Associate Chair of the Department of Asian Studies.

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Division 4. Social Sciences Division of the College of Arts and Sciences: Arts and Sciences Advisory Committee

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Genna McNeil

Professor of History
No information provided
07/01/1990

Qualifications and Experiences

No information provided by the candidate.

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C Margaret Scarry

Professor of Anthropology, Director of the Research Labs of Archaeology
Ph.D., The University of Michigan, 1986
01/01/1995

Qualifications and Experiences

I have been at UNC-CH for 23 years and am currently Director of the Research Labs of Archaeology and Chair of the Curriculum in Archaeology. At the College-level, I have served as a member of the Curriculum Committee, the Grade Appeals Committee and on the Administrative Board. Within Anthropology, I have been Director of Undergraduates Studies, Director of Graduate Studies, and Associate Chair. I also have served as chair or committee member on multiple faculty searches, promotion and tenure cases and post-tenure reviews for the my department. My various roles have given me a firm understanding of the College’s administrative policies, functions, and expectations as well as creating connections in Departments across campus. Moreover, my departmental experience with APT cases gives me valuable and relevant experience for reviewing cases from other departments with divergent promotion expectations. Anthropology includes scholars whose research and publications range from the humanities to the hard sciences—from an emphasis on single authored books to multi-authored articles. It is also a field that values performance, participatory research, and other emerging forms of engaged scholarship. I think my long tenure at UNC, administrative experiences and life within a diverse department positions me to be a critical, flexible and fair participant on the advisory committee.

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Division 4. Social Sciences Division of the College of Arts and Sciences: Faculty Council, Tenured

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Yong Cai

Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Washington, 2005
7/1/2009

Qualifications and Experiences

If elected, it will be my first time to serve on any university level committee. It's my honor to run for the Faculty Council this year. I hope to bring a sociological perspective about how we should stand up to continue our teaching and research in an increasingly hostile environment.

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Claude Clegg

Lyle V. Jones DIstinguished Professor
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1995
07/01/2015

Qualifications and Experiences

I have had the honor of serving in a number of positions that have given me substantial experience in faculty governance. Prior to arriving at UNC in 2015, I served as Associate Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity at Indiana University at Bloomington. I also served a term as chair of the History department at Indiana, as well as an associate dean in the College of Arts & Sciences. At UNC, I have participated in several endeavors that have contributed to the academic mission and administrative effectiveness of the University, including membership on the Administrative Boards of the College of Arts & Sciences, the advisory board of the Institute for African American Research, and the College committee charged with revising the Gen Ed curriculum. Like other faculty members, I am deeply committed to the notion that "the faculty is the university" and that active participation in shared governance is the principal mechanism for safeguarding academic freedom and the quality of the educational experience at UNC.

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Conghe Song

Professor of Geography
PhD, Boston University, 2001
07/01/2001

Qualifications and Experiences

Conghe Song currently is a Full Professor and the Associate Chair in the Department of Geography. He also services the Director of the Graduate Certificate Program in Geographic Information Sciences since 2013. In addition, he is the Summer School Administrator in Geography for the Summer School. He is a member in the Faculty Advisory Committee for the Institute of the Environment. He grew up in a rural village in China. He came to the United States in 1995 and earned his PhD degree in Geography from Boston University in May 2001. He joined the Department of Geography at UNC Chapel Hill in July, 2001 and has been with UNC ever since. His research areas include remote sensing of the environment, ecological modelling and human-environment interactions. He uses remotely sensed images to characterize land-cover/land-use changes, seeks to understand the driving forces of such changes, and then tries to figure out the social-ecological consequences of the land-cover/land-use changes in the context of global climate change. His research is primarily funded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration and National Science Foundation. He was a recipient of NASA's New Investigator's Award in 2006, and was a Charles Bullard Fellow at Harvard University in the 2005-2006 school year. He will bring a interdisciplinary perspective to the Council along with a unique living experience from a rural village in China to a full professor in the US.

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Harry Watson

Atlanta Distinguished Professor in Southern Culture
Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1976
07/01/1976

Qualifications and Experiences

I have been a member of the UNC faculty for forty-two years, and served on the Faculty Council in 2001-04 and 2011-15. I directed the UNC Center for the Study of the American South from 1999 to 2012 and continue to edit its quarterly journal, "Southern Cultures." Within the University, I have been a member of the administrative or advisory boards of the Dental School, the Research Labs in Archaeology, Documenting the American South, and the Institute for African American Research, in addition to the usual departmental committees. Within my discipline, I have served as president of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic and the North Carolina Historical Society. In public service, I filled three terms on the North Carolina Historical Commission from 2005 to 2017 and two terms on the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, from 2011 until 2017. I currently belong to the Advisory Council of the North Carolina Civil War and Reconstruction History Center.

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Division 4. Social Sciences Division of the College of Arts and Sciences: Faculty Council, Nontenured

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Anna Krome-Lukens

Teaching Assistant Professor and Dir. of Experiential Education, Public Policy
Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2014
07/01/2015

Qualifications and Experiences

I am eager to serve my colleagues and the university as a Faculty Council representative. I earned a PhD in History from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2014, and since then I have been a member of the teaching faculty in the Department of Public Policy. My experience in these two departments means that I understand the range of needs and priorities within the College, particularly in the Division of Social Sciences. As Director of Experiential Education for Public Policy I frequently collaborate with colleagues across campus, and I am well versed in the variety of pressures facing different departments and units. Furthermore, as the lead instructor in the Public Policy senior capstone course, I regularly partner with community members to engage our students in their work, and I continue to learn about the needs of our region and state.

As a faculty member I have served on several university-wide task forces and committees, including chairing the task force on Experiential Education for the General Education Curriculum Revision. Other current and past committee service includes the UNC Student Stores Advisory Board, the Advisory Council for the Graduate School Professional Development Program, and the Eve Carson Memorial Scholarship selection committee. My interest in self-governance and institutional operations began before I joined the faculty; my appointments during graduate school included the Administrative Board of the Library, the University Committee on Copyright, and the Sustainability Advisory Committee. I also served as the 2010-2011 grad student representative to Faculty Council, gaining appreciation for the magnitude of the issues raised in each session.

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Geetha Vaidyanathan

Teaching Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 1991
07/01/2008

Qualifications and Experiences

I am a teaching faculty in the Department Economics. During my time at UNC, I have been actively involved in University Service by serving in important committees such as UNC Education Policy Committee (2012 - 2017), Advisory Committee for the Undergraduate Marketing Strategy (2012-2013), Faculty Committee on Community and Diversity (2012-2015), University Insurance Committee (2011-2014) and Committee on Scholarship, Awards, and Student Aid (2013-Present).
I strongly believe that Diversity and Inclusion should continue to be a part of dialogue within the University both for students and faculty. I would like to continue my service to the University in a new role through this committee.

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Division 5. University Libraries: Faculty Council

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Julie Rudder

Repository Program Librarian
MFA, Northwestern University, 2007
09/30/2015

Qualifications and Experiences

As the Repository Program Librarian for the University Libraries, I lead projects that support the access and preservation of the scholarly work produced by UNC faculty, students, and staff collected in the Carolina Digital Repository. For the past several years, I have focused on implementing Carolina’s Open Access Policy. I also lead projects that support the preservation and access of digital library collections. I serve on the Open Access Advisory Board and other library committees and lead efforts in international open source software communities that support digital libraries. It would be my honor to serve on the Faculty Council.

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Joe Williams

Librarian
No information provided
07/01/2013

Qualifications and Experiences

No information provided by the candidate.

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Division 7. Kenan-Flagler Business School: Faculty Council, Nontenured

Vote for 1

Patia McGrath

Assistant Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Ph.D., The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, 2016
07/01/2015

Qualifications and Experiences

I am an Assistant Professor of Strategy & Entrepreneurship. My research interests lie at the intersection of corporate strategy, organizational learning, and firm innovation. I currently teach corporate strategy in the Full-Time and Executive MBA programs.

My experiences in academia have afforded me the chance to appreciate and respect the needs of diverse stakeholders across different disciplines. I began my academic studies in the sciences and engineering (Columbia, MIT) and then, as an atypical older student, returned to study business (Harvard, Wharton). This exposed me to a variety of models of student engagement, faculty leadership and external relations. These institutions also showed me, first-hand, how powerful a student-first mindset amongst a faculty can be and how hard we must work to protect and advocate the intellectual values that catalyze it.

Since joining KFBS, I have embraced numerous opportunities to contribute to my department and the larger business school community. Some of these activities are internal, such as collaborating with PhD students and serving on my department’s faculty recruitment committee. Others are external. Most prominently, I was elected as Representative-at-Large for the Corporate Strategy division of the Strategic Management Society. In this position, I have taken an active role in creating, organizing and promoting strategies for our membership to interact with and learn from each other.

I previously had a career in industry that enabled me to hone a practical skillset of cross-functional leadership, diplomacy, and team-building capabilities that I am eager to bring to this position if elected. I most recently worked for GE as Global Director - Innovation and Strategic Connections. In this executive role, I drove major strategic imperatives and radical innovation projects as part of the Chief Marketing Officer’s core team. Prior to a stint as an investment banker with Credit Suisse First Boston’s Technology Group, I spent several years with WhiteLight Systems, a VC-backed software startup in Palo Alto, and J.P. Morgan’s Private Client Group.

Thank you for considering my candidacy. I am very proud to be a part of UNC, and it would be a privilege to serve the University and the faculty in this way.

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Mark McNeilly

Professor of the Practice - Marketing & Organizational Behavior
Masters of Business Administration, University of Minnesota, 1993
06/01/2006

Qualifications and Experiences

Mark McNeilly currently serves on the UNC System Faculty Assembly (alternate), the UNC Trademark Committee and the North Carolina Board of Science, Technology and Innovation. Mark also served as a member of a Faculty Executive Committee working group chartered by the Chair of the Faculty in 2018. Mark currently teaches in the areas of marketing and organizational behavior in both the full-time MBA and online MBA@UNC programs and serves as a faculty adviser for student teams in the STAR program.

If elected, Mark is interested in ensuring the continued success of the University in its mission to "serve as a center for research, scholarship, and creativity and to teach a diverse community of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to become the next generation of leaders" and exemplify its motto of "Light and Liberty." He will seek to do this by sharing what Kenan-Flagler has done to lead in education (e.g. MBA@UNC) and by providing insights on the best business practices available from our research.

Mark has written three books with Oxford University Press in the areas of strategy and leadership, was an expert blogger for Fast Company magazine, and appeared on a History Channel Special on Sun Tzu’s "Art of War." He has presented on strategy and marketing to corporations and business people in the U.S. Europe and Asia and been interviewed on the BBC, C-SPAN, CNBC’s "Power Lunch" and other TV and radio programs. Mark was formerly an executive with Lenovo and spent the majority of his corporate career at IBM. He is also a member of the Heterodox Academy, a politically diverse group of 1700 academicians who seek to improve the quality of research and education by increasing viewpoint diversity, mutual understanding and constructive engagement.

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Division 8. School of Education: Faculty Council

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Keith Sawyer

Morgan Distinguished Professor in Educational Innovations
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1994
07/01/2013

Qualifications and Experiences

I served on the Faculty Council as the School of Education representative in Fall 2017 and Spring 2018. I have enjoyed participating in issues involving campus-wide university governance. It has been important for me to learn what other campus units are doing, and what concerns are emerging from across UNC Chapel Hill. I believe it's important for the School of Education to have our perspective represented in the Faculty Council, and for our faculty to receive updates on Faculty Council discussions and decisions.

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Meghan Walter

Clinical Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Central Florida, 2009
07/01/2014

Qualifications and Experiences

Meghan Walter is a clinical assistant professor of counselor education and coordinator of the school counseling master’s program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Meghan also provides parent coaching and counseling services for children and adolescents in a private practice in Wake County, North Carolina. She is specifically interested in the application of play and expressive arts approaches. Meghan has experience as a professional school counselor and in adolescent substance abuse treatment. Meghan is a licensed school counselor, a National Certified Counselor, a certified parent coach, and a Certified Family Life Educator.
Meghan served on the Faculty Council as a School of Education representative in Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.

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Division 13. School of Medicine: Faculty Council, Tenured

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M. Ben Major

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Utah, 2004
06/15/2009

Qualifications and Experiences

Dr. M. Ben Major received his baccalaureate in microbiology, his doctorate in oncological sciences and a HHMI postdoctoral fellowship in pharmacology. His team takes a multidisciplinary approach of genomics, proteomics, computer science and basic cell biology, biochemistry and pharmacology to study signal transduction in cancer. Dr. Major holds appointments in the Dept. of Cell Biology and Physiology, Pharmacology and Computer Science. In his service and training, he is currently an ACCLAIM academic leadership fellow, a group leader for the BBSP graduate program, and a member of the SOM appointments, promotion and tenure (APT) committee. He serves various administrative roles within his departments and the cancer center, including Leader of Lineberger Cancer Center Proteomics and Associate Director of the NIH Predoctoral Cancer Cell Biology Training Program.

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Deborah Thorpe

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University, 1998
01/01/1999

Qualifications and Experiences

I have been on faculty in the Division of Physical Therapy within the School of Medicine at UNC-CH for 19 years. I teach in both the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program and the PhD program in Human Movement Science (HMSC) and am the Chair of Admissions for the HMSC program. I also participate in clinical practice and was selected as a Triangle Business Journal 2017 Health Care Hero for my impact on the growth and development of the profession. I have been on the UNC Faculty Council for the past 3 years and am a member of the DAHS Diversity and Inclusion Team. I have also served on the UNC Appointments, Promotion and Tenure Committee.

On what areas or issues do you think faculty governance bodies should focus their attention in the coming year?
• Equitable salaries within academic levels that are not gender-biased
• Campus-wide mentoring program for faculty at all academic levels
• Continue the efforts of faculty council to promote inclusion and diversity across all facets of the academic environment at UNC

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Division 13. School of Medicine: Faculty Council, Nontenured

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Brian Cope

Assistant Professor
MD, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, 1991
08/13/2013

Qualifications and Experiences

I have a long experience administrative healthcare. I ran a successful private practice for many years prior to joining UNC faculty. I have served as Chief of Surgery and on numerous committees at a local hospital. I am currently on the board of the North Carolina Urological association. I am currently an alternate member of the Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association. I will be advancing to a North Carolina representative later this year. I believe that my wide range of experience will help bring a different perspective to the UNC Faculty Council.

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Laila Elsherif

Research Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics
No information provided
07/01/2012

Qualifications and Experiences

No information provided by the candidate.

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Katherine Everett

Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry
No information provided
02/15/2013

Qualifications and Experiences

No information provided by the candidate.

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Michael Fromke

Clinical Assistant Professor
M.D., University of Tennessee, College of Medicine, 1990
07/29/2016

Qualifications and Experiences

After finishing my residency in neurological surgery I completed my board certification with the American Board of Neurological Surgery. During my years of private practice in Tennessee I served as a delegate to the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies. I was also elected as Vice President and then President of the Tennessee Neurosurgical Society, representing the interests of neurosurgeons practicing in the State of Tennessee. Here, I served on various committees developing and supporting health care policy on a variety of socioeconomic issues, reporting to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgery. I also served a 2 year term on the Board of Directors for One Vision International, a local charity based in Knoxville, TN serving orphaned children in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Now, after joining the faculty in the Department of Neurological Surgery, I would be honored to serve my fellow colleagues Faculty Council in the School of Medicine.

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Martina Gentzsch

Research Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology
Ph.D., University of Regensburg, Germany, 1997
09/01/2005

Qualifications and Experiences

I received a thorough and comprehensive education in cell biology, biochemistry, and physiology. I have acquired expertise in research relevant to translational and personalized medicine, which is the area that I am most enthusiastically pursuing at the Marsico Lung Institute/Cystic Fibrosis Research Center at UNC. A major goal of my studies is to uncover potential targets for pharmacological therapy of respiratory diseases, particularly cystic fibrosis.

I am the Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Pre-Clinical Core, which supports the translation of therapeutic strategies for cystic fibrosis from basic research to clinical studies by assessing drug candidates using in vitro and in vivo models. I have the privilege of being a part of a collaborative team of basic researchers and clinicians with the common goal of providing the best treatments to cystic fibrosis patients. I have chaired international conferences and seminar series at UNC, and have been on various thesis committees. Additionally, I have been teaching for many years, which is something I enjoy and take very seriously because I consider it a responsibility of today’s researchers to support the development of the next generation of critical and objective investigators. I endorse diversity and it is my strong belief that all students and post-doctoral fellows, regardless of race, gender, or social status, should have access to a high-quality education and training that will support the development of their full potential.

I have been a Research Track Faculty at UNC for more than ten years and I am aware of the challenges resulting from being in a Non-Tenure Track. Interdisciplinary teams at Institutes and Centers at UNC have a high proportion of Non-Tenured Faculty investigators who have key, indispensable roles in many research and education areas. I support a structured mentorship plan and career-promoting actions to strengthen the position of Non-Tenured Faculty at our university. Thus, I stand for better support and full integration of Non-Tenured Faculty investigators in the research mission of UNC. Overall, I promote a culture of integrity and academic freedom, with representation of women and under-represented diverse minorities as members of faculty and in positions of leadership.

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Michael Gilchrist

Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine Hospitalist
No information provided
07/01/2009

Qualifications and Experiences

No information provided by the candidate.

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Jacqueline Halladay

Associate Professor, Family Medicine
MD, The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, 1991
08/01/1997

Qualifications and Experiences

Dr. Jacqueline Halladay is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill, a Co-Director of the North Carolina Network Consortium statewide practice based research network, a Senior Research Fellow at the Cecil G Sheps Center for Health Services Research and directs UNC’s NCAT’s funded Trial Innovation Network activities and research consultation services. Her main area of research is in practice and health systems based research where she and her colleagues, representing multiple health systems and universities in NC, perform trials that aim to enhance outcomes for patients with chronic disease. Dr. Halladay’s service activities to UNC and NC include ongoing and previous positions on state public health task force/ advisory panels, various search and candidate interview committees for UNC-Chapel Hill Chair, Faculty and Research Fellow positions and serves on the Health Sciences Library Advisory Committee. Dr. Halladay served on Faculty Council from July 2014-May 2017.

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Amy Levine

Clinical Professor of Emergency Pediatric Medicine
No information provided
07/01/1990

Qualifications and Experiences

No information provided by the candidate.

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Timothy Platts-Mills

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
No information provided
09/01/2007

Qualifications and Experiences

No information provided by the candidate.

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Ricardo Serrano Donado

Clinical Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
No information provided
08/05/2013

Qualifications and Experiences

No information provided by the candidate.

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Division 18. Retired Faculty: Faculty Council

Vote for 1

Donna Falvo

Clinical Professor
Ph.D. Southern Illinois University 1978
2003

Qualifications and Experiences

While at UNC: Invited Dimension Expert, National Research Corporation/Picker Institute, Lincoln, NE (2004-2008); Named 2008 Faculty Expert-Patient Centered Care Institute, Lincoln, NE; Member of Graduate Education and Advancement Board, UNC; Editorial Board, Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin; Community Service: Board Member Freedom House Drug Rehabilitation Facility, Chapel Hill; Board Members Ears, Eyes, Nose, Paws Service Dog Organization, Chapel Hill. Member at Large, UNC Retired Faculty Association 2011-present. While at SIU: Elected President American Rehabilitation Counseling Association, ; Elected Chair, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine;'s National Group on Patient Education, 1997. At SIU Elected Member Faculty Senate for 4 terms; Elected Member Graduate Council; Elected to University Judicial Review Board ; Member of Human Subjects Committee; Elected to Sigma XI National Scientific Research Society, 1995; Named Mary Switzeer Scholar, Washington DC, 1986.

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Patricia Pukkila

Professor of Biology, Emerita
Ph.D. Yale University 1975
07/01/1979

Qualifications and Experiences

During my first term on Faculty Council (to fill Jonathan Howes seat after his untimely death), I asked to attend the FC Community and Diversity committee meetings as a guest. Under the effective leadership of our Chair, Rumay Alexander, we crafted a well-received “Diversity Syllabus” for FC meetings. I also worked with Joe Ferrell to submit a resolution for a University-wide mechanism for recognition of and expression of appreciation to faculty for their long-term teaching, research, and service careers. The resolution was modified by the Faculty Welfare Committee, and adopted (Resolution 2016-10). The presence of retired faculty on campus for committee meetings and FC meetings helps to remind everyone that retired faculty offer a valuable perspective to the Carolina community, and also provides important opportunities to advocate for needs of both retired faculty and for those nearing retirement.

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