2022 Faculty Election
Running for: Division 3. Natural Sciences and Mathematics: Faculty Council, Tenured
- Associate Professor
- Earth, Marine and Environmental Sciences
- Appointed: 1986
- Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1987
- Candidate Website
Chair, Summer Reading Program Book Selection Committee 2012
Faculty Council, 2000-2001; 2010- 2013.
Faculty Hearings Committee 2011-2014, Chair, 2012
Educational Policy Committee, (2006-2009).
Chair, University Teaching Award Committee (2006).
University Teaching Award subcommittee member 1992, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009.
Advisory Committee on Intellectual Life, 2000 - 2004
Administrative Board of the College of Arts and Sciences, 1999-2002.
Advisor, College of Arts and Sciences, 1995-96.
I have served on many University committees and been involved in numerous University initiatives over the course of my career and through that work have developed a deep respect for the importance of Faculty governance. As a long-time member of the Natural Sciences faculty I have witnessed a gradual diminution in the influence of faculty input in the development of important University policies. As a flagship public university, UNC-CH is subject to an unusual amount of external oversight, which is at once inefficient and unnecessarily politically charged. I will work to strengthen the role of Faculty governance and to elevate the role of faculty in defining and implementing the research and teaching mission of the University.