CHAS Faculty Senate is comprised of one voting member from each academic department, one non-voting member from the science education faculty and the Dean of the College as an ex-officio non-voting member. The College Senate:

  • Acts as the College Curriculum Committee.

  • Functions in an advisory capacity to the Dean of the College.

  • Arranges for annual elections of CHAS representatives on all relevant university committees.

  • Facilitates communication between the faculty and the representatives to the University Faculty Senate.

  • Creates ad hoc committees.

The College Senate is scheduled to meet on the second and fourth Monday of each month during the fall and spring semesters, 3:30–5 p.m.

Department Representative:

ArtTim Dooley
BiologyDavid McClenahan (Chair)
Chemistry & BiochemistryNalin Goonesekere
Communication Sciences & DisordersLaura Pitts
Communication StudiesTom Hall
Computer ScienceSarah Diesburg
Earth & Environmental ScienceAlan Czarnetzki (Vice Chair)
Languages & LiteraturesErika Bass
MathematicsMike Prophet
Music, School of

Justin Mertz

Philosophy & World ReligionsEd Boedeker
PhysicsPavel Luakshev
Science Education Pamela Hartman


Ali Kashef
TheatreSteve Taft