University Committee on Faculty Affairs Membership 2020-2021

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Membership - Academic Year 2020-2021

Effective August 16, 2020

For UCFA schedule of meeting dates, agendas and minutes, please refer to the following web site:


Ilce Gabriela Medina-Meza (NT) Agriculture & Natural Resources 2021
Johanna Schuster-Craig Arts & Letters 2022
Pedram Nezafat (FT) Business 2021
Louis Schiavone III (FT) Communication Arts & Sciences 2021
Kristen Bieda Education 2022
Alexandra Zevalkink (NT) Engineering 2021
Claudia Finkelstein Human Medicine 2022

Pending per College

James Madison 2022
Paul Stokstad (FT) Law 2021
Mark Waddell** Lyman Briggs 2021
Melanie Helton Music 2022
Matthew Comstock (NT) Natural Science 2022
Horng-Shiuann Wu Nursing 2022
John Fitzsimmons Osteopathic Medicine 2022
India Plough (NT) Residential College Arts & Humanities 2021

Nazita Lajevardi (NT)

Social Science 2021
Richard Fulton* Veterinary Medicine 2022
Susan Kendall Non-College Faculty 2021

Ex Officio

Suzanne Lang (Interim) Office of the Provost  
Teresa Woodruff Office of the Provost

* Chairperson
** Vice Chairperson

(FT) Fixed-Term

(NT) Non-Tenured/Tenure System

(R) Re-elected


Composition of Committee includes:

1 Faculty member from each college (including Non-Colege faculty) - two must be Non-Tenured (eleted by colleges).  Two must be Fixed-Term faculty who have served at least three consecutive years.

The Provost or a designee shall be a member with voice but no vote.

The Chairperson will serve on The Steering Committee, Faculty Senate and the University Council.

Published by:
Office of the Secretary Academic Governance 
(517) 355-2337
Created March 2020 and updated August 13, 2020