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2018 Academic Assembly Election Candidates

Elections to be held in April 24–30, 2018. Faculty members and Academic Professionals will receive a ballot via email. Voting to take place online.

Faculty Members

Faculty members will vote for campus president-elect as well as Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure (CAFT) and Governance Grievance Committee (GG) members. Some campuses are not electing CAFT and GG members this year. Personal statements from candidates on each campus appear below.

President-Elect

President-Elect candidates

One candidate to be elected for a three-year term (2018-21) on each campus.

Downtown Phoenix campus

Portrait of Simin Levinson, ASU Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion

Simin Levinson
Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion

I am pleased to submit my application for the position of President Elect of the Downtown Phoenix Senate Assembly. I am fully committed to ASU and serving in this role for the purpose of supporting our faculty and promoting shared faculty governance. During my last 7 years at ASU I have served on committees at the program, college, and university level. My experience of serving on these committees has been valuable and I have learned that through careful consideration and communication much can be accomplished. The downtown campus is growing rapidly, and the sustainable management of this growth requires faculty involvement. If elected, I will work to increase the role of faculty in leading and governing the downtown campus and the university. This includes supporting opportunities for faculty to have an active role in fiscal planning and decisions related to budget and the allocation of resources as the demands on faculty continue to increase. Addressing faculty salary compression and promoting salaries that are comparable to peer institutions are important issues that can help to improve compensation for ASU faculty. Additionally, I am interested in addressing the state of online education at ASU. As a member of the Online Education Task Force, I am working with faculty senators across the university to evaluate the spectrum of financial incentives for the development and teaching of online courses. As we compile perspectives on the strengths and weaknesses of online education at ASU, we will be able to present best practices, available resources, and recommendations for further strengthening ASU’s online offerings and global reach. Promoting communication across disciplines and working together to advance policies related to faculty governance is vital to the interests of the university and the faculty who serve it. I support fostering educational and collaborative opportunities that promote faculty growth. Thank you for the opportunity to run for the position of President Elect of your Academic Assembly.

Polytechnic campus

Penny Ann Dolin, ASU Associate Professor of Practice, Graphic Information Technology

Penny Ann Dolin
Associate Professor of Practice, Graphic Information Technology

I consider it a privilege to be nominated as a candidate on the Spring 2018 assembly ballot for president elect of the poly campus assembly. I am honored to accept. This campus has been a part of my professional career and life for 20 years and I’ve seen it grow from a small upper division campus to a thriving powerful educational force in the East Valley. One of the hallmarks of this campus has been its sense of community and shared mission. As we grow sometimes those attributes are hard to maintain - one area I would commit myself to improving is that sense of shared Community and I would seek new ways to bring us together as we all share the same goals for this ASU campus. I feel our academic assemblies need to be a must attend event and I will work hard to get the word out, encouraging all faculty to participate. I will also pledge to be a strong voice in support of the polytechnic campus goals and vision at ASU wide events and initiatives.

During my time at the Polytechnic campus I have been pleased to be of service through committee work, campus events and presentations in support of the campus. I served my program, Graphic Information Technology, as the chair for five years and continue to be supportive of its goals and vision. I created the GIT Commercial Photography Studio 12 years ago, and it has grown into a thriving academic lab that not only provides student led photography talent to ASU, but is a resource for numerous research projects and provides a commercial studio experience for all GIT majors. I have the privilege of being the Barrett Faculty Honors adviser for the GIT program since 2004, as well as an appointed member of the ASU wide Barrett Honors Council. As an associate professor of practice, I try to not only maintain the highest pedagogical standards I can, but am actively involved in my field at the national level. I have been an Adobe education leader for 6 years and was the recipient of the Education Award of Excellence, a national recognition awarded by the Printing Industries of America.

I look forward to an opportunity to give back to a campus and a University that has been so supportive of all the faculty, staff and students here on the Polytechnic campus - thank you for your vote.

Portrait of Yun Kang, ASU Associate Professor, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

Yun Kang
Associate Professor, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

I’m truly honored by my nomination for the Polytechnic campus President-Elect. The Polytechnic campus has been an integral part of my life since I joined the Poly faculty in 2008. Over the past 10 years, I’ve witnessed the campus’ evolution including our organizational restructuring and the significant growth in faculty, staff and student populations. Our unique climate of collegiality, warmth, diversity and inclusion surrounds all of our use-inspired stakeholders. A communal spirit is embedded in our research and educational offerings; both of which facilitate student success. I believe in the importance of an active faculty, participating in shared campus and university governance. If elected, I will be committed to representing and advocating for the Poly faculty. Excellence in teaching, research, and service are the cornerstones of what makes the Polytechnic campus an exceptional place. Additionally, I’ll champion efforts designed to further strengthen our ability to provide rich and diverse learning communities in support of our Polytechnic students’ pursuit and attainment of higher educational goals.

I am an interdisciplinary scholar with appointments and affiliations, teaching and research in a variety of programs and colleges including the School of Mathematics and Statistics, School of Life Sciences, the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, School of Sustainability, and the Mary Lou Fulton Teacher College. This multi-disciplinary exposure shapes and enhances my view of our faculty’s role at ASU. Collaboration and cross-disciplinary experiences advance the work of people in all disciplines, as we gain from working together. My current leadership role as Co-director of the Mathematical, Computational and Modeling Sciences Center naturally creates interdisciplinary collaborations across departments, universities and the global research community. My efforts focus on bridging-the-gap between biological, mathematical, environmental and social sciences; training the next generation of researchers and students to focus on solutions rather than academic disciplines. This experience influences my views on how to build efficient learning communities which enables the success of our students from diverse backgrounds. I support the New American University’s vision of academic leadership and accessibility, establishing itself as a global center for interdisciplinary research, while focusing on local impact, social embeddedness and student success.

My university governance and leadership experiences formulate my continued interest in the operation of our university. Some of my current activities include, Executive Board of ASU Faculty Women’s Association, Grievance Clearinghouse Committee and chairing the Governance Grievance Committee. In the past I’ve served as a University Senator, on the Committee on Committee and as a Committee Member of Academic Standards. My commitment to the Polytechnic campus is the development and maintenance of clear procedures and transparent governance, nurturing collaborations amongst different disciplines to ensure the success of our diverse stakeholders and students.

Tempe campus

Portrait of Caroline Harrison, ASU Associate Instructional Professional, School of Sustainability

Caroline Harrison
Associate Instructional Professional, School of Sustainability

I am honored to be nominated for the position of President Elect of the Tempe campus. I have been a proud member of the ASU family through two graduate degrees, a post doc, and my current position with the School of Sustainability. Over the past five years I have worked with faculty (tenure and non-tenure), students, and staff on undergraduate and graduate programs, campus immersion as well as digital, within the school and across multiple disciplines on all campuses. I have been a member and, for the last two years, chair of the Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee (CAPC) and member and subcommittee chair on the General Studies Council. These experiences have given me a wide-ranging perspective of the complexities of the institution. The learning, teaching, and research environment we work in is rapidly evolving. I am a firm believer in working collaboratively to understand the challenges facing faculty and students, working to identify opportunities as well as to find solutions. Thank you for considering me for the position of President Elect of the Tempe campus.

Portrait of James Moore, ASU Clinical Associate Professor, W. P. Carey Management and Entrepreneurship

James Moore
Clinical Associate Professor, W. P. Carey Management and Entrepreneurship

I am pleased to run for the position of President Elect of the Tempe Assembly. I have been in academia for 21 years, the last ten here at ASU. I Believe that one of the best things that I could bring to this position would be my broad range of experience here at ASU and my ability to listen. I have taught classes here at ASU that have ranged in size from 7-370 for face-to-face classes, and from 20-285 for online courses – this includes both undergraduates and graduate students. While I am based out of the Tempe campus, I frequently teach at both the Poly campus and the West campus. During my ten years here at ASU I have spent five years as the Assistant Chair for the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship and as its Barrett Faculty Honors Advisor. I am finishing up my second year in the Senate having served on the Student-Faculty Policy committee and chairing this academic year’s Online Education Task Force. Prior to its current structure I also spent two years representing the W. P. Carey School on CAPC (Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee). Besides my faculty experience here at ASU I am also a proud ASU alumnus, having graduated from three different colleges (CLAS, Business and Law) back in the 1980s. I am also the parent to several current ASU students giving me additional insights into the perspectives of parents and students here at ASU. Again, I think my broad experience here at ASU over many years will afford me the ability to see and respond to big picture issues facing our faculty and our institution.

Portrait of Daniel McCarville, ASU Professor of Practice, School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering

Daniel McCarville
Professor of Practice, School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering

It is truly an honor to be nominated for the position of President Elect of the Tempe campus Assembly. I spent the first twenty-seven years of my career in the semiconductor industry implementing major process and business improvements. I was very fortunate to join Arizona State University six years ago to rollout our new Engineering Management degree program, and develop and teach a number of classes. In just my first year at ASU I launched the plans to develop and implement the first fully online Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree program in the country. Four and a half years ago my peers elected me to the ASU Faculty Senate, where I immediately joined the Student Faculty Policy Committee. At our first SFPC meeting that year, I proposed a new policy to track student academic integrity violations across ASU, and not just within our various colleges. This proposal was quickly approved by the Senate; however, almost three more years to fully implement. As many of you already know, changes like this require constant attention through to complete implementation. I am proud of the work our SFPC has completed the past four and a half years. We developed, proposed and implemented many new and impactful policies. I have had the privilege of leading the SFPC this past year, and look forward to serving ASU’s Assembly in new roles going forward.

Portrait of Greg Stone, ASU Associate Professor, Psychology

Greg Stone
Associate Professor, Psychology

As chair of the Senate’s Research and Creative Activities committee, I have worked to promote the practice of open science at ASU, including establishment of the new Open Access Repository. The committee is currently working with OKED to enhance the high performance computing resources available to our research community, including outreach to fields of research that are new to high performance computing. I started at ASU as an entry level Assistant Professor and have remained here for over 30 years. If elected President of the Tempe campus, I will do everything I can to continue the Senate’s work to make ASU the best possible environment in which all members of our community can pursue their goals. Thank you for considering me for this important position.

West campus

Portrait of Ken Sweat, ASU Lecturer Sr., School of Mathematical and Natural Science

Ken Sweat
Lecturer Sr., School of Mathematical and Natural Science

Please accept my application for the position of President Elect of Arizona State University’s west campus Academic Assembly. I have taught on the west campus as a lecturer for the past eighteen years in the natural sciences. I am applying for this position because I want to take an active role in working to ensure effective faculty governance on the west campus and throughout ASU. Faculty governance is one of the hallmarks of a vibrant and dynamic university. My hope as president is to facilitate effective faculty governance and interactions between faculty and administration that help to build successful relationships that further the mission of the University.

Freedom and Tenure

Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure candidates

Downtown Phoenix campus

To be elected: 2 members, 3 year term (2018-21).

Rojann Alpers
Associate Professor, College of Nursing and Health Innovation

I have been a faculty member at ASU College of Nursing and Health Innovation for 22 years. I have served on both college and university level evaluation and grievance committees. In addition, I am a past Faculty Senate President and University Academic Council Chair and have been a member of CAFT over multiple years. It was during my tenure as Faculty Senate President that our ACD policies were thoroughly reviewed and revised so I have substantial experience with the policies and procedures of CAFT. If I can be of service, it would be a privilege and pleasure to once again participate on CAFT.

Richard Knopf
Professor, School of Community Resources and Development

Personal statement not available.

Jill Messing
Associate Professor, School of Social Work

I have been a faculty member at ASU since 2008 and a tenured member of the faculty since 2014. I have served as a representative of the School of Social Work (SSW) on the Academic Senate, as the Chair of the SSW faculty search committee, and a member of the SSW promotion and tenure committee. I am actively involved in the university and in the community. Academic freedom and tenure are fundamental to our institution and profession, and decisions regarding academic freedom and tenure are critical. If elected, I will dedicate myself to these important decisions with integrity, reason and consideration.

Polytechnic campus

No candidates at this time, election to be held at a later time.

Tempe campus

To be elected: 1 member, 3 year term (2018-21).

Stephen Goldinger
Professor, Psychology

I have taught at ASU for 26 years, serving on many department and university committees during that time. I previously served on the Governance Grievance Committee, an experience that taught me the processes and values that are required when considering cases of academic freedom and tenure. I would be honored to serve on CAFT, and to help ensure the integrity of such high-stakes decisions.

Nancy Grimm
Professor, School of Life Sciences

I have been at ASU for nearly 40 years, first as a graduate student and later as a faculty member. My service has included Faculty Leader within SOLS, numerous search committees, personnel committees and the CLAS Dean's Advisory Committee on promotion and tenure.

West campus

To be elected: 1 member, 3 year term (2018-21).

Sree Kanthaswamy
Associate Professor, School of Mathematical and Natural Science

I have served as a member of ASU West’s personnel committee and graduate curriculum committee. I have also served on my Unit’s hiring, probationary and promotion as well as tenure committees. I will be honored to serve on the CAFT for West campus as I believe that both academic freedom and tenure represent the twin pillars which strengthen academia. As such, we must empower our students and protect our fellow faculty members so that we all can continue to promote the advancement of truth and continue to enjoy the protection of our rights to teach and our students’ rights to learn.

Grievance

Governance Grievance Committee candidates

Downtown Phoenix campus

No vacancies or election this year.

Polytechnic campus

No candidates at this time, election to be held at a later time.

Tempe campus

To be elected: 1 member, 3 year term (2018-21)

Juliet Barnett
Associate Professor, Mary Lou Full Teachers College

As an education researcher for nearly two decades, I have examined the role of ethnic and racial disparities in special education and bias in the special education process, among other topics. This experience has resulted in my deep appreciation and respect for impartiality and due process in high-stakes decision making. In my 9 years at ASU, I have served on numerous committees, including chair of the Teachers College Student Issues Committee, wherein I have been tasked with leading committee deliberations on student appeals such as grade disputes. On the Grievance Committee, I will work to ensure grievances are resolved equitably.

Hal Smith
Professor, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences

I have previously served as faculty senator and as a member of CLAS undergraduate curriculum committee. My service to the school includes serving as interim chair, as associate director of undergraduate studies and as associate director for graduate studies. I have also served on our schools personnel committee, many hiring committees and the schools review (grievance) committee. I would consider service on the Governance Grievance Committee as a commitment to ASU's faculty and my university.

West campus

No vacancies or election this year.

Academic Professionals

Academic professionals will vote for campus president-elect as well as Academic Professional Grievance Committee members. Personal statements from candidates appear below.

President-Elect

President-Elect candidates

One candidate to be elected for a three-year term (2018-21) on each campus.

Downtown Phoenix campus

Portrait of Simin Levinson, ASU Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion

Simin Levinson
Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion

I am pleased to submit my application for the position of President Elect of the Downtown Phoenix Senate Assembly. I am fully committed to ASU and serving in this role for the purpose of supporting our faculty and promoting shared faculty governance. During my last 7 years at ASU I have served on committees at the program, college, and university level. My experience of serving on these committees has been valuable and I have learned that through careful consideration and communication much can be accomplished. The downtown campus is growing rapidly, and the sustainable management of this growth requires faculty involvement. If elected, I will work to increase the role of faculty in leading and governing the downtown campus and the university. This includes supporting opportunities for faculty to have an active role in fiscal planning and decisions related to budget and the allocation of resources as the demands on faculty continue to increase. Addressing faculty salary compression and promoting salaries that are comparable to peer institutions are important issues that can help to improve compensation for ASU faculty. Additionally, I am interested in addressing the state of online education at ASU. As a member of the Online Education Task Force, I am working with faculty senators across the university to evaluate the spectrum of financial incentives for the development and teaching of online courses. As we compile perspectives on the strengths and weaknesses of online education at ASU, we will be able to present best practices, available resources, and recommendations for further strengthening ASU’s online offerings and global reach. Promoting communication across disciplines and working together to advance policies related to faculty governance is vital to the interests of the university and the faculty who serve it. I support fostering educational and collaborative opportunities that promote faculty growth. Thank you for the opportunity to run for the position of President Elect of your Academic Assembly.

Polytechnic campus

Penny Ann Dolin, ASU Associate Professor of Practice, Graphic Information Technology

Penny Ann Dolin
Associate Professor of Practice, Graphic Information Technology

I consider it a privilege to be nominated as a candidate on the Spring 2018 assembly ballot for president elect of the poly campus assembly. I am honored to accept. This campus has been a part of my professional career and life for 20 years and I’ve seen it grow from a small upper division campus to a thriving powerful educational force in the East Valley. One of the hallmarks of this campus has been its sense of community and shared mission. As we grow sometimes those attributes are hard to maintain - one area I would commit myself to improving is that sense of shared Community and I would seek new ways to bring us together as we all share the same goals for this ASU campus. I feel our academic assemblies need to be a must attend event and I will work hard to get the word out, encouraging all faculty to participate. I will also pledge to be a strong voice in support of the polytechnic campus goals and vision at ASU wide events and initiatives.

During my time at the Polytechnic campus I have been pleased to be of service through committee work, campus events and presentations in support of the campus. I served my program, Graphic Information Technology, as the chair for five years and continue to be supportive of its goals and vision. I created the GIT Commercial Photography Studio 12 years ago, and it has grown into a thriving academic lab that not only provides student led photography talent to ASU, but is a resource for numerous research projects and provides a commercial studio experience for all GIT majors. I have the privilege of being the Barrett Faculty Honors adviser for the GIT program since 2004, as well as an appointed member of the ASU wide Barrett Honors Council. As an associate professor of practice, I try to not only maintain the highest pedagogical standards I can, but am actively involved in my field at the national level. I have been an Adobe education leader for 6 years and was the recipient of the Education Award of Excellence, a national recognition awarded by the Printing Industries of America.

I look forward to an opportunity to give back to a campus and a University that has been so supportive of all the faculty, staff and students here on the Polytechnic campus - thank you for your vote.

Portrait of Yun Kang, ASU Associate Professor, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

Yun Kang
Associate Professor, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

I’m truly honored by my nomination for the Polytechnic campus President-Elect. The Polytechnic campus has been an integral part of my life since I joined the Poly faculty in 2008. Over the past 10 years, I’ve witnessed the campus’ evolution including our organizational restructuring and the significant growth in faculty, staff and student populations. Our unique climate of collegiality, warmth, diversity and inclusion surrounds all of our use-inspired stakeholders. A communal spirit is embedded in our research and educational offerings; both of which facilitate student success. I believe in the importance of an active faculty, participating in shared campus and university governance. If elected, I will be committed to representing and advocating for the Poly faculty. Excellence in teaching, research, and service are the cornerstones of what makes the Polytechnic campus an exceptional place. Additionally, I’ll champion efforts designed to further strengthen our ability to provide rich and diverse learning communities in support of our Polytechnic students’ pursuit and attainment of higher educational goals.

I am an interdisciplinary scholar with appointments and affiliations, teaching and research in a variety of programs and colleges including the School of Mathematics and Statistics, School of Life Sciences, the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, School of Sustainability, and the Mary Lou Fulton Teacher College. This multi-disciplinary exposure shapes and enhances my view of our faculty’s role at ASU. Collaboration and cross-disciplinary experiences advance the work of people in all disciplines, as we gain from working together. My current leadership role as Co-director of the Mathematical, Computational and Modeling Sciences Center naturally creates interdisciplinary collaborations across departments, universities and the global research community. My efforts focus on bridging-the-gap between biological, mathematical, environmental and social sciences; training the next generation of researchers and students to focus on solutions rather than academic disciplines. This experience influences my views on how to build efficient learning communities which enables the success of our students from diverse backgrounds. I support the New American University’s vision of academic leadership and accessibility, establishing itself as a global center for interdisciplinary research, while focusing on local impact, social embeddedness and student success.

My university governance and leadership experiences formulate my continued interest in the operation of our university. Some of my current activities include, Executive Board of ASU Faculty Women’s Association, Grievance Clearinghouse Committee and chairing the Governance Grievance Committee. In the past I’ve served as a University Senator, on the Committee on Committee and as a Committee Member of Academic Standards. My commitment to the Polytechnic campus is the development and maintenance of clear procedures and transparent governance, nurturing collaborations amongst different disciplines to ensure the success of our diverse stakeholders and students.

Tempe campus

Portrait of Caroline Harrison, ASU Associate Instructional Professional, School of Sustainability

Caroline Harrison
Associate Instructional Professional, School of Sustainability

I am honored to be nominated for the position of President Elect of the Tempe campus. I have been a proud member of the ASU family through two graduate degrees, a post doc, and my current position with the School of Sustainability. Over the past five years I have worked with faculty (tenure and non-tenure), students, and staff on undergraduate and graduate programs, campus immersion as well as digital, within the school and across multiple disciplines on all campuses. I have been a member and, for the last two years, chair of the Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee (CAPC) and member and subcommittee chair on the General Studies Council. These experiences have given me a wide-ranging perspective of the complexities of the institution. The learning, teaching, and research environment we work in is rapidly evolving. I am a firm believer in working collaboratively to understand the challenges facing faculty and students, working to identify opportunities as well as to find solutions. Thank you for considering me for the position of President Elect of the Tempe campus.

Portrait of James Moore, ASU Clinical Associate Professor, W. P. Carey Management and Entrepreneurship

James Moore
Clinical Associate Professor, W. P. Carey Management and Entrepreneurship

I am pleased to run for the position of President Elect of the Tempe Assembly. I have been in academia for 21 years, the last ten here at ASU. I Believe that one of the best things that I could bring to this position would be my broad range of experience here at ASU and my ability to listen. I have taught classes here at ASU that have ranged in size from 7-370 for face-to-face classes, and from 20-285 for online courses – this includes both undergraduates and graduate students. While I am based out of the Tempe campus, I frequently teach at both the Poly campus and the West campus. During my ten years here at ASU I have spent five years as the Assistant Chair for the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship and as its Barrett Faculty Honors Advisor. I am finishing up my second year in the Senate having served on the Student-Faculty Policy committee and chairing this academic year’s Online Education Task Force. Prior to its current structure I also spent two years representing the W. P. Carey School on CAPC (Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee). Besides my faculty experience here at ASU I am also a proud ASU alumnus, having graduated from three different colleges (CLAS, Business and Law) back in the 1980s. I am also the parent to several current ASU students giving me additional insights into the perspectives of parents and students here at ASU. Again, I think my broad experience here at ASU over many years will afford me the ability to see and respond to big picture issues facing our faculty and our institution.

Portrait of Daniel McCarville, ASU Professor of Practice, School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering

Daniel McCarville
Professor of Practice, School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering

It is truly an honor to be nominated for the position of President Elect of the Tempe campus Assembly. I spent the first twenty-seven years of my career in the semiconductor industry implementing major process and business improvements. I was very fortunate to join Arizona State University six years ago to rollout our new Engineering Management degree program, and develop and teach a number of classes. In just my first year at ASU I launched the plans to develop and implement the first fully online Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree program in the country. Four and a half years ago my peers elected me to the ASU Faculty Senate, where I immediately joined the Student Faculty Policy Committee. At our first SFPC meeting that year, I proposed a new policy to track student academic integrity violations across ASU, and not just within our various colleges. This proposal was quickly approved by the Senate; however, almost three more years to fully implement. As many of you already know, changes like this require constant attention through to complete implementation. I am proud of the work our SFPC has completed the past four and a half years. We developed, proposed and implemented many new and impactful policies. I have had the privilege of leading the SFPC this past year, and look forward to serving ASU’s Assembly in new roles going forward.

Portrait of Greg Stone, ASU Associate Professor, Psychology

Greg Stone
Associate Professor, Psychology

As chair of the Senate’s Research and Creative Activities committee, I have worked to promote the practice of open science at ASU, including establishment of the new Open Access Repository. The committee is currently working with OKED to enhance the high performance computing resources available to our research community, including outreach to fields of research that are new to high performance computing. I started at ASU as an entry level Assistant Professor and have remained here for over 30 years. If elected President of the Tempe campus, I will do everything I can to continue the Senate’s work to make ASU the best possible environment in which all members of our community can pursue their goals. Thank you for considering me for this important position.

West campus

Portrait of Ken Sweat, ASU Lecturer Sr., School of Mathematical and Natural Science

Ken Sweat
Lecturer Sr., School of Mathematical and Natural Science

Please accept my application for the position of President Elect of Arizona State University’s west campus Academic Assembly. I have taught on the west campus as a lecturer for the past eighteen years in the natural sciences. I am applying for this position because I want to take an active role in working to ensure effective faculty governance on the west campus and throughout ASU. Faculty governance is one of the hallmarks of a vibrant and dynamic university. My hope as president is to facilitate effective faculty governance and interactions between faculty and administration that help to build successful relationships that further the mission of the University.

 

Grievance

Academic Professional Grievance Committee candidates

To be elected:  4 members, 3 year term (2018-21).

Lilly Pérez Freerks

Lilly Pérez Freerks
Quality Assurance Manager
School of Social Work

I am an ASU School of Social Work alumni and completed my graduate degree (MSW) in 1999. I have been a full-time employee with the ASU School of Social Work for fourteen years. I began working in Field Education as a placement staff and gained promotion to coordinator, then manager. I am currently in a new position that involves working with students and faculty around quality assurance measures. I assist with the academic and professional standards committee referrals and work closely with students and faculty to assure that the review process is fair and equitable for all parties. I am interested in serving on the Academic Professional Grievance Committee so that I may utilize my training and experience to mitigate grievance concerns in the same fair and equitable manner that we reserve for our students.

Ruby Macksoud

Ruby Macksoud
Director of Internship Programs
English

I direct the department of English internship program, which connects undergraduate and graduate students to over 100 professional partners in local, national, and global contexts. I have served as a member of the Dean's Academic Professional Advisory Council (DAPAC) since 2010, the Residency Classification Appeals Committee (RCAC) since 2015, and an alternate for the Committee on Academic Professional Status (CAPS). I would be very happy to build on these experiences and to contribute as a member of the Academic Professional Grievance Committee.

Anali Perry

Anali Perry
Scholarly Communication Librarian
University Libraries

I have been an Academic Professional at ASU since 2006, and consistently active and engaged with the ASU Library’s Librarians Assembly, including serving as chair. While I have not been elected to a Senate Committee before, I recognize and respect the importance of our shared university governance. I believe strongly in the need for an established and transparent grievance process to establish and maintain a positive, equitable, and supportive work environment. I would be pleased to serve on the Academic Professional Grievance Committee.

Karl Weiss

Karl Weiss
Research Professional Sr.
Leroy Eyring Material Center

I have been with ASU since 1984 and I have served on the CAPS, APGC, Parking board and the Residence Board over that time. I would be pleased to serve on the AP Grievance Committee again.