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2020 Academic Assembly Election Candidates

2020 Academic Assembly Election Candidates Elections to be held in early May. Faculty members and Academic Professionals will receive a ballot via email. Voting to take place online.

Academic Assembly

Faculty and academic professionals on each campus will be electing a new president-elect to serve for the 2020-21 academic year.

Campus president-elect candidates

Downtown Phoenix campus

Sue Dahl Popolizio, Clinical Associate Professor, College of Health Solutions

Sue Dahl Popolizio
Clinical Associate Professor
College of Health Solutions

Arizona State University (ASU) encourages innovative thinking and provides an environment to facilitate optimal professional growth and participation of faculty. In addition to developing and teaching graduate and undergraduate classes for the College of Health Solutions (CHS) I have participated in the development of cutting edge programs, such as the translational team program, the Doctor of Behavioral Health program and curriculum, and the Population Health curriculum. In the context of my faculty role I have had opportunities to participate in, and chair, committees within my immediate program and in CHS, and to participate in shared governance as a senator for the downtown campus. I value and support shared governance as I see how faculty becomes more engaged, morale improves, and processes improve when the voices of the governed are heard and respected. I am humbled to be considered for the position of Downtown Campus Faculty President. If elected I will do my best to ensure the needs, concerns, and successes of the downtown faculty are well represented.

 

Jeffrey Kingsbury, Lecturer Sr, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

Jeffrey Kingsbury
Lecturer Sr
College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

I am honored to request your consideration of my application for the position of President Elect of the Downtown Phoenix Assembly. I have worked in higher education for 25 years, my last 5 here at ASU at the Downtown Campus. I am a faculty member in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, and also hold an affiliate appointment in the College of Health Solutions. As such, I am fortunate to see our Downtown Campus from, perhaps, a broader perspective. I am fully committed to serve for the next three years if selected. I think we have a unique opportunity here at ASU, and a few of my priorities would include the following: 1- to promote the needs of students, staff, and faculty for a safe and collegial campus environment, 2- to advocate for ASU’s students to learn and succeed in the most cost-effective manner possible, which includes close oversight of businesses that operate as part of our campus community, such as the campus bookstore 3- to advance inclusion within our academic community, and 4- to be an advocate for Downtown faculty. Some of my previous experiences that would be relevant in this role are: 1- member of the ASU Faculty Senate on the Downtown campus from 2017 to present; 2- member of the ASU University Senate Facilities Committee, 2017-present; 3-President, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts Academic Assembly, 2019-present; 4- Past member of the faculty senate, the University of Connecticut; 5- Past member of the Institutional Review Board-Institutional Animal Use and Care Committee (IRB/IACUC) State University of New York at Buffalo. I have served as a faculty mentor for study abroad programs previously at the University of Connecticut, and currently serve in that role here at ASU. In particular, my background in teaching in the sciences and working with students in culturally enriching programs, provides me with the critical thinking skills and ability to see the perspective of others, that are needed to deal with our complex academic community. Thank you for considering me for the position of President Elect of the Downtown Phoenix Assembly.

 

Maureen McCoy, Lecturer, College of Health Solutions

Maureen McCoy
Lecturer
College of Health Solutions

I am honored to be recommended and to submit my application for the position of President Elect of the Downtown Phoenix Assembly. As a 16 year academic professional, (adjunct faculty at University of Florida and Arizona Community Colleges), I am currently enjoying a formative 5 years at the Arizona State University Downtown Campus as faculty member in the College of Health Innovations. Teaching an array of current undergraduate, graduate, and online students through our rapidly advancing nutrition program, my attention to student welfare and growth includes multiple activities. My ideals in setting goals in this role are as follows: a) to enhance students’ success academically by improving completion rates in all degree focuses; b) to drive innovative platforms for both ASU’s students and faculty in their efforts to educate themselves and impact their local communities; c) to advance and be a thought leader surrounding issues of diversity within the ASU academic community; d) to be the voice, representing the needs of all Downtown Campus faculty. I have made measurable strides as a leader in the role as the Degree Coordinator for the Nutrition program and, am an active member of the Peer Teaching Evaluation Committee and Faculty Associate/Academic Associate Oversight Committee. With a personal passion, I am also the co-faculty lead for the Pitchfork Pantry (on-campus food pantry) to assist in the alleviation of student food insecurity. My ongoing , varied and extensive participation in University, College, and School activities afford me a uniquely broad perspective of the challenges facing both our faculty and students at ASU. It’s my goal to be their voice and an active collaborative team member of Downtown Phoenix Assembly at Arizona State University.

 

Johannah Uriri-Glover Clinical Professor Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Johannah Uriri-Glover
Clinical Professor
Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation

Please accept my application for the position of President Elect of the Downtown Campus Academic Assembly. It is important that faculty have a voice about decisions affect our work life and interaction with students who we serve. I have been at the downtown campus and with the college since 2006 and have mentored numerous students and faculty over the years. As a senator, I have served on the Committees for Committees committee, Student and Faculty Policy Committee and currently chair the committee working closely with students and faculty to revise policies that affect students and faculty at Arizona State University. I attended the first Arizona Board of Regents breakfast meeting with members of the board to discuss teaching and learning issues at ASU. Within the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation, I have served on faculty search committees, and chair of faculty assembly. Currently, serve on the Clinical Track Personnel committee. I am the chair of the board of directors at Region 1, Maricopa County Area Agency on Aging. I am excited to announce, we are launching a Master of Science degree program in the area of Aging studies. This program will target anyone from any profession who has a desire to become experts in the field of gerontology and aging.

Polytechnic campus

Chris Kyselka

Chris Kyselka
Academic Professional
The Polytechnic School

I am honored to present this personal statement as a candidate for President-Elect, Polytechnic assembly. I have had the unique opportunity since 1993 to work as an administrator and/or teach on three ASU campuses: Tempe, Downtown and Polytechnic. This experience has provided me with a valuable perspective of the university and the challenges and opportunities on each campus. My accomplishments and career highlights, which include service on several university and community organizations, are eclipsed by the opportunities that I have had to influence, mentor and teach students, including underrepresented students. I aspire to serve the Polytechnic campus and contribute my background, experience, leadership skills and personal commitment to shared governance and success of our campus. Through serving on the University Senate for the last 10 years as committee member, committee chair and Secretary of the Academic Assembly, I have acquired a much closer view of education, university policy and shared governance. This meaningful experience has motivated me to continue serving on the University Senate in a new leadership role as President-Elect. If elected, I will ensure the concerns of the faculty and academic professionals at the Polytechnic campus are heard and that faculty, staff and students value this campus as a welcoming and inclusive place where they can thrive.

Tempe campus

LaDawn Haglund, Associate Professor, School of Social Transformation

LaDawn Haglund
Associate Professor
School of Social Transformation

I am very honored to have been nominated for the role of president-elect for the Tempe Faculty Senate. I believe strongly in shared governance and am committed to supporting the infusion of wisdom and insights from our diverse faculty into processes shaping the direction of Arizona State University. I have been at ASU for 15 years, serving on the University and CLAS Senates from 2015-2017. During that time I have witnessed tremendous and exciting change, including efforts to create a welcoming and inclusive campus that embraces students from a broad range of social and economic backgrounds while at the same time fostering research of the highest caliber. I believe deeply in these twin missions of the university, and will bring my heart and skills to supporting all faculty and students to thrive. The families and young people of Arizona look to our public universities to provide them with experiences, skills, and critical perspectives to engage with a fast-moving, complex, and sometimes disconcerting society. Our faculty are on the front lines of this work, creating spaces where relevant knowledge and practices can emerge. Simultaneously, they are themselves asking urgent questions and seeking answers to pressing contemporary challenges through their research. It is this community of scholars and learners that I will keep in my sights as I work closely with colleagues, the administration, and the Board of Regents in carrying out my duties as Senate president.

 

Mary Jane C. Parmentier, Clinical Associate Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society

Mary Jane C. Parmentier
Clinical Associate Professor
School for the Future of Innovation in Society

I am honored to be nominated to run for the position of President Elect of the Tempe Academic Assembly, and if elected I would fully commit to the next three years working on issues and concerns of the campus faculty, including equity across faculty rank, maintaining, online program quality, and cross school/college/discipline collaboration in teaching and research. I have been fully committed to the ASU mission of engaging globally, promoting inclusive academic programming, and have seen the uniqueness and been proud of the innovations in higher education we are engaged in here at ASU. This becomes especially apparent when interacting with universities around the world, including the U.S. In my 20 years at ASU, I have taught on the Tempe, Polytechnic and Downtown campuses, and have built academic programs in several colleges and schools while observing and participating in the mission of constructing an inclusive and transdisciplinary institution. For the past two years I have served on the Faculty Senate as Senator for the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, and this past year I have served as Chair of the Senate Personnel Committee, where I also served the previous year. If elected, I would look forward to continuing this work and representing the Tempe faculty assembly.

 

Sarah Risha, Lecturer Sr, School of International Letters and Culture

Sarah Risha
Lecturer Sr
School of International Letters and Culture

It is with great pleasure that I submit my personal statement for consideration as candidate for President-Elect of University Senate. I have been in the education field and cherishing it, with unabating enthusiasm and devotion for over twenty-five years and continuing. I am honored to be part of ASU’s academic family since 2008. I genuinely believe ASU is one of the best universities nationally and globally. Currently, I am a member of ASU Senate, so I have a good idea about the great job they are doing. I joined CLAS senate in 2016 and this is my last semester as President of CLAS senate. I am also the President of Academic Standards Committee. Additionally, I am a contributing member of ASU’s KSA/CASGE program until July, among other engagements in committees. I pledge to continue to tirelessly and effectively contribute to ASU’s continued success through the capacity of Senate president-elect and any other role I am entrusted with. The phenomenon of Earth becoming a “global village” is incredibly relevant in almost every aspect of our planet. The role of education and educators are paramount and cannot be more emphasized in this era of rampant dissemination of information. I, in the role of president-elect, will encourage all peers and educators at ASU in their respective capacities to embrace ASU’s global vision through its charter and mission statement to preserve its place as the global leader in education, excellence and inclusion.

West campus

John Dallmus, Principal Lecturer, W.P. Carey School of Business

John Dallmus
Principal Lecturer
W.P. Carey School of Business

I am pleased and honored to be considered for the position of President Elect of the West Campus Academic Assembly. I am a Principal Lecturer in the W.P. Carey School of Accountancy and have been residential faculty at the West Campus during the entirety of my 20-year tenure at ASU. I have previously served as the School of Accountancy’s Senate Representative and am currently serving as the West Campus Past President, filling in for last year’s president who is on sabbatical. I have also served on the Senate’s University Facilities and Services Committee. I have taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels, both in the classroom and online, and have developed several online courses. Previously, I taught at Glendale Community College, held various accounting and finance positions in industry, and practiced as a Certified Public Accountant. I am a past member of the Arizona State Board of Accountancy’s Examination and Certification Committee and currently serve on the board of directors of a local non-profit charitable organization. If elected, I commit to serving three years as the West Campus President-Elect, President, and Past President, while being a strong advocate for student, faculty, and staff success, ASU’s mission as The New American University, shared governance, and the West Campus. I believe my years of teaching at ASU, service in various capacities in the Senate, and professional endeavors provide skills and perspective that will be of value while serving as part of the Senate’s leadership if I am elected. Thank you for your time and consideration, it is much appreciated.

Faculty Members

Faculty members will vote for campus president-elect as well as new members of the grievance committees. Personal statements from candidates appear below.

Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure candidates

Faculty members will vote for new members of the Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure (CAFT). Some campuses are not electing CAFT members this year.

Downtown Phoenix campus

No election this year.

Polytechnic campus

To be elected: 1 member, 3-year term (2020-2023).

Terri Kurz
Associate Professor
Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

With respect and honor regarding the work of faculty and the advancements in their areas of expertise, I would welcome the opportunity to serve on the Committee of Academic Freedom and Tenure. Shared governance is a critical element of the university; I would ensure that policies and procedures are thoughtfully and comprehensively evaluated when issues arise.

Xihong Peng
Associate Professor
College of Integrative Sciences and Arts

I joined ASU in 2008 and was tenured in 2014. I served in the College level Personnel Committee for two terms (2016-2019, 2019-2022), which includes the reviews of Tenure & Promotion, Third-year Probationary and Sabbatical applications for the Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty within the college. It has been a pleasure for me to serve in several University level Fellowship and Awards Review Committees including graduate college interdisciplinary enrichment fellowship and achievement awards for scientists. I have also served as a member or chair of numerous department-level hiring committees, faculty evaluations, sabbatical reviews, curriculum and instruction, and awards committees. I believe that the integrity and core values of the process with academic freedom and tenure are critical to the university and its future.

Tempe campus

To be elected: 3 members, 3-year term (2020-2023).

Patricia Boyd
Associate Professor
Department of English

I would be honored to serve on the Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure. I have served on my department’s personnel committee and have thus been a part of that process at the department level. In addition, I have served several times as a Senator representative for my department at the university and college levels. I also chaired the College level Senate in the past. In addition to these experiences which provided me with knowledge of university policies, I also have a strong commitment to fair administration of the university’s policies. I hope to have the chance to continue my service
commitment to the university through being a member of the Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure.

Marco Janssen
Professor
School of Sustainability

I have taught at ASU since 2005.  As a transdisciplinary scholar, I derived a wealth of knowledge about the diverse scholarly expressions among disciplines nationally and internationally. My relevant university service includes the personnel committee, various hiring committees and the student-faculty policy committee. The Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure plays an important role to ensure that our university ensures a fair process on grievances. I aim to serve on this committee to ensure that diverse viewpoints are considered and a fair and considerate process is followed.

Kathleen Lamp
Associate Professor
Department of English

As a scholar of the history of rhetoric, both my teaching and my research focus on the history of civic deliberation and the role of public communication in the process of cooperative problem solving as situated in various discourse communities. In my ten years at ASU, I have served on the CLAS Student Affairs and Grievance Committee, the IHR Advisory Board, and am currently a member of the University Hearing Board, the Governance Grievance Committee, and the area director of Writing, Rhetorics, and Literacies in the Department of English.  My experience on the Student Affairs and Grievance Committee and University Hearing Board has taught me the importance these structures play in ensuring our community standards are upheld in order to maintain a thriving academic environment. 

Aya Matsuda
Associate Professor
Department of English

The variety of professional and personal experiences I was fortunate enough to have prepared me well to serve on the Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure. At ASU, I served on the University Hearing Board and the College of Education Human Rights and Relations Committee, which reviewed and made recommendations on student grievance cases. In professional associations, I served on several positions in which I acted as a liaison and mediator for different constituents with competing needs. In the community, I am a volunteer interpreter for Japanese women going through a divorce as well as Japanese parents who need to communicate with their children’s teachers and to advocate for their children. These experiences, combined with my own cross-cultural experience as a Japanese living in the US, taught me to be open-minded, to listen carefully, and to understand different perspectives, while maintaining a critical distance that is needed to arrive at fair decisions. I am committed to use my skills and experiences to ensure due process and fairness in grievance proceedings. 

Elsie Moore
Professor
School of Social Transformation

I have spent nearly my entire career at Arizona State University. I have witnessed the remarkable evolution of the University until today. One thing that has not changed is the critical importance of academic freedom, tenure and promotion for those of us who have chosen research, teaching and service as a career. I know this because I have participated in decisions about whether my colleagues are granted these outcomes almost my entire time here as a member of my units’ Personnel Committees. It has been an integral part of my job in my years in administration as well. I know our colleagues are aware of the criteria and processes their respective units have written for tenure and promotion, and they should expect that they are consistently, honestly and fairly implemented when reviewing all cases. In addition to my work on personnel issues, I have been active in the Academic Senate, having last served as past-President of the Academic Senate, Tempe campus, after serving as chair of the Governance Grievance Committee and as a member the Clearinghouse Committee.

West campus

To be elected: 1 member, 3-year term (2020-2023).

Shari Collins
Associate Professor of Philosophy
School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies

I have been a professor at ASU West since 1994. In that time I received tenure, Chaired the former Department of Integrative Studies, was West Campus Faculty Senate President, and have served on myriad committees at all levels of the university. I have also received both the New College teaching (2011) and service (2015) awards. Presently I am Chair of the New College Student Affairs and Grievance Committee, and we have had five hearings thus far this academic year. As a philosopher trained in applied ethics, and with a background education in sociology, political science, law, and criminal justice, I bring an interdisciplinary approach to all I do. I am fair, and strive for fairness and justice. I was invited to run for CAFT and am happy for the opportunity to serve ASU and my colleagues in this role.

Kristin D. Mickelson
Professor
School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

I have been at ASU since 2014; previously, I spent 16 years at Kent State University, where I experienced firsthand the impact of unfair treatment by colleagues. I was thankful that there was a similar committee at Kent that helped to resolve the issues. I would be honored to “pay it forward” in my
service to ASU. I am currently a member of the University Hearing Board. In addition to having served on (and chaired) a number of P&T committees both at the unit and college levels, I currently hold two administrative positions in my unit (Director of MS Psychology; Psychology Area Lead). I take seriously academic freedom and tenure decisions and hold an open-mind when reviewing grievances before coming to a decision.

Governance Grievance Committee candidates

Faculty members will vote for new members of the Governance Grievance Committee (GGC). Some campuses are not electing GGC members this year. 

Downtown Phoenix campus

To be elected: 2 members, 3-year term (2020-2023).

Joseph Russomanno
Professor
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

I am in my 25 th year at ASU, and in my second year in the Faculty Senate. I also serve on the Student-Faculty Policy Committee. Previous ASU service includes three-year terms on both the Undergraduate Standards Committee and the Curriculum and Academic Program Committees. My scholarly research focuses on First Amendment issues, with the last few years specifically analyzing free speech on campus, of which academic freedom is an important element.

Pamela Swan
Associate Professor
College of Health Solutions

I have been a faculty member at ASU for twenty-five years. Early in my career I served as a faculty senator which opened my eyes to the depth of “things” that the Faculty Senate does behind the scenes to make the University run and faculty lives better. Over the years, I have served on numerous
departmental and college level committees (e.g., Personnel, P & T, and Bylaws). Furthermore, as the Director of the PhD degree in our program for 10 years, I have experience developing program bylaws and was responsible for mediating policy conflicts when they arose. Lastly, I was a member of the Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure (CAFT) from 2008-2011 and I previously served on the Governance Grievance Committee (GGC) from 2014-2017. All of these experiences have taught me the importance of ‘listening deeply’ and encouraging views on all sides of an argument before coming to a conclusion. I understand the crucial role that the GGC plays in ensuring due process in policy grievance issues and I will strive to ensure that all faculty grievances receive fair and equitable treatment.

Gary Sweeten
Associate Professor
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Over the past 14 years at ASU I have served on unit, college, and university-wide committees including numerous promotion and tenure committees at the unit level, a student grievances committee at the college level and the university senate’s personnel committee. My experiences on the personnel
committee are particularly relevant to the governance grievance committee as the work entailed reviewing and assessing policies and procedures that affect faculty. With my academic background in criminology I affirm the importance of procedural justice in handling faculty grievances.

Polytechnic campus

To be elected: 1 member, 3-year term (2020-2023).

Eva Brumberger
Associate Professor
College of Interdisciplinary Sciences and Arts

I joined the ASU faculty as an Associate Professor in 2012 and served as a Program Head for seven years. I have chaired or served as a member of numerous department-level hiring committees, tenure and promotion committees, and third-year probationary review committees. I chaired the literacy
subcommittee of the General Studies Council for three years and served on the Faculty Senate as a one-year replacement. In these various roles, I have worked with colleagues to ensure that processes and decisions have been principled, fair, and well-reasoned.

Kathleen Puckett
Associate Professor
Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

The Governance Grievance Committee plays an important role in ensuring the university provides due process and fairness in grievance proceedings. I will work to ensure that faculty bringing issues before the committee have the opportunity for expression and time for deliberation, working towards an
equitable resolution. As past president of the University Senate and Chair of the UAC, former chair of Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure and former chair of the Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, I would bring experience and knowledge of working for shared governance at ASU to this committee.

Tempe campus

No elections this year.

West campus

To be elected: 2 members, 3-year term (2020-2023).

Marianne Kim
Professor
School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies

I have been at ASU for fifteen years. My service currently includes the University Promotion & Tenure Committee, School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies Personnel Committee, and the Interdisciplinary Arts & Performance Events Committee. My previous service record includes a three year appointment as faculty lead of my program, several search committees at the university and unit level, and multiple probationary and P&T reviews for my unit. I work to be inclusive, fair, and decisive as a university citizen. 

Vincent Waldron
Professor
School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

I have taught at ASU for 26 years. Currently, I serve as Professor of Communication in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences and as Lincoln Professor of Applied Ethics. My previous service included Senate President at west campus, the University Hearing Board, and college-level committees on promotion and tenure, annual performance reviews, academic standards, and numerous search committees. Much of my research and service focuses on processes that foster forgiveness, justice, and reconciliation in community and family settings. A just workplace requires mechanisms and processes that ensure due process and fairness. I will work to ensure that grievances are handled fairly.

Academic Professionals

Academic professionals will vote for campus president-elect as well as new members of the grievance committee. Personal statements from candidates appear below.

Academic Professional Grievance Committee candidates

Academic professionals on all campuses will be electing new members of the Academic Professional Grievance Committee. To be elected: 1 member, 3 year term (2020-23).

Stefan Myhajlenko

Stefan Myhajlenko
Associate Research Scientist
School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

In my time at ASU, I have served on numerous AP Committees and Task Forces. These have included the Grievance Committee and most recently UPCARC. Consequently, I feel I have developed a seasoned understanding of the important and diverse roles that APs play in support of ASU’s mission.
It would be a privilege to serve once again on the AP Grievance Committee.

Edward C. Oetting

Edward C. Oetting
Liaison Librarian, STEM Division
Hayden Library

I am in my 37th year as an Academic Professional at ASU Library. I have previously served on the Academic Professional Grievance Committee as well as serving two terms as an Academic Senator and chairing the Library Assembly Review Committee. During my career at ASU, I have been honored to
serve on University and Library committees, and, if elected, I would look forward to serving on the Academic Professional Grievance Committee.