Senator Spotlight December 2017

This month's Senator Spotlight is on Johannah Uriri-Glover

What unit do you represent?  

College of Nursing & Health Innovation Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program

How many years have you served in the Senate?

I have served two years in the Senate.

How many years have you been employed at ASU?

I have been employed at ASU for 11 years.

What other institutions have you taught at before coming to ASU?

The University of Arkansas Medical Sciences College of Nursing, Little Rock, Arkansas and at the Oregon Health & Sciences University College of Nursing.

What is your research and/or creative activities focus?  

My research interests are in developing interventions that will ease caregiver burdens associated with caring for individuals diagnosed with dementia in home settings. I am also interested in minority research, such as, interventions that enhance weight loss in African-American Women and healthcare disparities related to ethnicity and gender issues.

Why did you decide to get involved with the Senate?

In the past I have participated in faculty governance in the College of Nursing, serving on committees, task forces, vice chair and chair of the Academic Assembly. I wanted to learn more about faculty governance at a university level.

Describe what you have learned during your time in the Senate. 

I have learned how faculty from different campuses and disciplines can work together in an organized manner to make decisions that have an impact on the faculty and students at ASU. Also, this is achieved with mutual respect for one another. I also comprehend how the work we do on committees and in our college is connected at the university level and the importance of having elected representatives from each college.

What committees have you participated in, or would like to participate in and what were you able to (or hope to) accomplish?  

I currently serve on the Committees on Committees Committee. I hope to be an effective team member in recruiting and reviewing nominations for university committees. The goal is to have dedicated faculty members serving on various committees, representing multiple departments and campuses.

What would you say to your peers who might be considering accepting a nomination or nominating himself or herself for a position in the Senate?  

I would encourage members of the faculty to nominate themselves for a position in the Senate.  Being involved in the Senate will help you to have a better understanding of how faculty governance works and how you can make an impact on important decisions such as curriculum and other matters important to faculty and students at the university level.  If you are interested in a leadership role and having a voice in university politics, being a senator provides you this opportunity by giving you the opportunity to run for officer or leadership roles at the university level.