Current Roster



Chris Alen Sula


Audrey L. Schultz

Financial Officer

Monica Maceli

Information Officer

Uzma Z. Rizvi

Outreach Officer


The Senate represents faculty, chairs and assistant chairs, and teaching staff at the Institute. Each constituent is represented by one departmental senator and one or more at-large senators for their category (full-time faculty, part-time faculty, chairs category, or staff who teach). Large departments have one additional departmental senator. In addition to voting senators, there are non-voting members of the Senate selected by the President, Provost’s Council, and student government.

Senators and alternates are elected every three years according to procedures described in Bylaws III.B.i and VI.A. Vacancies are filled according to procedures in Bylaw VI.B.i.

Senators are responsible for:

  • soliciting the opinions of their constituents on matters affecting education and governance;
  • informing their constituents of significant events, dates, and deadlines announced by the Senate, and of its actions;
  • attending Senate meetings at which they have a vote or, if unable to attend, request that their alternate(s) attend; and
  • serving routinely on Senate committees.

Departmental Senators

Art & Design EducationTheodora Skipitares (Part-Time Faculty)
Associate Degree ProgramsDeborah Caponera (Part-Time Faculty)
Construction/Facilities ManagementAudrey Schultz (Full-Time Faculty)
Continuing & Professional StudiesRhonda Schaller (Staff Who Teach)
Creative Arts TherapyTed Ehrhardt (Part-Time Faculty)
Design/Arts & Cultural ManagementRichard Green (Full-Time Faculty)
Digital ArtsGenevieve Leonard (Part-Time Faculty)Everett Kane (Full-Time Faculty)
Fashion DesignGabby (Gabriela) Galvan (Part-Time Faculty)
Film & VideoJim Finn (Full-Time Faculty)
Fine ArtsJoseph Fyfe (Part-Time Faculty)
Jenny Lee (Part-Time Faculty)
Foundation Art & DesignSean Sullivan (Part-Time Faculty)
Graduate Architecture & Urban DesignDylan Baker-Rice (Part-time)
Graduate Center for PlanningCourtney Knapp (Full-Time Faculty)
Graduate Communications/Package DesignAlex Liebergesell (Full-Time Faculty)
History of Art & DesignMary Edwards (Part-Time Faculty)
Humanities & Media StudiesKarin Shankar
Industrial DesignIgnacio Urbina Polo (Full-Time Faculty)Kathryn Filla (Part-Time Faculty)
Interior DesignOlivia Knott (Part-Time Faculty) Alex Schweder (Part-Time Faculty)
LibraryMaggie Portis (Full-Time Faculty)Missy Brown (Full-Time Faculty)
Mathematics & ScienceCharles Rubenstein (Full-Time Faculty)
PhotographySara Greenberger Rafferty (Full-Time Faculty)
School of InformationMonica Maceli (Full-Time Faculty)Debbie Rabina (Full-Time Faculty)
Social Science & Cultural StudiesSameetah Agha (Full-Time Faculty)
May Joseph (Full-Time Faculty)
Undergraduate ArchitectureRobert Brackett III (Part-Time Faculty)
Federica Vannucchi (Part-Time Faculty)
Undergraduate Communications DesignSebastian Kaupert (Part-Time Faculty)
Anthony Williams (Part-Time Faculty)

At-Large Senators

Full-Time Faculty 
  • Uzma Z. Rizvi (Social Science & Cultural Studies, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences)
  • Sarah van Ouwerkerk (Photography, School of Art)

[three vacancies]
  • Meredith TenHoor (Undergraduate Architecture, School of Architecture)
Part-Time Faculty
  • Robert Cervellione (Graduate Architecture & Urban Design, School of Architecture)
  • Joyce C. Polistena (History of Art & Design, School of Liberal Arts & Sciences)

[three vacancies]
Chairs Category
  • David Burney (Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment, School of Architecture)
  • David Erdman (Graduate Architecture & Urban Design, School of Architecture)
  • Mary McBride (Design Management, School of Art)
  • Helio Takai (Mathematics & Science, School of Liberal Arts & Sciences)
  • Susan G. Young (Associate Degree Programs, School of Art)
  • Eve Baron (Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment, School of Architecture)
Staff Who Teach
  • Carolyn Shafer (Grad Center for Planning, School of Architecture)
Senate President
  • Chris Alen Sula (Full-Time Faculty, School of Information)

Non-Voting Members

Bylaw II.B.ii provides for non-voting members who serve one-year terms.

Office of the PresidentJoe Hemway, CIO and Vice-President for Information Technology
Office of the ProvostRuss Abell, Director of Libraries
Student GovernmentGiGi Nieson, President
Committee chairs who are not voting members of the SenateCarl Zimring, ICC Chair
Caleb Crawford, RRA Chair


For updated committee rosters, please see the following pages: