Current Roster



Chris Alen Sula


Robert Brackett III

Financial Officer

Debbie Rabina

Information Officer

Audrey Schultz

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.

Printable roster

Departmental Senators

Art & Design EducationMary Elmer-DeWitt (Part-Time Faculty)Theodora Skipitares (Part-Time Faculty)
Associate Degree ProgramsJane Archer (Part-Time Faculty)Jamie Powell (Part-Time Faculty)
Construction/Facilities ManagementAudrey Schultz (Full-Time Faculty)Miriam Tsymuk (Part-Time Faculty )
Continuing & Professional StudiesRosie dePasquale (Full-Time Faculty)Rhonda Schaller (Staff Who Teach)
Creative Arts Therapy[vacant]
Design/Arts & Cultural ManagementRichard Green (Full-Time Faculty)Chris Shrum (Full-Time Faculty)
Digital ArtsEverett Kane (Full-Time Faculty)Blake Carrington (Full-Time Faculty)
Fashion DesignJacqueline Lamont (Part-Time Faculty)Gabby (Gabriela) Galvan (Part-Time Faculty)
Film & VideoEric Trenkamp (Staff Who Teach)Joshua Koury (Part-Time Faculty)
Fine ArtsRoss Knight (Part-Time Faculty)
Foundation Art & DesignSean Sullivan (Part-Time Faculty)
Graduate Architecture & Urban DesignPeter Macapia (Part-time)
Stephanie Bayard (Part-Time Faculty)
Graduate Center for PlanningDavid Burney (Full-Time Faculty)
Graduate Communications/Package DesignAlisa Zamir (Full-Time Faculty)David Frisco (Part-Time Faculty)
History of Art & DesignMary Edwards (Part-Time Faculty)Peter de Stabler (Part-Time Faculty)
Karyn Zieve (Part-Time Faculty)
Humanities & Media StudiesDiana Cage (Part-Time Faculty)
Diane Cohen Fisher (Staff Who Teach)
Michael Sharick (Part-Time Faculty)
Sacha Frey
Industrial DesignKathryn Filla (Part-Time Faculty)
Interior DesignKeena Suh (Part-Time Faculty)Jon Otis (Full-Time Faculty)
LibraryMaggie Portis (Full-Time Faculty)Missy Brown (Full-Time Faculty)
Mathematics & ScienceChris Jensen (Full-Time Faculty)Mark Rosin (Full-Time Faculty)
PhotographyAndrew Todd (Staff Who Teach)Julie Pochron (Part-Time Faculty)
School of InformationDebbie Rabina (Full-Time Faculty)Irene Lopatovska (Full-Time Faculty)
Social Science & Cultural StudiesErum Naqvi (Part-Time Faculty)Sameetah Agha (Full-Time Faculty)
Undergraduate ArchitectureRobert Brackett III (Part-Time Faculty)
Anthony Buccellato (Part-Time Faculty)
Carlyle Fraser(Part-Time Faculty)
Undergraduate Communications DesignSebastian Kaupert (Part-Time Faculty)
Anthony Williams (Part-Time Faculty)
Lynne St Clare Foster (Part-Time Faculty)

At-Large Senators

Full-Time Faculty 
  • Mark O'Grady (Associate Degree Programs, School of Art)
  • Meredith TenHoor (Undergraduate Architecture, School of Architecture)
  • Sarah van Ouwerkerk (Photography, School of Art)
  • Alex Liebergesell (GR Communications/Package Des, School of Design)
  • Ignacio Urbina Polo, Industrial Design
Part-Time Faculty
  • Paul Haacke (Humanities and Media Studies, School of Liberal Arts & Sciences)
  • Jenny Lee (Fine Arts, School of Art)
  • Mercedes Narcisco (Grad Center for Planning, School of Architecture)
  • Darini Nicholas (Social Science & Cultural Studies, School of Liberal Arts & Sciences)
  • Scott Sorrenson (Undergraduate Architecture, School of Architecture
  • Carlyle Fraser (Undergraduate Architecture, School of Architecture)
  • Tetsu Ohara (Interior Design, School of Design)
  • Karyn Zieve (History of Art & Design, School of Liberal Arts & Sciences)
  • Jennifer Logun (Foundation Art & Design and Interior Design, School of Design)
  • Scott VanderVoort (Industrial Design, School of Design)
Chairs Category
  • Erika Hinrichs (Undergraduate Architecture, School of Architecture)
  • Mary McBride (Design/Arts & Cultural Management, School of Art)
  • Nadya Nenadich (Grad Center for Planning, School of Architecture)
  • Peter Patchen (Digital Arts, School of Art)
  • [vacant, pending alternates]
  • [vacant]
  • Regina Ford-Cahill (Construction/Facilities
    Management, School of Architecture)
  • Jason Lee (Undergraduate Architecture)
Staff Who Teach
  • Carolyn Shafer (Grad Center for Planning, School of Architecture)
  • Rhonda Schaller (Continuing & Professional Studies, School of Continuing & Professional Studies)
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 SenateTracie Morris, ICC Chair


For updated committee rosters, please see the following pages: