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Shared Governance at Detroit Mercy: MFA Roster

MFA Structure

  • Each college/school/libraries will have at least two representatives. In addition, those units with more than 20 full-time faculty will receive one additional representative for every additional 10 such faculty. (For example, a school with 1-20 full-time faculty has two elected representatives; a school with 21-30 full-time faculty has three elected representatives; a school with 31-46 full-time faculty has four elected representatives, etc.)
  • The size of the MFA will fluctuate with both the increase and decrease in the full-time faculty within the colleges/schools/libraries. By the end of January of each year, the MFA will verify the number of full-time faculty within the colleges/schools/or libraries and adjust the MFA representation as required. MFA representatives are elected by votes of the full-time faculty within their respective school/college/libraries.
  • For these purposes, full-time faculty include faculty on phased retirement that are considered full-time. (Shared Governance Final Modification, p.26)

MFA Executive Committee

The MFA develops its own internal organizational structure, including electing from among its members five officers: President, Vice President, Secretary, Parliamentarian, and Communications Officer. The officers function collectively as an Executive Committee and a liaison on behalf of the MFA to the university administration.


Terms expire 2022

President - Mary-Catherine Harrison (CLAE)
Vice President - Nadine Wodwaski (CHP)
Secretary - Mara Livezey (CES)
Communications Officer - Jennifer Bowen (LIB)
Parliamentarian - Greg Grobis (CLAE)

MFA Representatives to the Board of Trustees Academic Affairs Committee

Terms expire 2022

President - Mary-Catherine Harrison (CLAE)
Vice President - Nadine Wodwaski (CHP)

MFA Elections Committee

Nadine Wodwaski, Vice President (MSON) - Ex Officio

Karen Mihelich (MSON)

Marlene Shaw-Gallagher (Physician Assistant)

MFA Roster

School of Architecture

Allegra Pitera (term expires 2022)*
James Leach (term expires 2023)* - Lead representative

College of Business Administration

Wonseok Choi (term expires 2022)
Fang Yang (term expires 2023)* - Lead representative

College of Engineering and Science

Megan Conrad (Mechanical Engineering) (term expires 2022)
Greg Grabowski (Biology) (term expires 2022)
Katherine Lanigan (Chemistry) (term expires 2022)*
Jim Lynch (Civil Engineering) (interim for Gnanada S.Joshi*, Biology, Fall 2021 only) (term expires 2023)
Mara Livezey (Chemistry) (term expires 2023)* - Lead representative
Nicol Najor (Biology) (term expires 2023)

College of Health Professions

Karen Mihelich (MSON) (term expires 2022)
Mary Mitsch (Health Services Administration) (term expires 2022)
Marlene Shaw-Gallagher (PA) (term expires 2022)
Renee Courtney (MSON) (term expires 2023)
Thomas Fockler (Health Service Administration) (term expires 2023)
Nadine Wodwaski (MSON) (term expires 2023)* - Lead representative

College of Liberal Arts and Education

Greg Grobis (TRE) (term expires 2022)*
Greg Laidlaw (CIS) (term expires 2022)*
Genevieve Meyers (POL) (term expires 2022)*
Linda Slowik (PSY) (term expires 2022) - Lead representative
Mary-Catherine Harrison (ENL) (term expires 2023)*
Hsiao-Lan Hu (RELS) (term expires 2023)*
Alex Zamalin (AAS) (term expires 2023)*


Jennifer Bowen (term expires 2022) - Lead representative*
Sandra Wilson (term expires 2023)*

*Served two terms. Ineligible to serve a third term.