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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 2020

President - Mary-Catherine Harrison (CLAE)
Vice President - Steven Huprich (CLAE)
Secretary - Lori Glenn (CHP)
Communications Officer - Jennifer Bowen (LIB)
Parliamentarian - Stokes Baker (CES)

MFA Representatives to the Board of Trustees Academic Affairs Committee

Terms expire 2020

President - Mary-Catherine Harrison (CLAE)
Vice President - Steven Huprich (CLAE)

MFA Roster

School of Architecture

Allegra Pitera (term expires 2020)
James Leach (term expires 2021)

College of Business Administration

Wonseok Choi (term expires 2020)
Fang Yang (term expires 2021)

College of Engineering and Science

Stokes Baker (Biology) (term expires 2020)*
Katherine Lanigan (Chemistry) (term expires 2020)
Kirstie Plantenberg (Mechanical Engineering) (term expires 2020)
Gnanada S. Joshi (Biology) (term expires 2021)
Jonathan Finkel (term expires 2021)*
Mara Livezey (Chemistry) (term expires 2021)

College of Health Professions

Greg Bozimowksi (Nurse Anesthesiology) (term expires 2020)*
Karen Harris (MSON) (term expires 2020)
Elaine Webber (MSON) (term expires 2020)
Lori Glenn (MSON) (term expires 2021)
Julia Stocker-Schneider (MSON) (term expires 2021)
Nadine Wodwaski (MSON) (term expires 2021)

College of Liberal Arts and Education

Greg Grobis (TRE) (term expires 2020)
Steven Huprich (PYC) (term expires 2020)
Greg Laidlaw (CIS) (term expires 2020)
Genevieve Myers (POL) (term expires 2020)
Mary-Catherine Harrison (ENL) (term expires 2021)*
Hsiao-Lan Hu (RELS) (term expires 2021)
Alex Zamalin (AAS) (term expires 2021)


Jennifer Bowen (term expires 2020)
Sandra Wilson (term expires 2021)

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