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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 2021

President - Mary-Catherine Harrison (CLAE)
Vice President - Lori Glenn (CHP)
Secretary - Mara Livezey (CES)
Communications Officer - Jennifer Bowen (LIB)
Parliamentarian - Julia Stocker-Schneider (CHP)

MFA Representatives to the Board of Trustees Academic Affairs Committee

Terms expire 2021

President - Mary-Catherine Harrison (CLAE)
Vice President - Lori Glenn (CHP)

MFA Roster

School of Architecture

James Leach (term expires 2021)
Allegra Pitera (term expires 2022)*

College of Business Administration

Fang Yang (term expires 2021)
Wonseok Choi (term expires 2022)

College of Engineering and Science

Gnanada S. Joshi (Biology) (term expires 2021)
Jonathan Finkel (term expires 2021)*
Mara Livezey (Chemistry) (term expires 2021)
Greg Grabowski (Biology) (term expires 2022)
Katherine Lanigan (Chemistry) (term expires 2022)*
Irfana Muqbil (Chemistry) (term expires 2022)

College of Health Professions

Lori Glenn (MSON) (term expires 2021)
Julia Stocker-Schneider (MSON) (term expires 2021)
Nadine Wodwaski (MSON) (term expires 2021)
Karen Mihelich (MSON) (term expires 2022)
Mary Mitsch (Health Services Administration) (term expires 2022)
E. Todd Ray (MSON) (term expires 2022)

College of Liberal Arts and Education

Mary-Catherine Harrison (ENL) (term expires 2021)*
Hsiao-Lan Hu (RELS) (term expires 2021)
Alex Zamalin (AAS) (term expires 2021)
Greg Grobis (TRE) (term expires 2022)*
Greg Laidlaw (CIS) (term expires 2022)*
Genevieve Meyers (POL) (term expires 2022)*
Linda Slowik (PSY) (term expires 2022)


Sandra Wilson (term expires 2021)
Jennifer Bowen (term expires 2022)*

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