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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 2024

President - Jennifer Bowen
Vice President - Nadine Wodwaski
Secretary - Utayba Mohammad
Communications Officer - Thomas Fockler
Parliamentarian - Steven Abell

MFA Representatives to the Board of Trustees Academic Affairs Committee

Terms expire 2024

President - Jennifer Bowen
Vice President - Nadine Wodwaski

MFA Elections Committee

Nadine Wodwaski, Vice President  - Ex Officio



MFA Roster

School of Architecture and Community Development

Kris Nelson (term expires 2024)
Joshua Budiongan (term expires 2025)

College of Business Administration

Wonseok Choi (term expires 2024)*
Mitthu Bhattacharya (term expires 2025)

College of Engineering and Science

Stokes Baker (Biology) (term expires 2024)
Greg Grabowski (Biology) term expires 2024)*
Utayba Mohammad (Electrical Engineering) (term expires 2024)
Nicol Najor (Biology) (term expires 2025)*
Eva Nyutu (Biology) (term expires 2025)

College of Health Professions

Renady Hightower (CHP) (term expires 2024)
Marlene Shaw-Gallagher (PA) (term expires 2024)
Renee Courtney (MSON) (term expires 2025)*
Thomas Fockler (Health Service Administration) (term expires 2025)*
Nadine Wodwaski (MSON) (term expires 2025)*

College of Liberal Arts and Education

Preston Foerder (term expires 2024)
Miao Qian (Psychology) (term expires 2024)
Mary Elizabeth Valesano (Theater) (term expires 2024)
Steven Abell (term expires 2025)
Nick Rombes (term expires 2025)
Aloha VanCamp (term expires 2025)


Jennifer Bowen (term expires 2024)*
Cindy Gillham (term expires 2025)

*Ineligible to serve an additional term.