Faculty Council

The UMSON Faculty Council is the mechanism by which the Faculty Assembly is engaged in:

  • Shared governance
  • Policy making
  • Exchange of information
  • Staff and student concerns

The Faculty Council consists of nine elected and eight ex-officio members:

  • The elected members are the chair, chair-elect, secretary, representatives from the associate/assistant deans and each department and the UMSON UMB Faculty Senate representative. 
  • The ex-officio members include the dean, immediate past chair of Faculty Council, and the chairs of the standing committees.

Faculty Council Committee Affiliations:

  • There are six Standing Committees of the Faculty Council. All members are elected from the Faculty Assembly. The Standing Committees include four Curriculum Committees, Student Affairs, and Appointments, Progressions, and Tenure.
  • Faculty are members of the Admissions and Academic Standing Committees and the three Judicial Boards. Faculty are elected from the Faculty Assembly for positions on the Academic Standing Committee and Judicial Boards.
  • The Faculty Council participates in shared governance through their role on the Governance, Academic and Student Affairs, and Technology Councils.
Meeting Times

Faculty Council:
3rd Monday, 10 - 11:50 a.m.
All faculty members are welcome to attend.

Baccalaureate/CNL Curriculum Committee:
1st Monday 1- 2:50 p.m.

MSN Curriculum Committee:
1st Monday, 10 - 11:50 a.m.

DNP Curriculum Committee:
2nd Monday, 1 - 2:50 p.m.

PhD Curriculum Committee:
1st Monday, 1 - 2:50 p.m.


Appointments, Promotion and Tenure (APT) Committee:
2nd and 4th Mondays, 10 - 11:50 a.m.

Student Affairs Committee:
4th Monday, 1:30 - 3:20 p.m.

Judicial Boards:

Faculty Senate:
3rd Wednesday, noon - 12:50 p.m.


Appointments, Promotion and Tenure (APT) Committee

Position Name
Chair Luana Colloca, MD, PhD, MS (Professor Tenured)
Non-Tenured Associate Professors Debra Scrandis, PhD, FNP-BC, FPMHNP-BC 
Tonya Schneidereith, PhD, CRNP, PPCNP-BC, CPNP-AC, CNE, CHSE-A, ANEF, FAAN
Tenured Associate Professors

Mary Regan, PhD, RN
Shijun Zhu, PhD, DrE

Non-Tenured or Tenured Professors Louise S. Jenkins, PhD, RN, FAHA, ANEF (Non-Tenured)
Alison M. Trinkoff, ScD, MPH, RN, FAAN

Judicial Board Members

Position Name
Chair AD Student and Academic Services
Susan M. Wozenski, JD, MPH (interim)
BSN Judicial Board

Michele A. Michael, PhD, CRNP
Linda Cook, PhD, RN, CCNS, ACNP 
Hannah Murphy Buc, MSN, RN, CNE 
Doris Titus-Glover, PhD, RN 
Mary Pat Ulicny, MS, MHA, RN, CNE, CHSE
Ernest Opoku-Agyemang, PhD, MA, RN
Karin Russ, JD, MS, RN

MSN Judicial Board

Charlotte Nwogwugwu, DrPH, BSN, RN, HIV PCP, CPH-BC
Sandra Lucci, PhD, RN, CNE, CMSRN
Robyn Gilden, PhD, RN 
Patricia Christensen, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Susan M. Antol, PhD, MS, RN

DNP Judicial Board Oluchi Ayichi, DNP, RN, CRNP  
Elaine Y. Bundy, DNP, CRNP, FNP-C 
Richard Conley Jr., DNP, CRNA
Paul Thurman, PhD, RN, ACNPC, CCNS, CCRN*
Brenda Windemuth, DNP, CRNP 
Jennifer Fitzgerald, DNP, NNP-BC*
Erica Alessandrini, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC

 *faculty tied vote, therefore both were placed on the Board; Board with 8 members instead of 7

Academic Standing Committee

Meeting Times

1.  Faculty Council: 3rd Monday 10 a.m. - noon
2.  BCNL Curriculum Committee: 1st Monday 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
3.  Masters Curriculum Committee: 1st Monday from 10 - 11:50 a.m.
4.  DNP Curriculum Committee: 2nd Monday from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
5.  PhD Curriculum Committee: 1st Monday from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
6.  APT Committee: 2nd and 4th Monday from 10 a.m. - noon
7.  Student Affairs: 4th Monday from 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
8.  Judicial Boards: Varies
9.  UMB Faculty Senate: 3rd Wednesday 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
10.  DEI Council: Determined by Council