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:
2nd 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

Chair Mary Regan, PhD, RN
Non-Tenured Associate Professors Debra Scrandis, PhD, FNP-BC, FPMHNP-BC 
Shijun Zhu, DrE, MS
Tenured Associate Professors Luana Colloca, MD, PhD, MS 
Lynn Oswald, PhD, RN
Non-Tenured or Tenured Professors Joseph Pellegrini, PhD, CRNA, FAAN (Non-Tenured)
Elizabeth Galik, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP (Tenured)
Mary Etta C. Mills, ScD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN (Non-Tenured)

Judicial Board Members

Chair Larry Fillian, MEd
BSN Judicial Board Joan Davenport, PhD, RN 
Linda Cook, PhD, RN, CCNS, ACNP 
Pam L. Shumate, DNP, RN, CCRN, CNE, CHSE 
Ernest Opoku-Agyemang, PhD, MA, RN 
Anjana Solaiman, DNP, NNP-BC, IBCLC 
Doris Titus-Glover, PhD, RN 
Janet Armstead Wulf, DNP, RN, CNL, CHPN, CNE 
Patricia Zimberg, JD, MS, RN 
MSN Judicial Board Marik Moen, PhD, MPH, RN  
Jackie Bateman
Lynn Chen, PhD 
Michelle R. Spencer, DNP, RN 
Robyn Gilden, PhD, RN 
Ron J. Piscotty Jr., PhD, RN-BC, FAMIA 
Barb Van de Castle, DNP, ACNS, OCN, RN-BC 
Patricia Zimberg, JD, MS, RN 
DNP Judicial Board Jacqueline C. Mitchell, MS, CRNA 
Elizabeth Galik, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP 
Elaine Y. Bundy, DNP, CRNP, FNP-C 
Linda Cook, PhD, RN, CCNS, ACNP 
Ann F. Felauer, DNP, RN, CPNP-AC/PC 
Maranda Jackson-Parkin, PhD, CRNP-BC, ACNP, CCNS, CCRN-K 
Joseph Pellegrini, PhD, CRNA, FAAN 
Brenda Windemuth, DNP, CRNP


Faculty Senate Representatives