The Faculty Senate* is the principal unit of faculty governance. Senate membership is comprised of a number of Voting Faculty representatives from each department within ColoradoSPH, proportional to the number of voting faculty within that unit relative to the total number of Voting Faculty in the School. Each representative will serves a 3-year term.
Members of the Voting Faculty at all partner and affiliated institutions are eligible for election as representatives to the Faculty Senate. Each Department’s representatives to the Faculty Senate are chosen so as to ensure that faculty holding tenure-track or tenure eligible and non tenure-track (clinical-teaching and research) primary appointments at ColoradoSPH are included. In addition, there is proportionate representation for each unit from the academic partners (CSU, UNC) and at least one faculty member-at-large from a public health practice institution.
The Faculty Senate provides representation for the faculty of ColoradoSPH, including those based at the lead and partner institutions. The Senate presents the issues and concerns of the faculty and seeks action when required; provides a representative group with which others can communicate issues or new initiatives to the faculty; makes recommendations to the Dean and Executive Council on matters of educational, scholarly, clinical, and designated administrative issues in the School -- with the exception of recommendations for faculty personnel actions, student promotions and honors, and student and faculty disciplinary actions.
Standing Committees of the school that officially report to Faculty Senate and act as an advisory committee to the Dean or one of the Associate Deans include the:
- Admissions Committee
- Appointments, Promotion and Tenure Committee
- Education and Curriculum Committee
- Research Committee
- Space and Facilities Committee
Visit the "Committees and Councils" page
to learn more about all ColoradoSPH Standing Committees and other committees including Alumni Engagement, Awards, Inclusive Excellence, Wellness and Student Council.
Faculty Senate Members
All members of the 2019-2020 Senate include:
Angela Brega, PhD, Associate Professor, Community & Behavioral Health (President)
Carolyn DiGuiseppi, PhD, Associate Dean for Faculty and Professor, Epidemiology (non-voting)
Liz Gilbert, PhD, Associate Professor, Community & Behavioral Health (Community Health Education, UNC)
Carston Goerg, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biostatistics & Informatics
Kathy James, PhD, MSPH, MSCE, Assistant Professor, Environmental & Occupational Health (Secretary)
Greg Kinney, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
Joan O'Connell, PhD, Associate Professor, Community & Behavioral Health (President-Elect)
Lisa Miller, PhD, Professor, Epidemiology
Jon Samet, MD, MS, Dean (non-voting)
Bruno Sobral, PhD, Professor, Biostatistics & Informatics and Director, One Health Institute at CSU (Immediate Past President)
Greg Tung, PhD, Assistant Professor, Health Systems, Management & Policy
Fuyong Xing, PhD, Assitant Proffesor, Biostatistics & Informatics
Vivien Zhou, PhD, Assistant Professor, Community & Behavioral Health
*Formerly titled Faculty Council, renamed with approval in 2012