EHD Faculty Council

The purpose of Faculty Council is to represent faculty needs and interests in the governance of the School of Education and Human Development. The Faculty Council shall take the leadership role in developing policies and procedures governing academic quality, program development, and strategic planning on academic matters. Faculty Council will also have responsibility for conducting semi-annual reviews by the faculty of administrative staff (Department Chairs, Associate and Assistant Deans and Dean).

The Faculty Council is composed of seven faculty members, one student representative, and two representatives from the Dean's office who are ex-officio members: the Associate Dean for Administration and Planning and the Associate Dean for Academic Partnerships and International Initiatives.

The current members of the faculty council are:

Chair - Marty Block,
Chair-Elect - Jennie Chiu, 
Assistant Professor Rep - Melissa Levy,
CISE Representative - Ottilie Austin,
EDHS Representative - LaVae Hoffman,
EDLF Representative - Brian Pusser,
General Faculty Representative - Amanda Flora,
KINE Representative - Joe Hart,
Student Representative, Ed Council - Sarah Lilly,

Ex Officio - Catherine Bradshaw,
Ex Officio - Catherine Brighton,
Ex Officio - Justin Thompson,
Ex Officio - Robert Berry,
Staff Support - Raj Seneviratne,

Faculty Council will meet on the first Friday of each month at 2:00-3:30 and third Friday of each month from 1:00-2:30PM, with any adjustments to this schedule indicated below. Meetings will be held via Zoom. Agendas will be shared prior to meetings, and faculty who wish to attend are welcome. Please contact Raj Seneviratne at ( for a meeting link.

  • September 3 and 17, 2021
  • October 1 and 15, 2021
  • November 5 and 19, 2021
  • December 3 and 17, 2021 
  • January 7 and 21, 2022
  • February 4 and 18, 2022
  • March 4 and 18, 2022
  • April 1 and 15, 2022
  • May 6, 2022 (Final FC meeting - no meeting on May 20)


Standing Committees that Report to Faculty Council