Ronald Vero

Senate Chair
Sean Rafferty
Associate Professor, Anthropology
(518) 442-4713
[email protected]

Senate Vice Chair
Timothy Sergay
Associate Professor, Languages, Literatures and Cultures
(614) 599-3061
[email protected]

Immediate Past Chair
Zina Lawrence
Director of Graduate Student Services
Business Building 201K
(518) 956-8378
[email protected]

Senate Secretary
Christian Poehlmann
Associate Librarian, University Libraries
University Libraries, LI 227
(518) 442-3582
[email protected]

Senate Support
Office of the Provost



Jeanette Altarriba, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Sammy Axley, University Faculty Senate, SUNY - voting

Emily Pacer, Lead Senator, Graduate Student Association - voting

Andrew Scott, Rule and Administration Chair, Student Association - voting

Michael Christakis, Vice President for Student Success

James Dias, Vice President for Research

Todd D. Foreman, Vice President for Finance and Administration

Diane Hamilton, University Faculty Senate, SUNY - voting

Karl Rethemeyer, Dean, Rockefeller College

Havidán Rodriguez, President

Kabel Stanwicks, University Faculty Senate, SUNY - voting

Carol Kim, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Kevin Williams, Vice Provost & Dean for Graduate Education


Abby Adams - Open At-Large Senator (2022)

Zakhar Berkovich - Open At-Large Senator (2022)

Billie Franchini - Open At-Large Senator (2021)

James Hargett - Open At-Large Senator (2021)

Mary Ellen Mallia - Professional Faculty At-Large Senator (2022)

Lindsay Van Berkom  - Professional Faculty At-Large Senator (2022) 

Donald Keenan - Professional Faculty At-Large Senator (2022)


College of Arts and Sciences  

Africana Studies: Leonard Slade (2020)

Anthropology: Robert Rosenswig (2019)

Art and Art History: Rachel Dressler (2020)

Atmospheric & Environmental Science: Liming Zhou (2019)

Biological Sciences: Hua Shi  (2020)

Chemistry: Gerd-Uwe Flechsig (2020)

Communications: Masahiro Yamamoto (2019)

East Asian Studies: Andrew Byron (2020)

English: Helene Scheck (2019)

Economics: Jerry Marschke (2019)

Geography & Planning: Ray Bromley (2019)

History: Alec Dawson (2020)

Languages, Literatures and Cultures: Timothy Sergay

Latin American Caribbean & US Latino Studies: Gabriel Hetland 

Mathematics & Statistics: Marius Beceanu (2020)

Music &Theater:

Philosophy: Marcus Adams (2019)

Physics: Jesse Ernst (2019)

Psychology: Hazel Prelow (2019)

Sociology: Tse-Chuan Yang (2019)

Women’s Studies: Deborah LaFond (2019)


School of Business 

Shobha Chengular-Smith (2019)

Beth DuFault (2019)


School of Criminal Justice 

Greg Pogarsky 


School of Education

Bruce Saddler (2019)

Carol Rodgers (FA18)


College of Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security

Lenore Horowitz (2019)

Gary Ackerman (2020)


College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Computer Science: Paliath Narendran (2019) 

Computer Science: Jeong-Hyon Hwang (2020)



Jodi Boyle (2019)

Rebecca Nous (2020)

Jan Waterhouse (2020)


School of Public Health

Sridar Chittur (2019)

Igor Kuznetsov (2019)

Michael Bloom (2020)


Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy

Public Admin and Policy: Mitch Abolafia (2019) 

Gang Chen (2019)

Political Science: Tim Weaver (2019)


School of Social Welfare

Keith Chan (2019)

Lynn Warner (2019)

Carmen Morano (2019)


Graduate Students

Erin Dagle

Wyatt Erchak

Sydney Faught

Ajay Raghavendra


Undergraduate Students

Dillon Asmus

Morgan Eldridge

Logan Losito

Nadia Naoum

Kamoni Reese

Sam Salazar

Anderson Solano


Approved for 1-Year Term as Senators to Chair a Council   

Jim Hargett

Karen Kiorpes 

Questions regarding membership should be directed to:

Christian Poehlmann, Chair
Governance Council’s Committee on Liaison and Elections
[email protected]