Thank you for nominating me to serve as secretary of the
Faculty Senate.† I came to the University of Iowa in 1994 and have grown quite
attached in the ensuing years to the open spirit of faculty consultation and
governance that characterizes our university.†
This is something to cherish that not all universities offer.† I would like to help preserve that spirit of
openness as we face the coming challenges of searching for a new President and handling
inconsistent state support.
I am currently a Professor of Sociology and Womenís Studies,
with a courtesy appointment in the Department of Behavioral and Community
Health.† I chaired the Department of
Sociology from 1998-2003, and have served on the College of Liberal Arts
Executive Committee and Promotion and Tenure
Committee, as well as the Graduate Council.†
Most recently, I chaired the Presidentís Campus Climate Committee and
served on the Provostís Gender Equity Committee.† And, of course, I have served on the Faculty
Senate for the past two years.