All members of faculty-created standing committees are elected from and by the faculty to three-year terms.  In addition, the faculty elects three officers for two-year terms: the chair of the faculty, the vice-chair of the faculty, and the faculty secretary.

The chair of the faculty presides over meetings of the Faculty Assembly, and over a Faculty Executive Committee, which assists the chair in preparing the agenda for the Faculty Assembly, oversees the implementation of faculty legislation, and, together with the Governance Committee, helps to coordinate faculty governance.

Name:   Bridget Yaden (yadenlbe@plu.edu) – Chair of Faculty
Department:  Languages and Literatures
Seat:  Expires 2022
Contact:  253-535-8330

Name:   Neal Yakelis (yakelina@plu.edu) – Vice Chair of Faculty
Department:  Chemistry
Seat:  Expires 2022
Contact:  253-535-7554

Name:   Mary Ellard-Ivey (ellardma@plu.edu) – Secretary of Faculty
Department:  Biology
Seat:  Expires 2021
Contact:  253-535-7357

Name:   Lisa Marcus (marcusls@plu.edu) – Faculty Representative to the Board of Regents
Department:  English
Seat:  Expires 2023
Contact:  253-535-7312

Membership for 2020-21:

Name:  Brenda Llewellyn Ihssen (ihssenbl@plu.edu)
Department: Religion
Committee Seat: Expires 2021
Contact: 253-535-7237

Name:  Craig Fryhle (fryhlecb@plu.edu)
Department: Chemistry
Committee Seat: Expires 2022
Contact: 253-535-8314

Name:  Roberto Arteaga (rarteaga@plu.edu)
Department: Library
Committee Seat: Expires 2022
Contact: 253-535-7505

Name: Maria Chávez (chavezml@plu.edu)
Department: Political Science
Committee Seat: Expires 2023
Contact: 253-538-6130

Membership for 2020-21:

Name: Claire Todd (toddce@plu.edu)
Department: Geosciences
Committee Seat: Expires 2021
Contact: 253-536-5163

Name: Laura McCloud (mcclouls@plu.edu)
Department: Sociology
Committee Seat: Expires 2022
Contact: 253-535-7342

Name: Sergia Hay (haysk@plu.edu)
Department: Philosophy
Committee Seat: Expires 2023
Contact: 253-535-7736

Name: Zachary Lyman (lymanzt@plu.edu)
Department: Music
Committee Seat: Expires 2023
Contact: 253-535-7612

Membership for 2020-21:

Name: Marit Trelstad (trelstma@plu.edu)
Department: Religion
Committee Seat: Expires 2021
Contact: 253-535-8729

Name: Jodi Kushner (kushnerj@plu.edu)
Department: Nursing
Committee Seat: Expires 2021
Contact: 253-535-7672

Name: Svend Rønning (ronninsj@plu.edu) – Chair pro-tem
Department: Music
Committee Seat: Expires 2021
Contact: 253-535-7605

Name: Wendy Gardiner (gardinwl@plu.edu)
Department: Education
Committee Seat: Expires 2022
Contact: 253-535-8342

Name: Mark Reiman (reimanma@plu.edu) – Secretary pro-tem
Department: Economics
Committee Seat: Expires 2022
Contact: 253-535-8875

Name: Xin Abby Liu (liuaa@plu.edu)
Department: Business
Committee Seat: Expires 2023
Contact: 253-535-8129

Name: Matt Smith (smithmf@plu.edu)
Department: Biology
Committee Seat: Expires 2023
Contact: 253-535-7550

Membership for 2020-21:

Name: Katrina Hay (haykm@plu.edu)
Department: Physics
Committee Seat: Expires 2021
Contact: 253-535-5999

Name: Ralph Flick (flickrw@plu.edu)
Department: Business
Committee Seat: Expires 2021
Contact: 253-535-7306

Name: Enrique (Rick) Barot (barotrp@plu.edu)
Department: English
Committee Seat: Expires 2022
Contact: 253-535-7318

Name: James Brown (brownja@plu.edu) – Liaison to Contingent Faculty
Department: Music
Committee Seat: Expires 2022
Contact: 253-535-7614

Name: Marianne Taylor (taylormg@plu.edu)
Department: Psychology
Committee Seat: Expires 2023
Contact: 253-535-7657

Name: Antonios (Tony) Finitsis (finitsak@plu.edu)
Department: Religion
Committee Seat: Expires 2023
Contact: 253-535-7319

Membership for 2020-21:

Name: Tiffany Artime (artimetm@plu.edu)
Department: Psychology
Committee Seat: Expires 2021
Contact: 253-535-8745

Name: Giovanna Urdangarain (urdangga@plu.edu)
Department: Languages and Literatures
Committee Seat: Expires 2022
Contact: 253-535-7240

Name: Jennifer James (jamesja@plu.edu)
Department: English
Committee Seat: Expires 2023
Contact: 253-535-7217

Name:  Renzhi Cao (caora@plu.edu)
Department: Computer Science
Committee Seat: Expires 2023
Contact: 253-535-7409

Membership for 2020-21:

Name: Francesca Lane Rasmus (lanerafr@plu.edu)
Department: Library
Committee Seat: Expires 2021
Contact: 253-535-7141

Name: Bret Underwood (underwbj@plu.edu)
Department: Physics
Committee Seat: Expires 2022
Contact: 253-535-7267

Name: Carmiña Palerm (palermca@plu.edu)
Department: Languages & Literatures
Committee Seat: Expires 2023
Contact: 253-535-7756

Membership for 2020-21:

Name: Rachid Benkhalti (benkhar@plu.edu)
Department: Mathematics
Committee Seat: Expires 2021
Contact: 253-535-8730

Name:Bradford Andrews (andrewbw@plu.edu)
Department:
Anthropology
Committee Seat:
Expires 2021
Contact:
253-535-8389

Name: Anna Trammell (trammell@plu.edu)
Department:
Library
Committee Seat:
Expires 2022
Contact:
253-535-7586

Name: Amanda Sweger (swegeran@plu.edu)
Department:
Theatre and Dance
Committee Seat:
Expires 2023
Contact:
253-538-2175

Membership for 2020-21:

Name: Suzanne Crawford O’Brien (crawfosj@plu.edu)
Department: Religion
Committee Seat: Expires 2021
Contact: 253-535-8107

Name: Kate Luther (lutherke@plu.edu) – Chair pro-tem
Department: Sociology
Committee Seat: Expires 2021
Contact: 253-535-7593

Name: Harry Papadopoulos (papadoha@plu.edu)
Department: Kinesiology
Committee Seat: Expires 2022
Contact: 253-535-8706

Name: Bogomil Gerganov (gerganbe@plu.edu)
Department: Physics
Committee Seat: Expires 2022
Contact: 253-538-6377

Name: Jeffrey Bell-Hanson (bellhajl@plu.edu)
Department: Physics
Committee Seat: Expires 2022
Contact: 253-535-7617

Name: Michael Behrens (behrenmd@plu.edu)
Department: Biology
Committee Seat: Expires 2023
Contact: 253-535-7565

Name: Tyler Travillian (traviltt@plu.edu)
Department: Languages & Literatures
Committee Seat: Expires 2023
Contact: 253-535-7220

CAMPUS MINISTRY COUNCIL
Nancy Simpson-Younger, English (seat expires: 2021)

STUDENT LIFE AWARDS COMMITTEE
Patrick Muturi, Nursing (seat expires 2023)

TITLE IX COMMITTEE
Elisabeth Esmiol Wilson, Marriage & Family Therapy (seat expires 2022)

UNIVERSITY DIVERSITY COMMITTEE
Patrick Moneyang, Languages & Literatures (seat expires 2022)
Dean Waldow, Chemistry (seat expires 2023)

UNIVERSITY SAFETY COMMITTEE
Charles Katica, Kinesiology (seat expires 2021)

Name: N. Justice (njustice@plu.edu)
Department: Mathematics
Committee Seat: Expires 2021
Contact: 253-535-7446

Name: Justin Eckstein (justin.eckstein@plu.edu)
Department: Communication
Committee Seat: Expires 2022
Contact: 253-538-8175