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:   Erik Hammerstrom (hammerej@plu.edu) – Secretary of Faculty
Department:  Religion
Seat:  Expires 2023
Contact:  253-535-7225

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

Membership for 2021-22:

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

Name:  Roberto Arteaga (rarteaga@plu.edu) – Chair
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

Name:  Soon Cho (chosy@plu.edu) – Secretary
Department: Music
Committee Seat: Expires 2024
Contact: 253-535-7855

Membership for 2021-22:

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

Name: Sergia Hay (haysk@plu.edu) – Secretary
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

Name: Jacob Egge (eggejj@plu.edu)
Department: Biology
Committee Seat: Expires 2024
Contact: 253-535-7569

Membership for 2021-22:

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

Name: Mark Reiman (reimanma@plu.edu) – Secretary
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) – Chair
Department: Biology
Committee Seat: Expires 2023
Contact: 253-535-7550

Name: Emily Davidson (davidsef@plu.edu)
Department: Languages & Literatures
Committee Seat: Expires 2024
Contact: 253-535-7311

Name: Paul Tegels (tegelspa@plu.edu)
Department: Music
Committee Seat: Expires 2024
Contact: 253-535-7255

Name: Jessica Schwinck (schwinjl@plu.edu)
Department: Nursing
Committee Seat: Expires 2024
Contact: 253-535-7682

Membership for 2021-22:

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

Name: Tina Saxowsky (saxowstm@plu.edu)
Department: Chemistry
Committee Seat: Expires 2022
Contact: 253-535-6375

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

Name: Mallory Mann (mannmf@plu.edu) – Secretary
Department: Kinesiology
Committee Seat: Expires 2024
Contact: 253-535-7743

Name: Xiaohong Fan (fanxa@plu.edu)
Department: Business
Committee Seat: Expires 2024
Contact: 253-535-8130

Membership for 2021-22:
Alternating Secretary for Fall 2021

Name: Giovanna Urdangarain (urdangga@plu.edu) – Chair
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

Name:  Heather Mathews (hmathews@plu.edu)
Department: Art and Design
Committee Seat: Expires 2024
Contact: 253-535-7574

Membership for 2021-22:

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

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

Name: Oksana Ezhokina (ejokinoa@plu.edu)
Department: Music
Committee Seat: Expires 2024
Contact: 253-535-7604

Membership for 2021-22:

Name: Heidi Schutz (schutzha@plu.edu)
Department:  
Biology
Committee Seat: 
Expires 2022
Contact: 
253-535-7094

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

Name: Cassio Vianna
Department: 
Music
Committee Seat: 
Expires 2024
Contact: 
253-535-7760

Name: Cathleen Kim (kimck@plu.edu)Secretary
Department:
Education
Committee Seat: 
Expires 2024
Contact: 
253-535-7826

Membership for 2021-22:

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

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

Name: Ed Powell (powellec@plu.edu)
Department: Music
Committee Seat: Expires 2023
Contact: 253-535-7907

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

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

Name: Genevieve Williams (williagr@plu.edu)
Department: Library
Committee Seat: Expires 2024
Contact: 253-535-7443

Name:  Lindsey Nice (nicela@plu.edu)
Department: Marriage and Family Therapy
Committee Seat: Expires 2024
Contact: 253-535-8307

CAMPUS MINISTRY COUNCIL
Charlie Katica, Kinesiology (seat expires 2024)

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
Dean Waldow, Chemistry (seat expires 2023)
Marnie Ritchie, Communication )seat expires 2024)

UNIVERSITY SAFETY COMMITTEE
Spencer Ebbinga, Art and Design (sear expires 2024)

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

Name: Evan Eskew (evan.eskew@plu.edu)
Department:  Biology
Committee Seat: Expires 2023
Contact: 253-535-7004