Membership

Uniformed Services University

Faculty Senate Membership: Senators & Officers

The Faculty Senate consists of 32 faculty members: 28 senators and four officers. Nine senators from clinical departments, nine senators from basic science departments, and two senators from faculty not billeted to USU represent the School of Medicine (SOM). Three senators represent the Graduate School of Nursing (GSN),  three senators represent the Postgraduate Dental College (PDC), and two senators represent the College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS). Senators serve three-year terms and are expected to represent the common good of the university rather than individual constituencies. The senate officers are the President, the President-Elect, the immediate Past President, and the Secretary-Treasurer. Each presidential officer serves a one-year term. A new President-Elect is chosen each year, and after serving in that capacity for one year, becomes the Senate President. Following that, a one-year term as immediate Past president is served. Thus, it is a three year commitment. Beginning with the 2015 election, the Secretary-Treasurer will serve a two-year term. Senate elections are held each May, and terms of office begin in July.

2019-2020 Roster

Officers

President
Penny Pierce, PhD                       GSN

President-Elect

Bernard Dardzinski, PhD             RAD

Past President
Sara Contente, PhD                    SOM

Secretary-Treasurer

 

SOM Basic Science Senators (9)

Name

Department

Term Ends

Natasha Schvey, PhD     

MPS-SOM

2020

LtCol Michael Stone, MBA, MIS

MEM-SOM

2020

LTC Craig Myatt, PhD  

MEM-SOM

2021

Galina Petukhova, PhD 

BIO-SOM

2021

Alex Stubner, PhD

PMB-SOM

2021

Sherrie Wilcox, PhD

PMB-SOM

2021

LCDR James Dunford, PhD

PMB-SOM

2022

Luke Michaelson, PhD RN

ANE-SOM

2022

LTC Cuong (Kirk) Nguyen, DO

PAT-SOM

2022

 

SOM Clinical Science Senators (9)

Name

Department

Term Ends

Guinevere Granite, PhD

SUR-SOM

2020 (1 yr appt)

He Li, MD, PhD

PSY-SOM

2020

Minnie Malik, PhD

OBG-SOM

2020

Viqar Syed, PhD

OBG-SOM

2020

LtCol Kirk Jensen, MD

PED-SOM2021

LtCol Courtney Judd, MD

PED-SOM

2021

Beth Aronson, MD

OBG-SOM

2022

Maria Mendonca-Torres, MD

PED-SOM

2022

Marzena Pazgier, PhD

MED-SOM

2022

 

SOM Non-Billeted Senators (2)

Name

Department

Term Ends

CAPT Thomas Herndon, MD

MED-SOM

2020

LCDR J Kent Werner, MD

NEU-SOM

2022

 

Graduate School of Nursing (3)

Name

Department

Term Ends

CDR Raymond Bonds, DNP

GSN

2021

CDR Jerrol Wallace, DNP

GSN

2021

Jill Schramm, DNP

GSN

2022


Post-Graduate Dental College (3)

Name

Department

Term Ends

LCDR James Hawkins, DDS

NVD-PDC

2022

LTC Nathan Krivitzsky, DDS

AFD-PDC

2022

COL Lisa Yarbrough, DMD

ARD-PDC

2022

 

College of Allied Health Sciences (2)

Name

Department

Term Ends

LCPO Branden Clayton, BS

CAHS

2022

1LT Hamidah Brown, MPH

CAHS

2022