HFU Faculty Senate

The purpose of the Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate was established on April 23, 1970. The Faculty Senate is the official faculty governing body of Holy Family University. The Faculty Senate is the voice of the faculty at Holy Family University and acts as the medium through which faculty discuss academic matters and make recommendations to the administration. Additionally, the Faculty Senate serves to promote professional development, faculty welfare, high academic standards, and fostering student welfare.

Faculty Senate Meeting Dates & Locations

The Faculty Senate meets once a month on Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00 in the Campus Center, Room 115. A virtual option will be provided. Please see the Faculty Senate Canvas shell for the meeting link.

Meeting times for each academic year are posted on the campus calendar, as well as below.

Faculty Senate meetings are mandatory for full-time faculty; however, part-time faculty members are also encouraged to attend.

Faculty Senate Meeting Dates for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

General Faculty Senate Schedule
1:00 - 2:30 pm.
 
Executive Committee Schedule
12:50 - 2:00 pm.
  • Fall 2021 Semester
    • September 15th
    • October 13th
    • November 17th
    • December 8th
  • Spring 2021 Semester
    • January 19th
    • Feb 16
    • March 16
    • April 13
 
  • Fall 2021 Semester
    • September 8th
    • October 6th
    • November 10th
    • December 1st
  • Spring 2021 Semester
    • January 12th
    • Feb 9
    • March 9
    • April 6

Faculty Senate Dues, Due Dates, and Payment Methods

Yearly dues for Faculty Senate are $20 for full-time faculty and $5 for part-time faculty and are to be submitted to the Faculty Senate Treasurer (Dr. Dana McClain).

Dues may be paid via check (written out to Holy Family University), in cash, or electronic payment. Please see the Faculty Senate Canvas Shell for directions regarding the submission of electronic payments.

2020-2021 Faculty Senate Officers

  • Jennifer DiCicco - President
  • Patrick McElwaine - Vice-President
  • Kristin Sagedy - Secretary
  • Dana McClain - Treasurer

Faculty Senate Bylaws

The membership, charges, and governance policies and procedures of the Faculty Senate are defined in the bylaws:

Faculty Senate Committees and Committee members

Jonathan Rosen - School of Arts and Sciences
Janet McNellis - School of Education *
Daniel Bassi - School of Arts and Sciences
Bettyanne Matase - School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions
Melissa Rampelli - School of Arts and Sciences
Mary Carroll Johansen - School of Arts and Sciences

* Committee Chair

Faculty Senate Elected - School of Education
Faculty Senate Elected - School of Business Administration
Faculty Senate Elected - School of Arts and Sciences
Faculty Senate Elected - School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions
President Appointed
President Appointed
President Appointed Chair

(Elected when there is an active dispute)

Elizabeth Carroll - School of Arts and Sciences
Robert Ficociello - School of Arts and Sciences
Julia Hummer - School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions
Alexa Bonacquist - School of Arts and Sciences
Kristin Sagedy - School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions

 

Guo-An Diao - School of Arts and Sciences
Dian He - School of Arts and Sciences
Beatrice Rolland - School of Business Administration
Donald Goeltz - School of Business Administration
Janet McNellis - School of Education *
Bettyanne Matase - School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions

* Committee Chair

Robert Ficociello - School of Arts and Sciences
Luanna Amato - School of Business Administration*
Brian Berry - School of Education
Patricia Joergensen - School of Education
Pat Griffin - School of Arts and Sciences
Jinsy Matthew - School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions

* Committee Chair

Mary Carroll Johansen - School of Arts and Sciences
Donald Goeltz - School of Business Administration
Kristin Sagedy - School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions
Geraldine Fitzpatrick-Doria - School of Education

Joeseph Stoutzenberger - School of Arts and Sciences
Maria Agnew - School of Education *
Jackie Myers - School of Arts and Sciences
Samantha Cepparulo - School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions
Beth Jones - School of Education
Donald Goeltz - School of Business Administration
Karl Malaszczyk - School of Business Administration
Wendi Smith - School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions

* Committee Chair

Stanley Mauldin - School of Arts and Sciences **
Brian Berry - School of Education *
Shana Narita - School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions
Dave Whelan - School of Arts and Sciences
Melinda Cummings - School of Arts and Sciences
Diane Shea - School of Arts and Sciences

* Committee Chair, At-Large
** At-Large

Faculty Awards (Internal and External)

Lindback Award

 

Golden Toga

  • 2020 | Pam Flynn
  • 2016 | Gloria Kersey-Matusiak
  • 2013 | Kathryn Van Dyke Hayes
  • 2011 | Robert Cordero
  • 2009 | Cathleen Jenner
  • 2007 | George Haynes
  • 2006 | Kathryn Osenlund
  • 2005 | Bette Tokar
  • 2004 | Kathleen McMullen
  • 2003 | Kathleen Moyer
  • 2002 | Kathleen Quinn
  • 2001 | Arthur Grugan
  • 2000 | Regina Hobaugh
  • 1999 | Claire Ann Sullivan
  • 1998 | Thomas McCormick
 
  • 2020-2021 | Brian Berry
  • 2019-2020 | Janet McNellis
  • 2018-2019 | Don Goeltz
  • 2017-2018 | Roseanna Wright
  • 2016-2017 | Daniel Bassi
  • 2015-2016 | Megan Meyer
  • 2013-2014 | Mary Carroll Johansen
  • 2012-2013 | Bill Zulch
  • 2011-2012 | Jenai Grigg, Mike White
  • 2010-2011 | Stuart Brian

Earlier recipients included: Father Thomas Fahy, George Haynes, and Kathryn Van Dyke Hayes.

Sunshine Scholarship Recipients

 

Faculty Grant Awards

  • 2019-2020 | Nicolina Vega, School of Education
  • 2018-2019 | Miraina Wilkins, School of Nursing
  • 2018-2019 | Rory Marr, School of Education
  • 2018-2019 | Alexa Zapczynski, School of Arts and Sciences
  • 2017-2018 | Sean Gaffney, Business
  • 2017-2018 | Brittany Hall, Nursing
  • 2017-2018 | Caitlyn Olszewski, Biology
  • 2016-2017 | Brianna Branchide, Business
  • 2015-2016 | Roney Burton, Biology/MT
  • 2015-2016 | Peter Dougherty, Psychology
 
  • Elizabeth Rielly, PhD - Using The Local Environment In Urban Environmental Science University Classrooms. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Environmental Education Grant. $2870.