An Open Letter from University of Nebraska Faculty on Recent Attacks on Our Institution

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(The following letter was formally submitted to the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska on December 5th, 2017.)

To the University of Nebraska Community:

We are concerned that at the highest levels of the University of Nebraska system, decisions involving the future of the University are being made without transparency or proper governance and under improper exertions of influence by the legislative and executive branches of the state government. We fear that financial hostage-taking by members of the state government will result in changes by the administration in the intellectual offerings of the University and opportunities for our students. We believe it is imperative to express our alarm now, before irrevocable damage is done to the mission of the university and the value it contributes to the state of Nebraska. We insist that no radical changes be undertaken in the administration, academic programs, allocation of funds, or support for campus initiatives without appropriate faculty governance, transparency, and respect for academic freedom, which are core values of a healthy university.

Members of the state legislature strongly tied to Governor Pete Ricketts, including senators Steve Halloran, Steve Erdman, and Tom Brewer, along with staff of anti-public-education nonprofits affiliated with Governor Ricketts, such as School Choice Lincoln, have leveraged a single campus interaction into a sustained attack on the University that has greatly surpassed the scope and import of the initial incident. These senators have called for an end to tenure, demanded further budget cuts, and have written a letter censuring the mission statement and curriculum of the Department of English. A number of that department’s faculty have since been aggressively targeted by sweeping open records requests made by the Governor’s allies, including a request that they turn over private email addresses and emails between the chair and faculty members who have publicly criticized members of the state government.

Under the pretense that the University is unsafe for conservative students, the Governor and his surrogates are opening the door to ideological intervention at the University from outside entities. Their lack of consistency in protecting and respecting students’ political views, particularly those that diverge from their own, reveals the political nature of this manufactured crisis. In contrast, we reaffirm what has always been our educational mission: helping students to understand a wide variety of ideas and viewpoints through the many classes they take, with the goal of producing informed citizens capable of making thoughtful independent decisions about how best to govern our society. We insist that this mission be respected and that the alarming politicized interventions in the work of the university be condemned and resisted, rather than validated by our administration.

Any ideological interference in university business from members of the state government will be a major blow to the University of Nebraska. It will diminish our reputation among our peer institutions in the Big Ten and have a detrimental impact on our ability to attract and retain world-class faculty, as well as to recruit and retain minoritized and underrepresented students, who will rightly fear that initiatives to welcome them and address their unique needs on campus will be characterized as hostile to the agenda of the overreaching state government.

We, the undersigned, expect our administration to stand for the values of the University of Nebraska, a large community of diverse people with diverse viewpoints, and the most significant institutional asset to the state of Nebraska. We understand this community as being committed to the pursuit of truth (wherever it may lead), to the inherent value of open discussion, and to the fundamental values of democracy and free expression. If the Governor or his surrogates in the legislature interfere with the intellectual freedom of the faculty, one of the state’s most precious resources will be squandered in a political power grab, as the quality of work at our university and the value of a degree from the University of Nebraska will quickly decline. We insist that all levels of the administration respect the governance structures currently in place, and categorically reject political interference in the good work being done at our state’s flagship institution.

1. Dr. Julia Schleck
AAUP Nebraska State Conference President
Associate Professor, Department of English

2. Dr. Stephen Ramsay
Committee A Chair, AAUP University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chapter
Susan J. Rosowski Associate University Professor, Department of English
Fellow, Center for Digital Research in the Humanities

3. Dr. Amanda Gailey
Associate Professor, Department of English
Fellow, Center for Digital Research in the Humanities

4. Prof. Timothy Schaffert
Susan J. Roswoski Associate University Professor, Department of English
Director of Creative Writing

5. Dr. Ari Kohen
Associate Professor of Political Science and Schlesinger Professor of Social Justice

6. Dr. Thomas Lynch
Professor, Department of English

7. Dr. Christina Brantner
Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures
Former Director of Women’s Studies

8. Dr. Peter J. Capuano
Associate Professor of English
Director, Nineteenth-Century Studies Program

9. Dr. Thomas C. Gannon
Associate Professor of English and Ethnic Studies
Ethnic Studies Academic Advisor
Native American Studies Liaison

10. Dr. Stephen M. Buhler
Aaron Douglas Professor of English

11. Dr. Patrick D. Jones
Associate Professor, Department of History and Institute for Ethnic Studies
Recipient of 2015 James A. Lake Academic Freedom Award

12. Prof. Mo Neal
Associate Professor Emerita
Department of Art and Art History

13. Grace Bauer
Professor, Department of English

14. Dr. John R. Bender
Professor of News-Editorial
College of Journalism and Mass Communications

15. Jeffrey L. Day, AIA
Professor of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Director of the Architecture Program 2012-2017

16. Dr. Melissa J. Homestead
Professor of English
Program Faculty in Women's & Gender Studies

17. Dr. Frances W. Kaye
Professor, Department of English

18. Dr. John Janovy, Jr.
Professor Emeritus, Biological Sciences

19. Dr. L. Janelle Dance
Associate Professor of Sociology and Ethnic Studies
Associate Director of the Institute for Ethnic Studies

20. Dr. Gerard S. Harbison
Professor of Chemistry
Former Chair of Academic Planning Committee

21. Dr. Jeannette Eileen Jones
Associate Professor of History and Ethnic Studies

22. Dr. Emily Kazyak
Associate Professor of Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies

23. Dr. Andrea Bolland
Associate Professor, School of Art, Art History & Design

24. Dr. David Moshman
Professor Emeritus of Educational Psychology
1997 recipient of James A. Lake Academic Freedom Award

25. Dr. Barbara DiBernard
Emerita, Professor of English and Women's & Gender Studies

26. Dr. George E. Wolf
Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of English
Recipient of 2002 James A. Lake Academic Freedom Award

27. Dr. Jennifer McKitrick
Professor and Department Chair, Department of Philosophy

28. Dr. Stacey Waite
Associate Professor of English and Director of Composition

29. Dr. Amelia M.L. Montes
Associate Professor, Department of English and Institute for Ethnic Studies
2017/2018 Fulbright Scholar

30. Dr. Kelly Stage
Associate Professor of English
Director of Medieval and Renaissance Studies

31. Dr. Craig J. Eckhardt
Professor Emeritus of Chemistry

32. Dr. Gregory E. Rutledge, Ph.D., J.D./M.A.M.C.
Associate Professor, Dept. of English and Institute for Ethnic Studies

33. Dr. Sitaram Jaswal
Professor Emeritus, Department of Physics & Astronomy

34. Dr. Khalid Sayood
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

35. Dr. Bob Haller
Emeritus Professor of English
Four-time UNL AAUP President
Founding President of the Academic Freedom Coalition of Nebraska

36. Dr. Edmund T. Hamann
Professor, Dept. of Teaching, Learning, & Teacher Education

37. Dr. Miles Bryant
Emeritus Professor of Educational Administration

38. Dr. Jack Vespa
Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of English

39. Dr. Paul Olson
Kate Foster Prof. of English emeritus, Department of English

40. Dr. Stephen Hilliard
Professor Emeritus, Department of English

41. Dr. Joy S. Ritchie
Emerita Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies

42. Dr. Alice Kang
Associate Professor of Political Science and Ethnic Studies

43. Dr. Alison G. Stewart
Hixson-Lied Professor of Art History
School of Art, Art History & Design

44. Dr. Guy Trainin
Professor of Education, Department of Teaching, Learning, & Teacher Education

45. Dr. Linda Ray Pratt
Professor Emeritus of English
National President, AAUP 1992-94
1994 recipient of James A. Lake Academic Freedom Award

46. Elizabeth Ingraham
Associate Professor, School of Art, Art History, and Design

47. Dr. Thomas M. Carr, Jr.
Professor Emeritus of Modern Languages

48. Dr. Laurie Thomas Lee
Professor, Broadcasting
College of Journalism and Mass Communications
2013 recipient of James A. Lake Academic Freedom Award

49. Dr. Vicki Schlegel
Associate Professor
Department of Food Science and Technology

50. Dr. Michael W. Hoffman
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Former Chair of Academic Planning Committee

51. Dana Fritz
Professor, School of Art, Art History & Design

52. Dr. Sidnie White Crawford
Willa Cather Professor of Classics and Religious Studies

53. Dr. Mike Lippman
Associate Professor of the Practice
Dept. of Classics and Religious Studies

54. Kathleen A. Johnson
Professor of Libraries

55. Sandra Williams
Associate Professor
School of Art, Art History and Design

56. Dr. Bedross Der Matossian
Associate Professor of History

57. Dr. Dave Billesbach
Dept. of Biological Systems Engineering and School of Natural Resources
Fellow, Center for Great Plains Studies

58. Dr. Adrian S. Wisnicki
Associate Professor, Department of English
Faculty Fellow, Center for Digital Research in the Humanities

59. Dr. Peter Dowben
Charles Bessey Professor of Physics
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Center for NanoFerroic Devices

60. Dr. Erica DeFrain
Assistant Professor, University Libraries

61. Dr. John Bailey
Richard H. Larson Distinguished College Professor of Music

62. Dr. Gerard Adams
Associate Professor of Practice, Plant Pathology

63. Dr. Helen Moore
Emerita Professor, Department of Sociology
Past Aaron Douglas Professor of Teaching Excellence

64. Dr. David M. Harwood
Professor, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

65. Dr. Edward F. Becker
Professor of Philosophy

66. Dr. Joy Castro
Professor of English & Ethnic Studies

67. Dr. Catherine Chia
Associate Professor, School of Biological Sciences

68. Dr. Robert F. Diffendal, Jr.
Professor Emeritus, University of Nebraska
Past President, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Faculty Senate
Past President, Nebraska State Conference of the American Association of University Professors

69. Dr. Robert Brooke
John E. Weaver Professor of English

70. Dr. Charles J. Ansorge
Professor Emeritus of Educational Psychology

71. Dr. Drew Tyre
Professor, School of Natural Resources

72. Dr. Lisa A. Kort-Butler
Associate Professor of Sociology

73. Dr. Matt Fritz
Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology

74. Dr. Kwakiutl L. Dreher
Associate Professor
English and Ethnic Studies

75. Dr. Duane F. Shell
Research Professor of Educational Psychology

76. Dr. Virginia Chaidez
Assistant Professor
Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences

77. Dr. Rachel Azima
Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of English
Director, UNL Writing Center

78. Dr. Deana Liddy, Professor Emeritus
Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Past President, Nebraska State Conference of the American Association of University Professors

79. Dr. Anthony J. Zera
Kate Foster Professor
School of Biological Sciences

80. Dr. Eileen Hebets
Professor, School of Biological Sciences

81. Dr. Jay Storz
Susan J. Rosowski University Professor
School of Biological Sciences

82. Dr. Richard K. Sutton
Professor, Agronomy and Horticulture and the Program in Landscape Architecture

83. Dr. Rosemary Strasser
University of Nebraska Omaha
Area Coordinator for Neuroscience & Behavior

84. Dr. Roni Reiter-Palmon
Varner Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology
University of Nebraska Omaha

85. Karsten Koehler
Assistant Professor
Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences

86. Dr. Sarah L. Thomas
Assistant Professor of Practice
Secondary English Education
Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

87. Dr. Roy Koepp
Assistant Professor of Modern German and European History
University of Nebraska at Kearney

88. Sue Ann Gardner
Professor, University Libraries

89. Dr. Scott L. Gardner
Professor, School of Biological Sciences

90. David A Woodman
Professor of Practice, School of Biological Sciences
Past President, UNL Faculty Senate

91. Dr. Simon Wood
Department of Classics and Religious Studies

92. Dr. Glenn Tracy, Ed. D.
Associate Professor, College of Education
University of Nebraska at Kearney

93. Dr. Adam Houston
Associate Professor
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

94. Prof. Alisa Belflower
Coordinator of Musical Theatre Studies
Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts

95. Dr. William Aviles
Professor, Department of Political Science
University of Nebraska at Kearney

96. Dan May
Professor of Art
Art and Design Department
Visual Communications Design
University of Nebraska-Kearney

97. Dr. Elliot A. Tebbe
Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology
Department of Educational Psychology

98. Anthony Hawley
Lecturer
School of Art, Art History and Design

99. Dr. Tom Winter
Retired Associate Professor, Classics and Religious Studies

100. Dr. Joseph Mendola
Professor of Philosophy

101. Sarah Effken Purcell
President, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Faculty Senate
Nebraska Extension Educator

102. Dr. Jay A. Irwin
Associate Professor of Sociology/UNO
Past President UNO AAUP

103. Dr. Kevin Hanrahan
Associate Professor of Voice & Vocal Pedagogy
Glenn Korff School of Music

104. Lisa Sandlin
Writer’s Workshop, University of Nebraska Omaha

105. Dr. Heather Hallen-Adams
Assistant Professor of Practice
Food Science and Technology

106. Dr. Tricia Gray, Lecturer
Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education

107. Dr. Etsuko Moriyama
Professor, School of Biological Sciences & Center for Plant Science Innovation

108. Dr. Carolyn Barber, DM
Ron & Carol Cope Professor of Music, Director of Bands
Glenn Korff School of Music
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

109. Dr. Hendrik Van den Berg
Professor Emeritus, Department of Economics

110. Dr. Kenneth M. Price
Hillegass University Professor of American Literature
Co-Director of the Walt Whitman Archive
Co-Director of the Center for Digital Research in Humanities

111. Scott Anderson, D.M.A.
Hixson-Lied Professor of Trombone
Glenn Korff School of Music

112. Dr. William Wagner
Professor, School of Biological Sciences

113. Dr. Mark Walker
Willa Cather Professor of Mathematics

114. Dr. Richard E Goodman, PhD FAAAAI
Research Professor
Food Allergy Research and Resource Program
Dept. of Food Science & Technology

115. Dr. Brigitte Tenhumberg
Professor, School of Biological Sciences
and Department of Mathematics

116. Dr. Mark Wilson
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry

117. Kay Logan-Peters
Professor, University Libraries

118. Dr. John Gruhl
Professor of Political Science

119. Dr. Hans Sturm
Professor, Glenn Korff School of Music

120. Dr. Sathish Kumar Natarajan
Assistant Professor
Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences

121. Dr. Pamela F. Starr
Professor of Music History
Glenn Korff School of Music

122. Dr. Luwen Zhang
Professor of Biological Sciences
Nebraska Center for Virology

123. Dr. Guy Reynolds
Professor of English
Director of the Cather Project

124. Dr. Tim Arkebauer
Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture
School of Natural Resources

125. Dr. Charles Francis
Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture

126. Dr. Zoya Avramova
Professor of Biology, School of Biological Sciences

127. Dr. Rhae A. Drijber
Professor, Soil Microbial Ecology
Department of Agronomy & Horticulture

128. Dr. Sylvia Wiegand
Professor Emerita
Department of Mathematics

129. Dr. Dawne Y. Curry
Associate Professor of History and Ethnic Studies
2017-2018 Fulbright Scholar

130. Dr. Mark Griep
Associate Professor of Chemistry

131. Dr. John Meakin
Milton Mohr Professor Emeritus
Department of Mathematics

132. Dr. Matt Cohen
Associate Professor of English
Fellow, Center for Digital Research in the Humanities

133. Dr. Luchezar Avramov
Professor and Dale M. Jensen Chair of Mathematics

134. Dr. Glenn Ledder
Professor of Mathematics

135. Dr. John Paul DeLong
Associate Professor
School of Biological Sciences

136. Dr. Shari Stenberg
Professor of English

137. Dr. Charles Riedesel
Assistant Professor of Practice
Chief Undergraduate Advisor for Computer Science & Engineering

138. Dr. Ellen T. Paparozzi
Plantologist and Professor of Horticulture
Department of Agronomy and Horticulture

139. Dr. Christina Falci
Associate Professor of Sociology

140. Dr. William V. Glider
Professor of Practice
School of Biological Sciences

141. Dr. Kyungyong Lee
Assistant Professor of Mathematics

142. Dr. Richard Rebarber
Professor, Department of Mathematics

143. Dr. Karen Becker
Professor of Cello
Glenn Korff School of Music

144. Dr. Sharad Seth
Professor Emeritus
Computer Science and Engineering

145. Dr. Roger Wiegand
Willa Cather Professor Emeritus
Department of Mathematics

146. Dr. Marilyne Stains
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry

147. Dr. Mathias Schubert
J.A. Woollam Distinguished Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Past President, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Faculty Senate

148. Dr. Petronela Radu
Olson Associate Professor of Mathematics

149. Dr. David Hall
Assistant Professor
Glenn Korff School of Music

150. Dr. Deborah Minter
Associate Professor of English

151. Dr. Shannon Bartelt-Hunt
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering

152. Prof. Peggy Jones, M.F.A.
Associate Professor, Department of Black Studies
Associate Director, Women's and Gender Studies Program, University of Nebraska at Omaha

153. Dr. Berthe Y. Choueiry
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

154. Tom Larson
Assistant Professor of Composition
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Glenn Korff School of Music

155. Dr. Jolene D. Smyth
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
Director, Bureau of Sociological Research

156. Dr. Julie A. Tippens
Assistant Professor of Child, Youth and Family Studies.

157. Dr. Bridget J. Goosby
Happold Associate Professor of Sociology
Graduate Chair

158. Dr. Cynthia Willis-Esqueda
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
Ethnic Studies

159. Dr. Sandra Starkey
Assistant Professor, Apparel Design and Product Development
Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design

160. Dr. Kara Mitchell Viesca
Assistant Professor
Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

161. Dr. Cliff Stains
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry

162. Dr. Anthony Bushard
Associate Professor of Music History
Glenn Korff School of Music

163. Dr. Leon G. Higley
Professor of Applied Ecology
School of Natural Resources

164. Dr. Larkin Powell
Director of Great Plains Cooperative Ecosystems Study Unit and
Applied Ecology Mission Area Leader
School of Natural Resources

165. Dr. Kristi Montooth
Associate Professor
School of Biological Sciences

166. Junke Guo
Associate Professor
Department of Civil Engineering

167. Dr. Reina Hayaki
Associate Professor of Philosophy

168. Joan M. Barnes
Associate Professor of Practice, University Libraries

169. Natalie M Baskin
Lecturer, Programs in English as a Second Language

170. Dr. Matthias Fuchs
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy

171. Dr. Andrew Jewell
Professor, University Libraries
Editor, Willa Cather Archive

172. Dr. Janos Zempleni
Willa Cather Professor of Molecular Nutrition
Director of the Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases through Dietary Molecules
Director of the Nebraska Gateway to Nutrigenomics
Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences

173. Dr. Theresa Catalano
Associate Professor
Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

174. Dr. Wendy Smith
Research Associate Professor
Associate Director, Center for Science, Mathematics and Computer Education

175. Dr. Michael Hoff
Hixson-Lied Professor of Art History

176. Dr. Kari Ronning
Research Associate Professor of English

177. Dr. Robert F. Belli
Professor of Psychology

178. Dr. Elizabeth Lorang
Associate Professor, University Libraries
Fellow, Center for Digital Research in the Humanities

179. Dr. Rachel Goodman
Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy

180. Dr. Brian Bornstein
Professor of Psychology and Courtesy Professor of Law

181. Dr. Philip Schwadel
Professor of Sociology

182. Dr. Jane B. Miller
Lecturer, Program in English as a Second Language

183. Dr. Judy Diamond
Professor & Curator
University of Nebraska State Museum

184. Dr. Ann Mari May
Professor, Department of Economics

185. Dr. Ned S. Hedges
Professor of English Emeritus
Former Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Recipient of James A. Lake Academic Freedom Award, 1992

186. Dr. Thomas Powers
Professor, Department of Plant Pathology

187. Dr. Jamie Reimer
Associate Professor of Voice
Glenn Korff School of Music

188. Nathan Krug
Associate Professor Emeritus
College of Architecture

189. Dr. Richard K Perrin
Jim Roberts Professor of Agricultural Economics

190. Lorna Bracewell
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
University of Nebraska Kearney

191. Dr. Susan M. Swearer
Willa Cather Professor of Educational Psychology
School Psychology Program

192. Dr. David Wishart
Professor, Program in Geography

193. Dr. Brent D Cejda
Professor, Department of Educational Administration

194. Dr. Corey Rumann
Assistant Professor of Practice
Department of Educational Administration

195. Dr. Paul Snyder
Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

196. Dr. Fernando A. Osorio
Professor, Nebraska Center for Virology & School of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences

197. Dr. Eric Buhs
Associate Professor in Development and Learning Sciences
Department of Educational Psychology

198. Dr. Gary E. Pickard
Professor of Neuroscience
School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

199. Dr. Yan Ruth Xia
Professor
Child, Youth and Family Studies

200. Dr. William H Velander
Fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

201. Dr. Gretchen Foley
Associate Professor
Glenn Korff School of Music

202. Dr. Mary K. Bolin
Professor, University Libraries

203. John D Andrews, M.Ed.
Lecturer, Programs in English as a Second Language

204. Dr. Kathleen Rudasill
Susan J. Rosowski Professor of Educational Psychology

205. Dr. Charles S. Wortmann
Professor of Agronomy

206. Dr. Philip Sapirstein
Assistant Professor, School of Art, Art History & Design
Fellow, Center for Digital Research in the Humanities

207. Dr. Robert Darcy
Associate Professor
Department of English
University of Nebraska at Omaha

208. Dr. David Henderson
Robert R. Chambers Professor of Philosophy

209. Dr. Ken Nickerson
Professor Biological Sciences
Past Faculty Senate President

210. Dr. Simanti Banerjee
Assistant Professor, Agricultural Economics

211. Dr. Wes Peterson
Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics

212. Dr. Jeff G Hart
Faculty Educator, Special Projects
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

213. Dr. Nancy Mitchell
Professor of Advertising & Public Relations
College of Journalism and Mass Communications

214. Jessica G. Jones
Associate Extension Educator
Nebraska Extension

215. Jeanetta Drueke
Professor, University Libraries

216. Dr. John D. Turner
Charles J. Mach University Professor of Classics and History
Cotner College Professor of Religious Studies

217. Dr. M. Meghan Davidson
Associate Editor, Journal of Counseling Psychology
Associate Professor and Licensed Psychologist
Director of Training, Counseling Psychology Program

218. Dr. Neeta Kantamneni
Associate Professor
Counseling Psychology Program
Department of Educational Psychology

219. Dr. James Gentry
Professor, Department of Marketing

220. Dr. David B. Loope
Professor and Schultz Chair of Stratigraphy
Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

221. Dr. William McMullen
Professor of Oboe
Glenn Korff School of Music

222. Dr. Jamie Loizzo
Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication

223. Dr. Alan B. Bond
Professor Emeritus
School of Biological Sciences

224. Dr. John R. Snowden
Professor Emeritus, College of Law

225. Dr. John Brunero
Robert R. Chambers Professor of Philosophy

226. Dr. Douglas L. Paterson
Professor of Theatre, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Former President of the Academic Freedom Coalition of Nebraska

227. Dr. Patricia Wonch Hill
Research Assistant Professor
Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium

228. Dr. Rachel E. Schachter
Assistant Professor
Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies

229. Eric Unrau
Lecturer
Child, Youth & Family Studies
Ruth Staples Child Development Lab

230. Dr. Michael D. Hanus
Assistant Professor of Advertising & Public Relations
College of Journalism and Mass Communications

231. Dr. James R. Steadman
Professor & Head, Plant Pathology
Institute for Agriculture and Natural Resources

232. Dr. Claire Nicholas
Assistant Professor, Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design

233. Dr. Jordan Stump
Willa Cather Professor of French
Department of Modern Languages

234. Dr. Amy N. Spiegel
Research Associate Professor
Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium

235. Dr. Isabel Velázquez
Associate Professor, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

236. Dr. Alan Christensen
Professor, School of Biological Sciences

237. Melissa Fenton
Extension Educator, Click2SciencePD

238. Dr. Nancy L. Roll
Lecturer, Department of Anthropology

239. Dr. Brett Barney
Research Associate Professor
Center for Digital Research in the Humanities

240. Dr. Jacob E. Cheadle
Associate Happold Professor of Sociology

241. Dr. Jeffrey Royer
Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics

242. Dr. Jordan Soliz
Associate Professor
Department of Communication Studies

243. Dr. Eva Schubert
Associate Professor
Department for Electrical and Computer Engineering

244. Dr. Paul Royster
Coordinator of Scholarly Communications
UNL Libraries

245. Dr Pat Dussault
Charles Bessey Professor of Chemistry

246. Dr. Rose Holz
Associate Professor of Practice
Associate Director, Women's & Gender Studies
Director, Humanities in Medicine

247. Dr. Hasan Otu
Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

248. Dr. Fred Choobineh
Blackman Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Past President of Faculty Senate

249. Dr. Marjorie Langell
Charles Bessey Professor of Chemistry

250. Dr. Scott F Stoltenberg
Associate Professor of Psychology
Center for Brain, Biology & Behavior

251. Dr. Stephen C. Behrendt
University Professor and George Holmes
Distinguished Professor of English

252. Valerie K. Jones
Assistant Professor of Advertising & Public Relations
College of Journalism and Mass Communications

253. Dr. Kirill Belashchenko
Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy

254. Dr, Alan T. Seagren
Professor Emeritus of Educational Administration UNL
Vice President for Administration Emeritus UN System

255. Dr. Andrew R. White
Professor of Voice and Diction
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance

256. Dr. Hamid Vakilzadian
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Member of Faculty Senate Executive Committee

257. Dr. Toni Hill
Associate Professor, Family Studies
Program Director, Early Childhood and Family Advocacy (ECFA)
University of Nebraska at Kearney

258. Dr. Sheri Fritz
George Holmes University Professor
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

259. Brian Pytlik Zillig
Professor, University Libraries
Fellow, Center for Digital Research in the Humanities

260. Dr. William Wozniak
Professor of Psychology
University of Nebraska at Kearney

261. Dr. Anita Breckbill
Professor, University Libraries
Head, Music Library

262. Dr. Tice L. Miller
Professor Emeritus, Johnny Carson School
Past President of the Academic Senate

263. Dr. Jessica Coope
Associate Professor of History

264. Sabine Zempleni
Lecturer, Dept of Nutrition and Health Science

265. Dr. Bill Pratt
Professor Emeritus of History
University of Nebraska at Omaha

266. Dr. Nicole Buan
Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry

267. Dr. Mohamed Dahab
Professor of Civil/Environmental Engineering

268. Dr. Richard T. Clark
Professor Emeritus, Agricultural Economics

269. Prof. Phyllis Larsen
College of Journalism and Mass Communications

270. Connie Hancock
Nebraska Extension Educator

271. Dr. Alex Zupan
Assistant Professor of Mathematics

272. Dr. Nicole Gray
Research Assistant Professor, Department of English

273. Hyeyung Yoon
Research Associate Professor and Artist-in-Residence
Glenn Korff School of Music

274. Dr. Elizabeth B. Lewis
Associate Professor, Science Education
Coordinator, Master of Arts with emphasis in science teaching (MAst) program

275. Catherine Fraser Riehle
Associate Professor, University Libraries

276. Dr. Lauren Gatti
Assistant Professor
Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

277. Donna Harler Smith
Professor of Music
Glenn Korff School of Music

278. Dr. Allison M. J. Reisbig
Associate Professor
Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies

279. Joe Starita
Pike Professor of Journalism
College of Journalism and Mass Communications

280. Dr. Robert M. Hunt, Jr.
Professor Emeritus
Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

281. Joan Latta Konecky
Associate Professor
University Libraries

282. Darin Himmerich
Assistant Professor of Theatre
University of Nebraska - Kearney

283. Virginia Smith
Professor Theatre Arts
Johnny Carson School of Theatre ∧ Film

284. Sue Burzynski Bullard
Associate Professor
College of Journalism and Mass Communications

285. Dr. Carolyn Brown-Kramer
Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Psychology

286. Dr. Teshome Regassa
Research Assistant Professor
Daugherty Water for Food Institute Faculty Fellow
Agronomy & Horticulture

287. Dr. Stephanie L. Mitchell
Writing Specialist and English Instructor
TRIO Programs and Student Support Services

288. Brandy VanDeWalle
Extension Educator
Fillmore/Clay Counties

289. Jennifer Nixon
Nebraska Extension Educator
Community Vitality Initiative

290. Dr. David Pitts, Professor
Department of Mathematics

291. Dr. Chris Fielding
Professor, Coffman Chair in Sedimentary Geology
Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

292. Dr. Sheri L. Hurlbut
Lecturer, Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education
Director of Global Online Language Distance Education Network

293. Dr. Gina Matkin
Associate Professor
Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, & Communication

294. Santiago Cal
Associate Professor
School of Art, Art History and Design

295. Dr. Gary D Lynne
Emeritus Professor
Department of Agricultural Economics

296. Dr. Patrick J. Shea
Professor, School of Natural Resources
Faculty Fellow, Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute
UNL Senator and former Academic Planning Committee member

297. Dr. Glenn Ledder
Prof. of Mathematics

298. Rebecca Fischer
Violinist, Chiara Quartet

299. Shelley Fuller
Associate Professor, Emerita
Department of Art & Art History

300. Hilda Raz
Professor of English, Emerita

301. Dr. Ashraf Aly Hassan
Research Assistant Professor
Civil Engineering

302. Dr. Tracy Frank
Professor and Chair
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

303. Randall D. Peters, P.E.
Associate Professor of Practice
Department of Civil Engineering

304. Dr. Mark D Svoboda
Director, Research Associate Professor
National Drought Mitigation Center
School of Natural Resources

305. Dr. Kathy S. Chiou
Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology

306. Dr. Karina Schoengold
Associate Professor
Department of Agricultural Economics and School of Natural Resources

307. Dr. Karl Reinhard
Professor and Fulbright Scholar
School of Natural Resources

308. Dr. Katherine Nashleanas
Geography Program
Faculty ACE Coordinator
Fellow, Center for Great Plains Studies
Geographic Educators of Nebraska Task Force

309. Dr. Bruce Dvorak
Professor of Civil Engineering and Biological Systems Engineering

310. Dr. Rhonda Garelick
Professor of English

311. Dr. Michelle Krehbiel, CFLE
Youth Development Specialist
Associate Professor
4-H Youth Development

312. Dr. Georgia Jones
Associate Professor & Extension Food Specialist
Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences

313. Dr. Hamid Sharif
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

314. Dr. Joshua R. Herr
Assistant Professor
Department of Plant Pathology
The Center for Plant Science Innovation

315. Dr. Angela K. Pannier
Associate Professor and Biomedical Engineer
William E. Brooks Engineering Leadership Fellow
Department of Biological Systems Engineering