Faculty Senate



Name Position Represents Term# Ends
Babbitt, Randy Member Chair 1 9/16
Babcock, Michael Member Chair-elect 1 9/16
Gough, Gale Admin Assoc Admin Associate  - ----
Adams, Dean Member AR/Art P 9/17
Anderson, Christina Z. Member AR/Film and Photography P 9/18
Arnold, Shannon Member AG/Ed 1 9/17
Berry, Michael Member EN/Civil Engr P 9/16
Bolte, Jason Member AR/Music 1 9/16
Brester, Gary Member AG/Ag Econ 1 9/16
Brown, F. William Member Business 1 9/17
Burrows, Mary Member Extension, On Campus 1 9/17
Downs, Doug Member LS/English P 9/16
Eggert, Norm Member Emeritus Faculty 1 9/17
Gannon, Paul Member EN/Chem Engr 1 9/16
Greenwood. Mark Member LS/Math Sciences 1 9/17
Hendrikx, Jordy Member LS/Earth Sciences 2 9/18
Herbeck, Joyce Member ED/Education 1 9/16
Herman, Matthew Member LS/Native American Studies 1 9/16
Hostetler, Jeff Member Gallatin College Programs 2 9/17
Hughes, Thomas/Merzdorf, Christa Member LS/Cell Bio & Neuroscience 1 9/18
Jha, Prashanta Member AG/Research Centers 1 9/18
Larson, Robb Member EN/Mech & Ind Engr 2 9/18
Lawrence, Martin Member LS/Chemistry and Biochemistry 2 9/16
Lu, Chaofu Member AG/Plant Sciences 1 9/17
Lucas, Dan Member EXT/Off-Campus 1 9/17
Martin, James Member LS/Modern Languages 2 9/18
McMahon, Thomas Member LS/Ecology 1 9/16
Meyer, James H. Member LS/History & Phil p 9/17
Mosley, Jeff Member AG/Animal & Range 1 9/17
O'Neill, Maire Member AR/Architecture 2 9/17
Qiu, Jiong Member LS/Physics P 9/16
Repasky, Kevin Member EN/Elec & Comp Eng. 1 9/18
Rossmann, Doralyn Member Libraries 2 9/16
Running, Alice Member Nursing, Off Campus P 9/17
Scott, Brandon Member LS/Psychology P 9/17
Smith, Adina Member HHD/ Health & Human Dev 1 9/17
Swinford, Steve Member LS/Sociology & Anthro 2 9/16
Wiedenheft, Blake Member AG/Micro & Immuno 2 9/18
Wilmer, Franke Member LS/Political Science P 9/16
Zabinski, Cathy Member AG/Land Resources 1 9/16
Vacant Member EN/Computer Science    
Vacant Member NTT    
Vacant Member Nursing, On Campus    
Amendola, Roberta Alternate EN/Mech & Ind Engr P 9/18
Becker, James Alternate EN/Elec & Comp Engr 1 9/17
Bennett, Robert Alternate LS/English 1 9/18
Black, Laura Alternate Business 1 9/17
Brown, Jennifer Alternate EN/Chem Engr 2 9/16
Davis, Lisa/Geyer,Lukas Alternate LS/Math Sciences 1 9/16
Dlakic, Mensur Alternate LS/Microbiology 2 9/17
Ellis, Colter Alternate LS/Sociology & Anthropology 1 9/18
Engel, Rick Alternate AG/ Land Resources 1 9/16
Igo, Carl Alternate AG/Ed 1 9/17
Karczewska, Zuzanna Alternate AR/Architecture 2 9/17
Kevane, Bridget Alternate LS/Modern Languages  P 9/17
Kohler, Bern Alternate LS/Chem & Biochem 1 9/16
LeCain, Tim Alternate LS/History & Phil 1 9/17
Liu, Jian-yi Alternate LS/Earth Sciences 2 9/17
Lund, Patricia Alternate ED/Education 1 9/16
Olson, Bret Alternate AG/Animal & Range 2 9/17
Riccardelli, Lucia Alternate AR/Film and Photography 1 9/18
Seright, Teresa Alternate Nursing, Off Campus 1 9/18
Shanahan, Ellizabeth Alternate LS/Political Science 1 9/17
Smith, Jessi Alternate LS/Psychology 1 9/17
Smith, Vincent Alternate AG/Ag Econ 1 9/16
Sterman, Leila Alternate Libraries P 9/16
Swenson, Robert Alternate Emeritus Faculty 1 9/17
Vorontsov, Anton Alternate LS/Physics P 9/16
Wathen, Cristen Alternate HHD/Health & Hum Dev 1 9/17
Yost, Laurel Alternate AR/Music 1 9/16
Zhu, Benhai Alternate EN/Computer Sci 1 9/16
Zimpel, James Alternate AR/Art P 9/17
Vacant Alternate AG/Plant Sciences    
Vacant Alternate AG/Research Centers    
Vacant Alternate EN/Civil Engr    
Vacant Alternate Extension, On Campus    
Vacant Alternate Extension, Off-Campus    
Vacant Alternate LS/Cell Biol & Neurosci    
Vacant Alternate LS/Ecology    
Vacant Alternate LS/Micro & Immuno    
Vacant Alternate LS/Native American Studies    
Vacant Alternate Nursing, On Campus    


Provide a means for faculty and administration to interact and to discuss, formulate, and recommend university policy to the appropriate university authority. The Faculty Senate Constitution describes the powers of the Senate to recommend such policy, always within the constraints of the Montana University System powers as described in the Constitution of the State of Montana. Please see the Faculty Senate By Laws and Constitution.


4:10 p.m. every Wednesday of the month during the academic year in 346 Leon Johnson, and otherwise as called by the Chair. All meetings are conducted according to the MSU policy on open meetings.


Voting Members: One member is elected from each academic department by the constituency of the department (or college where further division is not made). One member is elected from the Libraries and one from the Extension Service. The College of Nursing and the Extension Service each elect one additional member to represent the off-campus interests of each of those entities. Election constituencies are established according to Faculty Senate By-Laws.

Nonvoting Ex Officio Member: Administrative Associate of Faculty Senate

Length of Term

Elected members serve three year terms and may be reelected. No member may serve more than two consecutive terms. (See Faculty Senate By-Laws.) P = partial term.

Appointed By

Members are elected by their individual constituencies according to the By-Laws of Faculty Senate.


Current--Randy Babbitt

Title--Professor, Physics

Appointed By--Elected by Faculty Senate membership

Length of Term--One year, from September to September

Advisory To

Administrators of Montana State University-Bozeman

Reports Due

A Chair's report is included in the meeting, and minutes of meetings are found on the Faculty Senate web site

Mechanism for Changing This Information

Changes may be made to committee structure and information only in accordance with Faculty Senate Constitution and By-Laws. Authorization of changes comes only through the Secretary to Faculty Senate with the approval of the current Chair and Chair-Elect of Faculty Senate.