Michael C. Dreiling is a Professor of Sociology specializing in political and environmental sociology. He is author of two books (most recently Agents of Neoliberal Globalization), numerous articles, and is presently working on a third book comparing the political power of energy industries in the US, Japan, and Germany. Michael is also producer and co-director of the award-winning feature documentary on Costa Rica’s happy, healthy and demilitarized social democratic society – A Bold Peace, available at Bullfrog Films. As a first-generation college graduate, Dreiling appreciates public schools and the nurturing role of academic freedom to democracy and human progress. Dreiling and his family enjoy gardening and canning salsas, known for such flavorful and spicy concoctions as Habanero 100, Green Lava, Medium Creeper, and Almost Mild for the kids.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Nathan Whalen is a Senior Instructor II of Spanish, in the Department of Romance Languages, and has worked at the University of Oregon since 2001. He is interested in and teaches courses dealing with cultural geography, social and political change, and artistic manifestations in Latin America. Nathan has served as a Humanities Representative and sat on the Communication, Organizing, and Grievance Committees with United Academics. He is also the Chair of the Collective Bargaining Committee. When not around campus teaching, grading, and engaged in moderate syndicalist rabble-rousing, Nathan enjoys traveling and attempting to grow and process more fruits and vegetables than is frankly necessary.
VICE PRESIDENT FOR TENURE-TRACK FACULTY AFFAIRS
Maram Epstein is an associate professor in East Asian Languages and Literatures, specializing in narrative aesthetics, gender, and cultural studies in late-imperial China. She has been at the UO since 1994. Maram is committed to working with faculty to address issues of equity, access, and transparency on the campus. She has a particular interest in advocating for a faculty voice in determining institutional priorities and believes that United Academics has an important role in helping to develop policies that promote a true commitment to academic excellence.
VICE PRESIDENT FOR NON-TENURE-TRACK INSTRUCTIONAL FACULTY AFFAIRS
VICE PRESIDENT FOR NON-TENURE-TRACK RESEARCH FACULTY AFFAIRS
CHAIRS OF THE DIVERSITY AND EQUITY COMMITTEE
CHAIR OF THE GRIEVANCE AND CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE
CHAIR OF THE ORGANIZING and MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
David Woken is the History and Latin American Studies Librarian at the UO Libraries, building the library's collections for History, Spanish and Portuguese, Latin American Studies, African Studies, and Medieval Studies as well as providing research and instructional support for faculty across these disciplines and programs. He is also the curator of the archival collections on Latinx history housed in UO Libraries' Special Collections and University Archives, particularly the records of the Oregon farmworker union Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (Northwest Tree Planters and Farmworkers United, PCUN). Prior to becoming a librarian he studied Latin American labor history, focusing on the anarchist militants of early twentieth-century Argentina. His professional interests include the use of critical pedagogy with archival collections, open access publishing in the global south, and the history of Oregon's Latinx community.
CHAIR OF THE STATE AND HIGHER EDUCATION ISSUES COMMITTEE
Forest (Tres) Pyle is Professor of English Literature and has been at the University of Oregon since 1989. His research and teaching interests include British Romanticism, literary and critical theory, and contemporary literature and culture. He has served United Academics in various capacities, and he is presently a vice president at-large for AFT-Oregon.
|School||Tenure Track Reps||Non-Tenure Track Instructional Reps||Non-Tenure Track Research Reps|
|At Large||Gordon Lafer||Vacant||Vacant|
|CAS Humanities||Lowell Bowditch Gordon Sayre|
|CAS Natural Science Division||Jeff Cina|
|CAS Social Science Division||Gerald Berk|
|College of Education||Jerry Rosiek||Mark Van Ryzin|
|Lundquist College of Business||Vacant||Frank Veltri||NA|
|Research Units||NA||At Large||Joshua Razink
|School of Architecture and Allied Arts||Peter Keyes|
|School of Journalism and Communication||Carl Bybee||Lance Robertson||NA|
|School of Music and Dance||Eric Mentzel|
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