UICUF Officer and Representative Elections 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the pursuant shift to remote work for most of our membership, the UICUF Elections Committee has determined that our usual process for electing union officers and representatives will not be possible this Spring Semester. For the health and safety of our members and staff, and to ensure a complete and robust election process, elections are hereby postponed to Fall 2020. Members will be informed in the Fall of the updated election process and relevant dates.


Any faculty member who has signed up to be a member is eligible to vote or run for office. Nominations and endorsements are submitted electronically via the forms below


Executive Board

Representative Assembly:

Executive Board

Name UF Title UIC Title Email
Janet Smith President Professor, Urban Planning
Aaron Krall Executive Vice President Senior Lecturer, English
Joe Persky Secretary Professor, Economics
Robert Johnston Chief Steward Professor, History
Barbara Di Eugenio Treasurer Professor, Computer Science
Joan Kennelly Vice President (Non-Tenure System)  Research Assistant Professor, Community Health Sciences
Therese Quinn Vice President (Tenure System) Associate Professor, Art History

Representative Assembly

Name College UIC Title Email
Celeste Januszewski Applied Health Sciences Clinical Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy
Jack Fisher Architecture, Design, and the Arts Associate Professor, Graphic Design
Karyn Sandlos Architecture, Design, and the Arts Associate Professor, Art
Kyle Cheek Business Administration Clinical Associate Professor, Information & Decision Sciences
Joshua Radinsky Education Associate Professor, Curriculum & Instruction
Chris Kanich Engineering Associate Professor, Computer Science
Vacancy Engineering
Kevin O’Brien Library Clinical Assistant Professor, Library
Gerry Gorman Nursing Clinical Associate Professor, Health Systems Science
Vicky Persky Public Health Professor, Epidemiology
Karen Peters Public Health Clinical Assistant Professor, Community Health Sciences
James Swartz Social Work  Professor, Social Work
Kate Lowe CUPPA Associate Professor, Urban Planning
Kris May Tutorium in Intensive English Visiting Lecturer, Tutorium
Zak Fox LAS/Natural Sciences Lecturer, Math, Statistics and Computer Science
Vacancy LAS/Natural Sciences
Lisa Frohmann LAS/Social Sciences Associate Professor, Criminology, Law, and Justice
Laurie Schaffner LAS/Social Sciences Associate Professor, Sociology
Jim Drown LAS/Humanities Lecturer, English
Gayatri Reddy LAS/Humanities Associate Professor, Gender and Women’s Studies
Mary Ann Mohanraj LAS/Humanities Clinical Associate Professor, English
Will Small LAS Humanities Assistant Professor, Philosophy


Name Role Email
Sophie Bauerschmidt Sweeney Staff Organizer
Jeff Edwards Senior Organizer
Tony Floriani Office Manager