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 Council of Chairs 

The Council of Chairs consists of all Department Chairs and School Directors.  The Council serves as a forum for Chairs and Directors to discuss issues and concerns that affect them, their departments/schools, faculty and students.  In addition, the Council utilizes its collective wisdom and experience to inform policy-making at various levels at UNF. 
The University of North Florida Chair’s Manual, drafted by the Council of Chairs and accessed by clicking on the links below, is intended to provide a quick resource and reference guide for new and returning department chairs.  The manual does not represent official university policy, but refers to policies throughout the text. 

Chair's Manual 2011

Chair's Manual Appendix


Members, 2017-18

Chair: James Garner, Physics

Brooks College of Health:

Dr. Li Loriz, Director, School of Nursing

Dr. Judy Rodriguez: Chair, Nutrition and Dietetics
Dr. Michele Moore: Chair, Public Health

Dr. Mei Zhao: Chair, Health Adminstration

Dr. Joel Beam: Chair, Clinical and Applied Movement Sciences

Coggin College of Business:

Dr. David Jaeger: Chair, Dept. of Accounting & Finance

Dr. Albert Loh: Chair, Dept. of Economics and Geography

Dr. Paul Fadil: Chair, Dept. of Management

Dr. Reham Eltantawy: Chair, Dept. of Marketing and Logistics

College of Arts & Sciences:

Dr. Debra Murphy: Chair, Department of Art and Design

Dr. Cliff Ross: Chair, Department of Biology

Dr. Radha Pyati: Chair, Dept. of Chemistry

Dr. John Parmelee: Chair, Dept. of Communication

Dr. David Forde: Chair, Dept. of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Dr. Brian Striar: Chair, Dept. of English

Dr. David Sheffler: Chair, Dept. of History

Dr. Lev Gasparov: Interim Chair, Dept of Mathematics & Statistics

Dr. Randy Tinnin: Director, School of Music

Dr. Mitchell Haney: Chair, Dept. of Philosophy & Religious Studies

Dr. James Garner: Chair, Dept. of Physics

Dr. Matthew Corrigan, Chair, Dept. of Political Science and Public Administration

Dr. Lori Lange: Chair, Dept. of Psychology
Dr. Robert (Buzz) Thunen
: Chair, Dept of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work 

Dr. Patricia Geesey: Chair, Dept. of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

College of Education & Human Services:

Dr. Paul Parkison: Chair, Dept. of Childhood Education, Literacy, and TESOL

Dr. Jeffrey Cornett: Chair, Dept. of Foundations and Secondary Education

Dr. Elizabeth Gregg: Chair, Department of Leadership, School Counseling, and Sport Management
Dr. Janice Seabrooks-Blackmore: Chair, Dept. of Exceptional, Deaf, and Interpreter Education

College of Computing, Engineering and Construction:

Dr. Sherif Elfayoumy: Director, School of Computing

Dr. Maged Malek: Chair, Dept of Construction Management

Dr. Murat Tiryakioglu: Director, School of Engineering