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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, 2018-19

Chair: Mitch Haney, Philosophy and Religious Studies

Brooks College of Health:

Dr. Li Loriz, Director, School of Nursing

Dr. Lauri Wright: Chair, Nutrition and Dietetics 

Dr. Michele Moore: Chair, Public Health

Dr. Mei Zhao: Chair, Health Administration

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. Lakshmi Goel: 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. Bryan Knuckley: Chair, Dept. of Chemistry

Dr. John Parmelee: Chair, Dept. of Communication

Dr. Brenda Vose: Chair, Dept. of Criminology and Criminal Justice 

Dr. Keith Cartwright: Chair, Dept. of English 

Dr. David Sheffler: Chair, Dept. of History

Dr. Richard Patterson: Chair, Dept of Mathematics & Statistics

Dr. Randy Tinnin: Director, School of Music

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

Dr. Greg Wurtz: Chair, Dept of Physics 

Dr. Natasha Christie, 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. Paul Parkison: Interim 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. Osama Jadaan: Director, School of Engineering