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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 linked in the Quick Links on the right of this page, 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. 

Members, 2023-24

  • Council Chair: Dr. Bryan Knuckley, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Council Co-Chair: Dr. David Sheffler, Dept. of History

Brooks College of Health

  • Dr. Andrea Arikawa: Chair, Dept. of Nutrition & Dietetics 
  • Dr. Elissa Barr: Interim Chair, Dept. of Public Health 
  • Dr. Joel Beam: Chair, Dept. of Clinical & Applied Movement Sciences
  • Dr. Michelle Edmonds: Director, School of Nursing 
  • Dr. Rob Haley: Interim Chair, Dept. of Health Administration
  • Dr. Sherry Pinkstaff: Chair, Dept. of Physical Therapy

Coggin College of Business

  • Dr. Sean Davis: Interim Chair, Dept. of Accounting & Finance
  • Dr. Reham Eltantawy: Chair, Dept. of Marketing & Logistics
  • Dr. Russell Triplett: Chair, Dept. of Economics & Geography
  • Dr. Pingying Zhang: Chair, Dept. of Management

College of Arts & Sciences

  • Dr. Keith Cartwright: Chair, Dept. of English
  • Ms. Jenny Hager: Chair, Dept. of Art, Art History, & Design
  • Dr. Gregory Helmick: Chair, Dept. of Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
  • Dr. Clarence Hines: Director, School of Music
  • Dr. Bryan Knuckley: Chair, Dept. of Chemistry
  • Dr. Lori Lange: Chair, Dept. of Psychology
  • Dr. Sarah Mattice: Chair, Dept. of Philosophy & Religious Studies 
  • Dr. John Parmelee: Director, School of Communication
  • Dr. Richard Patterson: Chair, Dept of Mathematics & Statistics
  • Dr. Cliff Ross: Chair, Dept. of Biology
  • Dr. Nicholas Seabrook, Chair, Dept. of Political Science and Public Administration
  • Dr. David Sheffler: Chair, Dept. of History
  • Dr. Jennifer Spaulding-Givens: Chair, Dept of Sociology, Anthropology, & Social Work
  • Dr. Brenda Vose: Chair, Dept. of Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Dr. Greg Wurtz: Chair, Dept of Physics

College of Education & Human Services

  • Dr. Kristi Sweeney: Chair, Dept. of Leadership, School Counseling, & Sport Management
  • Dr. Christian Winterbottom: Chair, Dept. of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum 
College of Computing, Engineering and Construction
  • Dr. Asai Asaithambi: Interim Director, School of Computing
  • Dr. Alan Harris: Director, School of Engineering 
  • Dr. Dan Koo: Chair, Dept. of Construction Management

Quick Links for Chairs


Chair's Academic Year Calendar

Chair's Manual (May 2022)

Please visit the Departments Chairs Teams channel for additional resources.