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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 Academic Year Calendar

Chair Manual as of May 2022

Chair's Manual Appendix

Members, 2023-24

Chair: Bryan Knuckley, Chemistry
Co-Chair: David Sheffler, History

Brooks College of Health:

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

Coggin College of Business:

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

College of Arts & Sciences:

  • Ms. Jenny Hager: Chair, Department of Art, Art History, and Design
  • Dr. Cliff Ross: Chair, Department of Biology
  • Dr. Bryan Knuckley: Chair, Dept. of Chemistry
  • Dr. John Parmelee: Director, School 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. Clarence Hines: Director, School of Music
  • Dr. Sarah Mattice: Chair, Dept. of Philosophy & Religious Studies 
  • Dr. Greg Wurtz: Chair, Dept of Physics
  • Dr. Nicholas Seabrook, Chair, Dept. of Political Science and Public Administration
  • Dr. Lori Lange: Chair, Dept. of Psychology
  • Dr. Jennifer Spaulding-Givens: Chair, Dept of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
  • Dr. Gregory Helmick: Chair, Dept. of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

College of Education & Human Services:

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