2014-15 Faculty Senate Members > Executive Board

Executive Board

Chuck Price, Chair
Phone: (775) 784-6505
Website:  http://www.unr.edu/studentunion/
Email: cprice@unr.edu

Brief Bio: Chuck Price is the Director of the Joe Crowley Student Union.   He has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on Finance and Strategic Planning from Columbia University, a Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration from the State University of New York, Brockport and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from SUNY Brockport.   Before moving to Nevada, he was Executive Director of Finance and Administration at the Riverside Church in New York City.  He was Director of Student Activities at Columbia University and also worked at CUNY Queens College. He has been an active member on various University campus committees.  He previously served on the Faculty Senate and on the Executive Board from 2000 to 2002.  He is also involved at the international level in the Association of College Unions, International (ACUI).

David Sanders, Chair-Elect
Phone: (775) 784-4288
Website: website
Email: sanders@unr.edu

Brief Bio: David Sanders is a professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering. David received a B.Sc. in 1984 from Iowa State University, an M.S. in 1986 and a Ph.D. in 1990 from the University of Texas at Austin.

John Trent, Parliamentarian
Phone: (775) 784-4959
Email: jtrent@unr.edu

Brief Bio: John Trent is the Senior Editor of News and Features in the Office of Integrated Marketing.

Shanon Taylor, At Large
Phone: (775) 682-7864
Website: website
Email: shanon@unr.edu

Brief Bio: Shanon Taylor is an Associate Professor of Special Education in the College of Education. Shanon received a B.A. in 1991 in Liberal Arts for Professional Education from Christian Brothers University, an M.Ed. in 1994 in Special Education from Memphis State University and an Ed.D. in 2003 in Instruction and Curriculum Leadership from The University of Memphis. She teaches courses in the areas of behavior management, autism, and general special education issues.  Her research interests include school choice as it impacts students with disabilities, behavior management, teacher education, and doctoral education and the special education professoriate. Her work has been published in academic journals such as Teacher Education and Special Education, Remedial and Special Education , the Journal of School Choice, and the Journal of Law and Education. She previously served as the Senator from the College of Education in 2007-2008, and has served on the Campus Affairs Committee from 2009-2013.

Stephanie Woolf, At-Large
Phone: (775) 327-5040
Email: swoolf@unr.edu

Brief Bio: Stephanie Woolf, Ph.D., is the director of environmental health and safety at the University of Nevada, Reno.  Stephanie has 10 years of experience as the director of environmental, health, and safety programs in higher education institutional settings and 13 years with the U.S. Department of Energy, eight of those years in environmental health and safety and five as an environmental radiochemist.
Stephanie currently serves on the Faculty Senate as a representative from the Office of Research. Stephanie’s previous publications include methodology of  radiochemical traceability analyses involving preparation of performance evaluation materials, in addition to a book chapter for the U.S. EPA Radiological Analytical Procedures Manual related to radiochemical waste. Her current area of research includes how institutions mitigate liabilities regarding the safety, ethical, and legal liabilities of working with the newly dead.  Stephanie has a bachelor's and master’s degree from Idaho State University and a doctorate from University of Nevada, Reno.

Swatee Naik, Past Chair
Phone: (775) 784-6020
Website: website
Email: naik@unr.edu

Brief Bio: Swatee Naik is a professor of mathematics. She received her Ph.D. at Indiana University in 1994 and joined UNR the same year. Her area of research is low dimensional topology and knot theory. An electronic version of her book on classical knot concordance, a work in progress with coauthor Charles Livingston, is available at her website.
Swatee has taught a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in mathematics. She has served as the core mathematics director and department chair. She was on the faculty senate in 2009-10 and 2011-12 as a College of Science representative.

Michelle HritzMichelle Hritz, Faculty Senate Manager
Phone: (775) 682-7518
Email: mhritz@unr.edu

Brief Bio: Michelle has been at the University of Nevada, Reno as the Faculty Senate Manger since 2008. Michelle is a native Nevadan who received a dual degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice with a minor in Social Work from the University of Nevada, Reno. Later she pursued a master's degree in elementary education, leaving one semester shy of her degree to pursue a professional endeavor with the YMCA of the Sierra. She spent thirteen years at the Sparks Family YMCA in various roles beginning as a youth worker and leaving as the Executive Director. She then worked for the State of Nevada, Department of Health and Human Services as the grant administrator for the federal Social Services Block Grant.