Faculty Hearing Committee


The Faculty Hearing Committee consists of 15 tenured faculty who are elected, but who are not serving on the AAUP/Faculty Association Grievance & Mediation Committee.

Name Department College Term Expires
Justin Buckingham Psychology CLA 2018
Brian Gorman Soiology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice CLA 2018
Linda Oravecz Family Studies and Community Development CLA 2018
Marlana Portolano English CLA 2018
Karen Fallon

Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology, & Deaf Studies

CHP 2018
Marion Hughes Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice CLA 2019
Barbara Laster Educational Technology and Literacy COE 2019
Diane Smith-Sadak Theatre Arts COFAC 2019
Tatyana Sorokina Mathematics FCSM 2019
Leonid Stern Mathematics FCSM 2019
Elizabeth Austin Nursing CHP 2020
Erin Fehskens English CLA 2020
Diane Harnek Hall Family Studies and Community Development CLA 2020
Charles Martin Accounting CBE 2020
Deitra Wengert Health Science CHP 2020


The Faculty Hearing Committee meets once at the beginning of the academic year to elect a chair and then as needed throughout the year.  


According to the University Senate Constitution, the responsibilities of the Faculty Hearing Committee include:

    1. To insure academic due process and academic freedom at Towson University. 
    2. To perform the duties assigned to it by Section I-A-7 of "Towson University Policy Statement on Appointment, Rank, and Tenure of Faculty."