Faculty & Staff

Faculty Council

The UMass Boston Faculty Council ensures the representation of members of the faculty in the governance of the Boston campus and the University of Massachusetts as a whole.

Meeting schedule for Academic Year 2016-2017:

Fall 2016

Spring 2017

September 12 February 6
October 3 March 6
November 7  April 3 
December 5 & December 12 (open) May 1 & May 8 (open)

Regularly scheduled meetings are held on the first Monday of each month during the academic calendar, in the Chancellor’s Conference Room (Quinn Administration Building, 3rd floor) from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Implementation Design Team: Dilemmas and Directions

Vision Statement

Implementing the Strategic Vision

Contact the Executive Committee

Manickam Sugumaran
Chair of the Executive Committee (2014-2016)

Heike Schotten (2016-2018)  
Associate Chair and Secretary of the Executive Committee (2016-2018)

Sharon Lamb (2015-2017)

Kiran Verma (2016-2018)

Jean Rhodes

Teaching, Research, and Service

Professor Jean Rhodes is the research director of the UMass Boston/MENTOR Research Alliance. Our professors teach and conduct major research. Read More 


Why UMass Boston?

Lloyd Schwartz poses for a picture, surrounded by books.

Lloyd Schwartz

Frederick S. Troy Professor of English; BA, Queens College; PhD, Harvard University

Lloyd Schwartz is a scholar, poet, music critic, Pulitzer Prize winner, and teacher at heart.

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