Who We Are

An Open Letter to College and University Faculty 

We are a diverse group of faculty at all levels, at institutions throughout the United States.  We would like to invite any interested faculty, from teaching assistants and adjuncts to tenured professors, to join us in founding nonpartisan national and state-level faculty networks to ensure student voting rights on and off campus.

We believe ensuring students’ ability to exercise their right to vote is an important priority for all educators. As this year of crisis plays out, we need to be on guard against stepped-up attempts to suppress voting by students. Student voters are a particularly vulnerable population because many have never registered to vote before, or are attending school in states where they have never lived and don’t know the law or procedures.  They may not be able to rely on the advice of family or friends who might live in entirely different jurisdictions spread throughout the country.

In this context, the 1.3 million college and university faculty have a key role to play. We propose to create a Faculty Network for Student Voting Rights to activate faculty on behalf of their students.  This new organization will help organize cross-institutional coalitions of faculty at the state level, since that is where election laws are made, and where the specific knowledge of faculty members who may be long-time residents of the state they teach in can be extremely useful to their students. Its focus will be connecting individual academics with student-led groups in their states, cities, and specific institutions to help provide support to students who are helping others navigate the sometimes frustrating process of registering to vote and then exercising their franchise.  

The network will provide:

  • Training materials, information on how to adhere to nonpartisan guidelines, and FAQs, drawing on national organizations like the Brennan Center for Justice;
  • Access to local, regional, and national networks focused on student voting;
  • A “Faculty Pledge” wherein instructors commit to helping register students, publicizing elections-related information, and lobbying campus administrations on behalf of their students’ right to vote;
  • A rapid response network to respond to attacks on students and faculty who advocate for campus voting.

To support students on your campus, and in your community and state, take our Faculty Pledge to Support Student Voting Rights [hyperlinked], which includes listing your name and affiliation publicly on our website.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN US!

CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR SLACK!


Signers [institution listed for identification purposes only]

Jeanne Albert, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
Barry Ames, Political Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Laura Ammon, Religious Studies , Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
Guy Aronoff, History, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
Amna Aslam, International Relations, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Amna Aslam, International Relations, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Lisa Aubrey, Political Science, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Patricia Aufderheide, School of Communication , American University, Washington, DC
Scovia Aweko, Political Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Mark Axelrod, International Relations, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Manny Azizi, Biology, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA
Radhika Balakrishnan, Women’s gender and sexuality studies , Rutgers University , New Brunswick , NJ
Josef Barton, History, Northwestern University, Houston, TX
James Bazán, Sociology, Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC
Jean Beaman, Sociology, UC Santa Barbara, Goleta, CA
Marc Becker, History, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO
Cristina Beltran, Social & Cultural Analysis, New York University, New York, NY
Andrea Benjamin , Ethnic Studies, University of Oklahoma , Oklahoma City, OK
Dick Bennett, Prof. Emer., English, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Fayetteville, AR
Benjamin Berger, Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
Joe Berry, Labor and Communications, City College of SF, San Francisco, CA
Carolyn Betensky, English , University of Rhode Island, Kingston , RI
Peggy Biga, Biology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Dennis Bixler-Marquez, Chicano Studies, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX
Adam Bonica, Political Science, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Eileen Boris, Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
Bill Bower, Population and Family Health , Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY
Jay Brandenberger, Psychology, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
David Bremenstuhl, Education Laureate, Human Development/Learning Theory/Clinical Psychology, retired educator, Gaithersburg, MD
Alicia Briancon, Other, College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
Lisa Brock, Praxis Center, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo , MI
Judith Brown, History, Wesleyan.edu, Middletown , CT
Stewart Burns, Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program, MLK Studies, Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, OH
Katie Cahill, Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Knoxville, TN
Arthur Caplan, Medical Ethics, NYU school of Medicine, ridgefield, CT
Barbara Caress, Graduate Program in Health Administration, Baruch College/CUNY, New York, NY
Edward Castaneda, Psychology, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX
Dr. Areli Chacon Silva, Leadership and Community Engagement, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX
Gordon Chang, History, Stanford, Stanford, CA
Amy Chazkel, History, Columbia University, New York, NY
Kimberly Christensen, Economics , Sarah Lawrence College , Bronxville, NY
Robert Cliver, History, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
Rachael Cobb, Political Science, Suffolk University , Boston, MA
Sandi Cooper, History, City U of New York at Staten Island and the GC, New York, NY
Jessica Cooperman, Religion and Theology, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
Eduardo Corral , English , North Carolina State University , Raleigh , NC
Michael Crespin, Political Science, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Ann Crigler, Political Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Paul Croce, History, Stetson Univeristy, DeLand, FL
Christina Crosby, English & FGSS, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Joanne Csete, Population and Family Health, Columbia University, New York, NY
Sara Curran, Sociology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Leena Dallasheh, History , Humboldt State University , Arcata, CA
Mary Dangelo, Theology, University of Notre Dame (Emerita), Jamaica Plain, MA
Andrew Dausch, History, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Amherst, MA
Denise Davis, Pembroke Center (Gender and Sexuality Studies), Brown University, Providence, RI
Jordan Davis, Philosophy , Colorado State University , Fort Collins, CO
Jessica Davis, Other, Virginia Tec, Blacksburg, VA
Helen de Pinho, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY
Kevin Decker, Philosophy, Eastern Washington University, Spokane, WA
Christine Desan, Law, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA
Sandra Deutsch, History, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX
Toby Ditz, History , Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore , MD
Mara Dodge, History, Westfield State University, Westfield, MA
Khalil Dokhanchi, Political Science, UW-Superior, Superior, WI
Priya Doshi, School of Communication, American University, Washington, DC
Ellen DuBois, History, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Jill Dunlap, Political Science, DePaul, St. Xavier, Chicago, IL
Carolyn Eisenberg, History and Center for Civic Engagement, Hofstra University, Hempstead , NY
Geoff Eley, History, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Robert Entenmann, History and Asian Studies (retired), St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
Lewis Erenberg, History, Loyola University Chicago, Chicaago, IL
Elsbeth Escher, Visual / Performing Arts, Muhlenberg College, Emmaus , PA
Fred Evans, Philosophy, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
Andrew Feffer, History , Union College , Schenectady , NY
Andy Felt, Mathematical Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI
Steven Fesmire, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Radford University, Radford, VA
Sandy Figueroa, Business, Hostos Community College, Bronx, NY
Eileen Findlay, Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies AND History, American University, Washington, DC
Sibylle Fischer, Spanish & Portuguese, History, CLACS, NYU, New York City, NY
Jerise Fogel, Classics and Humanities, Montclair State University, New York , NY
Eric Foner, History, Columbia University, New York, NY
Estelle Freedman, History, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Lisa Gasbarrone, French, Francophone, and Arabic Studies, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
Evan Gatti, History, Elon University , Elon, NC
Laura Gawlinski, Other, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL
Paul Geck, History , Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
Lori Ginzberg, History and WGSS, Penn State University, Philadelphia, PA
Binney Girdler, Biology, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI
Rob Glover, Political Science, University of Maine, Orono, ME
Amanda Godley, Teaching, Learning and Leading, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Erin Godly-Reynolds, Psychology, University of North Carolina Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
Tami Gold, Film & Media Studies, Hunter College, New York , NY
Chad Alan Goldberg, Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Edie Goldenberg, Political Science/Public Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Michael Goodhart, Political Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Jessica Goodkind, Sociology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Van Gosse, History, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
Johanna Gosse, Art + Design, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
Scott Greer, Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Sally Guttmacher, School of Global Public Health, New York University, New York, NY
John Hammond, sociology, Hunter College and Graduate Center CUNY, New York, NY
Christine Harker, English and Linguistics, Truman State University, kirksville, MO
Crystal Harris, Psychology, Governors State University, Chicago, IL
Vialla Hartfield-Mendez, Other, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Andrew Hartman, History, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Mobina Hashmi, TV/Radio/Emerging Media, CUNY – Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY
April Haynes, History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Cheryl Healton, Public Health, NYU, NY , NY
Christopher Heaney, History, Penn State, Philadelphia, PA
Eric Heberlig, Political Science, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
Gabrielle Hecht, History, Stanford University, SF, CA
Annelise Heinz, History, University of Oregon, Portland, OR
Jennifer Helgren, History, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA
R.M. Herzig, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Bates College, Lewiston, ME
Douglas Hess, Political Science, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA
Josiah Heyman, Latin American and Border Studies, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX
Sanford Hinderlie, Visual / Performing Arts, Loyola University New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Jerrold Hirsch, History, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO
Sarah Hoiland, Sociology, Hostos Community College , Bronx, NY
Martha Howell, History, Columbia University, New York, NY
Elizabeth Hull, Political Science, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
Reeve Huston, History, Duke University, Durham, NC
Shari Jacobson, Anthropology, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA
Lionel Jensen, East Asian Languages & Cultures, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
Tamara Johnson, Urban Research and Community Engagement, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
Joan Johnson, Political Science, Tarrant County College – Northeast Campus, Hurst, TX
Connie Jorgensen, Political Science, Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, VA
Spoma Jovanovic, Communications, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
Patricia Juarez-Carrillo, Center for Inter-American and Border Studies, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX
Chelsea Kaufman, Political Science, Wingate University, Wingate, NC
Karen Kedrowski, Political Science, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Scott Kershner, Other, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA
Claire King, Education, Stella and Charles Guttman Community College at CUNY, New York, NY
Amy Koritz, Other, Drew University, Madison, NJ
christine kovner, nursing, new york university, New York, NY
Mark Kramer, English, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Karen Kurczynski, History of Art and Architecture, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Amherst, MA
Peter Kuznick, History, American University, Washington, DC
Nazita Lajevardi, Political Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Daniel Lassiter, Linguistics, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Naneida Lazarte, Education, OSDE, OKC, OK
Caroline Lee, Anthropology & Sociology Department, Lafayette College, Easton, PA
Na Youn Lee, Social Work, University of Mississippi , OXFORD, MS
Elizabeth Leger, Biology, University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV
Jody Lori, School of Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Ross Louis, Visual / Performing Arts, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA
Laura Lovett , History , University of Pittsburgh , Pittsburgh, PA
Bernadette Ludwig, Sociology, Wagner College, Staten Island, NC
Cindy Lutenbacher, English, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA
Catherine Lutz, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University, Stonington, CT
Daniel Mandell, History, Truman State University, Kirksville, MO
Anastasia Mann, School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Patrick Manning, History, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Douglas Margolis , English, TESOL, and Modern Languages , University of Wisconsin–River Falls , River Falls , WI
Peter Matthews, Economics, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
Elizabeth Matto, Political Science, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University, Whitehouse Station, NJ
Elizabeth Matto, Political Science, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, New Brunswick, NJ
MJ Maynes, History, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Timothy McCarthy, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Barbara McCloskey, Department of History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Kirk McDermid, Philosophy, Montclair State, Randolph, NJ
Mikail Marie McIntosh-Doty, Other, Concordia University Texas, AUSTIN, TX
Sabrina Medler, Political Science, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Lisa Medoff, Human Biology, Stanford, Palo Alto, CA
Thessalia Merivaki, Political Science, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS
Melissa Michelson, Political Science, Menlo College, Atherton, CA
Rob Mickey, Political Science, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI
Linda Miles, Other, Hostos Community College, Bronx, NY
Bruce Mills, English, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI
Maria Mitchell, History, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
Arlen Moller, Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
Marissa Moorman, History, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Ashley Moraguez, Political Science, UNC Asheville, Asheville, NC
Ashley Moraguez, Political Science, UNC Asheville, Asheville, USA
Demetri Morgan, Education, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL
Katarina Moyon, Political Science, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC
Tom Mullaney, History , Stanford Univeristy , Stanford, CA
Aurelia Lorena Murga, Sociology & Anthropology, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX
Carlos Murillo, Theatre Studies – Playwriting, The Theatre School of DePaul University, Chicago, IL
Pamela Murray, History, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Rachael Muszkiewicz, Computer Science, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
Erin Mysogland, Other, Pace University , New York, NY
Christopher Newfield, English, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
Clinton Nichols, Sociology, Dominican University, Chicago resident (university is in River Forest), IL
Ashley Nickels, Political Science, Kent State University, Shaker heights, OH
Molly Nolan, History, NYU, New York, NY
Heather Novak, Political Science, Pace University, Pleasantville, NY
Ruth O’Brien, Political Science, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY
Molly O’Connor, Law, UConn School of Law, Hartford, CT
Kathryn Olivarius, History, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Carah Ong Whaley, Political Science, James Madison University , Harrisonburg, VA
Cecilia Orphan, Education, University of Denver, Denver, CO
C P, Sociology, Dominican University, Chicago, IL
David Palumbo-Liu, Literature, Stanford, Stanford, CA
Melina Pappademos , Africana Studies, University of Connecticut , Storrs, CT
Anna Paretskaya, Dept. of Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Kelly Parker, Philosophy & Environmental Studies , Grand Valley State University , Allendale, MI
Prasannan Parthasarathi, History, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
Gunther Peck, History, Duke University, Durham, NC
Rafael Pelayo, Medicine and Health, Stanford, Palo ALto, CA
José Juan Pérez Meléndez, History, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA
Michael Peshkin, Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Nicole Peterson, Anthropology, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
Jonathan Petropoulos, History, Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA
Natalie Pifer, Other, University of Rhode Island , Kingston, RI
M Anne Pitcher, Political Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Rebecca Jo Plant, History, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Elizabeth Portes, Theatre School, DePaul University, Chicago, IL
Steve Posner, Other, University of Southern California, Sausalito, CA
Margaret Power, Humanities, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
Detra Price-Dennis, Mathematics, Science, and Technology, Teachers College, New York, NY
Thomas Quinn, Political Science, Central High School, School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Sarah Quinn, Sociology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Ben Railton, English, Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA
Kerri Raissian, Other, University of Connecticut, Hartford, CT
Allison Rank, Political Science, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY
Lisa Rasmussen, Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
Reginald Raymer, Philosophy, University of North Carolina Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
Keramet Reiter, Law, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA
Jessica Riskin, History, Stanford University, Berkeley, CA
Mary Louise Roberts, History Department, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI
Neil Roberts , Africana Studies, political theory, and the philosophy of religion , Williams College, Williamstown, MA
John Robertson, School of Social Work, Columbia University, New York, NY
Nancy Romer, Psychology, Brooklyn College, NYC, NY
Esther Rothblum, Gender and Sexuality Studies, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
Rachel Rubin , Other, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Rob Ruck, History, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Carl Sachs, Philosophy, Marymount University, Arlington, VA
John Saltmarsh, Education, University of Massachusetts, Boston, Boston, MA
Mark Sanders , Philosophy, University of North Carolina Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
Sonalini Sapra, Political Science, Guilford College , Greensboro, NC
Raphael Sassower, Philosophy, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO
Kristina Sawyer, Communication, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL
Jim Scheibel, Nonprofit Management and Public Administration, Hamline University, Saint Paul, MN
Cathy Schneider, School of International Service, American University, Washington, DC
David Scobey, Bringing Theory to Practice, Elon University, Elon, NC
Joan Scott, History, institute for Advanced Study and Graduate Center CUNY, NYC, NY
Robert Scott, Mathematics, Augusta University, Augusta, GA
Rebecca Scott, History Department and Law School, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Mark Sentesy, Philosophy, Penn State University, State College, PA
Lisa Servon, Other, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Peter Shane, Law, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Irene Silverblatt, Cultural Anthropology, Duke University, Durham, NC
Alan Singer, Teaching Learning Technology, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Shanti Singham, United States, Williams College, New York, NY
Brendan Skip Mark, Political Science, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
Andor Skotnes, History and Society, The Sage Colleges, Troy and Albany, NY
Rogers Smith, Political Science, University of Pennsylvania, Bala Cynwyd, PA
Sarah Sobieraj, Sociology, Tufts University, Medford, MA
Diane Soles, Sociology, Madison College, Madison, WI
Guillermina Solis, School of Nursing, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX
Alan Solomont, Other, Tufts University, Medford, MA
Raymond Spoto, Spanish Literature, professor emeritus Univ. of Wisconsin Platteville, Platteville, WI
Kathleen Staudt, Political Science, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX
Felicia Steele, English, The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
Leonard Steinhorn, School of Communication, American University, Washington, DC
Lior Sternfeld, Department of History, Penn State, State College, PA
Suzanne Stewart-Steinberg, Comparative Literature, Italian Studiers,Pembroke Center, Brown University, Providence, RI
Michelle Stonis, Department of History, Glendale Community College, Glendale, CA
Brendan Sullivan, Mathematics, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA
Ronald Sundstrom, Philosophy, University of San Francisco , San Francisco, CA
Rev. James Swarts, History, SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, NY
Vikki Terrile, Other, Queensborough Community College CUNY, Bayside, NY
Nancy Thomas, Other, Institute for Democracy & Higher Education, Tufts University, Medford, MA
Chris Tilly, Urban Planning, UCLA, Venice, CA
Heidi Tinsman, History, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA
Peter Trachtenberg, English, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Bridget Trogden, Division of Undergraduate Studies/Academic Affairs, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Pei-Lan Tsou, Cell and Molecular Biology, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
Jennifer Tucker, History, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Akinyele Umoja, African-American Studies, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Deborah Valenze, History, Barnard College, New York, NY
Jennifer Victor, Political Science, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
David Waldstreicher, History, Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York, NY
Judith Walkowitz, History, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, NY
Barbara Weinstein, History, NYU, New York, NY
Beth Whitaker, Political Science & Public Administration, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
Amber Wichowsky, Political Science, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
Barbara Wien, School of International Service, American University, Washington D.C., DC
Jacob Wilson, College Student Personnel Administration , Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL
Barbara Winslow, Women and Gender Studies Program., Brooklyn College CUNY, Brooklyn, NY
Barbara Winslow, Other, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY
Mikael Wolfe, History, Stanford University, Mountain View, CA
Nan Elizabeth Woodruff, African American Studies and History, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Judy Wu, Asian American Studies/Humanities Center, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA
Kevin Young, History, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA
Kathleen Young, Health Sciences, California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA
Ji-Yeon Yuh, History, Asian American Studies, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Leandra Zarnow, History, University of Houston, Houston, TX

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