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]

First Name:Last NameInstitution:State:
PeggyBigaUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamAlabama
PamelaMurrayUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamAlabama
LisaAubreyArizona State UniversityArizona
DickBennettUniversity of Arkansas, FayettevilleArkansas
MelissaMichelsonMenlo CollegeCalifornia
AdamBonicaStanford UniversityCalifornia
JeanBeamanUniversity of California, Santa BarbaraCalifornia
KerametReiterUniversity of California, IrvineCalifornia
EileenBorisUniversity of California, Santa BarbaraCalifornia
StevePosnerUniversity of Southern CaliforniaCalifornia
KathleenYoungCalifornia State University, NorthridgeCalifornia
JoeBerryCity College of SFCalifornia
JonathanPetropoulosClaremont McKenna CollegeCalifornia
MichelleStonisGlendale Community CollegeCalifornia
GuyAronoffHumboldt State UniversityCalifornia
RobertCliverHumboldt State UniversityCalifornia
PaulGeckHumboldt State UniversityCalifornia
LeenaDallashehHumboldt State UniversityCalifornia
EstherRothblumSan Diego State UniversityCalifornia
GordonChangStanford UniveristyCalifornia
LisaMedoffStanford UniveristyCalifornia
RafaelPelayoStanford UniveristyCalifornia
DavidPalumbo-LiuStanford UniveristyCalifornia
TomMullaneyStanford UniveristyCalifornia
EstelleFreedmanStanford UniversityCalifornia
JessicaRiskinStanford UniversityCalifornia
MikaelWolfeStanford UniversityCalifornia
KathrynOlivariusStanford UniversityCalifornia
DanielLassiterStanford UniversityCalifornia
ChristopherNewfieldUniversity of California, Santa BarbaraCalifornia
ChrisTillyUniversity of California, Los AngelesCalifornia
EllenDuBoisUniversity of California, Los AngelesCalifornia
HeidiTinsmanUniversity of California, IrvineCalifornia
José JuanPérez MeléndezUniversity of California, DavisCalifornia
JudyWuUniversity of California, IrvineCalifornia
MannyAziziUniversity of California, IrvineCalifornia
Rebecca JoPlantUniversity of California, San DiegoCalifornia
RonaldSundstromUniversity of San FranciscoCalifornia
AnnCriglerUniversity of Southern CaliforniaCalifornia
JenniferHelgrenUniversity of the PacificCalifornia
RochelleSmarrCalifornia State University San MarcosCalifornia
CeciliaOrphanUniversity of DenverColorado
JordanDavisColorado State UniversityColorado
RaphaelSassowerUniversity of Colorado, Colorado SpringsColorado
CatherineLutzBrown UniversityConnecticut
MelinaPappademosUniversity of ConnecticutConnecticut
JenniferTuckerWesleyan UniversityConnecticut
ChristinaCrosbyWesleyan UniversityConnecticut
JudithBrownWesleyan UniversityConnecticut
MollyO’ConnorUniversity of Connecticut School of LawConnecticut
KerriRaissianUniversity of ConnecticutConnecticut
PatriciaAufderheideAmerican UniversityDistrict of Columbia
PriyaDoshiAmerican UniversityDistrict of Columbia
CathySchneiderAmerican UniversityDistrict of Columbia
BarbaraWienAmerican UniversityDistrict of Columbia
LeonardSteinhornAmerican UniversityDistrict of Columbia
PeterKuznickAmerican UniversityDistrict of Columbia
EileenFindlayAmerican UniversityDistrict of Columbia
PaulCroceStetson UniveristyFlorida
JoshYoungMiami Dade CollegeFlorida
RobertScottAugusta UniversityGeorgia
ViallaHartfield-MendezEmory UniversityGeorgia
AkinyeleUmojaGeorgia State UniversityGeorgia
CindyLutenbacherMorehouse CollegeGeorgia
JohannaGosseUniversity of IdahoIdaho
JillDunlapDePaul, St. XavierIllinois
SuzanneChodNorth Central CollegeIllinois
MichaelPeshkinNorthwestern UniversityIllinois
ElizabethPortesDePaul UniversityIllinois
ClintonNicholsDominican UniversityIllinois
CrystalHarrisGovernors State UniversityIllinois
MargaretPowerIllinois Institute of TechnologyIllinois
ArlenMollerIllinois Institute of TechnologyIllinois
AndrewHartmanIllinois State UniversityIllinois
KristinaSawyerLoyola University ChicagoIllinois
LewisErenbergLoyola University ChicagoIllinois
LauraGawlinskiLoyola University ChicagoIllinois
DemetriMorganLoyola UniversityIllinois
Ji-YeonYuhNorthwestern UniversityIllinois
JacobWilsonSouthern Illinois University EdwardsvilleIllinois
CarlosMurilloThe Theatre School of DePaul UniversityIllinois
RachelRubinUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoIllinois
ScoviaAwekoPurdue UniversityIndiana
MarissaMoormanIndiana UniversityIndiana
LionelJensenUniversity of Notre DameIndiana
JayBrandenbergerUniversity of Notre DameIndiana
RachaelMuszkiewiczValparaiso UniversityIndiana
DouglasHessGrinnell CollegeIowa
KarenKedrowskiIowa State UniversityIowa
SanfordHinderlieLoyola University New OrleansLouisiana
RossLouisXavier University of LouisianaLouisiana
R.M.HerzigBates CollegeMaine
RobGloverUniversity of MaineMaine
TobyDitzJohns Hopkins UniversityMaryland
DavidBremenstuhlMaryland
DianeMcMahonAllegany College of MarylandMaryland
BenRailtonFitchburg State UniversityMassachusetts
NancyThomasInstitute for Democracy & Higher Education, Tufts UniversityMassachusetts
RachaelCobbSuffolk UniversityMassachusetts
SarahSobierajTufts UniversityMassachusetts
KevinYoungUniversity of Massachusetts AmherstMassachusetts
JohnSaltmarshUniversity of Massachusetts, BostonMassachusetts
PrasannanParthasarathiBoston CollegeMassachusetts
BrendanSullivanEmmanuel CollegeMassachusetts
ChristineDesanHarvard Law SchoolMassachusetts
TimothyMcCarthyHarvard UniversityMassachusetts
AlanSolomontTufts UniversityMassachusetts
NatashaWarikooTufts UniversityMassachusetts
KarenKurczynskiUniversity of Massachusetts, AmherstMassachusetts
AndrewDauschUniversity of Massachusetts, AmherstMassachusetts
MaryDAngeloUniversity of Notre Dame (Emerita)Massachusetts
MaraDodgeWestfield State UniversityMassachusetts
NeilRobertsWilliams CollegeMassachusetts
MarkAxelrodMichigan State UniversityMichigan
NazitaLajevardiMichigan State UniversityMichigan
EdieGoldenbergUniversity of MichiganMichigan
Pei-LanTsouGrand Valley State UniversityMichigan
KellyParkerGrand Valley State UniversityMichigan
LisaBrockKalamazoo CollegeMichigan
BruceMillsKalamazoo CollegeMichigan
BinneyGirdlerKalamazoo CollegeMichigan
GeoffEleyUniversity of MichiganMichigan
AnnePitcherUniversity of MichiganMichigan
ScottGreerUniversity of MichiganMichigan
JodyLoriUniversity of MichiganMichigan
RebeccaScottUniversity of MichiganMichigan
RobMickeyUniversity of Michigan–Ann ArborMichigan
RobertEntenmannSt. Olaf CollegeMinnesota
MJMaynesUniversity of MinnesotaMinnesota
JimScheibelHamline UniversityMinnesota
Na YounLeeUniversity of MississippiMississippi
ThessaliaMerivakiMississippi State UniversityMississippi
MarcBeckerTruman State UniversityMissouri
JerroldHirschTruman State UniversityMissouri
DanielMandellTruman State UniversityMissouri
ChristineHarkerTruman State UniversityMissouri
TylerGahrsWashington University in St. LouisMissouri
AliciaBrianconCollege of Southern NevadaNevada
ElizabethLegerUniversity of Nevada, RenoNevada
AmyKoritzDrew UniversityNew Jersey
KirkMcDermidMontclair StateNew Jersey
AnastasiaMannPrinceton UniversityNew Jersey
ElizabethHullRutgers UniversityNew Jersey
RadhikaBalakrishnanRutgers UniversityNew Jersey
FeliciaSteeleThe College of New JerseyNew Jersey
ElizabethMattoEagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers UniversityNew Jersey
JessicaGoodkindUniversity of New MexicoNew Mexico
ArthurCaplanNew York UniversityNew York
DeborahValenzeBarnard CollegeNew York
BarbaraCaressBaruch College/CUNYNew York
NancyRomerBrooklyn CollegeNew York
BarbaraWinslowBrooklyn CollegeNew York
Helende PinhoColumbia UniversityNew York
AmyChazkelColumbia UniversityNew York
EricFonerColumbia UniversityNew York
JoanneCseteColumbia UniversityNew York
MarthaHowellColumbia UniversityNew York
JohnRobertsonColumbia UniversityNew York
BillBowerColumbia University Mailman School of Public HealthNew York
MobinaHashmiCUNY – Brooklyn CollegeNew York
RuthO’BrienCUNY Graduate CenterNew York
DavidWaldstreicherGraduate Center, City University of New YorkNew York
CarolynEisenbergHofstra UniversityNew York
AlanSingerHofstra UniversityNew York
LindaMilesHostos Community CollegeNew York
SandyFigueroaHostos Community CollegeNew York
SarahHoilandHostos Community CollegeNew York
TamiGoldHunter CollegeNew York
JohnHammondHunter College and Graduate Center CUNYNew York
JoanScottinstitute for Advanced Study and Graduate Center CUNYNew York
JudithWalkowitzJohns Hopkins UniversityNew York
JeriseFogelMontclair State UniversityNew York
CristinaBeltranNew York UniversityNew York
SallyGuttmacherNew York UniversityNew York
ChristineKovnerNew York UniversityNew York
SibylleFischerNew York UniversityNew York
CherylHealtonNew York UniversityNew York
BarbaraWeinsteinNew York UniversityNew York
MollyNolanNew York UniversityNew York
HeatherNovakPace UniversityNew York
ErinMysoglandPace UniversityNew York
VikkiTerrileQueensborough Community College CUNYNew York
KimberlyChristensenSarah Lawrence CollegeNew York
ClaireKingStella and Charles Guttman Community College at CUNYNew York
JamesSwartsSUNY GeneseoNew York
AllisonRankSUNY OswegoNew York
DetraPrice-DennisTeachers CollegeNew York
AndorSkotnesThe Sage Colleges–retiredNew York
AndrewFefferUnion CollegeNew York
BernadetteLudwigWagner CollegeNew York
ShantiSinghamWilliams CollegeNew York
FarzanaKapadiaNew York University, School of Global Public HealthNew York
GuntherPeckDuke UniversityNorth Carolina
DennisMcCunneyEast Carolina UniversityNorth Carolina
LauraAmmonAppalachian State UniversityNorth Carolina
JamesBazánCentral Piedmont Community CollegeNorth Carolina
IreneSilverblattDuke UniversityNorth Carolina
ReeveHustonDuke UniversityNorth Carolina
DavidScobeyElon UniversityNorth Carolina
EvanGattiElon UniversityNorth Carolina
SonaliniSapraGuilford CollegeNorth Carolina
SoniaLaurieJohnson C. Smith UniversityNorth Carolina
EduardoCorralNorth Carolina State UniversityNorth Carolina
AshleyMoraguezUNC AshevilleNorth Carolina
TamaraJohnsonUNC CharlotteNorth Carolina
NicolePetersonUNC CharlotteNorth Carolina
EricHeberligUNC CharlotteNorth Carolina
LisaRasmussenUniversity of North Carolina at CharlotteNorth Carolina
BethWhitakerUniversity of North Carolina at CharlotteNorth Carolina
MarkSandersUniversity of North Carolina CharlotteNorth Carolina
ReginaldRaymerUniversity of North Carolina CharlotteNorth Carolina
ErinGodly-ReynoldsUniversity of North Carolina CharlotteNorth Carolina
SpomaJovanovicUniversity of North Carolina, GreensboroNorth Carolina
ChelseaKaufmanWingate UniversityNorth Carolina
AshleyNickelsKent State UniversityOhio
PeterShaneOhio State UniversityOhio
StewartBurnsUnion Institute & UniversityOhio
LoriKumlerUniversity of Mount UnionOhio
NaneidaLazarteOkalahoma State Department of EducationOklahoma
MichaelCrespinUniversity of OklahomaOklahoma
AndreaBenjaminUniversity of OklahomaOklahoma
StephanieStokamerPacific UniversityOregon
MorganKnappPacific UniversityOregon
AnneliseHeinzUniversity of OregonOregon
DaniNedalCarnegie Mellon UniversityPennsylvania
VanGosseFranklin & Marshall CollegePennsylvania
KimBeckCarnegie MellonPennsylvania
CarlaBevinsCarnegie Mellon UniversityPennsylvania
ThomasQuinnCentral High School, School District of PhiladelphiaPennsylvania
FredEvansDuquesne UniversityPennsylvania
MariaMitchellFranklin & Marshall CollegePennsylvania
LisaGasbarroneFranklin & Marshall CollegePennsylvania
CarahOng WhaleyJames Madison UniversityPennsylvania
CarolineLeeLafayette CollegePennsylvania
ElsbethEscherMuhlenberg CollegePennsylvania
JessicaCoopermanMuhlenberg CollegePennsylvania
ChristopherHeaneyPenn State UniversityPennsylvania
LiorSternfeldPenn State UniversityPennsylvania
LoriGinzbergPenn State UniversityPennsylvania
MarkSentesyPenn State UniversityPennsylvania
Nan ElizabethWoodruffPennsylvania State UniversityPennsylvania
ShariJacobsonSusquehanna UniversityPennsylvania
ScottKershnerSusquehanna UniversityPennsylvania
BenjaminBergerSwarthmore CollegePennsylvania
RogersSmithUniversity of PennsylvaniaPennsylvania
LisaServonUniversity of PennsylvaniaPennsylvania
PatrickManningUniversity of PittsburghPennsylvania
BarbaraMcCloskeyUniversity of PittsburghPennsylvania
RobRuckUniversity of PittsburghPennsylvania
MichaelGoodhartUniversity of PittsburghPennsylvania
AmandaGodleyUniversity of PittsburghPennsylvania
BarryAmesUniversity of PittsburghPennsylvania
MarkKramerUniversity of PittsburghPennsylvania
LauraLovettUniversity of PittsburghPennsylvania
PeterTrachtenbergUniversity of PittsburghPennsylvania
DeniseDavisBrown UniversityRhode Island
SuzanneStewart-SteinbergBrown UniversityRhode Island
CarolynBetenskyUniversity of Rhode IslandRhode Island
Brendan SkipMarkUniversity of Rhode IslandRhode Island
NataliePiferUniversity of Rhode IslandRhode Island
BridgetTrogdenClemson UniversitySouth Carolina
KatarinaMoyonWinthrop UniversitySouth Carolina
RebeccaLucasMaryville CollegeTennessee
KatieCahillUniversity of Tennessee, KnoxvilleTennessee
Mikail MarieMcIntosh-DotyConcordia University TexasTexas
SaraGubalaLamar UniversityTexas
JosefBartonNorthwestern UniversityTexas
JoanJohnsonTarrant County College – Northeast CampusTexas
GuillerminaSolisThe University of Texas at El PasoTexas
Aurelia LorenaMurgaThe University of Texas at El PasoTexas
LeandraZarnowUniversity of HoustonTexas
SandraDeutschUniversity of Texas at El PasoTexas
PatriciaJuarez-CarrilloUniversity of Texas at El PasoTexas
EdwardCastanedaUniversity of Texas at El PasoTexas
Dr. AreliChacon SilvaUniversity of Texas at El PasoTexas
DennisBixler-MarquezUniversity of Texas at El PasoTexas
JosiahHeymanUniversity of Texas at El PasoTexas
LeahMurrayWeber State UniversityUtah
JeanneAlbertMiddlebury CollegeVermont
PeterMatthewsMiddlebury CollegeVermont
JenniferVictorGeorge Mason UniversityVirginia
AmnaAslamGeorge Mason UniversityVirginia
BenjaminBlankenshipJames Madison UniversityVirginia
CarlSachsMarymount UniversityVirginia
ConnieJorgensenPiedmont Virginia Community CollegeVirginia
StevenFesmireRadford UniversityVirginia
JessicaDavisVirginia TecVirginia
SarahQuinnUniversity of WashingtonWashington
KevinDeckerEastern Washington UniversityWashington
SaraCurranUniversity of WashingtonWashington
AmberWichowskyMarquette UniversityWisconsin
DianeSolesMadison CollegeWisconsin
RaymondSpotoUniversity of Wisconsin PlattevilleWisconsin
Mary LouiseRobertsUniversity of Wisconsin MadisonWisconsin
DouglasMargolisUniversity of Wisconsin–River FallsWisconsin
AprilHaynesUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonWisconsin
Chad AlanGoldbergUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonWisconsin
AnnaParetskayaUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonWisconsin
AndyFeltUniversity of Wisconsin-Stevens PointWisconsin
JenniferCollinsUW-Stevens PointWisconsin
KhalilDokhanchiUW-SuperiorWisconsin
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