RIC AFT

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What We Do

RIC/AFT promotes the interests of Rhode Island College faculty.

Contact Information
Additional Information

RIC/AFT President

Erik Christiansen

Office Hours

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

RIC/AFT unites members of the Rhode Island College faculty in a federation for mutual assistance in order to promote the interests of the faculty and the teaching profession and to protect an atmosphere and structure of academic freedom for faculty and students in the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge and in the acquisition and dissemination of skills.

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RIC/AFT OFFICERS, EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE AND COMMITTEE CHAIRS

RIC/AFT Officers:

(2020-2022)

President: Erik Christiansen (History)

Vice President: Chris Teixeira (Math)

Secretary: Jessica Pearson (Music, Theatre and Dance)

Treasurer: Sean Cote (Accounting and CIS)

 

RIC/AFT Executive Committee

(2020-2021)

Karl Benziger (History)

Mikaila Lemonik Arthur (Sociology)

Thomas Schmeling (Political Science)

Alison Shonkwiler (English)

Rebecca Sparks (Math/CS)

Christopher Teixeira (Math/CS)

Jayson Spas (Psychology)  Ex Officio, Chair of Assembly

Committee Chairs:

 

Grievance Committee: Jessica Pearson

Evaluation Committee: Mikaila Lemonik Arthur

Facilities Committee: Joseph Zornado 

Nominations Committee: Rachel Carpenter

Human Rights Committee:  

Election Committee: Greg Golden

Member Engagement: Amy Barlow

​COPE: Thomas Schmeling