The University Faculty Senate is the representative body of Penn State’s faculty with legislative authority on all matters pertaining to the educational interests of the University and all educational matters that concern the faculties of more than one college. In addition, the Senate is recognized by the University as an advisory and consultative body to the President on all matters that may affect the attainment of the University’s educational objectives. The Senate is comprised of faculty senators who are elected from each college and campus.
The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences has 7 senators.
EMS Faculty Senators
Term Expires 2027
Venkatraman Gopalan, Materials Science and Engineering and Physics
Beth King, Geography
Term Expires 2026
Hamid Emami-Meybodi, Energy and Mineral Engineering
John Mauro, Materials Science and Engineering
Term Expires 2025
Jennifer Baka, Geography (on sabbatical for 2023-2024)
Kevin Bowley, Meteorology and Atmospheric Science
Term Expires 2024
Brandi Robinson, Energy and Mineral Engineering
Ann Taylor, Dutton Institute for Teaching and Learning Excellence (replacing Jennifer Baka for 2023-2024)