New Senate Leadership
During the 2013-2014 academic year the Faculty Senate leadership will be Candy Nelson, chair, Lacey Wootton, vice chair, and Barlow Burke, past chair.
Candice Nelson is a Professor of Government in the School of Public Affairs. She has been at American University since 1990. She teaches and writes on presidential and congressional elections, voting behavior, and campaign finance. She is the author or co-author of three books and numerous edited books. She is also the academic director of AU’s Campaign Management Institute.
Lacey Wootton is a Hurst Senior Professorial Lecturer in the Department of Literature who has been at American University since 1999. She teaches in the College Writing Program and regularly presents papers on composition pedagogy at the annual Conference on College Composition and Communication. She has also been active in term-faculty advocacy, and she was the first person elected to the term-faculty at-large Senate seat.
Barlow Burke is a Professor of Law in the Washington College of Law, teaching courses in Property, Land Transactions and Finance, Land Use Planning and Law, and Natural Resources. He has been at American University since 1970 and is a long time representative of the law school to the Faculty Senate. He is the author of three casebooks, three student textbooks, three treatises, and numerous law review articles on the subjects he teaches, and occasionally consults with practicing attorneys on real estate transaction matters.