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Meet the 2013–14 Faculty Senate Officers
Last spring, the Faculty Senate elected a new slate of officers for the 2013-14 academic year. The new officers are:
Chair: James Fuller, associate professor of architecture, CETA
Vice Chair: Deborah Kidder, professor of management, Barney School of Business
Secretary: Jeremiah Patterson, associate professor of drawing, Hartford Art School
The Senate officers hold office hours in the Faculty Senate office, CC314. Call 860.768.4475 or e-mail FacSenate@hartford.edu to make an appointment.
Learn more about the new officers by reading their brief biographies below:
James Fuller, Faculty Senate Chair
Associate Professor of Architecture
College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture
Fuller is an associate professor of architecture and director of the undergraduate degree program in the Department of Architecture, CETA. He served on the Faculty Senate from 1999–2002 and again starting in 2010. He has served on several Faculty Senate Committees including Curriculum, Grants (chair, 2011–12 and 2012–13), Computer and Technology, Undergraduate Studies, and Environmental and Sustainability (chair, 2010-11).
Fuller’s research focus is on the impact and integration of technology to the design and documentation process in architectural practice as well as how technology created divergence in vernacular architecture. Of particular focus is the impact of divergence on design thinking in the cultural context of vernacular and architectural design.
A founding faculty member of the University’s Center for Integrated Design, Fuller is committed to collaborative, integrated problem-solving for a sustainable built environment. A licensed architect for 29 years and certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), Fuller has extensive experience in architecture firms in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Missouri, specializing in educational facilities and financial institutions.
He has held leadership roles in professional societies including the American Institute of Architects/ Connecticut chapter, where he held the positions of president, vice president and commissioner of design.
Deborah L. Kidder, Faculty Senate Vice Chair
Professor of Management
Barney School of Business
Kidder is a professor of management in the Department of Management and Marketing in the Barney School of Business. She has served on the Faculty Senate since 2010, including being chair of the Faculty Diversity Committee and a member of the Executive Committee and the Curriculum Committee.
Kidder’s research focus is on fairness, trust, and conflict management in the workplace. She teaches courses on leadership, human resources, ethics in management, and negotiation. Prior to coming to the University of Hartford, she taught at UConn in Storrs and at Towson University in Maryland.
Jeremiah Patterson, Faculty Senate Secretary
Associate Professor of Drawing
Hartford Art School
Patterson is represented by the Sherry French Gallery in New York City, where he has exhibited six solo shows since 1996. His paintings and drawings have been included in numerous group exhibitions, including shows at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in Fort Wayne, IN, Arnot Art Museum in Elmira, New York, the Arkansas Art Center Museum, Albright-Knox Art Museum in Buffalo, NY, the Flint Museum of Art in Michigan, The Connecticut River Museum in Essex, CT, and The Ridderhof-Martin Museum at Mary Washington College.
Patterson’s work can be found in over 100 private and corporate collections, including Art Overseas, Art & Interiors, Inc., Canson, Inc., Galman-Lepow Associates, Inc, and Norfolk Southern Co. Two major articles about his still-life paintings have been published in the Spring 1997 and 2003 issues of WATERCOLOR magazine.
Since 2000, Patterson has served as co-director of Summer Workshops in Italy, leading small groups of artists to study painting, drawing, and Renaissance techniques in Italy each summer. These groups have included artists from Canada, Mexico, England, Australia, Greece, and throughout the United States.