APLU 4th Annual Faculty Affairs Retreat Speakers

Meet the speakers for this year’s Annual Faculty Affairs Retreat.

Mark Criley
Senior Program Officer, Department of Academic Freedom, Tenure, and Governance

Mark Criley joined the AAUP in staff full time in 2021 after a year of serving as a casework consultant with the department. Criley comes to the AAUP from Illinois Wesleyan University, where he was an associate professor and a former chair of the philosophy department. As a member of Illinois Wesleyan’s AAUP chapter, he was deeply involved in faculty efforts to apply AAUP-supported principles and standards incorporated in the faculty handbook amid proposed program cuts.

Jonathan Friedman
Director, Free Expression and Education
PEN America

As director of free expression and education Jonathan Friedman drives forward PEN America’s efforts to catalyze a more informed, civic culture through education and advocacy for the rising generation and the general public.

An interdisciplinary scholar by training, Friedman has published sociological research on universities, nationalism, and globalization, and taught courses at New York University (NYU), Columbia University, and Bard College’s Open Society University Network. Formerly, he was part of a research team examining the production of knowledge on world regions at the Social Science Research Council, and served as administrative director of the Multinational Institute of American Studies, an exchange program for international scholars. He holds an MA and Ph.D. in international education from NYU, and has received awards for his teaching, research, and leadership.

Tynan Heller, Product Owner, Faculty Insight
Academic Analytics

With their current faculty development systems evolving rapidly, Academic Analytics is looking to leaders of faculty affairs and development to direct product improvement. Product Owner, Tynan Heller, brings more than eight years of experience with the company to his role leading a discussion about the organizations strategy to challenge itself in providing systems and data management which meet the needs of both faculty and their leaders as they navigate the career lifecycle.

Jennifer Lambe
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Communication Department
University of Delaware

​Jenny Lambe is an associate professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Delaware. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Her research interests lie at the intersection between media ethics, freedom of expression, and media effects. She is particularly interested in exploring non-governmental sources of media accountability, and understanding public opinion about these issues.

Jennifer Lundquist
Senior Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development and Professor of Sociology
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Professor Lundquist examines the pathways through which racial, ethnic and gender inequalities are perpetuated and sometimes undone in various institutional settings, such as the workplace, the dating/marriage market and in families. Her major areas of scholarship include analyzing online dating behaviors to better understand how interracial interaction contributes to continued racial hierarchies; taking advantage of unique social continuities in the U.S. military that provide insight into what drives racial disparities in health, family formation behaviors and other outcomes in larger society; and tracing the development and impact on the American welfare system of the U.S. prison and military system “submerged states.”