Dr. Andy Piker to Serve as Interim Faculty Ombuds

Dr. Andy Piker, Interim Chair of the Department of Humanities and Professor of Philosophy, will serve as Interim Faculty Ombuds until a new Ombuds is selected later this semester. Dr. Piker has been with the Island University since 1996 and previously served two terms as Faculty Ombuds. He is an experienced mediator, mentor, and ethicist.

The Faculty Ombuds works with faculty to resolve concerns prior to their escalating to a formal complaint. If this informal resolution of concerns fails, or where informal resolution is not advisable, the Faculty Ombuds will counsel faculty regarding their options for formal action and direct them to appropriate university rules, procedures, resources, and offices. For more information about the Faculty Ombuds, please click here.