Faculty Federation

2015 Award Recipients

The UMass Faculty Federation, Local 1895 presents the Teacher of the Year Award to Nancy O'Connor, Ph.D., Biology; the Bruce A. Sparfven ESU Service Award to Verena Lisinski, Senior IT Project Manager, Computing and Information Technology Services and the Scholar of the Year Award to David Kagan, Ph.D., Physics.

2015 TOY, SOY ESU Awardees Group Photo



2015 Jay Porter Scholarship Recipients


Amanda Blais

Major:  Fourth Year Crime and Justice Major

Mother is a member of AFSCME Local 93


Antoun Fares

Major:  Second Year Chemistry Major

Mother is a member of a Stop and Shop Union



The UMass Faculty Federation, Local 1895, American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO was chartered in 1968. The founding date for UMass Dartmouth's predecessor institutions was chosen as the Local number. Our first contract, negotiated in 1970, was one of the first collective bargaining agreements for Universities in the U.S. The Faculty Federation represents full time and part time faculty, librarians, and professional staff in two bargaining units: the Faculty Unit and the Educational Services Unit (ESU)