TAMUCC has named Andy Piker is as its first Faculty Ombuds. He works with about 600 members of the faculty, reports to the Faculty Senate executive committee and the Provost, and practices to IOA standards.
Piker is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and has worked as a mediator at Dispute Resolution Services. He has received conflict resolution from a wide range of providers including: the Peace and Conflict Studies program at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, and the International Peace and Security Symposium on Conflict Prevention, Resolution, and Reconciliation in Bologna; the University of Texas at Austin; and the International Ombudsman Association. He graduated from Connecticut College, and earned a MS and PhD at Vanderbilt University. (TAMUCC Ombuds.)