PytlikZillig joins faculty ombud team

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PytlikZillig joins faculty ombud team

Lisa Pytlikzillig
Lisa PytlikZillig, research associate professor in the Public Policy Center

Lisa PytlikZillig, research associate professor in the Public Policy Center, joins Rodrigo Franco Cruz, professor in the School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, as faculty ombud for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She takes the place of Marjorie Kostelnik, who has retired.

PytlikZillig conducts research on a variety of topics, including public engagement, trust in institutions, public acceptance of new policies and technologies, and alternative dispute resolution. In addition, she serves as the interim director of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Consortium. Learn more about PytlikZillig on the faculty ombuds website.

A faculty ombud is someone who faculty members can talk to about workplace issues in complete confidence, listens to concerns as a neutral party, and serves as an advocate for fairness and equity. The ombud team provides an additional level of support to faculty members outside of the formal grievance process. Information on types of services provided, along with services not covered and frequently asked questions, are available at

Faculty can contact PytlikZillig and Franco Cruz at In your message, include your name, email address, phone number, the best time you can be reached, and if you have an ombud preference. A personal, confidential appointment will be set up within two working days. To protect privacy, faculty should never include confidential details in any messages for the ombuds.

Information about staff ombuds services is available through human resources.

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