Committees

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences maintains the following committees. These committees are advisory to the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, with the exception of the Curriculum Committee, which has responsibilities described in Board policy provision, 1-1-304. Faculty committees elect their own chairs and develop their own bylaws consistent with college and university policy.

 

College Leadership Council

This committee consists of all school and department chairs, standalone program coordinators, and the dean with other dean’s office personnel chosen by the dean as ex-officio members.

Members

  • Travis Boyce, Africana Studies Program
  • Laura Connolly, HSS Dean
  • James Dunn, Department of Geography
  • Thomas Endres, School of Communication
  • Fritz Fischer, Department of History
  • Sarah Goodrum, Department of Criminal Justice
  • Donald Holman, Department of Modern Languages
  • Britney Kyle, Department of Anthropology
  • Stan Luger, Department of Political Science
  • Christine Marston, Department of Economics/HSS Assoc. Dean
  • Nancy Matchett, Department of Philosophy
  • Andreas Mueller, Department of English
  • Kyle Anne Nelson, Department of Sociology
  • Chris Talbot, Gender Studies Program
  • George Thomas, Department of Hispanic Studies
  • Admin Support: Meagan Crews, HSS Dean's Office

Policies & Procedures Committee

The purpose of the policy and procedures committee is to review policies and procedures in the college and suggest changes where needed.

Members

  • Rhonda Corman, Economics (Spring 2019)
  • Priscilla Falcón, Hispanic Studies (Spring 2020)
  • Sarah Goodrum, Criminal Justice (Spring 2019)
  • Kelfala Kallon, Economics (Spring 2018)
  • Stan Luger, Political Science (Spring 2018)
  • Mel Moore, Sociology (Spring 2018)
  • Mary West-Smith, Criminal Justice (Spring 2018)
  • Vacant (Spring 2020)
  • Laura Connolly, HSS Dean, ex officio
  • Admin Support: Deborah Lewis, HSS Dean's Office

Awards Committee

Members of this committee review applications for college awards each fall and make award recommendations to the dean. In addition, members review undergraduate student papers each spring for the outstanding student research paper awards.

Members

  • Whitney Duncan, Anthropology (Spring 2019)
  • Sarah Goodrum, Criminal Justice (Spring 2018)
  • Josh Packard, Sociology (Spring 2019)
  • Steven Seegel, History (Spring 2018)
  • Kyle Ward, Criminal Justice (Spring 2019)
  • Christine Marston, HSS Assoc. Dean, ex officio
  • Admin Support: Meagan Crews, HSS Dean's Office

Diversity Advisory Board

The HSS Diversity Advisory Board is a body of constituents of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences who can advise on matters of human diversity as they relate to the academic mission of the college.

Members

  • Talia Carroll, Director of Marcus Garvey Cultural Center
  • Lisa Finley, Administrative Assistant for Sociology
  • Burke Hilsabeck, Assistant Professor of Film Studies (English)
  • Christiane Olivo, Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Chris Talbot, Associate Professor of Gender Studies
  • Anna Williams, Administrative Assistant for Modern Languages, Africana Studies and Gender Studies
  • Student members: Harrison Pettis and Lobna Alsrraj
  • Christine Marston, HSS Assoc. Dean, ex officio
  • Admin Support: Meagan Crews, HSS Dean's Office

Curriculum Committee

The purpose of this committee is to review all curriculum proposals in the college and provide professional advice or comments to the originating units related to quality, consistency, and clarity of the proposals; their anticipated contribution to the curriculum of the college and the college mission; and the integration of the proposed curriculum into existing curriculum.

Members

  • Kristin Bovaird-Abbo, English (Spring 2020)
  • Emily Golson, English (Spring 2018)
  • Brian Iannachione, Criminal Justice (Spring 2019)
  • Christine Moritz, Modern Languages (Spring 2019)
  • Andrew Prelog, Sociology (Spring 2020)
  • Jessica Salo, Geography & GIS (Spring 2018)
  • Chris Talbot, Gender Studies (Spring 2020)
  • Mary West-Smith, Criminal Justice (Spring 2018)
  • Laura Connolly, HSS Dean, ex officio
  • Admin Support: Meagan Crews, HSS Dean's Office

Program Review & Assessment Committee

The purpose of this committee is to review annual program review reports and assessment plans from the various programs in the college. In addition, committee members will review 5 year comprehensive program reviews.

Members

  • Stacy Bailey, English (Spring 2020)
  • Dale Edwards, Journalism (Spring 2019)
  • Mary Evans, Criminal Justice (Spring 2018)
  • Sandra Harmon, Sociology (Spring 2018)
  • Sally McBeth, Anthropology (Spring 2018)
  • Travis Boyce, Africana Studies (Spring 2019)
  • Michael Welsh, History (Spring 2018)
  • Ather Zia, Anthropology & Gender Studies (Spring 2020)
  • Christine Marston, HSS Assoc. Dean, ex officio 
  • Admin Support: Deborah Lewis, HSS Dean's Office

Budget & Planning Committee

Functions of the budget and planning committee include input to the dean on planning and budget issues.

Members

  • Lin Allen, Communication Studies (Spring 2018)
  • David Aske, Economics (Spring 2018)
  • Sarah Cornish, English (Spring 2020)
  • Andy Creekmore, Anthropology (Spring 2019)
  • Colleen Fitzpatrick, Criminal Justice (Spring 2018)
  • Nancy Matchett, Philosophy (Spring 2019)
  • Christiane Olivo, Political Science (Spring 2020)
  • Steven Seegel, History (Spring 2020)
  • Laura Connolly, HSS Dean, ex officio
  • Joe Tacoronte, HSS Financial Analyst
  • Admin Support: Deborah Lewis, HSS Dean's Office