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2018-2019 Committee Membership

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.

For information regarding serving on an HSS committee, please contact Dawit Senbet. For general questions, please contact the committee's administrative support person, either Deborah Lewis or Meagan Crews.

Awards Committee

Members of this committee review applications for awards such as: Research, Scholarship, and Creative Works course releases in the fall, College Faculty Awards, Undergraduate Research Awards, and HSS scholarships in the spring. 

Elected Members

  • Whitney Duncan, Anthropology (Spring 2019)
  • Josh Packard, Sociology (Spring 2019)
  • Jessica Salo, Geography & GIS (Spring 2021)
  • Diane Schott, Sociology (Spring 2021)
  • Kyle Ward, Criminal Justice (Spring 2019)

Other Members

  • Christine Marston, HSS Assoc. Dean, ex officio
  • Meagan Crews, HSS Dean's Office, Administrative Support

Budget & Planning Committee

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

Elected Members

  • David Aske, Economics (Spring 2021)
  • Rhonda Corman, Economics (Spring 2021)
  • Sarah Cornish, English (Spring 2020)
  • Andy Creekmore, Anthropology (Spring 2019)
  • Colleen Fitzpatrick, Criminal Justice (Spring 2021)
  • Nancy Matchett, Philosophy (Spring 2019)
  • Andreas Mueller, English (Spring 2020)
  • Steven Seegel, History (Spring 2020)

Other Members

  • Laura Connolly, HSS Dean, ex officio
  • Joe Tacoronte, HSS Financial Analyst
  • Deborah Lewis, HSS Dean's Office, Administrative Support

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

  • Karen Barton, Environmental & Sustainability Studies
  • Brook Blair, Life of the Mind Program
  • Travis Boyce, Africana Studies Program
  • Laura Connolly, HSS Dean
  • James Dunn, Department of Geography & GIS
  • Dale Edwards, Journalism & Media Studies Program
  • Mark Eiswerth, Environmental & Sustainability Studies
  • Thomas Endres, School of Communication; Communication Studies Program
  • 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 Associate 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

Other Members

  • Meagan Crews, HSS Dean's Office, Administrative Support

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.

Elected Members

  • Kristin Bovaird-Abbo, English (Spring 2020)
  • Burke Hilsabeck, English (Spring 2021)
  • Brian Iannachione, Criminal Justice (Spring 2019)
  • Jacob Melish, History (Spring 2021)
  • Christine Moritz, Modern Languages (Spring 2019)
  • Andrew Prelog, Sociology (Spring 2020)
  • Chris Talbot, Gender Studies (Spring 2020)
  • Mary West-Smith, Criminal Justice (Spring 2021)

Other Members

  • Laura Connolly, HSS Dean, ex officio
  • Meagan Crews, HSS Dean's Office, Administrative Support

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.

Appointed Members

  • Lobna Alsrraj, Student Representative
  • Talia Carroll, Director of Marcus Garvey Cultural Center
  • Lisa Finley, Administrative Assistant for Sociology
  • Burke Hilsabeck, Assistant Professor of Film Studies
  • Alejandra Martinez, Student Representative
  • 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

Other Members

  • Christine Marston, HSS Assoc. Dean, ex officio
  • Meagan Crews, HSS Dean's Office, Administrative Support

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.

Elected Members

  • Stacy Bailey, English (Spring 2019)
  • Rhonda Corman, Economics (Spring 2019)
  • Brian Iannacchione, Criminology & Criminal Justice (Spring 2021)
  • Stan Luger, Political Science & International Affairs (Spring 2021)
  • Mel Moore, Sociology (Spring 2020)
  • Marc Santos, English (Spring 2020)
  • Lorie Sauble-Otto, Modern Languages (Spring 2021)
  • Mary West-Smith, Criminology & Criminal Justice (Spring 2021)

Other Members

  • Laura Connolly, HSS Dean, ex officio
  • Deborah Lewis, HSS Dean's Office, Administrative Support

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.

Elected Members

  • Stacy Bailey, English (Spring 2020)
  • Dale Edwards, Journalism & Media Studies (Spring 2019)
  • Mary Evans, Criminology & Criminal Justice (Spring 2021)
  • James Keaten, Communication Studies (Spring 2021)
  • Chelsie Romulo, Environmental & Sustainability Studies (Spring 2021)
  • Victoria Terranova, Criminology & Criminal Justice (Spring 2021)
  • Travis Boyce, Africana Studies (Spring 2019)
  • Ather Zia, Anthropology & Gender Studies (Spring 2020)

Other Members

  • Christine Marston, HSS Assoc. Dean, ex officio 
  • Deborah Lewis, HSS Dean's Office, Administrative Support