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 directors, department chairs 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's Office
  • James Dunn, Department of Geography
  • Joonok Huh, Department of English
  • Thomas Endres, School of Communication
  • Elizabeth Franklin, Department of Hispanic Studies
  • Fumiko Fukuta, Department of Modern Languages
  • Sarah Goodrum, Department of Criminal Justice
  • Stan Luger, Department of Political Science
  • Christine Marston, Department of Economics/HSS Dean's Office
  • Nancy Matchett, Department of Philosophy
  • Sally McBeth, Department of Anthropology
  • Kyle Anne Nelson, Department of Sociology
  • Nicholas Syrett, Department of History
  • Chris Talbot, Gender Studies Program
  • 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

  • Karen Barton, Geography & GIS (Spring 2019)
  • Joan Clinefelter, History (Spring 2017)
  • Marcus Embry, English (Spring 2017)
  • 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)
  • Laura Connolly, HSS Dean's Office, 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 Dean's Office, 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

  • Christiane Olivo, Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Chris Talbot, Assistant Professor of Gender Studies
  • Christine Marston, HSS Dean's Office, 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

  • Priscilla Falcón, Hispanic Studies (Spring 2017)
  • Emily Golson, English (Spring 2018)
  • Brian Iannachione, Criminal Justice (Spring 2019)
  • Christine Moritz, Modern Languages (Spring 2019)
  • Jessica Salo, Geography (Spring 2018)
  • Chris Talbot, Gender Studies (Spring 2017)
  • Mary West-Smith, Criminal Justice (Spring 2018)
  • Greg Williams, Political Science (Spring 2017)
  • Laura Connolly, HSS Dean's Office, 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

  • Dale Edwards, Journalism (Spring 2019)
  • Mary Evans, Criminal Justice (Spring 2018)
  • Aaron Haberman, History (Spring 2017)
  • Sandra Harmon, Sociology (Spring 2018)
  • James Keaten, Communication (Spring 2017)
  • Sally McBeth, Anthropology (Spring 2018)
  • Michael Welsh, History (Spring 2018)
  • Christine Marston, HSS Dean's Office, ex officio 
  • Admin Support: Deborah Lewis, HSS Dean's Office

Undergraduate Success Committee

The committee will focus on studying and evaluating conditions or circumstances that affect undergraduate success, including student support services, academic and co-curricular programming, and other areas of interface between the college and students. The committee may recommend specific changes to existing practices or develop and propose new ideas that would have a positive impact on the quality of the undergraduate experience.

Members

  • Lahcen Ezzaher, English (Spring 2017)
  • Kelfala Kallon, Economics (Spring 2017)
  • Britney Kyle, Anthropology (Spring 2016)
  • Christine Moritz, Modern Languages (Spring 2016)
  • Jacob Melish, History (Spring 2017)
  • Cheryl Pawlowski, Communication (Spring 2017)
  • Teresa Sellmer, English (Spring 2017)
  • Chris Talbot, Gender Studies (Spring 2016)
  • Christine Marston, HSS Dean's Office, ex officio
  • Admin Support: Meagan Crews, 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)
  • Richard Bownas, Political Science (Spring 2017)
  • Andy Creekmore, Anthropology (Spring 2019)
  • Colleen Fitzpatrick, Criminal Justice (Spring 2018)
  • Elizabeth Franklin, Hispanic Studies (Spring 2017)
  • Jeffrey Houser, Sociology (Spring 2018)
  • Nancy Matchett, Philosophy (Spring 2019)
  • Laura Connolly, HSS Dean's Office, ex officio