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2020-2021 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 Deborah Lewis.

Awards Committee

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

  • Karen Barton, Geography, GIS, & Sustainability (Spring 2022)
  • Whitney Duncan, Anthropology (Spring 2022)
  • Jeri Kraver, English (Spring 2023)
  • Harmony Newman, Sociology/Gender Studies (Spring 2020)
  • Jessica Salo, Geography, GIS, & Sustainability (Spring 2021)
  • Diane Schott, Sociology (Spring 2021)
  • Robert Weis, History 

Other Members

  • Christine Marston, HSS Assoc. Dean, ex officio
Budget & Planning Committee

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)
  • Rebecca Beals, Sociology (Spring 2023)
  • Rhonda Corman, Economics (Spring 2021)
  • Andy Creekmore, Anthropology (Spring 2022)
  • Thomas Endres, Communication Studies (Spring 2022)
  • Colleen Fitzpatrick, Criminology & Criminal Justice (Spring 2021)
  • Brian Iannacchione, Criminology & Criminal Justice (Spring 2023)
  • Michael Welsh, History (Spring 2023)

Other Members

  • Laura Connolly, HSS Dean, ex officio
College Leadership Council

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

  • Brook Blair, Life of the Mind Program
  • Laura Connolly, HSS Dean
  • James Doerner, Department of Geography, GIS, & Sustainability
  • Dale Edwards, Journalism & Media Studies Program
  • Fritz Fischer, Department of History
  • Brian Iannacchione, Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Donald Holman, Department of World Languages & Cultures
  • George Junne, Africana Studies Program
  • James Keaten, School of Communication; Communication Studies Program
  • Britney Kyle, Department of Anthropology
  • Stan Luger, Department of Political Science & International Affairs
  • Christine Marston, HSS Associate Dean
  • Andreas Mueller, Department of English
  • Kyle Anne Nelson, Department of Sociology
  • John Ramsey, Department of Philosophy
  • Dawit Senbet, Department of Economics
  • Chris Talbot, Gender Studies Program

Other Members

Curriculum Committee

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

  • Burke Hilsabeck, English (Spring 2021)
  • Jeri Kraver (Spring 2023)
  • Jacob Melish, History (Spring 2021)
  • Christine Moritz, World Languages & Cultures (Spring 2022)
  • Junpyo Park, Economics (Spring 2022)
  • Thomas  Smith, Philosophy (Spring 2023)
  • Mary West-Smith, Criminology & Criminal Justice (Spring 2021)

Other Members

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

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

  • Lauren Brentnell, English
  • Burke Hilsabeck, Film Studies
  • Lynn Klyde-Allaman, Journalism and Media Studies
  • Cliff Leek, Sociology
  • Jiacheng Liu, History
  • Bridgette Peterson, Sociology
  • John Ramsey, Philosophy
  • Chelsie Romulo, Environmental Studies
  • Steven Seegel, History

Other Members

  • Christine Marston, HSS Assoc. Dean, ex officio

Are you interested in joining the DAB?

Fill out the form below or email HSS.Dean@unco.edu.

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Policies & Procedures Committee

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

  • Jim Doerner, Geography, GIS & Sustainability (Spring 2022)
  • Brian Iannacchione, Criminology & Criminal Justice (Spring 2021)
  • James Keaten, Communication Studies (Spring 2023)
  • Stan Luger, Political Science & International Affairs (Spring 2021)
  • Andreas Mueller, English (Spring 2023)
  • Mary West-Smith, Criminology & Criminal Justice (Spring 2021)
  • Gregory Williams, Political Science & International Affairs (Spring 2023)

Other Members

  • Laura Connolly, HSS Dean, ex officio
  • Deborah Lewis, HSS Dean's Office, Administrative Support
Program Review & Assessment Committee

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

  • Kenneth Chan, English (Spring 2023)
  • Mary Evans, Criminology & Criminal Justice (Spring 2021)
  • Priscilla Falcon, Mexican American Studies (Spring 2022)
  • James Keaten, Communication Studies (Spring 2021)
  • Jieun Lee, Geography, GIS, & Sustainability (Spring 2022)
  • Erin Noelliste, World Languages & Cultures (Spring 2023)
  • Chelsie Romulo, Geography, GIS, & Sustainability (Spring 2021)
  • Victoria Terranova, Criminology & Criminal Justice (Spring 2021)

Other Members

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