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2019-2020 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)
  • Harmony Newman, Sociology/Gender Studies (Spring 2020)
  • Jessica Salo, Geography, GIS, & Sustainability (Spring 2021)
  • Diane Schott, Sociology (Spring 2021)

Other Members

  • Christine Marston, HSS Assoc. Dean, ex officio
  • Heidi Romero, HSS Dean's Office, Administrative Support
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)
  • Rhonda Corman, Economics (Spring 2021)
  • Sarah Cornish, English (Spring 2020)
  • Andy Creekmore, Anthropology (Spring 2022)
  • Thomas Endres, Communication Studies (Spring 2022)
  • Colleen Fitzpatrick, Criminology & Criminal Justice (Spring 2021)
  • Andreas Mueller, English (Spring 2020)
  • Steven Seegel, History (Spring 2020)

Other Members

  • Laura Connolly, HSS Dean, ex officio
  • Joe Tacoronte, HSS Financial Analyst
  • Heidi Romero, HSS Dean's Office, Administrative Support
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
  • Travis Boyce, Africana Studies Program
  • Laura Connolly, HSS Dean
  • James Doerner, Department of Geography, GIS, & Sustainability
  • Dale Edwards, Journalism & Media Studies Program
  • Thomas Endres, School of Communication; Communication Studies Program
  • Fritz Fischer, Department of History
  • Sarah Goodrum, Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice
  • Donald Holman, Department of World Languages & Cultures
  • Britney Kyle, Department of Anthropology
  • James Keaten, Leadership Studies Program
  • 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

  • Heidi Romero, HSS Dean's Office, Administrative Support
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)
  • Jacob Melish, History (Spring 2021)
  • Christine Moritz, World Languages & Cultures (Spring 2022)
  • Junpyo Park, Economics (Spring 2022)
  • Vacant (Spring 2020)
  • Thomas Smith, Philosophy (Spring 2020)
  • Chris Talbot, Gender Studies (Spring 2020)
  • 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

  • Lisa Finley, Administrative Assistant for Sociology
  • Burke Hilsabeck, Assistant Professor of Film Studies
  • Cliff Leek, Assistant Professor of Sociology
  • Chris Talbot, Associate Professor of Gender Studies
  • Anna Williams, Administrative Assistant for World Languages & Cultures, Africana Studies and Gender Studies

Other Members

  • Christine Marston, HSS Assoc. Dean, ex officio
  • Heidi Romero, HSS Dean's Office, Administrative Support

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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

  • Rhonda Corman, Economics (Spring 2020)
  • Marcus Embry, English (Spring 2022)
  • Brian Iannacchione, Criminology & Criminal Justice (Spring 2021)
  • Stan Luger, Political Science & International Affairs (Spring 2021)
  • Vacant (Spring 2022)
  • Mel Moore, Sociology (Spring 2020)
  • Marc Santos, English (Spring 2020)
  • 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

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)
  • Travis Boyce, Africana Studies (Spring 2022)
  • Mary Evans, Criminology & Criminal Justice (Spring 2021)
  • James Keaten, Communication Studies (Spring 2021)
  • Jieun Lee, Geography, GIS, & Sustainability (Spring 2022)
  • Chelsie Romulo, Geography, GIS, & Sustainability (Spring 2021)
  • Victoria Terranova, Criminology & Criminal Justice (Spring 2021)
  • Ather Zia, Anthropology & Gender Studies (Spring 2020)

Other Members

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