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Dr. Nukhet Sandal and Dr. Andrew Ross

CASRHE (College of Arts & Sciences/Regional Higher Education) Committtee

Recommends and works collaboratively with stakeholders to implement improvements in communication, coordination, and relationships across the College of Arts & Sciences and regional campuses.

Co-Chairs: Carissa Anderson (Assistant Dean, RHE), Laurie Hatch (Associate Dean-Athens)

Members: Kristi Barnes (Psychology-Southern), Todd Eisworth (Mathematics-Athens), Korcaighe Hale (History-Zanesville), Mark Lucas (Physics & Astronomy-Athens), Christine Mattley (Sociology & Anthropology-Athens), Patrick Munhall (Psychology-Lancaster), Betsy Partyka (Modern Languages-Athens), Brenda Phillips (Associate Dean-Chillicothe), John Prather (Mathematics-Eastern), Morgan Vis (Environmental & Plant Biology-Athens).

Awards Advisory Committee

Determines recipients of Dean’s Outstanding Teacher Awards, Grasselli Faculty Teaching Awards, Outstanding Faculty Research and Scholarship Awards, Outstanding Faculty Undergraduate Advising Award, Outstanding Faculty Leadership and Service Award, Grasselli Undergraduate Research Awards, and Outstanding Staff Award.

Chair: Dr. Laurie Russell Hatch, Associate Dean

Members: Harvey Ballard (Environmental & Plant Biology), Rebecca Barlag (Chemistry & Biochemistry), Ryan Fogt (Geography), Joseph McLaughlin (English), Chester Pach (History), Daniel Phillips (Physics & Astronomy), Nukhet Sandal (Political Science), Peggy Zoccola (Psychology).


Considers changes in college requirements; votes on acceptability of new programs, new courses, and course changes. Suggests appropriate improvements of proposals and ensures adherence to University Curriculum Council rules and guidelines. Members normally serve a three-year term.

Note: Questions concerning Curriculum Committee processes and forms should be directed to Dr. Laurie Hatch.

Chair: Dr. Laurie Russell Hatch, Associate Dean

Members: Geoff Buckley (Geography), Rebecca Challenger (Linguistics/OPIE), Jennifer Hines (Chemistry & Biochemistry), Pamela June (English, Regional Campus Representative-Eastern Campus), Eung Lee (Geological Sciences), Kim Little (Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies), Randy Price (Dean’s Office), Willem Roosenburg (Biological Sciences), Stephen Scanlan (Sociology & Anthropology), Carisa Trapp (Modern Languages).

Faculty Development

Evaluates and ranks proposals for Faculty Fellowship Leaves, forwarded to the dean by the departments (once per year). Members normally serve a three-year term.

Chair: Dr. Brian McCarthy, Associate Dean

Members: Scott Carson  (Philosophy), Keith Markman (Psychology), Marcia Kieliszewski (Chemistry), Haley Duschinski (Sociology & /Anthropology), Brian McCarthy (Dean’s Office), Edna Wangui (Political Science), Jill Ingram  (English), Greg Nadon (Geological Sciences)

Professional Ethics

Investigates allegations of faculty or department chair violations of professional ethics not involving research misconduct; reports conclusions to the dean, the person accused, and the provost. May recommend reprimand, censure, or disciplinary action. [FS]-Faculty Senate appointment; [D]-Dean’s appointment.

Convener: Dr. Brian McCarthy, Associate Dean

Members: Susan Burgess [FS] (Political Science), Sherrie Gradin [FS] (English), Geoffrey Buckley [D] (Geography), Christopher France [D] (Psychology), Jennifer Hines [D] (Chemistry & Biochememistry), Soichi Tanda [FS] (Biological Sciences)

Professional Development Committee

Evaluates and ranks proposals for faculty development funding to acquire new skills or knowledge (three times per year); evaluates and ranks proposals for Humanities Research Fund and Faculty Learning Communities. Members normally serve a three-year term.

Co-Chairs: Brian McCarthy (Dean’s Office), Laurie Hatch (Dean’s Office)

Members: Robert Briscoe (Philosophy), Sarah Poggione (Political Science), Ahmed Faik (Environmental & Plant Biology), Robert Miklitsch (English), Thomas Vander Ven (Sociology), Alycia Stigall (Geological Sciences)

Scholars Program Steering Committee  

Advises dean on implementation of Scholars Program.

Chair: Tom Scanlan (English)

Members: Geoffrey Buckley (Geography), Christopher Coski (Modern Languages), Julie White (Political Science), Tom Carpenter (Classics & World Religions)

Staffing Advisory Committee

Aids dean in assessing staffing requests from college departments; advises dean on priorities for positions to be filled and on final list of positions available for recruitment for the academic year.

Chair: Dean Robert Frank

Members: Carl Brune (Physics & Astronomy), Laurie Hatch (Dean’s Office), Julie Owens (Psychology), Harold Perkins (Geography), Kelly Johnson (Biological Sciences), Lynne Lancaster (Classics & World Religions), Chester Pach (History), April Ritchie (Dean’s Office), John Gilliom (Dean’s Office), Brian McCarthy (Dean’s Office)

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