Charge and Membership

Kennedy / Frontiers in Science Lecture Committee

The purpose of the Kennedy/Frontiers in Science Lecture Committee is to bring nationally recognized visitors to the University to lecture and to participate in other campus activities that serve to enrich the lives of members of the university and Athens communities. Visitors shall appeal to a broad cross-section of the university community, bringing new and stimulating thought on major public issues of the day, cultural affairs, important scientific issues, or scholarly fields of general interest.

This Committee reports to the Provost. 


Faculty :  6 Voting
Students :  3 Voting (1 Graduate; 2 Undergraduate, including at least one minority representative)
Administrative : 4 Voting (2 At Large; Assoc. Provost for Acad. Affairs; 1 Dean or Associate Dean)
Classified : 1 Voting

Total : 15 Voting (Including 1 Voting Community Member)

Committee Roster

Judith Rhue, Chair Heritage College 2020
Theresa Moran English and Food Studies 2019
Donald Miles Biological Sciences 2021
Jim Taylor Sociology, Zanesville Campus 2019
Danny Twilley Department of Recreation and Sport Pedagogy 2020
Allan Showalter Department of Environmental and Plant Biology 2020
Undergraduate Students  
Isabella Gibson    2019
Maxeen  Ramlo   2019
Graduate Students      
James Nassif   2019
Emily Musal Human Resources 2020
Michael Rinaldi-Eichenberg Academic Advisor 2020
Classified Staff        
Sharon Romina Cutler Scholars Program 2020
Community Member      
Wendy McVicker     2019
Ex Officio        
Matthew Shaftel Dean, College of Fine Arts  
Howard Dewald Associate Provost for Faculty and Academic Planning  
Current as of September 14, 2018    


All University committees follow the academic-year calendar. All students serve one-year terms. Undergraduate students are indicated by US and graduate students by GS. Faculty, administrators and staff generally serve three-year terms; the year a committee member's term expires is shown to the right of the person's name. Individuals who are not students and who have no year to the right of their names have Ex-Officio appointments. Ex-Officio appointments have voting privileges unless otherwise noted.