Dean of the Faculty

Academic year 2015/2016

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE FACULTY: COMMITTEE OF SIX

Professor Robert Benedetto, Professor Christopher Dole, Professor Lawrence Douglas, Professor Allen Hart, Professor Laure Katsaros, Professor Mark Marshall, President Biddy Martin, chair, Dean of the Faculty Catherine Epstein, secretary, ex officio


ACADEMIC STANDING AND SPECIAL MAJORS COMMITTEE

Professor Ashley Carter, Professor Deborah Gewertz, Professor Edward Melillo, chair, Professor Ingrid Nelson, Chief Student Affairs Officer Suzanne Coffey, co-chair, Dean of Financial Aid Gail Holt, ex officio, Senior Associate Dean of Financial Aid Kathleen Gentile, ex officio, Registrar Kathleen Kilventon, secretary, ex officio,  Dean of Students Alex Vasquez, Professor of Computer Science and Class Dean Lyle McGeoch, Professor of History and Dean of New Students Rick Lopez, Profesor of Geology and Class Dean Anna Martini, Senior Associate Dean of Students Charri Boykin-East, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Case Management Scott Howard

ADJUDICATION COMMITTEE

Professor Anthony Bishop, Professor Jyl Gentzler, Professor Jun Ishii, Professor Ron Lembo, Professor John Rager, Professor Ron Rosbottom, Professor Eric Sawyer

ADMISSION AND FINANCIAL AID COMMITTEE

Professor Kate Sims, chair, Professor Ron Bashford, Professor David Jones, Professor Hilary Moss, Dean of the Faculty Catherine Epstein, ex officio, Dean of Financial Aid Gail Holt, ex officio, Chief Student Affairs Officer Suzanne Coffey, ex officio, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Katie Fretwell, secretary, ex officio, Dean of Admission Cate Zolkos, Julia Rothacker '16, Ike Zhang '16, Matthew Choi '17

ALPHA DELTA PHI COMMITTEE

Professor Anston Bosman, Professor Frank Couvares, Professor Robert Doran, Professor Geoff Sanborn, chair

ARCHIVES COMMITTEE

Professor Lisa Brooks, Librarian of the College Bryn Geffert, ex officio, Assistant Archivist Peter Nelson, ex officio, Head of Archives and Special Collections Michael Kelly, ex officio

COLLEGE COUNCIL

Professor Khary Polk, Professor Prakarsh Singh, Chief Student Affairs Officer Suzanne Coffey, ex officio, Dean of Students Alex Vasquez, Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Residential Life Demitrius Brown, Associate Director for Student Activities and Engagement Leykia Brill, Johnathan Appel '16, Sophie Delfeus '17, Natasha Kim '18, Oluwatomi Williams '16

COLLEGE HOUSING COMMITTEE

Professor Amy Demorest, Professor Ethan Graf, Professor Vanessa Walker, Professor Pat Williamson, Director of Budget and Analysis Thomas Dwyer, Director of Human Resources Maria-Judith Rodriguez, ex officio, Director of Facilities/Associate Treasurer for Campus Services Jim Brassord

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATIONAL POLICY (CEP)

Professor Alex George, Professor David Hall, chair, Professor Caroline Goutte, Professor Sean Redding, Dean of the Faculty Catherine Epstein, ex officio, Steven Ryu '16, Sam Keaser '16, Rashid Kosber '17

COMMITTEE ON PRIORITIES AND RESOURCES (CPR)

Professor JP Baird, chair, Professor Solsi Del Moral, Professor Tanya Leise, Professor Geoff Woglom, President Biddy Martin, ex officio, Dean of the Faculty Catherine Epstein, ex officio, Chief Financial Officer Kevin Weinman, Director of Budget and Analysis Thomas Dwyer, ex officio, Director of Human Resources Maria-Judith Rodriguez, ex officio, Adelyn Curran '17, Juan Gabriel Delgado Montes '16, RJ Kermes '16

DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE

Professor Brian Baisa, Professor Rick Griffiths, Professor Ron Lembo, Professor Sarah Turgeon,  Dean of Students Alex Vasquez, chair, ex officio, Tierney Werner '16

DOSHISHA COMMITTEE

Professor Wako Tawa, chair, Professor Rhonda Cobham-Sander, Professor Catherine Infante

EDUCATION AND ATHLETICS COMMITTEE

Professor Paul Rockwell, Professor Alicia Christoff, Professor Matt Schulkind, Carol Knerr, Director of Athletics Don Faulstick, Head Swimming Senior Coach/Director of Aquatics Nick Nichols, Chief Student Affairs Officer Suzanne Coffey, ex officio, Carlos de Bracamonte '16,

FACULTY COMPUTER COMMITTEE

Professor Buffy Aries, Professor Michael Ching, Professor Adam Levine, Chief Information Officer David Hamilton, Librarian of the College Bryn Geffert, ex officio, Tobi A. Oni-Orisan '17

FACULTY LECTURE COMMITTEE

Professor John Drabinski, Professor Patricia O'Hara, Professor David Schneider (Lecture fund request form)

FACULTY RESEARCH AWARDS (FRAP) COMMITTEE

Professor Jerry Himmelstein, Professor Caroline Goutte, Professor Bob Sweeney, Associate Dean of the Faculty Jack Cheney, ex officio

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR COMMITTEE

Professor Robert Hayashi, Professor Carrie Palmquist, Professor Leah Schmalzbauer, Professor Jyl Gentzler (representative from the Writing Center), ex officio

FIVE COLLEGE FELLOW SELECTION COMMITTEE

Professor Austin Sarat

FIVE COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVE TO UMASS GRADUATE COUNCIL

Professor Dominic Poccia

FOLGER REPRESENTATIVE

Professor Anston Bosman  

FOLGER UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS COMMITTEE

Professor Anston Bosman, chair, Professor Susan Niditch

HEALTH PROFESSIONS COMMITTEE

Professor Will Loinaz, chair, Professor Kannan Jagannathan, Professor Helen Leung, Professor David Ratner, Health Professions Advisor/Assistant Dean of Students Richard Aronson, MD, ex officio

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND SAFETY

Chief Student Affairs Officer Suzanne Coffey, chair, Professor Bob Sweeney, Professor Carrie Palmquist, Director of Counseling Center Dr. Jacqueline Alvarez, Senior Associate Athletic Director David Hixon, Director of Health Services Dr. Warren Morgan, Director of Facilities James Brassord, Human Resources Generalist Mica Eberbach, Curator Ronald Hebert, Chief of Campus Police John Carter, 2 students

HONORARY DEGREES COMMITTEE

Professor Elizabeth Aries, Professor Kannan Jagannathan, Tierney Werner '16, Sam Keaser '16

HUMAN SUBJECTS COMMITTEE (IRB)

Professor Matthew Schulkind, chair, Professor Catherine Sanderson, Professor Ron Lembo, Charri Boykin-East, Senior Associate Dean of Students/Coordinator of Academic Support, Professor Jack Cheney, Associate Dean of the Faculty/Director of Sponsored Research, Reverend Dr. Thomas Fisher (community representative)

INSTITUTIONAL ANIMAL CARE USE COMMITTEE (IACUC)

Professor Jack Cheney, Associate Dean of the Faculty, chair, Professor Ethan Temeles, Professor Joe Moore, Professor John-Paul Baird, Professor Sarah Turgeon, Professor Ethan Clotfelter, Dr. Richard J. Rubin, Sr. Staff Physician, UMass Amherst Health Services, Dr. Michael Katz, Veterinarian, Richard Mears, Environmental Health & Safety Manager, Maureen Manning, Biology Technician

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE

Professor Rosalina de la Carrera, Professor Vanessa Fong, chair, Professor Jonathan Obert, Director of Education Abroad Janna Behrens, ex officio, Registrar Kathleen Kilventon, ex officio

LIBRARY COMMITTEE

Professor Lisa Brooks, Professor Frank Couvares, Professor Sheila Jaswal, Librarian of the College Bryn Geffert, ex officio

ORIENTATION COMMITTEE

Professor Cathy Ciepiela, Professor Sahar Sadjadi, Dean of New Students Rick Lopez, ex officio, chair, Class Dean Lyle McGoech, Dean of Students Alex Vasquez, Title IX Coordinator Laurie Frankl, ex officio, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Life Demitrius Brown, 4 students

STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS COMMITTEE

Professor Christian Rogowski, chair, Professor Tom Dumm, Professor David Hanneke, Professor Amelie Hastie, Professor Jason Robinson, Professor Nishi Shah, Director of Fellowship Advising Denise Gagnon, ex officio

SUMMER SCIENCE UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWS COMMITTEE (SURF)

Professor John-Paul Baird, Faculty Coordinator, Professor Tanya Leise, Professor Will Loinaz, Professor David Hansen, Professor Michael Hood, Professor Jack Cheney, Associate Dean of the Faculty, Lisa Stoffer, Director of Foundation & Corporate Relations

ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO THE COMMITTEE ON TRUSTEESHIP

Professor Kannan Jagannathan, Professor Buffy Aries


AD HOC COMMITTEES AND WORKING GROUPS AND THEIR PAPERS AND REPORTS

AD HOC SCIENCE PLANNING COMMITTEE

One representative from each science department

Advisory Budget Committee Membership  (Charge to the ABC)

Ad HocCommittee on Advising

Ad Hoc Faculty Advisory Group on Reaccreditation (NEASC Reaccreditation 2008)

Ad Hoc Committee on the Evaluation and Improvement of Teaching (Final Report)

Ad Hoc Committee on the Mead Strategic Plan 

Arts at Amherst Initiative Steering Committee (2014-2015)
Professor Ron Bashford, Professor Adam Levine (fall), Professor Jason Robinson, Senior Resident Artist David Gloman (spring), Curator of American Art Vanja Malloy

2005 Report of the Working Committee The Arts at Amherst

Experiential Education Working Paper (pdf)

Global Comprehension  Working Group Paper (pdf)

Report of the Humanities Center Planning Committee (August 2013)

Quantitative Skills  Reports

Visual Understanding  Report of the Working Group

WritingGroupPapers