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2015-2016 ACADEMIC YEAR 

FACULTY MEMBERSHIP AND ELECTED COMMITTEES

Chair of the Faculty
Melissa W. Clearfield, term ending 2018

Secretary of the Faculty
Fred Moore, term ending 2017

Committee of Division Chairs
Interim Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Chair, Patrick K. Spencer
Division I Chair, Bruce A. Magnusson, term ending 2016
Division II Chair, Nicole Simek, term ending 2017
Division III Chair, James E. Russo, term ending 2018
Chair of the Faculty, Melissa W. Clearfield, term ending 2018
Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Lisa R. Perfetti, ex-officio
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Kendra J. Golden, ex-officio


ELECTED COMMITTEES (pdf) 

Academic Information Technology Advisory Group (AITAG)
Alissa A. Cordner, term ending 2017 (fall sabbatical)
Gregory H. Ogin, term ending 2018
Erin E. Pahlke, fall only
Nicole S. Pietrantoni, term ending 2016
Dalia Corkrum, Director of Penrose Library, ex-officio
David Sprunger, Director of Instructional and Learning Technology, ex-officio

Admission and Financial Aid
J. Antonio "Tony" Cabasco, Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, Chair
Kurt R. Hoffman, term ending 2018
Julia Anne Ireland, term ending 2016 (spring sabbatical)
Kisha L. Schlegel, spring only
Samantha Brooke Vick, term ending 2017
Adam Miller, Director of Admission
Marilyn Ponti, Director of Financial Aid Services

Aid to Faculty Scholarship and Instructional Development (ASID)
Lisa R. Perfetti, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Chair
Arielle M. Cooley, spring only
Frank M. Dunnivant, term ending 2018
Moira I. Gresham, term ending 2017 (spring sabbatical)
Denise J. Hazlett, term ending 2016
Michelle Jenkins, term ending 2016
Nicole S. Pietrantoni, term ending 2017
Jacqueline Woodfork, term ending 2018

Board of Review
Robert Scott Elliott, term ending 2016
Marion G. Götz, term ending 2018
Suzanne E. Morrissey, term ending 2017 (fall sabbatical)
Jason C. Pribilsky, fall only
Stacey Giusti, Registrar, ex-officio

Council on Academic Standards
Melissa W. Clearfield, Chair of the Faculty
Charles E. Cleveland, Dean of Students
Robert Scott Elliott, term ending 2016
Adam S. Gordon, spring only
Marion G. Götz, term ending 2018
David H. Kim, term ending 2017 (spring sabbatical)
Helen Kim, term ending 2018
Paul Luongo, term ending 2018
Suzanne E. Morrissey, term ending 2017 (fall sabbatical)
Jason C. Pribilsky, fall only
Vivian Elyse Semerdjian, term ending 2016
Stacey Giusti, Registrar, ex-officio

Council on Student Affairs
Charles E. Cleveland, Dean of Students, Chair
Adam S. Gordon, spring only
David H. Kim, term ending 2017 (spring sabbatical)
Helen Kim, term ending 2018
Paul Luongo, term ending 2018
Vivian Elyse Semerdjian, term ending 2016
Student representatives:
Jonathan Miranda '16
Katie Steen '16
Molly Unsworth '18
Eloise Willemsen '16
Dennis Young '17
Blake Ladenburg '17 (Alternate)
Ann Roge '17 (Alternate)
Lorenzo Silva '17 (Alternate)

Curriculum
Melissa W. Clearfield, Chair
Barry A. Balof, term ending 2018
Aaron Bobrow-Strain, term ending 2016
Brian R. Dott, term ending 2018
Julia Anne Ireland, term ending 2017 (spring sabbatical)
Timothy E. Machonkin, term ending 2017
Katrina Roberts, spring only
Zahi Zalloua, term ending 2016
TBD, General Studies Chair
Stacey Giusti, Registrar, ex-officio
Kendra J. Golden, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, ex-officio
Student representatives:
Jack Percival '16, ASWC President
Arthur Shemitz '17, ASWC Vice President

Faculty Committee on Compensation
Susanne N. Beechey, term ending 2016
Halefom Belay, term ending 2016
Frederick G. Moore, term ending 2017
Lauren Osborne, term ending 2018
James E. Russo, term ending 2017
Elizabeth Vandiver, term ending 2018

Faculty Personnel
Patrick R. Frierson, term ending 2017 
Russell A. Gordon, term ending 2016
Michelle Y. Janning, term ending 2017
Marcus Juhasz, term ending 2018
Christopher Leise, term ending 2018
Lynn L. Sharp, term ending 2016
Patrick K. Spencer, Interim Provost and Dean of the Faculty, ex-officio

General Studies
Michelle Acuff, term ending 2016 (spring sabbatical)
Paul Apostolidis, term ending 2018
John D. Cotts, Director of Encounters, ex-officio
Timothy Doyle, Encounters Representative
Douglas Juers, term ending 2017
Yukiko Shigeto, spring only
TBD, Critical & Alternative Voices Representative
Kendra J. Golden, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, ex-officio
Student representatives:
Ye He '17
Margaret Rockey '16

Library
John D. Cotts, term ending 2016
Mary Raschko, term ending 2018
Albert W. Schueller, term ending 2017
Dalia Corkrum, Director of Penrose Library, ex-officio
Michael Osterman, WCTS, ex-officio
Student representatives:
Margaret Rockey '16

Nominating Committee (see Faculty Code, chapter 1, section 6)
Melissa W. Clearfield, Chair of the Faculty
Bruce A. Magnusson, term ending 2016, Division I Chair
Robert Scott Elliott, term ending 2016 

Student Life
Jakobina Arch, term ending 2018
Jennifer Blomme, term ending 2016
Adam S. Gordon, term ending 2017
Julia "Juli" Dunn, Associate Dean of Students
Kendra J. Golden, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, ex-officio
Barbara Maxwell, Associate Dean of Students
Student representatives:
Rose Gottlieb '16
Samantha Grainger-Shuba '16
Phuong Le '16
Jack Percival '16, ASWC President
Megan Weisselberg '18
Ryan Witherspoon '18
VACANCY to be filled in the Fall

 

APPOINTED COMMITTEES (pdf)
(some appointed committees are still being determined)

Assessment and Accreditation
Kendra J. Golden, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Chair
Neal Christopherson
Tom Davis
Julia "Juli" Dunn
Patrick W. Keef
David Sprunger
Charles Timm-Ballard, spring only

Athletics
Dean Snider, Chair
Jennifer Blomme
Michelle Ferenz
Jeff Northam
Scott Shields
Douglas Juers, Faculty Athletic Representative, ex-officio
Kendra J. Golden, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, ex-officio
Student Representatives:
TBD

College Collections Committee
Daniel Forbes
Emily Hamada
Kynde Kiefel
Richard Martinez
Lisa Perfetti
Melissa Salrin
Rachna Sinnott
Jonathan Walters
Jamie Warren, Interim Exhibitions and Collections Manager

College NAGPRA Coordinator
Gary Rollefson

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
Christopher Wallace, Chair, fall only
Walter Herbranson, Chair, spring only
Mitch Clearfield, spring only
Emily Hamada
Kate Jackson, spring only
Hilary Lease, fall only
Kendra J. Golden, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Institutional Officer
Fredrick Miller, Environmental Health and Safety Manager
Tana Park, Sponsored Program Coordinator
Community Members:
John C. Ladderud, DVM
Rev. John Knapp

Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Matthew Prull, Chair
Dennis Crockett
Heidi Dobson
Kristen Handley
Helen Kim, fall only
Suzanne Morrissey, spring only
Community Member:
Kathryn Southwick-Hess, ARNP

Off-Campus Studies (OCS)
Nick Bader, fall only
Delbert Hutchison, spring only
Nico Parmley, fall only
Yukiko Shigeto, spring only
Kendra J. Golden, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, ex-officio
Stacey Giusti, Registrar, ex-officio
Barbara Hoffman, Assistant Director Off-Campus Studies, ex-officio
Susan Holme, Director of Off-Campus Studies, ex-officio
Elyse Semerdjian, Global Studies Director, ex-officio

Post Graduate Fellowships
Keith Raether, Director of Fellowships and Grants

Beinecke Scholarship
Theresa DiPasquale, fall only
Russ Gordon 

British Scholarships
Tom Davis
Moira Gresham

Carnegie Junior Fellows
David Schmitz, spring only 

Davis Projects for Peace
Susan Holme

Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Teaching:
Rachel Chacko, fall only
Amy Molitor 

Research:
Nate Boland, fall only
Dennis Crockett
Marion Götz
Dan Vernon, spring only

Goldwater Scholarship
Moira Gresham, fall only
Mark Juhasz
Ginger Withers, fall only 

Luce Scholars Program
Akira "Ron" Takemoto 

Truman
Donald Snow  

Udall
Phil Brick
Delbert Hutchison, spring only
Donald Snow 

Watson
Keith Raether, Liaison
Albert Schueller, Chair
Sharon Alker
Walter Herbranson, spring only
Akira "Ron" Takemoto 

Safety (not a faculty committee)
John Hopkins, Chair
Bridget Cummins
John Delaney
John Eckel
Dennis Hopwood
Marge Jessee
Bryan Lubbers
Fred Miller
Kate Rambo
Kathy Rogers
Lynn Woolson
Kendra J. Golden, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, ex-officio 

Sheehan Gallery
Janis Breckenridge
Dennis Crockett
Krista Gulbranson
Nicole Pietrantoni
Daniel Forbes, Director of Sheehan Gallery, ex-officio
Kynde Kiefel, Exhibitions and Collections Manager, ex-officio

Whitman Advisory Group
Susan Holme, Chair
Dana Burgess, spring only
Andrea Dobson
Julia "Juli" Dunn
Stacey Giusti
Kendra Golden
Barbara Hoffman
Lynn Sharp

SPECIAL PROGRAMS 

Canadian Studies
Jack Iverson, Coordinator

Cinema Arts Series
Robert Sickels, Coordinator 

Encounters
John D. Cotts, Director

Faculty Forum
Dana Burgess, Coordinator

Faculty Members on Employee Relations Council (ERC)
Halefom Belay
Richard Martinez
Erin Pahlke
Kate Shea, fall only 

Faculty Mentoring Program
Helen Kim, Coordinator (Tenure-track)
Johanna Stoberock, Coordinator (Non Tenure-track)

High School Enrichment
Albert Schueller, Coordinator 

IT Security Task Force
Brian Griffith, Chair
Heather Hayes, fall only
Justin Lincoln 

Testing
Bridget Jacobson, Director

STEERING COMMITTEES 

Asian Studies
Akira "Ron" Takemoto, Director
Brian Dott
Charles F. McKhann
Jonathan Walters

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (BBMB)
Douglas H. Juers, Director
Britney Moss
James E. Russo
Dan Vernon, spring only

Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)
Lisa Perfetti, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Chair
Rebecca Frost, Director of Student Success and Disability Support Services
Denise Hazlett, term ending 2018
Michelle Jenkins, term ending 2016
Lee Keene
David Sprunger
Ginger Withers, term ending 2017 fall only
Devon Wootten, term ending 2017

Committee of Writing Faculty
Dana Burgess, Co-chair, spring only
John D. Cotts, Encounters Director
Scott Elliott, Co-chair
Michelle Janning
Lydia McDermott, Writing Center Director
Jenna Terry
Ginger Withers, fall only

Computer Science Steering Committee
Janet Davis, Chair
Sharon Alker
Barry Balof
Amy Blau
Walter Herbranson, spring only
Sarah Hurlburt
Michelle Janning
Frederick Moore
Albert Schueller
David Sprunger, ex-officio

David Deal Endowment Committee
Susan Holme, Director of Off Campus Studies
Brian Dott
Qiulei Hu
Chas McKhann

Environmental Studies
Phil Brick, Director
Aaron Bobrow-Strain
Jan Crouter
Frank Dunnivant
Delbert Hutchison, spring only
Emily Jones, fall only
Amy Molitor
Timothy Parker
Kate Shea, fall only
Donald Snow

Film and Media Studies
Robert C. Sickels, Director
Tarik Elseewi
Donghui He, spring only

Gender Studies
Jason Pribilsky, Director, fall only
Suzanne E. Morrissey, Director, spring only
Susanne Beechey
Kristin Kosmas
Lydia McDermott
Melissa Wilcox
Zahi Zalloua

Global Studies
Elyse Semerdjian, Director
Shampa Biswas
Aaron Bobrow-Strain
Jennifer Cohen
Leena Knight
Lisa Uddin
Jonathan Walters
Zahi Zalloua

Health Professions
James Russo, Chair
Walter Herbranson, spring only
Tom Knight
Margo Scribner

Race and Ethnic Studies
Zahi Zalloua, Director
Susanne Beechey
Melisa Casumbal
Helen Kim
Suzanne Morrissey, spring only
Jason Pribilsky, fall only 

Rhetoric Studies
Zahi Zalloua, Chair
Heather Hayes, fall only
Lydia McDermott
Nicole Simek

3-2 Engineering and 3-2 Computer Science
Frederick Moore, Chair
Frank Dunnivant
Doug Hundley

Whitman in China
Chas McKhann, Chair
Susan Holme, Off Campus Studies Director
Johanna Stoberock
Qiulei Hu