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2018-2019 ACADEMIC YEAR 

ELECTED and APPOINTED FACULTY COMMITTEES

Chair of the Faculty
Barry Balof, term ending 2021

Secretary of the Faculty
Douglas Hundley, term ending 2019

Committee of Division Chairs
Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Chair, Alzada J. Tipton
Division I Chair, Jason Pribilsky, term ending 2019
Division II Chair, Rebecca Hanrahan, term ending 2020
Division III Chair, Kurt Hoffman, term ending 2021
Chair of the Faculty, Barry Balof, term ending 2021
Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Lisa R. Perfetti, ex-officio
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Kendra J. Golden, ex-officio


ELECTED COMMITTEES (pdf)

Academic Freedom and Due Process
Kate Jackson, term ending 2019
Elyse Semerdjian, term ending 2020
Lisa Uddin, term ending 2021

Academic Information Technology Advisory Group (AITAG)
Janet Davis, spring only
Andy Exley, term ending 2021 (spring sabbatical)
Nina Lerman, term ending 2020
Justin Lincoln, term ending 2019
Dalia Corkrum, Director of Penrose Library, ex-officio
David Sprunger, Director of Instructional and Learning Technology, ex-officio

Admission and Financial Aid
Josh Jensen, Vice President for Enrollment and Communications, Chair
Nate Boland, term ending 2021
Erin Pahlke, term ending 2020
Kisha Schlegel, term ending 2019
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
Wally Herbranson, term ending 2019
Lauren Osborne, term ending 2019 
Lyman Persico, term ending 2020
Christopher Petit, term ending 2020
Matthew Prull, term ending 2021
Dan Vernon, term ending 2021

Board of Review
Pavel Blagov, term ending 2020
Doug Hundley, term ending 2021
Yuki Shigeto, term ending 2019
Stacey Giusti, Registrar, ex-officio

Council on Academic Standards
Barry Balof, Chair of the Faculty, Chair
Kazi Joshua, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Tom Armstrong, term ending 2019 (spring sabbatical)
Pavel Blagov, term ending 2020
Alissa Cordner, spring only
Scott Elliott, term ending 2020 (spring sabbatical)
Rachel George, term ending 2021
Doug Hundley, term ending 2021
David Kim, spring only
Yuki Shigeto, term ending 2019
Stacey Giusti, Registrar, ex-officio

Council on Student Affairs
Kazi Joshua, Interim Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Chair
Tom Armstrong, term ending 2019 (spring sabbatical)
Alissa Cordner, spring only
Scott Elliott, term ending 2020 (spring sabbatical)
Rachel George, term ending 2021
David Kim, spring only
Paul Luongo, term ending 2021
Student representatives:  
Brahm Coler '19
Jayden Dirk '20
Julia Mazon '19
Lily Parker '19
Hanna Siepmann '20
  Alternates:
  Zoë Kelly '19
  Elle Palmer '19

Curriculum
Pavel Blagov, term ending 2021
Tom Davis, term ending 2020
Jack Iverson, term ending 2019
Erin Pahlke, term ending 2019
Nathaniel Paust, term ending 2021
Dalia Rokhsana, term ending 2020
Moira Gresham, General Studies Chair (fall)
Gaurav Majumdar, General Studies Chair (spring)
Stacey Giusti, Registrar, ex-officio
Kendra J. Golden, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, ex-officio
Student representatives:
Brian Wu '19
Vacant-TBD Fall 2018

Encounters Syllabus Committee
Sarah Davies, term ending 2019
Courtney Fitzsimmons, term ending 2020 (1-yr sabbatical)
Kristen Kosmas, 1-yr sabbatical replacement
Arielle Cooley, term ending 2021

Faculty Committee on Compensation
David Guichard, term ending 2020
Jack Jackson, term ending 2019 (fall sabbatical)
Marian Manic, term ending 2021
Gilbert Mireles, term ending 2019
Fred Moore, term ending 2021
Kirsten Nicolaysen, term ending 2020
Marina Ptukhina, fall only

Faculty Personnel
Andrea Dobson, term ending 2019, Chair
Julie Charlip, term ending 2019
Marion Götz, term ending 2021
Julia Ireland, term ending 2020
Gilbert Mireles, term ending 2020
Matthew Reynolds, term ending 2021
Alzada J. Tipton, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, ex-officio

General Studies
Moira Gresham, term ending 2020, Chair (fall)
Gaurav Majumdar, term ending 2019, (fall sabbatical), Chair (spring)
Susanne Beechey, term ending 2021
Sarah Hurlburt, fall only
TBD, Encounters Representative
Helen Kim, Director of Encounters, ex-officio
TBD, Critical & Alternative Voices Representative
Kendra J. Golden, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, ex-officio
Student representatives:
Ralph Huang '19
Vacant-TBD Fall 2018

Library
Tarik Elseewi, term ending 2021
Lynn Sharp, term ending 2019
Pat Spencer, fall only
John Stratton, term ending 2020 (fall sabbatical)
Dalia Corkrum, Director of Penrose Library, ex-officio
Michael Osterman, WCTS, ex-officio
Student representatives:
Vacant-TBD Fall 2018

Nominating Committee (see Faculty Code, chapter 1, section 6)
Barry Balof, Chair of the Faculty
Yuki Shigeto, term ending 2019
Jason Pribilsky, Chair of Division I, term ending 2019

Non-Tenure-Track (NTT) Working Group (ad-hoc committee)
Jenna Terry, Co-Chair
Elizabeth Vandiver, Co-Chair
Monica Hunter
Scott Shields
Libby Miller
Deberah Simon
Barry Balof, Chair of the Faculty, ex-officio
Kendra J. Golden, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, ex-officio

Student Life
Delbert Hutchison, term ending 2021
Britney Moss, term ending 2019
Kirsten Nicolaysen, 1-yr sabbatical replacement
Albert Schueller, term ending 2020 (1-yr sabbatical)
Juli Dunn, Associate Dean of Students
Kendra J. Golden, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, ex-officio
Barbara Maxwell, Associate Dean of Students
Student Representatives:
Kylin Brown '20
Jordon Crawford '21
Cody Hipskind '19
Colin Horn '21
Shubhra Tewari '21
Vacant-TBD 2018

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

Assessment and Accreditation
Kendra J. Golden, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Chair
Neal Christopherson
Juli Dunn
Rebecca Hanrahan
Kurt Hoffman
Mike Osterman
Jason Pribilsky
Dan Terrio
Alzada Tipton

Athletics
Michelle Ferenz Chair
Jennifer Blomme
Brian Kitamura
Jeff Northam
Scott Shields
Pat Spencer, Faculty Athletic Representative, ex-officio
Kendra J. Golden, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, ex-officio
Student Representatives:
Alex Izbiky '20

College Collections Committee
Daniel Forbes
Dana Bronson
Heidi Dobson
Krista Gulbransen
Emily Hamada
Kynde Kiefel
Libby Miller
Ben Murphy
Lisa Perfetti
Rachna Sinnott

College NAGPRA Coordinator
Lisa Perfetti

General Education Working Group
Barry Balof, Chair
Arielle Cooley
Andrea Dobson
Leena Knight
Maria Lux
Lydia McDermott
Suzanne Morrissey
Helen Kim, Director of Encounters
Moira Gresham, General Studies Committee Chair, fall
Gaurav Majumdar, General Studies Committee Chair, spring
Kendra Golden, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, ex officio

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
Christopher Wallace, Chair (fall sabbatical)
Michael Coronado
Emily Hamada
Walter Herbranson
Don Snow
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 Biosafety Committee
Constituted as needed. See Faculty Handbook, Chapter IX-C.

Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Wally Herbranson, Chair
Zoe Hanley
Tom Knight
Rich Martinez
Erin Pahlke, Technical Support, ex-officio
Community Member:
Kathryn Southwick-Hess, ARNP

Off-Campus Studies (OCS)
Ron Takemoto, Chair
Aaron Bobrow-Strain
Alberto Ortega
Stacey Giusti, Registrar, ex-officio
Kendra J. Golden, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, ex-officio
Barbara Hoffman, Assistant Director Off-Campus Studies, ex-officio
Susan Holme, Director of Off-Campus Studies, ex-officio
Leena Knight, Global Studies Director, ex-officio

Post Graduate Fellowships

Beinecke Scholarship
Theresa DiPasquale, Chair (fall sabbatical)
Russ Gordon
Krista Gulbransen
Keith Raether

British Scholarships
John Cotts
Tom Davis
Keith Raether

Davis Projects for Peace
Susan Holme
Victoria Wolff
Keith Raether

Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Teaching:
Scott Elliott (spring sabbatical)
Johanna Stoberock
Keith Raether

Research:
Nate Boland
Nathaniel Paust
Keith Raether

Gaither Junior Fellows Program (formerly Carnegie)
Keith Raether

Goldwater Scholarship
Pat Spencer, Chair
Tom Knight
Keith Raether

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program
Adam Gordon
Keith Raether

Luce Scholars Program
Akira "Ron" Takemoto
Keith Raether

Truman
Donald Snow, Chair
Keith Raether

Udall
Phil Brick, Chair
Don Snow
Keith Raether

Watson
Sharon Alker, Chair
Kate Jackson
Michelle Janning
Akira "Ron" Takemoto
Keith Raether

Scholars at Risk
Aaron Bobrow-Strain, Chair, fall only
Gaurav Majumdar, Chair (fall sabbatical)
Krista Gulbarnsen, fall only
Dalia Rokhsana, term ending 2021
Alvaro Santana-Acuna, term ending 2020
Zahi Zalloua, term ending 2019

Sheehan Gallery
Maria Lux
Nicole Pietrantoni
Robert Sickels
Charles Timm-Ballard
Daniel Forbes, Director of Sheehan Gallery, ex-officio
Kynde Kiefel, Exhibitions and Collections Manager, ex-officio

SPECIAL PROGRAMS 

3-2 Engineering and 3-2 Computer Science
Fred Moore, Coordinator

Canadian Studies
Jack Iverson, Coordinator

Cinema Arts Series
Robert Sickels, Coordinator 

Encounters
Helen Kim, Director

Faculty Forum
Dana Burgess, Coordinator

Faculty Mentoring Program
Michelle Jenkins, Coordinator (Tenure-track)
Mitch Clearfield, Coordinator (Non-tenure-track)

High School Enrichment
David Guichard, Coordinator 

Testing
Kathy Gifford, Director (kathy@wallawallafoundry.com)

STEERING COMMITTEES 

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (BBMB)
Dan Vernon, Director
Britney Moss
James E. Russo (spring sabbatical)

Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)
Lisa Perfetti, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Chair
Susanne Altermann, term ending 2020
Sarah Davies, ending 2021
Moira Gresham, term ending 2020 (fall sabbatical)
Lauren Osborne, ending 2019
Lee Keene, Head of Instructional and Research Services, Penrose Library
Janet Mallen, Academic Resource Center
David Sprunger, Director of Instructional & Learning Technology

Committee of Writing Faculty
Lydia McDermott, Chair
Dana Burgess
John Cotts
Leena Knight
Mary Raschko
Adeline Rother
Johanna Stoberock
Jenna Terry
Helen Kim, Encounters Director

David Deal Endowment Committee
Susan Holme, Director of Off Campus Studies
Brian Dott
Donghui He
Leena Knight, Global Studies Director, ex-officio

Environmental Studies
Delbert Hutchison, Co-Director
Amy Molitor, Co-Director
Phil Brick (spring only)
Tim Parker
Lyman Persico   
Donald Snow

Gender Studies
Nicole Simek, Director
Matthew Bost
Eva Hoffman
Nina Lerman
Lydia McDermott
Suzanne Morrissey
Zahi Zalloua (spring only)
Korin Bradley, LGBTQIA+ Resource Coordinator

Health Professions
Kimberly Mueller, Chair
Michael Coronado
Michelle Jenkins
Britney Moss

Race and Ethnic Studies
Nicole Simek, Director, fall only
Zahi Zalloua, Director, spring only
Arash Davari
Suzanne Morrissey
Jason Pribilsky

Whitman in China
Susan Holme, Off Campus Studies Director
Donghui He
Johanna Stoberock