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2020-2021 ACADEMIC YEAR 

ELECTED and APPOINTED FACULTY COMMITTEES

Chair of the Faculty
Barry Balof, term ending 2021

Secretary of the Faculty
Ginger Withers, term ending 2021

Committee of Division Chairs
Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Chair, Alzada J. Tipton
Division I Chair, Shampa Biswas, term ending 2022
Division II Chair, Sharon Alker, term ending 2023
Division III Chair, Kurt Hoffman, term ending 2021
Chair of the Faculty, Barry Balof, term ending 2021
Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Helen Kim, ex-officio
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Kendra J. Golden, ex-officio


ELECTED COMMITTEES 

Academic Freedom and Due Process
Doug Hundley, term ending 2022
Elyse Semerdjian, term ending 2023 
Lisa Uddin, term ending 2021 

Academic Information Technology Advisory Group (AITAG)
Sarah Davies, term ending 2023 
Janet Davis, term ending 2021
Michael Simon, term ending 2022
Dalia Corkrum, Director of Penrose Library, ex-officio
David Sprunger, Director of Instructional Technology, ex-officio
Student Representative(s):
Atish Batliwalla '22


Admission and Financial Aid
Josh Jensen, Vice President for Enrollment and Communications, Chair
Aarón Aguilar-Ramírez, term ending 2022  
Eunice Blavascunas, term ending 2023
Nate Boland, term ending 2021
Adam Miller, Director of Admission
Marilyn Ponti, Director of Financial Aid Services
Student Representative(s): VACANT  

Aid to Faculty Scholarship and Instructional Development (ASID)
Helen Kim, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Chair
M. Acuff, term ending 2022
Aaron Bobrow-Strain, term ending 2022 
Krista Gulbransen, term ending 2023
Doug Hundley, term ending 2023
Tim Machonkin, fall only 
Matthew Prull, term ending 2021 
Dan Vernon, term ending 2021  (fall sabbatical)

Board of Review
Doug Hundley, term ending 2021
Emily Jones, term ending 2022
Lynn Sharp, term ending 2023 
Stacey Giusti, Registrar, ex-officio  

Council on Academic Standards
Barry Balof, Chair of the Faculty, Chair
Pavel Blagov, term ending 2022
Melissa Clearfield, term ending 2023
Rachel George, term ending 2021 (spring sabbatical)
Doug Hundley, term ending 2021
Emily Jones, term ending 2022
Paul Luongo, term ending 2021 
Lynn Sharp, term ending 2023 
Kazi Joshua, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students  

Council on Student Affairs
Kazi Joshua, Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, Chair
Pavel Blagov, term ending 2022
Melissa Clearfield, term ending 2023
Rachel George, term ending 2021 (fall sabbatical)
Paul Luongo, term ending 2021  
Student Representative(s):
Mia Groff '22
Devon Mann '21
Hannah Siepmann '21  

Curriculum
Nick Bader, term ending 2023
Pavel Blagov, term ending 2021
Mitch Clearfield, term ending 2023
John Cotts, term ending 2022 (fall sabbatical)
Tarik Elseewi, term ending 2022
Jeff Northam, fall only
Nathaniel Paust, term ending 2021 (fall sabbatical)
James Russo, fall only
Barry Balof, Professor of Mathematics and Chair of the Faculty, ex-officio
Kendra J. Golden, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, ex-officio
Stacey Guisti, Registrar, ex-officio
Mike Reese, Curriculum and Registration Analyst, ex-officio
Roger Stelk, Head of Collection Management, ex-officio
Student Representative(s):
Sihan Chen '22
Phyllis Pawa '21

Faculty Committee on Compensation
Bina Arch, term ending 2023
Jon Collins, term ending 2022
Denise Hazlett, termending 2023
Marian Manic, term ending 2021  
Fred Moore, term ending 2021 
Jim Russo, term ending 2022  

Faculty Personnel
Marion Götz, term ending 2021, Chair
Tom Armstrong, term ending 2023
Patrick Frierson, term ending 2023
Doug Juers, term ending 2022
Matthew Reynolds, term ending 2021
Jacqueline Woodfork, term ending 2022  

General Studies
Susanne Beechey, term ending 2021, Chair
Andrea Dobson, term ending 2023
Adam Gordon, term ending 2022
Lydia McDermott, Coordinator of First Year Seminar Writing Program, ex-officio
Mary Raschko, Director of First Year Seminar, ex-officio
Kendra J. Golden, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, ex-officio
Student Representative(s):      
Julien Comardelle '22      
Chloe Daikh '21

Library
Sarah Davies, term ending 2022
Tarik Elseewi, term ending 2021
Moira Gresham, term ending 2023
Dalia Corkrum, Director of Penrose Library, ex-officio
Dan Terrio, Chief Information Officer, ex-officio
Student Representative(s):
Claire Drown '20

Student Life
Renee Archibald, term ending 2022
Nancy Day, term ending 2023
Delbert Hutchison, term ending 2021
Julie Dunn, Associate Dean of Students
Kendra J. Golden, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Barbara Maxwell, Associate Dean of Students
Student Representative(s):      
Penelope Boone '22           
Jordon Crawford '21  
Olivia "Livvy" Eickerman '23     
Collin Horn '21      
Hannah Roh '20
Haley Yandt '21

APPOINTED COMMITTEES  

(NOTE that some appointed committees are still being determined)

Assessment and Accreditation
Kendra J. Golden, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Chair
Sharon Alker, term ending 2023
Shampa Biswas, term ending 2022
Neal Christopherson
Juli Dunn
Kurt Hoffman, term ending 2021
Mike Osterman
Dan Terrio
Alzada J. Tipton

College Athletic Committee
Kim Chandler, Director of Athletics, Chair
Pat Spencer, Faculty Athletic Representative, ex-officio
Kendra J. Golden, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, ex-officio
Student Representatives:
Adam Ried '22
Kattie Pak '21

College Collections Committee
Elizabeth Miller, Chair
Dana Bronson
Daniel Forbes
Kynde Kiefel
Ben Murphy

College NAGPRA Coordinator
Elizabeth Miller

General Education Working Group
Barry Balof, Chair
Neal Christopherson
Andrea Dobson
Susan Holme
Maria Lux 
Lydia McDermott
Kate Shea
Jenna Terry
Kendra Golden, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, ex-officio
Alzada J. Tipton, Provost and Dean of the Faculty, ex-officio

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)
Christopher Wallace, Chair
Michael Coronado (full year sabattical)
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) 
Alissa Cordner, Chair
Joshua Farrell
Tom Knight
Lauren Osborne, fall only
Xiaobo Yuan, spring only
Community Member:
Kathryn Southwick-Hess, ARNP

Off-Campus Studies (OCS)
Ron Takemoto, Chair
Jakobina Arch
Heidi Dobson, Crossroads Mentor
Stacey Giusti, Registrar, ex-officio
Kendra J. Golden, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, ex-officio
Barbara Hoffman, Associate 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
TBD
Keith Raether

British Scholarships
Moira Gresham
Jack Jackson
Keith Raether

Davis Projects for Peace
Susan Holme
Victoria Wolff
Keith Raether

Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Teaching:
Scott Elliott
Amy Molitor
Kisha Schlegel
Keith Raether

Research:
Nick Bader
Nate Boland
TBD
Keith Raether

Gaither Junior Fellows Program (formerly Carnegie)
Brian Dott
Keith Raether

Goldwater Scholarship
Mark Juhasz, Chair
Tom Knight
Keith Raether

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program
Jason Pribilsky
Keith Raether

Luce Scholars Program
Akira "Ron" Takemoto
Keith Raether

Truman
Donald Snow, Chair
Sarah Davies
Keith Raether

Udall
TBD
Kate Shea
Don Snow
Keith Raether

Watson
TBD
Albert Schueller, Chair
Sharon Alker
Wally Herbranson
Akira "Ron" Takemoto
Keith Raether

Scholars at Risk (SAR)
Tim Machonkin, Chair
Nick Bader
David Kim
Alvaro Santana-Acuna

Sheehan Gallery
Krista Gulbransen
Libby Miller
Nichole Pietrantoni, spring only
Daniel Schindler, fall only
Elyse Semerdjian
Charles Timm-Ballard
Daniel Forbes, Co-Director of the Donald H. Sheehan Gallery, ex-officio
Kynde Kiefel, Co- Director of the Donald H. Sheehan Gallery, ex-officio


Special Programs 

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

Cinema Arts Series
Robert Sickels, Coordinator 

Faculty Forum
Dana Burgess, Coordinator

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

High School Enrichment
Albert Schueller, Coordinator 

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


Steering Committees

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (BBMB)
James E. Rosso, Director
Britney Moss

Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)
Helen Kim, Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Chair
Nick Bader, term ending 2023
Sarah Davies, ending 2021
Machelle Hartman, term ending 2023
Sarah Hurlburt, term ending 2023
Lee Keene, Head of Instructional and Research Services, Penrose Library
David Sprunger, Director of Instructional & Learning Technology

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

Environmental Studies
Amy Molitor, Co-Director
Tim Parker, Co-Director
Eunice Blavascunas
Phil Brick, spring only
Emily Jones
Lyman Persico 
Kate Shea
Donald Snow

Gender Studies
Nicole Simek, Director
Lydia McDermott
Suzanne Morrissey (full year sabbatical)
Zahi Zalloua

Health Professions
Kimberly Mueller, Chair
Susanne Altermann
Wally Herbranson
Brit Moss
Jim Russo

Race and Ethnic Studies
TBD
Zahi Zalloua, Director
Tarik Elseewi
Suzanne Morrissey (full year sabbatical)
Jason Pribilsky
Nicole Simek