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Faculty Committees for 2013-14

July 31, 2013

  • Michael M. Franz, Faculty Parliamentarian
  • Matthew W. Klingle, Faculty Moderator
  • Jeanne L. Bamforth, Clerk of the Faculty

(Numbers in parentheses indicate the academic year in which the current term ends.)

Faculty Governance Committees


Committee on Appointments, Promotion and Tenure

  • Faculty: Rachel J. Beane (16), Laura Henry (15), Mary K. Hunter, Chair (14), Scott MacEachern (16), Stephen M. Majercik (14)
  • Ex officio: Cristle Collins Judd, Dean for Academic Affairs

Committee on Governance and Faculty Affairs

  • Faculty: Ericka Albaugh (15), Hadley Wilson Horch (16), Matthew W. Klingle (16), Adam B. Levy, Chair (15), Louisa M. Slowiaczek (15), Robert Sobak (15)
  • Ex officio: Cristle Collins Judd, Dean for Academic Affairs; Barry Mills, President

Curricular Committees


Curriculum and Educational Policy Committee

  • Faculty: Margaret Boyle (15), Kelly Fayard (15), Bruce D. Kohorn (15), Robert G. Morrison (16), Emily M. Peterman (15), Andrew C. Rudalevige (16)
  • Students: Jordan Goldberg ’14, Harry Rube ’16, Allen Wong Yu ’14 (alt.)
  • Ex officio : Cristle Collins Judd, Dean for Academic Affairs, Chair; Barry A. Logan, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Rebecca Brodigan, Vice President of Institutional Research and Assessment; Barry Mills, President

Curriculum Implementation Committee

  • Faculty: Philip Camill III (16), Soren N. Eustis (15), Ann L. Kibbie (16), Daniel F. Stone (15), Hanétha Vété-Congolo (15), Jean M. Yarbrough (14)
  • Students: Laurel Mast ’14, Alexander (Alex) Carl Thomas ’16, Jordan Goldberg ’14 (alt.)
  • Ex officio: Barry A. Logan, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Chair; Jan Brackett, Registrar; Christine Wintersteen, Director of International Programs and Off-Campus Study; David K. Hecht, Director of First-Year Seminars

Recording Committee

  • Faculty: Rachel Ex Connelly (16), Danielle H. Dube (15), James A. Higginbotham, Chair (16)
  • Students: Anna (Cece) Howard ’16, Jeffrey Cuartas ’14, Allyson (Ally) Michiko Fulton ’16 (alt.)
  • Ex officio: Suzanne B. Lovett, Faculty Liaison for Advising; Jan Brackett, Registrar; Tim Foster, Dean of Student Affairs; Kim Pacelli, Senior Associate Dean of Student Affairs 

Resources Committees


External Student Fellowships Committee

  • Faculty: Greg Beckett (16), John C. Holt, Chair (16), Elizabeth Muther (15), Manuel L. Reyes (15), Vyjayanthi Ratnam Selinger (16)
  • Staff: TBD
  • Student : TBD (for student speaker selection)
  • Ex officio: Barry A. Logan, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Cindy Stocks, Director of Student Fellowships and Research; Melissa Quinby, Director of the Women’s Resource Center (representing the Student Affairs Office)

Internal Student Fellowships Committee

  • Faculty: Patsy S. Dickinson, Chair (16), Meghan K. Roberts (15), Yao Tang (16), Laura Toma (16)
  • Staff: Joan Campbell (14)
  • Student : TBD (for student speaker selection)
  • Ex officio: Barry A. Logan, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Cindy Stocks, Director of Student Fellowships and Research; Jarrett Young, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs (representing the Student Affairs Office)

Faculty Development Committee

  • Chair : Marilyn Reizbaum

Research Subcommittee:

  • Faculty: Thomas Baumgarte (16), Deborah S. DeGraff (16), Marilyn Reizbaum, Chair (15), Carrie Scanga (16)
  • Ex officio : Jennifer Scanlon, Associate Dean for Faculty; Representatives from the Center for Learning and Teaching, the Library, IT, Student Fellowships, and Student Affairs, as needed

Teaching Subcommittee:

  • Faculty: Ingrid Nelson (14), Jennifer Taback, Chair (16), Leah Zuo (16)
  • Students: Alexander (Alex) Tougas ’14, Emily Coin ’14 (alt.)
  • Ex officio : Jennifer Scanlon, Associate Dean for Faculty; Representatives from the Center for Learning and Teaching, the Library, IT, Student Fellowships, and Student Affairs, as needed

Lectures and Concerts Committee

  • Faculty: Christopher Heurlin (15), Paul Sarvis (16), Shu-chin Tsui, Chair (14), Olufemi O. Vaughan (16), Tracy McMullen (16)
  • Staff: Nate Hintze, Associate Director of Student Activities
  • Students: William Danforth ’16, Rachel Sege ’14
  • Ex officio: Mary Pat McMahon, Director of Residential Life and Associate Dean of Student Affairs; Tony R. Sprague, Director of Events and Summer Programs; Heather T. K. Hietala, Director of Stewardship Programs and Associate Director of Leadership Gifts; Ann C. Ostwald, Director of Academic Budgets and Operations

Appeals, Grievances, Misconduct Committees


Faculty Appeals and Grievances Committee

  • Faculty: Connie Y. Chiang (16), Peter Coviello (15), Katherine L. Dauge-Roth (14), Sara A. Dickey (16), Guillermo ‘Ta’ Herrera (15), Stephen G. Naculich (15)

Judicial Board and Student Sexual Misconduct Board

  • Faculty: Jennifer Clarke Kosak (15), John Lichter (14), Arielle Saiber (16), Stephen G. Naculich (16)
  • Students: Maggie Acosta ‘16, Kendall Carpenter ’15, Susanna Howard ’14, Jacques Larochelle ’15, Margaret Lindeman ’15, Teresa Liu ’15, Christopher Nadeau ’16, Tom Peabody ’14, Adrian Rodriguez ’14, Ujal Santchurn ’15, Chelsea Shaffer ’14, Duncan Taylor ’14
  • Ex officio: A designee selected by the Dean of Student Affairs

Student Appeals and Grievances Committee

  • Faculty: David A. Collings (14), Henry C. W. Laurence (14), Birgit Tautz (16), Patricia A. Welsch (14)
  • Students: Sarah Nelson ’14, Allen Wong Yu ’14, Carolyn Veillieux ’16, William (Will) Tucker ’14, Alex Butler ’14
  • Ex officio: Barry Mills, President, Chair; Tim Foster, Dean of Student Affairs; Cristle Collins Judd, Dean for Academic Affairs (for grievance cases)

Oversight: College Life Committees


Advisory Committee for a Diverse Community

  • Faculty: Sarah McMahon (16), Peggy Wang (16), Enrique Yepes, Chair (16)
  • Staff: Aileen Park (14), Zakaree Harris (16), Rogelio Echeverri (16)
  • Students: William (Chase) Hodge-Brokenburr ’16, Filipe Camarotti ’14, Nicole Ampatey ’16, Sarah Nelson ’14
  • Ex officio: Roy H. Partridge, Special Assistant to the President for Multicultural Affairs; Leana E. Amaez, Associate Dean for Multicultural Student Programs; Melissa L. Quinby, Director of the Women’s Resource Center; Kate Stern, Director of the Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, Barry A. Logan, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; Tama Spoerri, Director of Human Resources

Benefits Advisory Committee

  • Faculty: Davis Robinson (16), Susan Wegner (15)
  • Staff: four TBD
  • Chair : S. Catherine Longley, Senior VP for Finance/Administration and Treasurer
  • Ex officio: Tama Spoerri, Director of Human Resources; Mary C. Cote, Benefits Coordinator

Bias Incident Group

  • Faculty: Amy S. Johnson (16), Carolyn Wolfenzon (16)
  • Chair : Barry Mills, President
  • Students: Roberto (Robo) Tavel ’16, Emma DeGray Johnson ’14
  • Ex officio: Tim Foster, Dean of Student Affairs; Leana E. Amaez, Associate Dean for Multicultural Student Programs; Randall T. Nichols, Director of Safety and Security; Bernie Hershberger, Director of the Counseling Service and Wellness Programs; Scott W. Hood, Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs; H. Roy Partridge, Special Assistant to the President for Multicultural Affairs; Kate Stern, Director of the Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity

Bowdoin College Museum of Art Advisory Council

  • Faculty: B. Zorina Khan (15), Dallas G. Denery II (16), Pamela M. Fletcher, Director of Art History Program; James Mullen, Director of Visual Arts Program
  • Co-Chairs : Anne and Frank Goodyear, Co-Directors of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, and a Trustee TBD
  • Students: Maya Reyes ’16, Ziqi Li ’15
  • Others : alumni, trustees and others appointed by the President; Cristle Collins Judd,
  • Dean for Academic Affairs; Senior Vice President for Planning & Development or delegate; Joachim Homann, Curator of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

Faculty Diversity Committee

  • Faculty: Barbara Weiden Boyd (15), Madeleine E. Msall (15), Patrick J. Rael (14), Nancy E. Riley, Chair (14), Allen L. Springer (fall semester only), Elizabeth A. Stemmler (15)

Library Committee*

  • Faculty: Aviva Briefel (16), Dallas G. Denery II (16), Janet M. Martin, Chair (14), Jeffrey K. Nagle (fall semester only), William C. Watterson (14)
  • Students: Kendra Novak ’16, Cody Philip Woods ’16
  • Ex officio: Marjorie Hassen, College Librarian; a representative from IT

*Overstaffed with additional faculty members for the 2013-14 year

Working Groups for 2013-14

Polaris (Banner) Advisory Group

  • Co-chairs : Abbie Brown, Suzanne B. Lovett
  • Faculty: William Barker, Anne E. McBride, Jill S. Smith
  • Staff: Lori Brackett, Marjorie Parker, Elizabeth Palmer, Leslie Levy
  • Students: TBD
  • Others : Members of the Polaris Core Team

Oversight: Research and Safety Issues

Chemical Hygiene Committee

  • Faculty: Alicia Eggert (Art) (spring semester only), Michael Kolster (Art) (fall semester only), Elizabeth A. Stemmler (Chemistry) (16)
  • Staff: Rene L. Bernier, Lab Support Manager and Science Center Manager; Pamela J. Bryer, Director of Biology Laboratories; Steven T. Bunn, Exhibit Technician (Arctic Museum); Kenneth A. Dennison, Lab Instructor (Physics); TBD, Visual Arts Technician (Art); Judith C. Foster, Director of Chemistry Laboratories, Chair; Joanne Urquhart, Lab Instructor (Earth and Oceanographic Science)
  • Ex officio: Mark J. Fisher, Manager of Environmental Health and Safety and Chemical Hygiene Officer

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC)

  • Faculty: Jack Bateman (16), Vlad Douhovnikoff (15), Damon Gannon, Chair (14), Anja Forche (15)
  • Staff: Mark J. Fisher, Manager of Environmental Health and Safety and Biological Safety Officer; Cara Martin-Tetreault, Director of Sponsored Research; Marko Melendy, Animal Care Supervisor and IACUC/IBC Administrator
  • Others : Anne Del Borgo, D.V.M.; John McKeon; Edward Schmidt, M.D.; Kerry Collins, D.V.M. (alt.)

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

  • Faculty: Jack Bateman (16), Vlad Douhovnikoff (15), Damon Gannon, Chair (14), Anja Forche (15)
  • Staff: Mark J. Fisher, Manager of Environmental Health and Safety and Biological Safety Officer; Cara Martin-Tetreault, Director of Sponsored Research; Marko Melendy, Animal Care Supervisor and IACUC/IBC Administrator
  • Others : Anne Del Borgo, D.V.M.; John McKeon; Edward Schmidt, M.D.; Kerry Collins, D.V.M. (alt.)

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

  • Faculty: Michael Danahy (16), Samuel P. Putnam (16), Doris A. Santoro, Chair (14), Paul Schaffner (14)
  • Staff: Cara Martin-Tetreault, Director of Sponsored Research
  • Others : Herbert Paris (community member)

Radiation Safety Committee

  • Faculty: Richard Broene, Chair (15), Danielle Dube (14), Anne E. McBride (14), Madeleine E. Msall (16), Emily M. Peterman (15)
  • Staff: Judith C. Foster, Director of Chemistry Laboratories; Martha Mixon, Instrument Support Technician
  • Ex officio: Mark J. Fisher, Manager of Environmental Health and Safety and Radiation Safety Officer

Trustee Committees with Faculty Representation for 2013-14

Representatives to the Meetings of the Board of Trustees

  • Faculty: Hadley Wilson Horch (14), Louisa M. Slowiaczek (14)
  • Students: Sarah Nelson ’14, Allen Wong Yu ’14

Trustee Executive Committee

  • Faculty: Louisa M. Slowiaczek (14)
  • Students: Sarah Nelson ’14, Allen Wong Yu ’14

Trustee Academic Affairs Committee

  • Faculty: Andrew C. Rudalevige (14)
  • Students: Jordan Goldberg ’14, Harry Rube ‘16 (alt.)

Trustee Admissions and Financial Aid Committee

  • Faculty: Guillermo “Ta” Herrera (14)
  • Students: Jeffrey Chung ’16, Daniel (Danny) Mejia-Cruz ’16 (alt.)

Trustee Development and College Relations Committee

  • Faculty: Allen Wells (14)
  • Students: Rebecca Stoneman ’14, Chelsea Bruno ’14 (alt.)

Trustee Facilities and Properties Committee

  • Faculty: Mark C. Wethli (14)
  • Students: David Levine ’16, Daniel Lipkowitz ’14 (alt.)

Trustee Financial Planning Committee

  • Faculty: Ericka Albaugh (14)
  • Students: Megan Massa ’14

Trustee Subcommittee on Honors

  • Faculty: Peter Coviello (14), Collin Roesler (14)

Trustee Investment Committee

  • Faculty: Thomas Pietraho (14)

Trustee Information and Technology Committee

  • Faculty: John D. “Jack” O’Brien (14)
  • Students: Matthew Gutschenritter ’16

Trustee Special Committee on Multicultural Affairs

  • Faculty: H. Roy Partridge, Enrique Yepes (14)
  • Students: William Hodge-Brokenburr ’16, Filipe Camarotti ’14

Trustee Student Affairs Committee

  • Faculty: Aaron W. Kitch (14)
  • Students: Roberto (Robo) Tavel ’16

Interdisciplinary Program Committees for 2013-14

Africana Studies

  • Faculty: Tess Chakkalakal (Chair), Ericka A. Albaugh, Brian Purnell (on leave, spring semester), Judith Casselberry (on leave, fall semester), Peter Coviello, G. Mark Foster, David Gordon, Scott MacEachern, Elizabeth Muther, H. Roy Partridge, Laura Premack, Patrick J. Rael, Jennifer Scanlon, Olufemi Vaughan, and Hanétha Vété-Congolo

Asian Studies

  • Faculty: Belinda Kong (Chair), Songren Cui, Christopher Heurlin, Henry C.W. Laurence, Vyjayanthi Selinger, Rachel L. Sturman (on leave), John C. Holt, Shu-chin Tsui, Peggy Wang, Leah Zuo

Biochemistry

  • Faculty: Anne E. McBride (Chair), Richard D. Broene, Danielle H. Dube, Benjamin C. Gorske, Bruce D. Kohorn, Barry A. Logan

Environmental Studies

  • Faculty: John Lichter (Chair), Mark O. Battle, Philip Camill, Connie Y. Chiang, Damon P. Gannon, Guillermo E. Herrera, DeWitt John, Amy S. Johnson, Matthew W. Klingle, Michael J. Kolster (on leave), Erik J. Nelson, Jill E. Pearlman (on leave), Collin Roesler, Lawrence H. Simon, Allen L. Springer, Dharni Vasudevan (on leave), Anthony E. Walton, Nathaniel T. Wheelwright (on leave)

Film Studies

  • Faculty: Aviva Briefel (Chair), Sarah Childress, Elena Cueto-Asín, Shu-chin Tsui, Tricia Welsch

Gay and Lesbian Studies

  • Faculty: David Collings (Chair), Aviva Briefel, Sarah O’Brien Conly (on leave), Peter Coviello, Sara A. Dickey, Guy Mark Foster, Elizabeth Pritchard, Marilyn Reizbaum, Jill S. Smith

Gender and Women’s Studies

  • Faculty: Kristen R. Ghodsee (Chair), Margaret Boyle, Nadia V. Celis, Rachel Ex Connelly, Susan Faludi, Jennifer Scanlon, Jill S. Smith, and Laura I. Toma
  • Ex Officio: Anne E. Clifford

Latin American Studies

  • Faculty: Gustavo Faveron-Patriau (Chair), Greg Beckett, Michael Birenbaum Quintero (on leave), Margaret Boyle, Nadia Celis, Elena Cueto-Asín, Marcos Lopez, Stephen J. Meardon, Laura Premack, Krista Van Vleet, Hanétha Vété-Congolo, Susan Wegner, Allen Wells, Eugenia Wheelwright (on leave), Nathanial Wheelwright (on leave), Carolyn Wolfenzon, Enrique Yepes

Neuroscience

  • Faculty: Richmond R. Thompson (Chair), Patsy S. Dickinson, Hadley W. Horch, Bruce D. Kohorn, Michael Palopoli, Sam P. Putnam, Paul Schaffner, Mary Lou Zeeman (on leave)

General College Committees for 2013-14

Bowdoin Administrative Staff (BAS) Steering Committee

  • Staff: Jim Adolf (16), Carolyn Williams (16), Lesley Levy (14), Cara Martin-Tetreault (14), Sarah Seames (14), Zakaree Harris (15), Nate Hintze (Chair) (15), and Sarah Begin Cameron (15) (alt.)
  • Ex Officio : Tama Spoerri, Director of Human Resources

Campus Safety Committee

  • Staff: Cindy Bessmer (Co-Chair, Assistant Director of HR Services), Mark J. Fisher (Co-Chair, Manager of Environmental Health and Safety), Jeffrey Cook, Michele Gaillard, Michael J. Grim, Amy Ouellette, Michael J. Roux, Kristin J. Steinman, Catherine Therieault, Denise Trimmer
  • Ex Officio : Tama Spoerri, Director of Human Resources

Support Staff Advocacy Committee (SSAC) Steering Committee

  • Staff: Rosemary Armstrong, Andrew Cushing, Michael J. Grim, Susan Graham, Deborah Infante (Chair), Mona Paschke, Laurie Sweetman
  • Ex Officio : Tama Spoerri, Director of Human Resources

Workplace Advisors

  • Staff: Stephen P. Hyde, Nancy E. Jennings, Leanne N. Pander, H. Roy Partridge, Delmar D. Small, Donna M. Trout, and Doris White
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