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Last updated on: December 7, 2020

Committees Responsible for Matters Related to Primary Jurisdiction

Academic Appeals

Chairperson: TBD

Faculty Committee Members – A&S (10)

  1. Leticia Cabrera (NS)
  2. Eric Dickey (LLW)
  3. Richard Field (HSS)
  4. Arghya Goswami (NS)
  5. Christina Heintz (Math)
  6. Ernest Kramer (FPA)
  7. Mohammed Meziani (NS)
  8. Anthony Olson (FPA)
  9. Jeff Thornsberry (NS)
  10. Rick Toomey (NS)

Faculty Committee Members – Schools (10)

  1. Scott Bell (CSIS)
  2. Jill Baker (Ed)
  3. Adam Bochart (Comm)
  4. Lisa Bishop (Bus) 
  5. Aziz Fellah (CSIS)
  6. Giselle Greenidge (HSW)
  7. Thomas LaPann (FPA)
  8. Damon Leiss (HSW)
  9. Rebecca Moore (Ed)
  10. Jawad Sadek (Math)

Academic Petitions

Chairperson: Cheryl Malm (Math)

Faculty Committee Members – A&S (8)

  1. Luke Campbell (HSS) 
  2. Rebecca Dunnell (FPA) 
  3. Michael Faris (FPA) 
  4. Vincent Hustad (NS) 
  5. Theo Ross (FPA)
  6. Shelley Riley (NS)
  7. Sue Wood (Ed)

Faculty Committee Members – Schools (8)

  1. Robert Arndt (NS)
  2. Ajay Bandi (CSIS)
  3. Charles Hoot (CSIS) 
  4. Augustus Hallmon (HSW)
  5. Malinda Tobin (Bus) 
  6. Deborah Toomey (Bus) 
  7. Linda Smith (Ed)
  8. Michael Miller (Ag)

Council on Teacher Education (COTE)

Chairperson: Linda Smith (Ed)

Director of Teacher Education (serves as Executive Secretary): Tim Wall

Faculty Committee Members:

  • Josie Baugher – Ed
  • Travis Dimmitt – Ed
  • Jodie Leiss – HSW
  • Andrea Mason – Ed, Horace Mann/Leet Center
  • Michael McBride – Ex Officio, Coordinator of Professional Education Unit Assessment
  • Robert Pippin – FPA
  • Brian Swink – Math
  • Nancy Zeliff – Career and Technical Education
  • Everett Singleton – Ed
  • Linda Smith – Ed
  • Rena’ Smith – NS
  • Jennifer Wall – Math

Additional members:

  • Public School Representative: Jamie Thieman, middle school teacher
  • Public School Representative: Emily Bonifas, secondary teacher
  • Public School Administrator or Counselor:  Shannon Nolte, administrator
  • Undergraduate Education Student: Alan Ottman
  • Graduate Education Student: TBD

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Jamie Hooyman (Provost) or designee
  • Greg Haddock (Associate Provost of Graduate Studies and Special Programs)
  • Amy Wilson (Coordinator of Teacher Education Student Services)
  • Michael McBride (Coordinator of Professional Education Unit Assessment)
  • Joseph Haughey (Assistant Director of Teacher Education)
  • Jay Johnson (Director of Northwest-Kansas City) or designee

Curriculum and Degree Requirement (CDR)

Chairperson: John Katsion (Comm)

Faculty Committee Members:

  • Lauren Leach-Steffens (HSW)
  • Christopher DiLoreto (NS)
  • Trevor Meyer (LLW)
  • John Paul Pope (NS) 
  • Chase O’Gwin (HSW) 
  • Renee Oyotode-Adebile (Bus)

Non-Voting Members:

  • Jamie Hooyman (Provost)
  • Terri Vogel (Registrar)
  • Brandy Brady (Library Collection Development)
  • TBD (Student Senate Representative)

Designated Curriculum Matters (DCM)

Chairperson: Ildi Olasz (LLW)

Faculty Committee Members:

  • Haley Harrill (Math)
  • Joy Daggs (US/Comm) 
  • Jessica Gracey (HSS) 
  • Nissa Ingraham (Ed) 
  • Brenda Lewis (LLW) 
  • Bill Richardson (FPA) 
  • Gretchen Thornsberry (NS) 
  • Denise Case (CSIS)
  • Stuart Sprague (Ag)
  • Patricia Warner (NS)

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Heather Hill (Comp Coordinator)
  • Mike Steiner (Associate Provost of Undergraduate Studies)
  • Matt Baker, (Vice President of Student Affairs)

Graduate Council

Chairperson: TBD

Faculty Committee Members:

  • Ashley Black (LLW) 
  • Shantel Farnan (Ed) 
  • Justin Hoffmeier (Math) 
  • Rená Smith (NS) 
  • Robert Bergland (Comm)
  • Rochelle Hiatt (HSW)
  • Zhiling Tu (CSIS)

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Greg Haddock (Associate Provost of Graduate Studies and Special Programs) 
  • Terri Vogel (Registrar)

Research

Chairperson: TBD

Faculty Committee Members:

  • Karen Britt (FPA)
  • Wayne Chandler (LLW)
  • Kurt Haberyan (NS) 
  • Rafiq Islam (NS) 
  • Jerry Qin (CSIS)
  • Alex Kirt (Comm) 
  • David Richardson (NS)
  • Ahmed Malkawi (NS) 
  • Shih-Hsien Chuang (Bus)
  • Tara Fortner (Ed)
  • Adrienne Reynolds (Bus)
  • Kyoung-Ho Shin (HSW)

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Anuoluwa Sangotayo (Graduate Student)
  • Greg Haddock (Associate Provost of Graduate Studies and Special Programs)
  • Tye Parsons (Grants Coordinator)

Institutional Review Board (IRB)

Chairperson: TBD

Faculty Committee Members:

  • Amy Barton (HSW)
  • Jessica Cascio (HSW) 
  • Brett Chloupek (HSS) 
  • Araceli Hernandez (Bus) 
  • Jackie Kibler (HSW) 
  • Bradlee Gamblin (HSW)
  • Devlin Scofield (HSS)
  • Vicki Seeger (Ed)

Ex-Officio Members:

  • TBD (Community Member)

Animal Welfare

Chairperson: TBD

Faculty Committee Members:

  • Kelsey Bruno (Ag)
  • Marcus McGee (Ag)
  • Pamela Shannon (Ag) 
  • Jay McGhee (NS) 
  • Kathleen Spears (NS)
  • TBD (HSW) 

Other Members:

  • Ed Powell (DVM)
  • Addison Carroll (Student member)
  • Jackie Baker (Community member)

Committees Responsible for Matters Requiring Faculty Advisement

Assessment and Evaluation (A&E)

Chairperson: TBD

Faculty Committee Members:

  • Eric Mosier (HSW)
  • Heather Hill (LLW) 
  • Jason McCain (HSW)
  • Shandy Beck (Bus)
  • David Kiene (Ed)
  • Kim Casey (HSS) 
  • Robert Voss (HSS)

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Michael McBride (Associate Director of Accreditation and Assessment)

Faculty Welfare (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion)

Chairperson: Patrick Immel

Faculty Committee Members:

  • Charles Badami (CS) 
  • Kat Bilbo (FPA)
  • Alisha Campbell (NS)
  • Himadri Chakraborty (NS)
  • Abdelmonaem Jornaz (Math)
  • Everett Singleton (Ed)
  • Sarah Creason (HSW) 
  • Jose Palacios Perez (LLW) 
  • Sarah Sipling (FPA) 
  • Nigel Hoilett (Ag)
  • Laura Kauzlarich (Bus)
  • Cindy Kenkel (Bus)
  • Fred Lamer (Comm)
  • Michele Veasey (HSW)
  • Lori Zech (Comm)

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Justin Mallett (Assistant Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion)

Budget & Finance (formerly Institutional Viability (IV))

Chairperson: Matt Symonds (HSW)

Faculty Committee Members:

  • Brian Lanier (FPA)
  • Brian Hesse (HSS) 
  • Sue Myllykangas (HSW)
  • Clifton Watkins (NS)
  • Yi-Hwa Wu (HSS)
  • Jason Satchell (Bus)
  • Tekle Wanorie (Bus)
  • Joseph M Tomasso (FPA) 

Member of Faculty Welfare Committee: 

  • TBD

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Stacy Carrick (CPO)

Teaching & Learning (formerly Recruitment, Retention & Completion (RRC))

Chairperson: Alice Foose

Faculty Committee Members:

  • Kristi Alexander (Ed) 
  • Daniel Biegelson (LLW)
  • Jeff Bradley (NS)
  • Elizabeth Dimmitt (HSW)
  • John Gallaher (LLW)
  • Armin Muhsam (FPA)
  • Veronica Watkins (FPA)
  • Casey Abington (Bus)
  • Johannah Baugher (Ed) 
  • Matt Bax (Ag) 
  • John Carr (HSS) 
  • Karen From (HSW)
  • Tolina Fufa (Bus)
  • Diana Linville (CSIS)
  • Matthew Schieber (CSIS)
  • Keely Cline (HSW) 
  • Jacquie Lamer (Comm) 
  • Luke Rolfes (LLW)
  • Kenton Wilcox (LLW) 

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Allison Hoffman (Student Success Center) 
  • TBD (Academic Student Success Representative) 
  • TBD (Student Senate Representative)
  • TBD (Maryville Community Leader Representative)

University Seminar

Chairperson: Brian Swink

Faculty Committee Members:

  • Samuel Jason Offutt (Comm)
  • Stephanie Jorandby (FPA)
  • Cari Cline (CSIS)
  • Jessica Anderson (HSW)
  • Kamala Tabor (HSS)
  • Csilla Tasi (Math)
  • Brenda Rourke (Comm)
  • Brian Swafford (Comm)  

Ex-Officio Members:

  • Allison Hoffman (Student Success Center) 

Miscellaneous Committees

Academic Integrity Panel

Chairperson: Richard Sonnenmoser

Faculty Committee Members:

  • Tom Hardee (LLW)
  • Dan Gordon (Ed)
  • Michael Hobbs (LLW)
  • Tamara Lynn (Ed)
  • Tiebing Shi (Bus)
  • James Walker (Bus)
  • Stephen Town (FPA)

Faculty Hearing

Chairperson: TBD

Faculty Committee Members: TBD

Faculty Advisory Committee on Promotion

Chairperson: Jamie Hooyman, Provost (non-voting member)

First Term Faculty Committee Members:

  • Alisha Francis (HSW)
  • Michael Hobbs (LLW)
  • Bayo Jaochim (Comm)
  • Mary Shepherd (Math)

Second Term Faculty Committee Members:

  • Chi Lo Lim (Bus)
  • Nancy Zeliff (CSIS)
  • Theo Ross (FPA)
  • Brian Hesse (HSS)
  • Himadri Chakraborty (NS)