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Officers
Members
Committees
 

Officers

Speaker: Val Larsen

Treasurer: Nevin Cavusoglu

Speaker Pro Tempore: Steve Harper

Marshal: Steve Garren

Communications Director: Karen McDonnell

Part-Time Representative: Leslie Harlacker

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Membership

Note: Senators are listed alphabetically by academic unit.

Name

Academic Unit

John Briggs

Accounting (COB)

Kevin Phaup

Art, Design and Art History (CVPA)

Kyle Seifert

Biology (CSM)

Chrisi Hughey

Chemistry (CSM)

Chris Clinard

Communication Sciences and Disorders (CHBS)

Issac Woo

Communication Studies (CAL)

Laurent Tchommo

Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics (COB)

Michael Kirkpatrick

Computer Science (CISE)

Smita Mathur

Early, Elementary and Reading Education (COE)

Nevin Cavusoglu

Economics (COB)

Kris Wiley

Educational Foundations and Exceptionalities (COE)

Dennis Lo

English (CAL)

Steve Harper

Engineering (CISE)

David Parker

Finance and Business Law (COB)

Jennifer Lang-Rigal

Foreign Languages (CAL)

Shane McGary

Geology and Environmental Science (CSM)

Ken Critchfield 

Graduate Psychology (CHBS)

Emeka Anaza

Hart School of HSRM

Ashley Skelly

Health Professions (CHBS)

Katherine Ott Walker

Health Sciences (CHBS)

Kristen McCleary

History (CAL)

Emeka Anaza

Hospitality, Sports and Recreation Management

Matt Chamberlin

Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies (US)

David McGraw

Integrated Science and Technology (CISE)

Gianluca DeFazio

Justice Studies (CAL)

Cathy McKay

Kinesiology (CHBS)

Cheryl Beverly

Learning, Technology and Leadership Education (COE)

Grace Wilson

Libraries

Mike Yankey

Management (COB)

Tim Ozcan

Marketing (COB)

Steve Garren

Mathematics and Statistics (CSM)

Talé Mitchell 

Media Arts and Design (CAL)

Melanie Shoffner

Middle, Secondary and Mathematics Education (COE)

MSG Steve Turnboo

Military Science (COE)

David Stringham

Music (CVPA)

Christina Lam

Nursing (CHBS)

Melanie Munier

Part-time Faculty 

Leslie Harlacker

Part-time Faculty 

Donielle Janow 

Part-time Faculty

Bill Knorpp

Philosophy and Religion (CAL)

Hak-Seon Lee

Political Science (CAL)

Harold Butner

Physics (CSM)

Kala Melchiori

Psychology (CHBS)

Laura Trull

Social Work (CHBS)

Kimiko Tanaka

Sociology and Anthropology (CAL)

Val Larsen

Speaker

Adam Vanhove

Strategic Leadership Studies (COB)

TBD

Student Representative 

Richard Finkelstein

Theatre and Dance (CVPA)

Karen McDonnell

Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication (CAL)

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Committees

Academic Policies Committee

Smita Mathur, Chair 
Name Academic Unit

Laurent Tchommo

Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics (COB)

Michael Kirkpatrick

Computer Science (CISE)

Katherine Ott Walter

Heath Sciences (CHBS)

Kristen McCleary

History (CAL)

Grace Wilson

Libraries

Melanie Munier

Part-Time Faculty

 

Adjunct Affairs Committee

Leslie Harlacker, Chair 
Name Academic Unit

Donielle Janow

Part-time Faculty (CHBS)

Chrisi Hughey

Chemistry (CSM)

Jennifer Lang-Rigal

Foreign Languages (CAL)

Emeka Anaza

Hospitality, Sports and Recreation Management (COB)

David Stringham

Music (CVPA)

 

Budget and Compensation Committee 

Kimiko Tanaka, Chair
Name Academic Unit

John Briggs

Accounting (COB)

Matt Chamberlin

IDLS (University Studies)

David Parker

Finance and Business Law (COB)

Gianluca DeFazio

Justice Studies (CAL)

Cathy McKay

Kinesiology (CHBS)

Tim Ozcan

Marketing (COB)

Harold Butner

Physics (CSM)

 

Faculty Appeals Committee 

David McGraw, Chair
Name Academic Unit

John Briggs

Accounting (COB)

Kevin Phaup

Art, Design and Art History (CVPA)

Kyle Seifert

Biology (CSM)

Chris Clinard

Communications Sciences and Disorders (CHBS)

Talé Mitchell

Media Arts and Design (CAL)

Melanie Shoffner

Middle, Secondary and Mathematics Education (COE)

 

Faculty Concerns Committee

Steve Harper, Chair 
Name Academic Unit

Dennis Lo

English (CAL)

Kris Wiley

Educational  Foundations and Exceptionalities (COE)

Shane McGary

Geology and Environmental Science (CSM)

Mike Yankey

Management (COB)

Tim Ozcan

Marketing (COB)

Laura Trull

Social Work

Richard Finkelstein

Theatre and Dance (CVPA) 

  

Nominations and Elections Committee

Steve Garren, Chair 
Name Academic Unit

Issac Woo

Communications Studies (CAL)

Ashley Skelly

Health Professions (CHBS)

MSG Steve Turnboo

Military Science (COE)

Christina Lam

Nursing (CHBS)

Adam Vanhove

Strategic Leadership Studies (COB)

Karen McDonnell

Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication (CAL)

 

Student Relations Committee 

Cheryl Beverly, Chair

Name

Academic Unit

Nevin Cavusoglu

Economoics (COB)

Ken Critchfield

Graduate Psychology (CHBS)

Bill Knorpp

Philosophy and Religion (CAL)

Kala Melchiori

Psychology (CHBS)   

Hak-Seon Lee

Political Science (CAL)

 

Committees External to the Senate 

Academic Advising Advisory Board

Kenn Barron

Academic Affairs Infectious Disease Response Team

Ana Abad-Jorge, Abby Massey

Campus History Committee

Gianluca De Fazio

Campus Technology Response Team

Emily Becher-McKeever, Xuebin Wei

Center for Civic Engagement Advisory Board

Steve Turnboo

Classroom Configurations and Scheduling Working Group

Diana Galarreta, Phil Heap

Committee on Academic Programs

Bill Knorpp, Leslie Harlacker, Steven Harper

COVID 19 Campus Team

Keith Grant

Dingledine Steering Committee

Steve Garren, Dean Cocking

Employee Advisory Committee Liaison

Ashley Skelly

Engaged Learning Team

Adam Vanhove

Faculty Senate of Virginia

Val Larsen, Steve Harper, Leslie Harlacker, Doe Polanz, Tim Ozcan

Faculty Handbook Committee

Jennifer Lang-Rigal (2020 - 2023), Liz Edwards (term expiring fall 2022), and Steve Harper (term expiring fall 2022)

General Education Council

Bill Knorpp

Honorary Degrees Committee

Kim DuVall

Media Board

Steve Turnboo

Parking Advisory Committee

Steven Harper

Provost’s Diversity Council

Cheryl Beverly

Restricted Programs Advisory Group 

Dorothee Polanz

Safety Committee

David Parker

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Alliance

Katherine Ott Walter

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Please send corrections to Val Larsen.

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