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Standing Committees

Committee Chair: Elizabeth Worden, CAS, eaworden@american.edu

Committee Member
Office
Elizabeth Worden
Faculty Senate Chair
Karen Baehler
Faculty Senate Vice Chair
Andrea Pearson
Faculty Senate Past Chair
Anthony Ahrens
At-Large Senator
Mohamed Nimer
Additional Senator
John Douglass
Committee on Academic Budget & Benefits Chair
Cathy Schaeff
Committee on Undergraduate Curriculum Chair
Karen Baehler
Committee on Graduate Curriculum Chair
Maria Gomez
Committee on Term Faculty Affairs Chair
Nikhat Ghouse
Faculty Committee on Diversity and Inclusion Chair
Daniel J. Myers*
Provost
Mary L. Clark*
Dean of Academic Affairs

* Ex officio, non-voting member

Chair: Cathy Schaeff

Unit Designation
Members Elected (Term of Office)
Kogod School of Business
Michael Mass (2019)
College of Arts and Sciences
Jeffrey Middents(2020)
Cathy Schaeff (2021)
School of Communication
Corinne Hoare (2020)
School of International Service
Cathy Schneider (2020)
School of Public Affairs
Steve Taylor (2021)
School of Professional and Extended Studies
Heather Heckel (2019)
University Library
Melissa Becher (2019)
AU Student Government
Tia Jackson (2019)
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies*
Jessica Waters

* Ex officio, non-voting member

Chair: Karen Baehler

Unit Designation
Members Elected (Term of Office)
Kogod School of Business
Jerry Martin (2019)
College of Arts and Sciences
Michael Robinson (2020)
Gabriel Mathy (2019)
School of Communication
Brigid Maher (2021)
School of International Service
Jennifer Poole (2020)
School of Public Affairs
Karen Baehler (2019)
School of Professional and Extended Studies
Christian Maisch (2020)
University Library
Derrick Jefferson (2019)
Graduate Leadership Council
Carl Amritt (2019)
Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research*
Jonathan Tubman

* Ex officio, non-voting member

Chair: Alan Isaac

Unit Designation
Members Elected (Term of Office)
Kogod School of Business
Joseph Mortati (2019)
College of Arts and Sciences
Katie Holton (2019)
Stef Woods (2020)
Alan Isaac (2019)
Stefano Costanzi (2020)
School of Communication
Scott Talan (2020)
School of International Service
Robert Adcock (2019)
School of Professional and Extended Studies
Rick Semiatin (2019)
School of Public Affairs
Jennifer Gumbrewicz (2020)
Washington College of Law
David Spratt (2020)
University Library
Michael Fernandez (2019)
Graduate Leadership Council
Robert Lyons (2019)
AU Student Government
TBD (2018)
Director or Designee, CTRL*
Kiho Kim
University Librarian*
Nancy Davenport
Office of Information Technology*
Terry Fernandez

* Ex officio, non-voting member

Chair: John Douglass

Unit Designation
Members Elected (Term of Office)
Kogod School of Business
Octavian Ionici (2019)
College of Arts and Sciences
Anastasia Snelling (2019)
Kelly Joyner (2019)
School of Communication
John Douglass (2021)
School of International Service
Daniel Bernhofen (2019)
School of Public Affairs
Carla Flink (2020)
School of Professional and Extended Studies
Matt Winkler (2021)
Washington College of Law
William Ryan (2021)
 
University Library
Olivia Ivey (2019)
Emeritus Member
TBD (2019)
Graduate Leadership Council
Binderiya Byambasuren (2019)
AU Student Government
Sarem Haq (2019)

Chair: Max Paul Friedman & Vice Chair: Betty Malloy

Unit Designation
Members Elected (Term of Office)
Kogod School of Business
Augustine Duru (2021)
College of Arts and Sciences
Betty Malloy (2019)
Chap Kusimba (2019)
Max Paul Friedman (2020)
School of Communication
Maggie Stogner (2019)
School of International Service
Vidyamali Samarasinghe(2021)
School of Public Affairs
David Barker (2020)
University Library
Melissa Becher (2020)

Chair: Garret Martin

Unit Designation
Members Elected (Term of Office)
Kogod School of Business
Sheila Bedford (2020)
College of Arts and Sciences
Michael Cabot (2020)
Elissa Margolin (2019)
Jennifer Axe (2021)
School of Communication
Erika Menchen Trevino (2019)
School of International Service
Garret Martin (2020)
School of Public Affairs
Kimberly Cowell-Meyers (2021)
School of Professional and Extended Studies
Mindelyn Andreson (2021)
University Library
Clement Ho (2020)
AU Core
Susan Glover (2021)
Institutional Research and Assessment*
Karen Froslid Jones

* Ex officio, non-voting member

Chair: Nikhat Ghouse

Unit Designation
Members Elected (Term of Office)
Kogod School of Business
Meredith Burnett (2020)
College of Arts and Sciences
Lilian Baeza-Mendoza (2020)
Nathan Larson (2019)
Sorangel Rodriguez-Velazquez(2019)
School of Communication
Kyle Brannon (2019)
School of International Service
Malini Ranganathan (2019)
School of Public Affairs
Gregg Ivers (2020)
School of Professional and Extended Studies
Ana Gonzalez (2020)
University Library
Nikhat Ghouse (2019)
Washington College of Law
Mark Niles (2019)
Student Government
TBD (2019)
Graduate Leadership Council
TBD (2019)
Staff Council Representative
Fred Engram, Jr (2019)
Senior Administrator *
TBD

Chair: Maria Gomez

Unit Designation
Members Elected (Term of Office)
Kogod School of Business
Bob Sicina (2019)
College of Arts and Sciences
Sherburn Laughlin (2020)
Maria Gomez (2020)
School of Communication
Terry Bryant (2019)
School of International Service
Claudia Hofmann (2019)
School of Public Affairs
Dan Puskin (2020)
School of Professional and Extended Studies
Jeff Sosland (2020)
University Library
Avery Boddie (2019)
Washington College of Law
Macarena Saez (2019)
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs *
Nuria Vilanova

* Ex officio, non-voting member

Special and Advisory Committees

Chair: Lenny Steinhorn

Unit Designation
Members Elected (Term of Office)
Kogod School of Business
Don Williamson (2019)
College of Arts and Sciences
Thomas Husted (2019)
Chenyang Xiao (2019)
School of Communication
Lenny Steinhorn (2021)
School of International Service
Shalini Venturelli (2021)
School of Public Affairs
Daniel Dreisbach (2021)
University Library
Chris Lewis (2020)

 

Unit Designation
Members Elected
2016-2019
SIS
SPA
SPA
CAS
Univ. Lib.
Matthew Taylor
Richard Bennet
Karen O'Conner
Laura Beers
Mary Mintz
2017-2020
SPA
SOC
Univ. Lib.
KSB
SIS
Joe Young
Larry Engel
Chris Lewis
Yijiang Zhao
Jordan Tama
2018-2021
SIS
CAS
CAS
SOC
SOC
Sarah Snyder
Jun Lu
Zehra Peynircioglu
Kathy Fitzpatrick
John Douglass

Coming Soon

Voting Members:

Unit Designation
Members Elected (Term of Office)
Kogod School of Business
Casey Evans (2020)
College of Arts and Sciences
Joanne Allen, Humanities (2020)
Jim Girard, Science (2020)
Laura Juliano, Social Sciences (2021)
School of Communication
Wendy Melillo (2021)
School of International Service
Yang Zhang (2021)
School of Public Affairs
Doug Klusmeyer (2020)
Honors Student Representative
TBD (2019)

Ex Officio Members:*

Designation
Members
Dean of Undergraduate Education and Vice Provost for Academic Student Services
Jessica Waters*
Faculty Director, AU Honors; HAC Chair
Christopher Tudge (voting)
Chair, UCC
Cathy Schaeff
Honors Librarian
Mary Mintz*

Program Coordinator/Notetaker: TBD, @american.edu

  • Finance and Investment- Faculty Senate Past Chair Andrea Pearson, Leigh Riddick
  • Alumni Affairs and Development - Jane Palmer
  • Athletics - Robert Karch
  • Audit - Don Williamson
  • Campus Life - Faculty Senate Vice Chair, Karen Baehler
  • Communication - Lenny Steinhorn
  • Academic Affairs - Faculty Senate Chair, Elizabeth Worden
  • Trusteeship - Faculty Senate Chair, Elizabeth Worden

Elizabeth Worden, CAS
Chair Faculty Senate, 2018-2019
Board Committees:
Academic Affairs/Finanance & Investment

Andrea Pearson, CAS
Past Chair Faculty Senate, 2018-2019
Board Committees:
Trusteeship