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Standing Committees AY 2019-2020

Committee Chair: Karen Baehler, SPA, baehler@american.edu

Committee Member
Office
Karen Baehler
Faculty Senate Chair
John Heywood
Faculty Senate Vice Chair
Elizabeth Worden
Faculty Senate Past Chair
Emily Lindsay
At-Large Senator
Jordan Tama
Additional Senator
John Douglass
Committee on Academic Budget & Benefits Chair
Andrea Pearson
Committee on Undergraduate Curriculum Chair
Jennifer Poole
Committee on Graduate Curriculum Chair
Maria Gomez
Committee on Term Faculty Affairs Chair
Lillian Baeza-Mendoza
Faculty Committee on Diversity and Inclusion Chair
Daniel J. Myers*
Provost
Mary L. Clark*
Dean of Academic Affairs

* Ex officio, non-voting member

Chair: Andrea Pearson

Unit Designation
Members Elected (Term of Office)
Kogod School of Business
Michael Mass (2022)
College of Arts and Sciences
Jeffrey Middents(2020)
Amdrea Pearson (2020)
School of Communication
Corinne Hoare (2020)
School of International Service
Doga Elrap (2020)
School of Public Affairs
Steve Taylor (2021)
School of Professional and Extended Studies
Heather Heckel (2022)
University Library
Amanda Click (2022)
AU Student Government
TBD (2020)
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies*
Jessica Waters

* Ex officio, non-voting member

Chair: Jennifer Poole

Unit Designation
Members Elected (Term of Office)
Kogod School of Business
Jerry Martin (2022)
College of Arts and Sciences
Michael Robinson (2020)
Jun Lu (2022)
School of Communication
Brigid Maher (2021)
School of International Service
Jennifer Poole (2020)
School of Public Affairs
Laura Langbein (2022)
School of Professional and Extended Studies
Christian Maisch (2020)
University Library
Nobue Matsouka (2022)
Graduate Leadership Council
TBD (2020)
Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research*
Jonathan Tubman

* Ex officio, non-voting member

Chair: Steff Woods

Unit Designation
Members Elected (Term of Office)
Kogod School of Business
Joseph Mortati (2021)
College of Arts and Sciences
Mauro Tiso (2021)
Stef Woods (2020)
Brian Yates (2021)
Stefano Costanzi (2020)
School of Communication
Scott Talan (2020)
School of International Service
Patrick Jackson (2021)
School of Professional and Extended Studies
Rick Semiatin (2021)
School of Public Affairs
Jennifer Gumbrewicz (2020)
Washington College of Law
David Spratt (2020)
University Library
Stefan Kramer (2021)
Graduate Leadership Council
TBD (2020)
AU Student Government
TBD (2020)
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 (2022)
College of Arts and Sciences
Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou (2022)
Donna Dietz (2022)
School of Communication
John Douglass (2021)
School of International Service
Daniel Bernhofen (2022)
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 (2022)
Emeritus Member
TBD (2020)
Graduate Leadership Council
TBD (2020)
AU Student Government
TBD (2020)

Chair: Max Paul Friedman

Unit Designation
Members Elected (Term of Office)
Kogod School of Business
Augustine Duru (2021)
College of Arts and Sciences
David Vine (2022)
Mark Laubach (2022)
Max Paul Friedman (2020)
School of Communication
Rhonda Zaharna (2022)
School of International Service
Vidyamali Samarasinghe(2021)
School of Public Affairs
Todd Eisenstadt (2022)
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)
Amy Trietiak (2022)
Jennifer Axe (2021)
School of Communication
Paula Weissman (2022)
School of International Service
Garret Martin (2020)
School of Public Affairs
Kimberly Cowell-Meyers (2021)
School of Professional and Extended Studies
Krisztina Domjan (2021)
University Library
Clement Ho (2020)
AU Core
Shalini Venturelli (2021)
Institutional Research and Assessment*
Karen Froslid Jones

* Ex officio, non-voting member

Chair: Lillian Baeza-Mendoza

Unit Designation
Members Elected (Term of Office)
Kogod School of Business
Meredith Burnett (2020)
College of Arts and Sciences
Lilian Baeza-Mendoza (2020)
Elissa Margolin (2021)
Brie Anderson(2021)
School of Communication
Kyle Brannon (2021)
School of International Service
Amitav Acharya (2021)
School of Public Affairs
Gregg Ivers (2020)
School of Professional and Extended Studies
Ana Gonzalez (2020)
University Library
Mary Mintz (2021)
Washington College of Law
TBD (2021)
Student Government
TBD (2020)
Graduate Leadership Council
TBD (2020)
Staff Council Representative
TBD (2020)
Senior Administrator *
TBD

Chair: Maria Gomez

Unit Designation
Members Elected (Term of Office)
Kogod School of Business
Emily Lindsay (2021)
College of Arts and Sciences
Sherburn Laughlin (2020)
Maria Gomez (2020)
School of Communication
Terry Bryant (2021)
School of International Service
Claudia Hofmann (2021)
School of Public Affairs
Dan Puskin (2020)
School of Professional and Extended Studies
Jeff Sosland (2020)
University Library
Symphony Bruce (2021)
Washington College of Law
TBD (2021)
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs *
Nuria Vilanova

* Ex officio, non-voting member

Special and Advisory Committees  AY 2019-2020

Chair: Thomas Husted

Unit Designation
Members Elected (Term of Office)
Kogod School of Business
Don Williamson (2020)
College of Arts and Sciences
Thomas Husted (2020)
Jin Park (2022)
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
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
2019-202
CAS
SIS
Univ. Lob.
SOE
SIS
Meghan Rahm
Daniel Essell
Martin Shapiro
Sarah Irvine Belson
Rachel Sullivan Robinson

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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 (2020)

Ex Officio Members:*

Designation
Members
Dean of Undergraduate Education and Vice Provost for Academic Student Services
Jessica Waters*
Faculty Director, AU Honors; HAC Chair
Patrick Jackson (voting)
Chair, UCC
Andrea Pearson
Honors Librarian
Mary Mintz*

Program Coordinator/Notetaker: Elise Keely, keely@american.edu

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

Karen Baehler, SPA
Chair Faculty Senate, 2019-2020
Board Committees:
Trusteeship & Academic Affairs

Elizabeth Worden, SOE
Past Chair Faculty Senate, 2019-2020
Board Committees:
Trusteeship, Alumni Affairs & Finanace and Investment