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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 Faculty

* 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)
Andrea Pearson (2020)
School of Communication
Corinne Hoare (2020)
School of Education
Amaarah DeCuir (2022)
School of International Service
Doga Eralp (2020)
School of Public Affairs
Steven Taylor (2021)
School of Professional and Extended Studies
Heather Heckel (2022)
University Library
Amanda Click (2022)
AU Student Government
Cassie Moore (2020)
Dean of Undergraduate Education*
Jessica Waters

* Ex officio, non-voting member

Chair: Jennifer Poole

Unit Designation
Members Elected (Term of Office)
Kogod School of Business
Gerald Martin (2022)
College of Arts and Sciences
Michael Robinson (2020)
Jun Lu (2022)
School of Communication
Brigid Maher (2021)
School of Education
Samantha Cohen (2022)
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 Matsuoka (2022)
Graduate Leadership Council
Erin White (2020)
Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research*
Wendy Boland

* 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 Education
Reuben Jacobson (2022)
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
Robert Zitzmann (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 Education
Brian McGowan (2022)
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
Ryan Barto (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 Education
TBD (2022)
School of International Service
Vidyamali Samarasinghe(2021)
School of Public Affairs
Todd Eisenstadt (2022)
University Library
Melissa Becher (2020)
At-Large Term
Christopher Tudge (2022)
At-Large Term
Melissa Scholes Young (2022)

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 Education
Emily Morris (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
Mary Frances Giandrea (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 Education
Traci Dennis (2022)
School of International Service
Amitav Acharya (2021)
School of Public Affairs
Gregg Ivers (2020)
School of Professional and Extended Studies
Susan George (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 Education
Carolyn Parker (2022)
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
Daniel Kraiem (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 Education
Stephen Vassallo (2022)
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
2019-2022
CAS
SIS
Univ. Lib.
SOE
SIS
Meghan Rahm
Daniel Esser
Martin Shapiro
Sarah Irvine Belson
Rachel Sullivan Robinson

AU Core Council

Unit Designation
Members Elected (Term of Office)
College of Arts and Sciences
Cindy Bair Van Dam, Chair
Vikki Connaughton
Chuck Cox
Jeff Middents
Ludy Grandas
Kogod School of Business
Michael Clayton
School of Communication
Margot Susca
School of Education
Jermain Griffin
School of International Service
Andrew Spath
School of Public Affairs
Sarah Houser
School of Professional and Extended Studies
Marie Fritz
University Library
Olivia Ivey
AUx1 Faculty Director
Stef Woods
Dean UEAS
Jessica Waters (ex-officio)
Director
Brad Knight, (ex-officio)
Student
TBD (ex-officio)
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
Jeff Middents (ex-officio)
AU Core Librarian
Mary Mintz (ex-officio)

Complex Problems

Unit Designation
Members Elected (Term of Office)
College of Arts and Sciences
Chuck Cox, Chair (N/A)
Sarah Knight Marvar (Spring 2022)
Kogod School of Business
Bob Sicina, (Spring 2022)
School of Communication
Justin Bernstine (N/A)
School of International Service
Shawn Bates(Spring 2021)
School of Public Affairs
Tom Merrill (Spring 2022)
School of Professional and Extended Studies
Diane Lowenthal (N/A)
Program Manager
Richard Duncan (N/A) Non-Voting

Creative-Aesthetic Inquiry

Unit Designation
Members Elected (Term of Office)
College of Arts and Sciences
Jeff Middents, Chair (Spring 2021)
Andy Holtin, (Spring 2020)
Marc Medwin, (Spring 2020)
School of International Service
Shalini Venturelli, (Spring 2021)
School of Communication
Kim Llerena (Spring 2020)
University Library
Melissa Becher(Spring 2022)

Cultural Inquiry

Unit Designation
Members Elected (Term of Office)
College of Arts and Sciences
Ludy Grandas, Chair (Spring 2021)
Katharina Vester, (Fall 2019)
Kogod School of Business
Jennifer Oetzel (Spring 2022)
School of Communication
John Douglass (Spring 2020)
School of International Service
Pek Heng-Blackburn(Spring 2020)
School of Public Affairs
Daniel Dreisbach (Spring 2020)
University Library
Mary Mintz, (Spring 2022)

Ethical Reasoning

Unit Designation
Members Elected (Term of Office)
School of Public Affairs
Sarah Houser, Chair, (Spring 2020)
College of Arts and Sciences
Nabina Liebow (Spring 2022)
Andrea Tschemplik (Spring 2022)
School of Communication
Margot Susca (Spring 2022)
School of International Service
Vicky Kiechel(Spring 2020)
School of Professional and Extended Studies
Gul Gur Mescioglu (Spring 2022)
Kogod School of Business
Heather Elms (Spring 2020)
University Library
Gwendolyn Reese (Spring 2022)

Natural-Scientific Inquiry

Unit Designation
Members Elected (Term of Office)
College of Arts and Sciences
Vikki Connaughton, Chair (Spring 2020)
Greg Harry ( Spring 2022)
Mike Alonzo (Spring 2022)
Matt Hartings (Spring 2022)
University Library
Rachel Borchardt (Spring 2022)

Socio-Historical Inquiry

Unit Designation
Members Elected (Term of Office)
University Library
Olivia Ivey, Chair (Spring 2022)
College of Arts and Sciences
Andrew Demshuk (Spring 2022)
Joanne Allen (Spring 2022)
School of Communication
Vacancy TBD (TBD)
School of International Service
Christopher Rudolph(Spring 2022)
School of Public Affairs
David Lublin (Spring 2022)
School of Professional and Extended Studies
Marie Fritz (Spring 2020)

Writing & Information Literacy

Unit Designation
Members Elected (Term of Office)
Kogod School of Business
Michael Clayton, Chair (Spring 2020)
College of Arts and Sciences
Jolynn Gardner (Spring 2020)
Kelly Joyner (Spring 2022)
School of Communication
Corinne Hoare (Spring 2021)
School of International Service
Aaron Boesenecker(Spring 2020)
School of Public Affairs
Bill Davies (Spring 2020)
University Library
Amanda Click (Spring 2022)
Writing Center
Neisha-Anne Green (N/A)

Quantitative Literacy

Unit Designation
Members Elected (Term of Office)
School of International Service
Andrew Spath, Chair (Spring 2020)
College of Arts and Sciences
Nate Harshman (Spring 2020)
Josh Lansky (Spring 2021)
Olga Cordero-Brana, Non-Voting (N/A)
School of Communication
Jennifer LaFleur (Spring 2020)
Kogod School of Business
Jay Simon(Spring 2020)
School of Public Affairs
Joe Young (Spring 2020)
University Library
Vacancy
Math Stat Lab
Behzad Jalali (N/A)

Diversity & Equity

Unit Designation
Members Elected (Term of Office)
College of Arts and Sciences
Noemi Enchautegui de jesus, Chair (Spring 2022)
Kogod School of Business
Sarah Mady (Spring 2020)
School of Communication
Priya Doshi (Spring 2020)
School of International Service
Doga Eralp(Spring 2020)
School of Public Affairs
Gregg Ivers (Spring 2020)
School of Professional and Extended Studies
Faith Pirlo (Spring 2022)
University Library
Symphony Bruce (Spring 2022)

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)
Jaime Miller, Math Stat (2020)
Laura Juliano, Social Sciences (2021)
School of Communication
Wendy Melillo (2021)
School of Education
Alida Anderson (2022)
School of International Service
Yang Zhang (2021)
School of Public Affairs
Doug Klusmeyer (2020)
Honors Student Representative
Lama Mohammed (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)
Past Faculty Director
Chris Tudge (2021)
Chair, UCC
Andrea Pearson
Honors Librarian
Mary Mintz*

Program Coordinator: 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:
Alumni Affairs and Development & Finance and Investment