Faculty Excellence Advisory Council

Faculty Excellence is launching a 2016-17 Faculty Excellence Advisory Council for full-time faculty members, with the goal to serve the interests of all faculty by having broad representation from the colleges. The Council also includes representatives from key faculty-serving units such as the Center for Success of Women Faculty, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Office of Research and Commercialization, International Affairs and Global Strategies, and Center for Distributed Learning.

A few specific initiatives that faculty will be asked to provide input on this year may include the following:

  • Electronic faculty reporting database (more specifically, an electronic structure for submission of annual reports)
  • Awards and Recognition (more specifically, an electronic structure for submission of awards)
  • Templates for promotion and tenure criteria related to interdisciplinary research, internationalization, and student success

Council members serve a one-year term and are expected to attend two to three board meetings each academic year. Council members may also be called on at other times throughout the year to offer input related to various initiatives.

2016-17 Faculty Excellence Advisory Council Members:

  • Melody Bowdon, Executive Director, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Associate Dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies, and Professor, Writing and Rhetoric, College of Arts & Humanities
  • Scott Branting, Assistant Professor, Anthropology, College of Sciences
  • Thomas Cavanagh, Center for Distributed Learning
  • Thomas Cox, Associate Professor, Child, Family, and Community Sciences, College of Education and Human Performance
  • Kristina Demek, Assistant Professor, Kenneth G. Dixon School of Accounting, College of Business Administration
  • Dave Edyburn, Professor/Associate Dean, Dean’s Office, College of Education and Human Performance
  • Florencio Hernandez, Professor, Chemistry, College of Sciences
  • Chiara Mazzucchelli, Associate Professor, Modern Languages & Literatures, College of Arts and Humanities
  • Jennifer Morin, Instructor, Integrated Business, College of Business Administration
  • Lindsay Neuberger, Assistant Professor, Nicholson School of Communication, College of Sciences
  • Debra Reinhart, Pegasus Professor, Office of Research and Commercialization
  • Fernando Rivera, Associate Professor, International Affairs and Global Strategies, College of Sciences
  • Carey Rothschild, Associate Lecturer, Health Professions, College of Health and Public Affairs
  • Kelvin Thompson, Center for Distributed Learning
  • Nataly Viano, International Affairs and Global Strategies
  • Linda Walters, Director, Center for Success of Women Faculty and Pegasus Professor, Biology, College of Sciences
  • Staci Zavattaro, Associate Professor, Public Administration, College of Health and Public Affairs