Committees


CLAS Committee on Curricula and Courses

Purpose: to review and approve proposed changes to the College's academic programs and courses

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CLAS Dean’s Advisory Council for Promotion, Tenure, and Reappointment

Purpose: to evaluate cases for faculty promotion, tenure and reappointment within the College

Membership

Humanities and Social Sciences

Christian Tryon, Professor, Department of Anthropology

Subhash Ray, Professor, Department of Economics

Marlene Schwartz, Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences; Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity; Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy

Alexis Dudden, Professor, Department of History; Asian and Asian American Studies Institute; Human Rights Institute

Mike Stanton, Professor, Department of Journalism

Harry van der Hulst, Professor, Department of Linguistics; Institute for Brain and Cognitive Science; Cognitive Science Program

Brian Waddell, Professor, Department of Political Science; Urban and Community Studies Program

Mark Robbins, Professor, Department of Public Policy

Lionel Shapiro, Professor, Department of Philosophy

Life and Physical Sciences

James Cole, Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology; Institute of Materials Science

R. Holly Fitch, Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences; Institute for Systems Genomics; Institute for Brain and Cognitive Science; Cognitive Science Program

Kyungseon Joo, Professor, Department of Physics; Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering

Lanbo Liu, Professor, Department of Geosciences; Civil and Environmental Engineering

Robert Mason, Professor, Department of Marine Sciences; Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering

Daniel Mulkey, Professor, Department of Physiology and Neurobiology

Mark Peczuh, Professor, Department of Chemistry

Margaret Rubega, Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering

Xiaodong Yan, Professor, Department of Mathematics


CLAS Dean’s (Alumni) Advisory Board

Purpose: to offer expert advice and guidance to the dean in areas including promoting the College’s achievements, fundraising, and strengthening relationships with alumni

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CLAS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Purpose: to advise the College on how to execute elements concerning diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) emerging from the strategic plan; to guide the formulation of a consistent, transparent, ethical approach to DEI matters in the college; and to share information, issues, concerns, and accomplishments

Membership

César E. Abadía-Barrero, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology; El Instituto; Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy

V. Bede Agocha, Assistant Professor in Residence, Department of Psychological Sciences; Africana Studies Institute; Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy

Edna Brown, Associate Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences; Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy

Jason Chang, Director, Asian and Asian American Studies Institute; Associate Professor, Department of History; El Instituto; American Studies; Maritime Studies

Linda Halgunseth, Associate Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences; El Instituto; Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy; Institute for Brain and Cognitive Science

Ofer Harel, Professor, Department of Statistics; Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy; UConn Health Center

Na-Rae Kim, Assistant Professor in Residence, Asian and Asian American Studies Institute; American Studies

Kathy Pais, Academic Advisor, CLAS Academic Services

Courtney Sak, Program Assistant, Asian and Asian American Studies Institute / Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies / American Studies

Shawn Salvant, Associate Professor, Department of English; Africana Studies Institute; American Studies

Ambar Sengupta, Professor, Department of Mathematics

Cindy Stewart, Program Coordinator, Department of Communication

Tasso Tzingounis, Professor, Department of Physiology and Neurobiology; Institute for Brain and Cognitive Science

Sherry Zane, APIR, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; American Studies


CLAS Graduate Student Advisory Committee

Purpose: to provide the CLAS Dean’s Office with feedback on matters concerning graduate students in the College

Membership

Samantha Archer, Department of Anthropology

Alexandria Battison, Department of Physiology and Neurobiology

Jaime Blackmon, Department of Psychological Sciences

Sarah Brisson, Department of Geosciences

Alyssa Clark, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences

Nicole Cruse, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

Alexander Dawson, Department of English

Sean Eustace, Department of Mathematics

David Evans, Department of History

Lily Luo, Department of Political Science

Zachary Muscavitch, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Teruyuki Mizuno, Department of Linguistics

Rianka Roy, Department of Sociology

Patrick Toman, Department of Statistics

Victor Volkman, Department of Economics


CLAS Research Advisory Committee

Purpose: to examine ways the College can effectively meet the research related goals of the Strategic Plan and to advise on efforts to increase research and fully realize the potential of the CLAS faculty

Membership

Andrea Calabrese, Professor, Department of Linguistics; Cognitive Science Program

Noel Cazenave, Professor, Department of Sociology; Africana Studies Institute; Human Rights Institute; American Studies; Urban and Community Studies Program

Marie Coppola, Associate Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences; El Instituto; Institute for Brain and Cognitive Science; Cognitive Science Program

Daniel Fabris, Professor, Department of Chemistry

Miguel Gomes, Professor, Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages; El Instituto

Jason Hancock, Associate Professor, Department of Physics; Institute of Materials Science

Shareen Hertel, Professor, Department of Political Science; Asian and Asian American Studies Institute; Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering; El Instituto; Human Rights Institute

Michael Hren, Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences; Department of Chemistry; Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering

Alexus McLeod, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy; Asian and Asian American Studies Institute

Barbara Mallone, Associate Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology; Institute for Systems Genomics

Emily Myers, Associate Professor, Department of Speech, Hearing, and Language Sciences; Institute for Brain and Cognitive Science; Cognitive Science Program; Brain Imaging Research Center

Anji Seth, Professor, Department of Geography; El Instituto; Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering

Jianjun Sun, Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Neurobiology, Institute for Systems Genomics

Mark Urban, Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy; Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering

Penny Vlahos, Associate Professor, Department of Marine Sciences; Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering


CLAS Strategic Plan Advisory Committee

Purpose: to advise the dean in assessing progress toward strategic plan goals, recommend course corrections, and identify new opportunities consistent with the plan

Membership

Andrea Celli, Assistant Professor, Department of Literatures, Cultures and Languages; Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life

Lisa Eaton, Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences; Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy

Kathy Erickson, Administrative Program Support, Department of History

Jason Hancock, Associate Professor, Department of Physics; Institute for Materials Science

Aaron Hooker, Undergraduate Student, Department of Political Science

Molly James, Graduate Student, Department of Marine Sciences

Si Kai Lee, Graduate Student, Department of Linguistics

Louise Lewis, Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering

Maggie McDonnell, Administrative Program Manager, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Karen Menuz, Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Neurobiology; Institute for Systems Genomics; Institute for Brain and Cognitive Science

Jeremy Pais, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology

Gregory Pierrot, Associate Professor, Department of English; Africana Studies Institute; American Studies

Mick Powell, Assistant Professor in Residence, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Steve Stifano, Associate Professor in Residence, Department of Communication

Rachel Theodore, Associate Professor, Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences; Brain Imaging Research Center; Cognitive Science Program; Institute for Systems Genomics,

Nathaniel Trumbull, Associate Professor, Department of Geography; Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering; Maritime Studies Program

MJ Vanderpool, Undergraduate Student, Department of Psychological Sciences


CLAS Student Leadership Board

Purpose: to serve the College's community as liaisons between the dean and the students in order to enhance communications, academic experiences, and alumni connections while embodying the values of a liberal arts education

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CLAS Grade Appeal Committee

Purpose: to manage CLAS student grade appeal requests

Membership

Ling Huang, Associate Professor, Department of Economics; Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering

Thomas Seery, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry; Institute of Materials Science; Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering

Lionel Shapiro, Professor, Department of Philosophy

Eiling Yee, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences; Brain Imaging Research Center; Cognitive Science Program