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

Clare Eby, Professor, Department of English

Subhash Ray, Professor, Department of Economics

Lionel Shapiro, Professor, Department of Philosophy

Mike Stanton, Professor, Department of Journalism

Christian Tryon, Professor, Department of Anthropology

Life and Physical Sciences

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

Mark Peczuh, Professor, Department of Chemistry

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 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

Nina Brooks, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Policy

Xinnian Chen, Professor in Residence, Department of Physiology and Neurobiology

John Christensen, Professor in Residence, Department of Communication

Meredith Friedman, Education Program Assistant, Department of History

Sandy Grande, Professor, Department of Political Science; Native American and Indigenous Studies; Philosophy; American Studies; Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; El Instituto

Guillermo Irizarry, Associate Professor, Department of Literatures, Cultures and Languages

Rajeswari Kasi, Professor, Department of Chemistry

Kathy Pais, Academic Advisor, CLAS Academic Services

Carly Koebel, Educational Program Administrator, Department of Political Science

Ariel Lambe, Associate Professor, Department of History, Waterbury Campus

Hannah Morrill, Laboratory Technician, Departments of Physics

Lisa Park Boush, Professor, Department of Geosciences

Kenneth A. Pérez, Assistant Professor in Residence, Department of Psychological Sciences

Sam Sommers, Assistant Professor in Residence, Department of English, Waterbury Campus

Colleen Spurling, Assistant Professor in Residence, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Cindy Stewart, Program Coordinator, Department of Communication

 


CLAS Grade Appeal Committee

Purpose: to manage CLAS student grade appeal requests

Membership

Kroum Batchvarov, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

Susan Einbinder, Professor, Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages

Eric Lundquist, Assistant Professor in Residence, Department of Psychological Sciences

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


CLAS Graduate Funding Committee

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

 

Membership

Kirstie Farrar, Associate Professor, Department of Communication

Daniel Bolnick, Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Andrew Bush, Professor, Department of Geosciences; Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Cornelia Dayton , Professor, Department of History

Niloy Dutta, Professor, Department of Physics

Kristie Farrar, Associate Professor, Department of Communication

Jane Gordon, Professor, Department of Political Science; American Studies; El Instituto; Philosophy; Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Jacqueline Loss, Professor, Department of Literatures, Cultures and Languages

Etan Markus, Associate Department Head for Graduate Studies and Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences


CLAS Graduate Student Advisory Committee

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

Membership

Kathryn Angelica, Graduate Student, Department of History

Madeline Baird, Graduate Student, Department of Anthropology

John Dabrowski, Graduate Student, Department of Political Science

Matthew Howell, Graduate Student, Department of Chemistry

Mollie Kervick, Graduate Student, Department of English

Kathleen Kyle, Graduate Student, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Pauline Levy Valensi, Graduate Student, Department of Literatures, Cultures and Languages

Kelly Mahaffy, Graduate Student, Department of Psychological Sciences

Sarah McKee, Graduate Student, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences

Emily Parrish-Mulliken, Graduate Student, Department of Physiology and Neurobiology

Elena Robakiewicz, Graduate Student, Department of Geosciences

Ricardo Santos Estrada, Graduate Student, Department of Physics

Davida Schiffer, Graduate Student, Department of Sociology

Shaun Simoneau, Graduate Student, Department of Public Policy

Torri Ann Woodruff, Graduate Student, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences


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

Frank Costigliola, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, Department of History

Martha Cutter, Professor, Department of English; Africana Studies

Lisa Eaton, Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences

Dan Fabris, Professor, Department of Chemistry

Katerina Gonzalez Seligmann, Associate Professor, Department of Literatures, Cultures and Languages

Jason Hancock, Associate Professor, Department of Physics

Elizabeth Holzer, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology

Jungbin Hwang, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics

Alexander Jackson, Associate Professor, Department of Physiology and Neurobiology, Institute for Systems Genomics; Institute for Brain and Cognitive Science

Barbara Mellone, Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Emily Myers, Professor, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences; Department of Psychological Sciences; Institute for Brain and Cognitive Science

Felicia Pratto, Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences; Human Rights Institute

Clay Tabor, Assistant Professor, Department of Geosciences

Penny Vlahos, Professor, Department of Marine Sciences


CLAS Scholarship Selection Commitee 

Purpose: to assist the College in selecting recipients of CLAS scholarship and fellowship awards
 

Membership

Nicholas Leadbeater, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry

Kerry Marsh, Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences

Nu-Anh Tran, Assistant Professor, Department of History; Asian and Asian American Studies Institute

Bradley Wright, Professor, Department of Sociology


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

Rachel Chazan Cohen, Associate Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences

Dwight Codr, Associate Professor and Interim Associate Department Head, English

Amanda Crawford, Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism

Sirrah Galligan, Educational Program Manager, Department of Speech, Hearing, and Language Sciences

Michael Hren, Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences

James Jaconetta, Laboratory Technician, Department of Physics

Makayla Leroux, Graduate Student, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Guozhen Lu, Professor, Department of Mathematics

Sergio Luzzatto, Professor, Department of History

Nancy McMahon, Clinical Professor, Department of Speech, Hearing, and Language Sciences

Yonatan Morse, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

Mark Peczuh, Professor, Department of Chemistry

Jay Rueckl, Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences

Isabell Sluka, Graduate Student, Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages


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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