Committees & Task Forces

Standing Committees of Academic Council

The following committee rosters are effective for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Advisory Committee on Academic Staffing

Provost and Dean of the College: Andrew Shennan
Dean of Academic Affairs: Ann Velenchik
Dean of Faculty Affairs or Provost's designee: Megan Nunez
Faculty:
Elena Creef 19-22 (B), MRHR designee
Nicholas Doe 16-20 (C)
Carol Dougherty 19-22 (A)
Kate Grandjean 19-20 (B)
Tom Hodge 19-20 (A)
Patrick McEwan 19-22 (B)
James Noggle 16-20 (A)
Kaye Peterman 19-20 (C)
Ann Trenk 19-22 (C)

Academic Review Board

Dean of Students: Sheilah Shaw Horton, Chair
Provost and Dean of the College's designee: Ann Velenchik
Class Deans: Susan Cohen, Rebecca Garcia, Lori Tenser, & Alison Black
Registrar: Carol Shanmugaratnam & Kristine Wilson
Black Task Force representative: Tracey Cameron
Faculty:
Antonio Arraiza Rivera 19-22 (A)
Erin Battat 18-21 (A)
Barbara Geller 18-21 (B)
Catherine Grevet Delcourt 18-21 (C)
Ismar Volic 19-20 (C)
Jeremy Wilmer 18 -21 (B)

Admission, Board of

Dean of Admission and Financial Aid: Joy St. John
Dean of Students' designee: Tracey Cameron
President or designee: Cathy Summa
Provost and Dean of the College or designee: Hui Xiong
Class Deans: Alison Black, Susan Cohen, Rebecca Garcia
International Student Advisor: Tana Ruegamer
Faculty:
Marjorie Agosin 19-20 (A)
Rebecca Bedell 19-22 (A)
Robert Berg 18-21 (C)
Gil Chalamish, 19-22 (B)
Dan Chiasson 19-22 (A)
Pat Giersch 17-20 (B)
Phil Jennings 19-22 (B)
Yoshihisa Matsusaka 19-22 (B)
Leah Okumura 17-20 (C)
Tessa Spillane 17-20 (B)
Yui Suzuki 19-20 (C)
Marc Tetel 19-22 (C)

Admission and Financial Aid, Committee on

Dean of Students: Sheilah Shaw Horton
Dean of Admission and Financial Aid: Joy St. John, Black Task Force representative
Director of Admission: Jessica Ricker 
Director of Student Financial Services: Karensa DiFonzo
Class Dean: Shanté Brown
Faculty:
Christopher Arumainayagam 18-21 (C)
Christine Bassem 19-22 (C)
Igor Logvinenko 19-20 (B)
Timothy Peltason 16-17 & 18-20 (A)
Casey Rothschild 19-22 (B)
Eiko Torii-Williams 19-22 (A)

Tenure Track Advisory Committee (TTAC)

Faculty:
Stephen Chen 18-21 (B)
Susan Ellison 19-22 (B)
Tavi Rafael Gonzalez 16-17 & 18-20 (A)
John Goss 18-21 (C)
 

Faculty on Term Appointments, Instructors in Science Laboratory, and Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics Faculty Advisory Committee (FIPAC)

Agenda Committee Representative:
Stella Kakavouli 17-20 (C)
Faculty:
Amy Banzaert 19-22 (C)
Bonnie Dix 17-20 (PERA)
Nancy Hall 18-21 (A)
Stella Kakavouli 17-20 (C)
Elizabeth Oakes 19-22 (C)
Diane Tutin 18-21 (B)

Agenda Committee

President: Paula Johnson
Provost and Dean of the College: Andrew Shennan
Parliamentarian: Paul MacDonald 17-22 (B)
Black Task Force representative: Brenna Greer, Spring 20 (B)
Faculty:
James Battat 18-21 (C)
Robert Goree 16-17 & 18-20 (A)
Anjeana Hans 19-22 (A)
Stella Kakavouli 17-20 (C)
Jennifer Musto 19-22 (B)
Ryan Quintana 17-20 (B), Chair
Rachel Stanley 19-22 (C)

Appeals, Board of

Faculty:
Emily Buchholtz 17-20 (C)
Christen Deveney 17-20 (B)
Laura Grattan 19-22 (B)
Erich Matthes 19-22 (B)
David Olsen 17-20 (A)
 

Budgetary Affairs, Advisory Committee on

President or designee: Andrew Shennan
Vice President for Finance and Administration: Piper Orton
Administrative Council Representatives: TBD
Black Task Force representative: Debra DeVaughn
Faculty:
Alden Griffith 17-20 (C), Chair
Seth Neumuller 19-22 (B)
Liza Oliver 19-22 (A)
Jay Turner 18-21 (B)
Lauri Wardell 18-21 (C)

Career Education Advisory Committee

Executive Director & Associate Provost for Career Education: TBD
Executive Director Appointee: Liz Mandeville
Provost and Dean of the College's designee: Ann Velenchik
Dean of Students Designee: Carol Bate
Chief Information Officer: Ravi Ravishanker
Executive Director of Alumnae Association: 
Faculty:
Oscar Fernandez 17-20 (C)
Sharon Gobes 19-22 (C)
Nikki Greene 19-22 (A)
Flavia Laviosa 17-18 & 19-21 (A)
Elizabeth Minor 19-22 (B)
Kartini Shastry 19-22 (B)

Curriculum and Academic Policy, Committee on

President or designee: Andrew Shennan
Provost and Dean of the College's designee: Ann Velenchik, Chair
Dean of Faculty Affairs or designee: Maggie Keane 19-20 (B)
Class Dean: Susan Cohen
Registrar: Carol Shanmugaratnam
Black Task Force representative: vacant
Faculty:
Beth DeSombre 19-20 (B)
Kate Gilhuly 18-21 (A)
Koichi Hagimoto 17-18 & 19-21 (A)
Nadya Hajj 19-22 (B)
Jeannine Johnson 17-20 (A)
Karen Lange 19-22 (C)
Adam Matthews 18-21 (C)
Carlos Ramos 17-20 (A)

Diversity Coalition

President or designee: TBD
Administrative Council Representative: TBD
Union Representatives: TBD 
Faculty: 
Neelima Shukla-Bhatt 19-22 (B)
Diane Tutin 19-20 (B)

Educational Research and Development, Committee on

Provost and Dean of the College's designee: Aimee Huff
Faculty:
Dan Brabander 19-20 (C)
Oscar Fernandez 18-21 (C), PLTC Faculty Director 
Peggy Levitt 19-22 (B)
Cassandra Pattanayak 18-21 (C)
Sally Theran 18-21 (B), Chair
Daniel Zitnick 17-20 (A)

Environmental Sustainability, Advisory Committee on

President or designee: Dave Chakraborty
Vice President for Finance and Administration: Piper Orton 
Dean of Students or designee: Don Leach
Chief Information Officer or designee: Ravi Ravishanker
Director of Sustainability: Rob Lamppa
Administrative Council representative: Suzanne Langridge (19-20)
Union representatives: TBD
Faculty:
Rebecca Belisle 19-22 (C)
Jonathan Cheek 19-20 (B)
Yue Hu 18-21 (C)
Claudia Joscowicz 18-21 (A)
Noah Rubin 19-22 (B)
Marilyn Sides 17-20 (A)

Extramural Graduate Fellowships/Scholarships, Committee on

Provost and Dean of the College or designee: Rebecca Gordan
Junior & Senior Class Deans: Alison Black
Career Education representative: Katherine Dailinger
Black Task Force representative: vacant  
Faculty:
Heather Bryant 17-20 (A)
Tom Cushman 19-22 (B)
Sharon Elkins 18-21 (B)
Sabriya Fisher 19-22 (B)
Alice Friedman 19-22 (A)
Corinne Gartner 18-21 (B)
Eric Hilt 19-20 (B)
Vanja Klepac-Ceraj 17-20 (C)
Barry Lydgate 18-21 (A)
Mary Kate McGowan 19-22 (B)
Katrin Monecke 19-22 (C)
Missy Price 18-21 (B)
Andy Schultz 19-22 (C)
Quinn Slobodian 18-21 (B)
Benjamin Wood 16-17 & 18-20 (C)

Faculty Appointments, Committee on

President: Paula Johnson
Provost and Dean of the College: Andrew Shennan, Chair
Dean of Faculty Affairs: Megan Nunez
Faculty:
Claire Fontijn 19-22 (A)
Soo Hong 19-20 (B)
Michael Jeffries 18-21 (B)
Mala Radhakrishnan 19-22 (C)
Sarah Wall-Randell 19-22 (A)

Faculty Athletic Representative

Nolan Flynn 18-21 (C)

Faculty Research and Awards, Committee on

President's designee: Liz Demski
Provost and Dean of the College designee: Aimee Huff
Vice President for Finance and Administration or designee: TBD
Faculty:
Baafra Abeberese 19-22 (B)
Steven Biller 19-22 (C)
Venita Datta 16-17 & 18-20 (A)
Lisa Graham 17-20 (A)
Pinar Keskin 18-21 (B)
Mike Wiest 19-20 (C)

Faculty Benefits, Committee on

President's designee: Megan Nunez & Ruth Frommer
Vice President for Finance and Administration: Piper Orton
Human Resources: Carolyn Slaboden & Kelly Robinson
Faculty:
Megan Kerr 19-22 (C)
Sherry Makerney 18-21 (B)
Katharine Moon 18-21 (B)
Lawrence Rosenwald 17-20 (A), Chair
Weina Zhao 18-21 (A)

Honor Code Council

Dean of Students: Sheilah Shaw Horton
Honor Code Administrative Coordinator: Don Leach, co-chair
Chief Justice: co-chair ?
Faculty:
Kimberly Cassibry 19-22 (A)
David Ellerby 17-20 (C)
Alison Hickey 18-21 (A)
Joseph Joyce 18-21 (B)
Sohie Lee 19-22 (C)
Christa Skow 18-21 (C)
Marie-Paule Tranvouez 18-21 (A)
Maria Waller 18-21 (C)
Julie Walsh 19-22 (B)

Honor Code Hearing Review Panel

Provost and Dean of the College: Andrew Shennan
Faculty:
Joe Swingle 19-21 (B)

International Study Committee

Provost and Dean of the College: Andrew Shennan
Class Dean: Alison Black
Director of International Studies: Jennifer Thomas-Starck
Faculty:
Martina Koniger 19-22 (C)
Codruta Morari 17-20 (A)
Inela Selimovic 19-21 (A)
Natali Valdez 19-22 (B)
Adam Weiner 17-20  (A)
Paul Wink 17-20 (B), Chair

Lectures and Cultural Events, Committee on (CLCE)

Administrative Director: Brittany Bailey 
Student Services Representative: TBD
Cultural Advising Network Representative:  Karen Shih
President's Designee:  Keira Bunn
Faculty:
Louise Darling 17-18 & 19-21 (C)
Margery Lucas 17-20 (B)
Jacki Musacchio 19-20 (A)
Anjali Prabhu 17-18 & 19-21 (A), Chair
Vernon Shetley 19-22 (A)

Library and Technology Policy, Advisory Committee on

Chief Information Officer: Ravi Ravishanker
Chief Information Officer's designee: Heather Woods 
Provost and Dean of the College's designee: Jen Ellis 
Vice President for Finance and Treasurer's designee: Melissa Fletcher 
Dean of Students or designee: ?
Administrative Council Representative: Deborah Nickerson
Faculty:
Scott Gunther 19-22 (A)
Eni Mustafaraj 19-22 (C)
Thomas Nolden 17-20 (A)
Kyung Park 19-22 (B)
Valerie Ramseyer 19-20 (B)
Wes Watters 18-21 (C)

Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Committee

Faculty:
Craig Murphy 19-21 (B)
Jessica Polito 19-21 (C)

Medical Professions Advisory Committee

Medical Professions Advisor: Cindy Seltzer
Career Education representative: Ama Agumeh
Black Task Force representative: vacant
Faculty:
Melissa Beers 17-20 (C)
Kate Brogan 19-22 (A)
Ken Hawes 12-22 (B)
Phil Hirschhorn 11-22 (C)
Jonathan Imber 13-22 (B)
Nancy Marshall 17-20 (B)
Amanda McCarthy 17-20 (C)
Julie Norem 18-21 (B)
Kimberly O'Donnell 17-20 (C)
Jim Petterson 19-22 (A)
Jennie Pyers 17-18 & 19-21 (B)
Marcy Thomas 17-20 (C)

Merit, Advisory Committee on

President: Paula Johnson
Provost and Dean of the College: Andrew Shennan, Chair
Dean of Faculty Affairs: Megan Nunez
Faculty:
Patricia Berman 18-21 (A)
Stanley Chang 19-22 (C)
Pat Giersch 19-22 (B)
Rosanna Hertz 18-21 (B)
Kim McLeod 18-21 (C)
Lisa Rodensky 17-20 (A)
Andrea Sequeira 19-22 (C)
Daniel Sichel 18-21 (B)
Susan Skeath 18-21 (B)
Ray Starr 19-22 (A)
Brian Tjaden 19-22 (C)

Minority Recruitment, Hiring, and Retention, Advisory Committee on

President's designee: TBD
Provost and Dean of the College or designee: Megan Nunez
Black Task Force representative:
Faculty:
Rachid Aadnani 19-22 (A)
Angela Bahns 18-21 (B)
Gurminder Bhogal 18-21 (A)
Selwyn Cudjoe 19-22 (B)
Katie Hall 19-22 (C)
Monica Higgins 17-20 (B)
Ada Lerner 18-21 (C)
Craig Murphy 18-21 (B)

Problem Referral Procedure for Faculty, Review Committee on

Provost and Dean of the College or designee: TBD
President's designee: TBD
Faculty:
Tracy Gleason 18-21 (B)

Seven College Conference Representative

President: Paula Johnson
Faculty:
Irene Mata 18-20 (B)

Wellesley Centers for Women, Board of Overseers

Faculty:
Susan Meyer 19-22 (A)