Committees & Task Forces

Standing Committees of Academic Council

The following committee rosters are effective for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Advisory Committee on Academic Staffing

Provost and Dean of the College: Andrew Shennan
Dean of Academic Affairs: Michael Jeffries
Dean of Faculty Affairs or Provost's designee: Megan Nunez
Faculty:
Helen Bilis 20-21 (A)
Elena Creef 19-22 (B), MRHR designee
Carol Dougherty 19-20 & 21-23 (A)
Nolan Flynn 20-23 (C)
Simon Grote 20-23 (B)
Koichi Hagimoto 20-23 (A)
Stella Kakavouli 20-23 (C)
Maggie Keane 20-23 (B)
Patrick McEwan 19-22 (B)

Ann Trenk 19-22 (C), Chair

Academic Review Board

Dean of Students: Sheilah Shaw Horton, Chair
Provost and Dean of the College's designee: Michael Jeffries
Class Deans: Susan Cohen, Rebecca Garcia, Lori Tenser, & Alison Black
Registrar: Carol Shanmugaratnam & Kristine Wilson
Black Task Force representative: Ayana McCoy
Students: Shreya Parjan '21, Abigail Webster '22, Davis Scholar (TBD), Sophomore (TBD)
Faculty:
Antonio Arraiza Rivera 19-22 (A)
Erin Battat 18-21 (A)
Dora Carrico-Moniz 18-22 (C)
Barbara Geller 18-21 (B)
Mathew Tantama 20-23 (C)
Jeremy Wilmer 17-21 (B)

Admission and Financial Aid, Committee on

Dean of Students: Sheilah Shaw Horton
Dean of Admission and Financial Aid: Joy St. John
Director of Admission: Jessica Ricker 
Director of Student Financial Services: Karensa DiFonzo
Class Dean: Shanté Brown
Students: Karen Alvarez Julian '21, Soumaya Dammak '22, Davis Scholar (TBD), General student (TBD)
Faculty:
Christopher Arumainayagam 18-21 (C), Chair
Christine Bassem 19-22 (C)
Tom Burke 20-23 (B)
Dan Chiasson 20-23 (A)
Jennifer Chudy 18-22 (B)
Jocelyne Dolce 20-23 (C)
Casey Rothschild 19-22 (B)
Eiko Torii-Williams 19-22 (A)
Cord Whitaker 20-23 (Black Task Force representative)

Tenure Track Advisory Committee (TTAC)

Faculty:
Stephen Chen 18-21 (B)
Susan Ellison 19-22 (B)
K.E. Goldschmitt 20-23 (A)
John Goss 18-21 (C), Chair

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

Faculty:
Amy Banzaert 19-22 (C),(FTA)
Anne Brubaker 20-23 (A), (Agenda Committee Representative)
Nancy Hall 18-21 (A),(FTA), Chair
Elizabeth Oakes 19-22 (C),(ISL)
Diane Tutin 18-21 (B),(FTA)
Dorothy Webb 20-23 (B),(PERA)

Agenda Committee

President: Paula Johnson
Provost and Dean of the College: Andrew Shennan
Parliamentarian: Paul MacDonald 17-22 (B)
Black Task Force representative: TBD
Faculty:
James Battat 18-21 (C), Chair
Anne Brubaker 20-23 (A)
Tavi Gonzalez 20-23 (A)
Anjeana Hans 19-20 & 22-24 (A)
Jaclyn Matthes 20-23 (C)
Phyllis McGibbon 20-21 (A)
Petra Rivera-Rideau 20-23 (B)
Sally Theran 20-23 (B)

Appeals, Board of

Faculty:
Alex Diesl 20-23 (C)
Laura Grattan 19-20 & 21-23 (B)
Nikki Greene 20-23 (A) 
Brenna Greer 20-23 (Black Task Force representative)
Erich Matthes 19-22 (B), Chair
Smitha Radhakrishnan 20-21 (B)
Carlos Ramos 20-23 (A)
 

Budgetary Affairs, Advisory Committee on

President or designee: Andrew Shennan
Vice President for Finance and Administration: Piper Orton
Administrative Council Representatives: Liz Demski
Black Task Force representative: Debra DeVaughn
Faculty:
Alden Griffith 17-21 (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 or designee: Jennifer Pollard
Executive Director Appointee: Liz Mandeville
Provost and Dean of the College's designee: Michael Jeffries
Dean of Students Designee: Carol Bate
Chief Information Officer: Ravi Ravishanker
Executive Director of Alumnae Association: Kathryn Mackintosh
Faculty:
Genevieve Clutario 20-21 (B)
Sharon Gobes 19-20 & 21-23 (C)
Flavia Laviosa 17-21 (A)
Elizabeth Minor 19-22 (B)
Kartini Shastry 19-20 & 21-23 (B)
Mingwei Song 20-23 (A)
Franklyn Turbak 20-21 (C)
Sara Wasserman 20-23 (C)

Curriculum and Academic Policy, Committee on

President or designee: 
Provost and Dean of the College's designee: Michael Jeffries, Chair
Dean of Faculty Affairs or designee: vacant
Class Dean: Susan Cohen
Registrar: Carol Shanmugaratnam
Black Task Force representative: vacant
Faculty:
Beth DeSombre 19-21 (B)
Stacie Goddard 20-23 (B)
Robert Goree 20-23 (A)
Nadya Hajj 19-22 (B)
Thomas Hodge 20-23 (A)
Karen Lange 19-22 (C)
Louise Marlow 18-19 & 21-23 (B)
Adam Matthews 18-21 (C)
Julia Miwa 20-23 (C)
 

Diversity Coalition

President or designee: Ines Maturana Sendoya
Provost or designee: vacant
Administrative Council representatives: TBD
Union Representatives: vacant 
Students: Ify Nwolah '21 and Izzy Torkonoo '23
Faculty: 
Yoshihisa Matsusaka 20-23 (B), MRHR designee
Neelima Shukla-Bhatt 19-22 (B), Chair

Educational Research and Development, Committee on

Provost and Dean of the College's designee: Aimee Huff
Assistant Provost for Institutional Planning and Assessment or designee: Pam Taylor

Faculty:
Deborah Bauer 18-22 (C), Chair
Oscar Fernandez 18-21 (C), PLTC Faculty Director 
Peggy Levitt 19-22 (B)
Codruta Morari 20-23 (A)
Cassandra Pattanayak 18-21 (C)
Yui Suzuki 20-23 (C)

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: TBD
Administrative Council representative: Suzanne Langridge (19-20)
Union representatives: TBD
Faculty:
Rebecca Belisle 19-22 (C)
Dan Brabander 20-23 (C), Chair
Pinar Keskin 20-23 (B)
Thomas Nolden 20-23 (A)
Noah Rubin 19-22 (B)
Marilyn Sides 20-23 (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
Faculty:
Diego Arciniegas 20-23 (A)
Heather Bryant 20-23 (A)
Christopher Candland 20-23 (B)
Tom Cushman 19-22 (B)
Christen Deveney 20-23 (B)
Sharon Elkins 18-21 (B)
Sabriya Fisher 19-22 (B), (Black Task Force representative)
Alice Friedman 19-22 (A)
Corinne Gartner 18-21 (B), Chair
Mary Kate McGowan 19-20 & 21-23 (B)
Katrin Monecke 19-22 (C)
Missy Price 18-21 (B)
Nancy Scherer 20-21 (B)
Andy Schultz 19-22 (C)
Becca Selden 20-23 (C)
Quinn Slobodian 18-21 (B)

Faculty Appointments, Committee on

President: Paula Johnson
Provost and Dean of the College: Andrew Shennan, Chair
Dean of Faculty Affairs: Megan Nunez
Faculty:
Kristin Butcher 18-19 & 20-22 (B)
Angela Carpenter 20-23 (Black Task Force representative)
Claire Fontijn 19-22 (A)

Mala Radhakrishnan 19-22 (C)
Andrea Sequeira 20-23 (C)
Adam Van Arsdale 17-18 & 20-22 (B)

Sarah Wall-Randell 19-22 (A)

Faculty Athletic Representative

Yu Jin Ko 20-23 (A) 

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: Piper Orton
Faculty:
Baafra Abeberese 19-22 (B)
Steven Biller 19-22 (C)
Venita Datta 18-21 (A), Chair
Kate Grandjean 20-23 (B)
Claudia Joskowicz 20-23 (A)
Heather Mattila 18-19 & 20-22 (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:
Brenna Greer 20-21 (B), Chair
Jenny Johnson 20-23 (A)
Megan Kerr 19-20 & 21-23 (C)
Jennifer Kroll 20-23 (B)
Katharine Moon 18-21 (B)
Weina Zhao 18-21 (A)

Honor Code Council

Dean of Students: Sheilah Shaw Horton
Honor Code Administrative Coordinator: Don Leach, co-chair
Chief Justice: Hope D'Erasmo
Faculty:
Kimberly Cassibry 19-22 (A)
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)
Benjamin Wood 20-23 (C)

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)
Heping Liu 18-19 & 21-23 (A)
Sergio Parussa 20-23 (A)
Nikhil Rao 20-23 (B)
Inela Selimovic 19-21 (A), Chair
Orit Shaer 20-23 (C)
Natali Valdez 19-22 (B)

Lectures and Cultural Events, Committee on (CLCE)

Administrative Director: Brittany Bailey 
Student Services Representative: Jessica Grady
Cultural Advising Network Representative:  Karen Shih
President's Designee:  Keira Bunn
Students: Ashley Amoabeng '21, Student Bursar (TBD)
Faculty:
Louise Darling 17-21 (C)
Liseli Fitzpatrick 20-21 (Black Task Force representative)
Callie Lekas 20-23 (B)
Anjali Prabhu 17-21 (A)
Vernon Shetley 19-22 (A), Chair
Nina Tumarkin 18-22 (B)

Library and Technology Policy, Advisory Committee on

Chief Information Officer: Ravi Ravishanker
Chief Information Officer's designee: Karen Bohrer
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: Sheilah Horton
Administrative Council Representative: Deborah Nickerson
Faculty:
Daniela Bartalesi-Graf 20-23 (A)
Robert Berg 20-23 (C), Chair
Alexander Brey 20-23 (A)
William Joseph 18-19 & 20-22 (B)
Eni Mustafaraj 19-22 (C)
Kyung Park 19-22 (B)

Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Committee

Faculty:
Liseli Fitzpatrick 20-22 (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 20-23 (C)
Kate Brogan 19-22 (A)
Ken Hawes 12-22 (B)
Phil Hirschhorn 11-22 (C)
Jonathan Imber 13-22 (B)
Catherine Masson 18-22 (A)
Tracy McAskill 20-23 (C)
Amanda McCarthy 17-23 (C)
Julie Norem 18-21 (B)
Kimberly O'Donnell 17-23 (C)
Jim Petterson 19-22 (A)
Jennie Pyers 17-21 (B)
Joe Swingle 19-22 (B)
David Ward 20-23 (A)

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)
Bryan Burns 20-23 (A)
Stanley Chang 19-22 (C)
Courtney Coile 20-23 (B)
Don Elmore 20-21 (C)
Pat Giersch 19-22 (B)
Kate Gilhuly 20-23 (A)
Scott Gunther 20-23 (A)
Rosanna Hertz 18-21 (B)
Yue Hu 20-23 (C)
Daniel Sichel 18-21 (B)
Brian Tjaden 19-20 & 21-23 (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: Pamela Taylor
Faculty:
Rachid Aadnani 19-22 (A)
Maneesh Arora 20-23 (B)
Angela Bahns 18-21 (B), Co-Chair
Gurminder Bhogal 18-21 (A), Co-Chair
Selwyn Cudjoe 19-22 (B)
Katie Hall 19-22 (C)
Ada Lerner 18-21 (C)
Yoshihisa Matsusaka 20-23 (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:
Ellen Widmer 19-21 (A)

Wellesley Centers for Women, Council of Advisors

Faculty:
Susan Meyer 19-22 (A)