Committees & Task Forces

Standing Committees of Academic Council

The following committee rosters are effective for the 2021-2022 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 Núñez
Faculty:
Rachid Aadnani 21-22 (A)
Elena Creef 19-22 (B), MRHR designee
Carol Dougherty 19-20 & 21-23 (A)
Nolan Flynn 20-23 (C)
Stella Kakavouli 20-23 (C)
Maggie Keane 20-23 (B)
, Co-Chair
Yoon Lee 21-22 (A)

Patrick McEwan 19-22 (B)
Ann Trenk 19-22 (C), Co-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, Shanté Brown, Lori Tenser, & Alison Black
Registrar: Carol Shanmugaratnam & Kristine Wilson
Black Task Force representative: Ayana McCoy
Students: Abigail Webster '22, Davis Scholar (TBD), Sophomore (TBD)
Faculty:
Scott Anderson 21-22 (C)
Justin Armstrong 21-24 (A)
Dora Carrico-Moniz 18-22 (C)
Barbara Geller 18-24 (B)
Lisa Rodensky 21-24 (A)
Catherine Wearing 21-24 (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:
Tom Burke 20-23 (B)
Dan Chiasson 20-23 (A)
Danilo Contreras 21-24 (B)
Jocelyne Dolce 20-23 (C)
Don Elmore 21-24 (C)
Cassandra Pattanayak 21-24 (C)
Eiko Torii-Williams 19-22 (A)
Ann Velenchik 21-24 (B), Chair
Cord Whitaker 20-22 (Black Task Force representative)

Tenure Track Advisory Committee (TTAC)

Faculty:
Rebecca Belisle 21-24 (C)
Genevieve Clutario 21-24 (B)
K.E. Goldschmitt 20-23 (A), Chair
Becca Selden 21-24 (C)

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

Faculty:
Amy Banzaert 19-22 (FTA-C)
Anne Brubaker 20-23 (A), (Agenda Committee Representative)
Elizabeth Oakes 19-22 (C),(ISL), Chair
Marilyn Sides 21-24 (FTA-A)
Joe Swingle 21-24 (FTA-B)
Dorothy Webb 20-23 (B),(PERA)

Agenda Committee

President: Paula Johnson
Provost and Dean of the College: Andrew Shennan
Parliamentarian: Ann Velenchik 21-22 (B)
Black Task Force representative: Kellie Carter Jackson 21-22
Faculty:
Hélène Bilis 21-22 (A)
Alex Brey 21-24 (A)
Anne Brubaker 20-23 (A)
Jenn Chudy 21-24 (B)
Jaclyn Matthes 20-23 (C)
Rachel Stanley 21-24 (C)
Sally Theran 20-23 (B), Chair

Appeals, Board of

Faculty:
Alex Diesl 20-23 (C)
Laura Grattan 19-20 & 21-23 (B)
Brenna Greer 20-23 (Black Task Force representative)
Erich Matthes 19-22 (B), Chair
Carlos Ramos 20-23 (A)
Sara Wasserman 21-24 (C)

Budgetary Affairs, Advisory Committee on

President or designee: Andrew Shennan
Vice President for Finance and Administration: Piper Orton
Administrative Council Representatives: Casey Bayer and Liz Demski
Black Task Force representative: Debra DeVaughn
Students: President of College Government, or designee; College Government Bursar; two students to be selected by Senate for two-year overlapping terms
Faculty:
Chipo Dendere 21-24 (B)
Adam Matthews 21-24 (C)
Seth Neumuller 19-22 (B), Chair
Liza Oliver 19-22 (A)
Dan Sichel 21-24 (B)

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:
Sharon Gobes 19-20 & 21-23 (C)
Josh Lambert 21-24 (B)
Kathya Landeros 21-24 (A)
Kartini Shastry 19-20 & 21-23 (B)
Mingwei Song 20-23 (A)
Sara Wasserman 20-23 (C)

Curriculum and Academic Policy, Committee on

President or designee: vacant
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:
Erin Battat 21-24 (A)
James Battat 21-24 (C)
Louise Darling 21-22 (C)
Nadya Hajj 19-22 (B)
Thomas Hodge 20-23 (A)
Louise Marlow 18-19 & 21-23 (B)
Julia Miwa 20-23 (C)
Ray Starr 21-22 (A)

Diversity Coalition

President or designee: Ines Maturana Sendoya
Provost or designee: Amanda Gilvin
Administrative Council representatives: TBD
Union Representatives: vacant 
Students: TBD
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
Soo Hong 21-24 (B)
Peggy Levitt 19-22 (B)
Codruta Morari 20-22 (A)
Yui Suzuki 20-23 (C)
Sarah Wall-Randell (A), PLTC Faculty Director

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 (19-22)
Union representatives: TBD
Faculty:
Adrian Castro 21-24 (C)
Pinar Keskin 20-23 (B)
Kim McLeod 21-22 (C)
Thomas Nolden 20-23 (A)
Noah Rubin 19-22 (B)

Extramural Graduate Fellowships/Scholarships, Committee on

Provost and Dean of the College or designee: Lisa Fischman
Senior Class Dean: Susan Cohen
Career Education representative: Katherine Dailinger
Faculty:
Diego Arciniegas 20-23 (A)
Heather Bryant 20-23 (A)
Christopher Candland 20-23 (B)
Christen Deveney 20-23 (B), Chair
Paul Fisher 21-24 (B)
Michelle Lee 21-24 (A)
Margery Lucas 21-24 (B)
Mary Kate McGowan 19-20 & 21-23 (B)
Katrin Monecke 19-22 (C)
Missy Price 18-24 (B)
Guy Rogers 21-24 (B)

Andy Schultz 19-22 (C)
Jordan Tynes 21-22 (C)

Carla Verschoor 21-24 (C)
Jacquelin Woodford 21-24 (C)

Faculty Appointments, Committee on

President: Paula Johnson
Provost and Dean of the College: Andrew Shennan, Chair
Dean of Faculty Affairs: Megan Núñez
Faculty:
Angela Carpenter 20-23 (Black Task Force representative)
Claire Fontijn 19-22 (A)
Phyllis McGibbon 21-24 (A)
Mala Radhakrishnan 19-22 (C)

Smitha Radhakrishnan 21-24 (B)
Marc Tetel 21-24 (C)
Adam Van Arsdale 17-18 & 20-22 (B)

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)
Charles Bu 21-24 (C)
Margaret Cezair-Thompson 21-22 (A)
Kate Grandjean 20-23 (B), Chair
Evelina Guzauskyte 21-24 (A)

Faculty Benefits, Committee on

President's designee: Megan Núñez & Ruth Frommer
Vice President for Finance and Administration: Piper Orton
Human Resources: Carolyn Slaboden & Kelly Robinson
Faculty:
John Goss 21-24 (C)
Megan Kerr 19-20 & 21-23 (C), Chair
Jennifer Kroll 20-23 (B)
Petra Rivera-Rideau 21-24 (B)
Akila Weerapana 21-22 (B)

Honor Code Council

Dean of Students: Sheilah Shaw Horton
Honor Code Administrative Coordinator: Rhonna Bollig
Chief Justice: Julianna Kenny-Serrano
Faculty:
Kimberly Cassibry 19-22 (A)
Nicholas Doe 21-24 (C)
Alla Epsteyn 21-24 (A)
Alison Hickey 18-24 (A)
Sohie Lee 19-22 (C)
Alison McIntyre 21-24 (B)
Julie Walsh 19-22 (B)
Mike Wiest 21-24 (C)
Jeremy Wilmer 21-24 (B)

Honor Code Hearing Review Panel

Provost and Dean of the College: Andrew Shennan
Faculty:
Larry Rosenwald 21-22 (A)

International Study Committee

Provost and Dean of the College: Andrew Shennan
Class Dean: Alison Black
Director of International Studies: Jennifer Thomas-Starck
Faculty:
Susan Ellison 21-24 (B)
Martina Koniger 19-22 (C)
Heping Liu 18-19 & 21-23 (A)
Sergio Parussa 20-23 (A), Chair
Nikhil Rao 20-23 (B)
Orit Shaer 20-23 (C)

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: Junior Class & Senior Class Reps: TBD; DOOCA: Imogene Johnson & Student Bursar: Maya Bradbury 
Faculty:
Liseli Fitzpatrick 20-22 (Black Task Force representative)
Alden Griffith 21-24 (C)
Callie Lekas 20-23 (B)
Daniela Rivera 21-24 (A)
Markella Rutherford 21-24 (B)
Nina Tumarkin 18-19 & 20-22 (B), Chair

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: Keng Wai Woo
Faculty:
Daniela Bartalesi-Graf 20-23 (A)
Robert Berg 20-23 (C)
Alexander Brey 20-23 (A)
William Joseph 18-19 & 20-22 (B), Chair
Eni Mustafaraj 19-22 (C)
Kyung Park 19-22 (B)

Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Committee

Faculty:
Liseli Fitzpatrick 20-22 (B)
Ryan Quintana 21-23 (B)

Medical Professions Advisory Committee

Medical Professions Advisor: Cindy Seltzer
Career Education representative: TBD
Black Task Force representative: vacant
Faculty:
Chris Arumainayagam 21-22 (C)
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)
Mike Mavros 21-24 (C)

Tracy McAskill 20-23 (C)
Amanda McCarthy 17-23 (C)
Kimberly O'Donnell 17-23 (C)
Jim Petterson 19-22 (A)
Sue Skeath 21-24 (B)
Joe Swingle 19-22 (B)
Danielle Vellucci 21-24 (C)

Merit, Advisory Committee on

President: Paula Johnson
Provost and Dean of the College: Andrew Shennan, Chair
Dean of Faculty Affairs: Megan Núñez
Faculty:
Rebecca Bedell 21-24 (A)
Bryan Burns 20-23 (A)
Stanley Chang 19-22 (C)
Courtney Coile 20-23 (B)
Lee Cuba 21-22 (B)
Tracy Gleason 21-22 (B)
Yue Hu 20-23 (C)
Layli Maparyan 20-23 (Black Task Force Representative)
Mary Kate McGowan 21-24 (B)
Brian Tjaden 19-20 & 21-23 (C)
Jay Turner 21-24 (B)
Paul Wink 21-24 (B)

Minority Recruitment, Hiring, and Retention, Advisory Committee on

President's designee: Elena Creef (Co-chair)
Provost and Dean of the College or designee: Megan Núñez
Black Task Force representative: Pamela Taylor
Faculty:
Rachid Aadnani 19-22 (A) (Co-chair)
Maneesh Arora 20-23 (B)
Selwyn Cudjoe 19-22 (B)
Helena de Bres 21-24 (B)
Katie Hall 19-22 (C)
Jeannine Johnson 21-24 (A)
Yoshihisa Matsusaka 20-23 (B)
Wendy Wang 21-24 (C)

Problem Referral Procedure for Faculty, Review Committee on

Provost and Dean of the College or designee: TBD
President's designee: TBD
Faculty:
Angela Bahns 21-24 (B)

Seven College Conference Representative

President: Paula Johnson
Faculty:
Catia Confortini 21-23 (B)

Wellesley Centers for Women, Council of Advisors

Faculty:
Susan Meyer 19-22 (A)