College Committees

Below is a list of the college's standing and important ad hoc committees. The responsibilities charged to each committee are described as well.

Executive Committee
Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure Committee
Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence Committee
Wellness Committee
Space Committee
Faculty Administrative Assignments
Academic Studies Governance Committee
BSPH Committee
Champions of Public Health Selection Committee
Employee of the Year Selection Committee
Excellence in Teaching Award Selection Committee

 

Executive Committee

Responsibilities are to advise the dean on:

  • Developing a budget for the college
  • Establishing an agenda for college faculty meetings
  • Committee appointments and memberships
  • Developing, interpreting, and implementing policies of the college
  • Any other administrative matters brought before it

Members:

  • Amy L. Fairchild, PhD, MPH, Dean
  • Kellie Archer, Chair and Professor, Biostatistics
  • Jennifer Beard, Assistant Dean, Strategic Initiatives
  • Mike Bisesi, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Academic Administration, Interim Chair and Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Taylor King Boyles, Director, Development
  • Misti Crane, Director, Strategic Marketing and Communications
  • Kynthia Droesch, Director, Office of Academic Programs and Student Services
  • Ashley Felix, Interim Chair, Health Behavior and Health Promotion and Associate Professor, Epidemiology
  • Mindy Freed, Executive Assistant to the Dean
  • Maria Gallo, Associate Dean of Research, Chair and Professor, Epidemiology
  • Andrea Garringer, Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration
  • Darryl Hood, Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences
  • Gail Kaye, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs, Associate Professor, Health Behavior and Health Promotion
  • Bill Miller, Senior Associate Dean of Research and Professor, Epidemiology
  • Sharon Schweikhart, Interim Chair, Health Services Management and Policy
  • Lisa Van Dyke, Resource Planning Analyst

Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure Committee

Responsibilities:

  • Review candidates for appointment, reappointment, promotion, and/or tenure and make a recommendation to the eligible faculty
  • Guide candidates for promotion and/or tenure in the preparation of their dossier
  • Interpret policies and procedures for candidates and faculty involved in decisions

Members:

  • Biostatistics: Stan Lemeshow
  • Environmental Health Science: Jiyoung Lee, Committee Chair
  • Epidemiology: Amy Ferketich
  • Health Behavior and Health Promotion: Mira Katz
  • Health Services Management and Policy: Eric Seiber

Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence Committee

Responsibilities:

  • Take steps to promote a culture of diversity within the CPH
  • Advise the dean on activities that will promote a culture of acceptance, such as Diversity Day, periodic surveys, workshops, and guest speakers focused on the topic of diversity
  • Monitor implementation of the college's diversity plan.

Members:

  • David Angeles, Graduate Student
  • Jennifer Beard, Assistant Dean, Strategic Initiatives (Staff Co-chair)
  • Amy Ferketich, Professor, Epidemiology
  • Colleen Fitzgibbons, Program Manager, Center for Public Health Practice
  • Mindy Freed, Executive Assistant to the Dean
  • Ajeet Gill, Graduate Student
  • Darryl Hood, Associate Professor, Environmental Health Sciences (Faculty Co-chair)
  • Elizabeth Hope, Division Coordinator, Health Services Management and Policy
  • Eben Kenah, Associate Professor, Biostatistics
  • Heather Kerr, BSPH Senior Academic Advisor
  • Tasleem Padamsee, Assistant Professor, Health Services Management and Policy
  • JaNelle Ricks, Assistant Professor, Health Behavior and Health Promotion
  • Todd Thobe, Assistant Director of Marketing, Recruitment and Admissions

Wellness Committee

Members: 

  • Kynthia Droesch
  • Samantha Hicks
  • Caitlin Hutchinson
  • Heather Kerr
  • Amy Wermert

Space Committee

Responsibilities:

recommend to the dean space assignments, changes and requests within the college. The committee is chaired by the dean and includes the senior associate dean for academic affairs, the associate dean for research, the assistant dean for finance and administration, and the facilities manager.

Members:

  • Amy L. Fairchild, PhD, MPH, Dean and Professor of Health Services Management and Policy
  • Mike Bisesi, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Academic Administration; Professor and Interim Chair of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Andrea Garringer, Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration
  • Bill Miller, Senior Associate Dean of Research and Professor of Epidemiology

Faculty Administrative Assignments

  • Biomedical Informatics Chair: Lang Li
  • Clinical Translational Science Director: Philip Binkley
  • Master of Health Administration Director: Julie Robbins
  • Program for Experienced Professionals Director: Andy Wapner
  • Veterinary Public Health Director: Armando Hoet
  • Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs: Gail Kaye
  • Faculty Senator: Sharon Schweikhart

Academic Studies Governance Committee

Responsibilities:

  • Review and make recommendations to the faculty on major program structure and policy decisions regarding academic matters
  • Reviewing application materials and recommend students for admission
  • Establish and coordinate policy in areas having college-wide impact, including courses shared by more than one degree program; approving new undergraduate and graduate courses or substantive changes in existing courses; developing sources of student support and establishing policies for its allocation; and establishing policies for graduate associate positions funded by CPH
  • Monitor student progress and recommend actions to the Graduate School as necessary
  • Review student petitions and act or make recommendations
  • Promote growth and excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, and visibility of the CPH nationally and internationally
  • Coordinate student recruitment efforts

Members:

  • Sarah Anderson, committee chair
  • Wendy Xu
  • Philip Binkley
  • Courtney Hebert
  • Armando Hoet
  • Mira Katz
  • Julie Robbins
  • James Odei
  • Andy Wapner
  • Mark Weir
  • Student representatives from undergraduate and graduate degree programs
  • Ex-Officio: Mike Bisesi
  • Ex-Officio: Gail Kaye
  • Ex-Officio: Kynthia Droesch

 

BSPH Committee

Members:

  • Gail Kaye, Chair
  • Amy Soter
  • Hui Zheng
  • Paul Rosile
  • Motomu Ibaraki
  • Heather Kerr
  • Patrick Schnell
  • Marika Paul
  • Student Representatives (2)
  • Ex-Officio: Mike Bisesi
  • Ex-Officio: Kynthia Droesch

Champions of Public Health Selection Committee

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in publicizing the Champions of Public Health award and encouraging nominations
  • Select the Champions of Public Health Award winners
  • Membership changes each year, and includes faculty, staff, alumni, and past winners

Employee of the Year Selection Committee

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in publicizing the Employee of the Year Award and encouraging nominations
  • Select the Employee of the Year winner
  • Members are selected each year and include one faculty member from each division, plus previous years' winners.

Excellence in Teaching Award Selection Committee

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in publicizing the Excellence in Teaching award and encouraging nominations
  • Select the Excellence in Teaching award recipient
  • Members are students from each Division/Program recommended by faculty. Ex-Officio members are the last three recipients of the award and the Director of OAPSS.