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 and Inclusion Committee
Wellness Committee
Space Committee
Faculty Administrative Assignments
Graduate Studies Committee
Undergraduate Studies Committee
BSPH Committee
Champions of Public Health Selection Committee
Employee of the Year Selection Committee
Excellence in Teaching Award Selection Committee
Dean's Advisory Council

 

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, Division of Biostatistics
  • Mike Bisesi, Senior Associate Dean, Director of Academic Affairs; Interim Chair, Division of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Ann Florentine, Assistant Dean for Administration and Finance
  • Bill Miller, Chair, Division of Epidemiology
  • Pam Salsberry, Associate Dean for Community Outreach and Engagement; Interim Chair, Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion
  • Christopher Weghorst, Associate Dean for Research
  • Tom Wickizer, Chair, Division of Health Services Management and Policy

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 and Inclusion 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:

  • Ann Florentine
  • Mindy Freed
  • Darryl Hood
  • Elizabeth Hope
  • Tasleem Padamsee
  • Greg Rempala
  • Pam Salsberry

Wellness Committee

Members: 

  • Ashley Ammerman
  • Elizabeth Brodhag
  • Kynthia Droesch
  • Samantha Hicks
  • Caitlin Golec Hutchinson
  • Heather Kerr
  • Christy McLeod
  • 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, Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs; Professor and Interim Chair of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Ann Florentine, Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration 
  • Pam Salsberry, Associate Dean for Community Outreach and Engagement; Professor and Interim Chair, Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion
  • Christopher Weghorst, Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Environmental Health Sciences

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
  • Undergraduate Program Director: Gail Kaye
  • Faculty Senator: Sharon Schweikhart

Graduate Studies 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 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 graduate education, and visibility of the CPH nationally and internationally
  • Coordinate student recruitment efforts

Members:

  • Sharon Schweikhart, committee chair
  • Sarah Anderson
  • Philip Binkley
  • Courtney Hebert
  • Armando Hoet
  • Liz Klein
  • Julie Robbins
  • Abby Shoben
  • Andy Wapner
  • Mark Weir
  • Student representatives from graduate degree programs
  • Ex-Officio: Mike Bisesi
  • Ex-Officio: Kynthia Droesch

Undergraduate Studies Committee

Responsibilities:

  • Policy issues and overall coordination and direction of undergraduate academic programs and courses in the college
  • Includes the Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree with interdisciplinary specializations, undergraduate minors, and General Education (GE) courses.
  • Membership consists of one faculty member from each College of Public Health Division, and one student representative from each BSPH specialization.

Members:

  • Rebecca Andridge, committee chair
  • Ashley Felix
  • Laura Pomeroy
  • Paul Reiter
  • Wendy Xu
  • Student representatives (2)
  • Ex-Officio: Gail Kaye
  • Ex-Officio: Mike Bisesi
  • Ex-Officio: Kynthia Droesch

BSPH Committee

Members:

  • Gail Kaye, Chair
  • Jennifer Chilman
  • Margo Coates
  • Cindy Colen
  • Ayaz Hyder
  • Motomu Ibaraki
  • Heather Kerr
  • James Odei
  • Susan Olivo-Marston
  • 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 recipeint
  • 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.

Dean's Advisory Council

Responsibilities:

  • Advise the dean and college on any matters that are brought to it, particularly relating to strategic decisions
  • Assist the college in connecting with external constituencies to advance the mission of the college
  • List of Dean's Advisory Council members