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College Committees

Committees appointed by the dean

Leadership Team

NameTitle
Paola Sztajn (Chair)Interim Dean
John K. LeeAssociate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs
Anona Smith-WilliamsAssociate Dean for Student Success and Strategic Community Engagement
Karen HollebrandsInterim Associate Dean for Research and Innovation
Hiller SpiresAssociate Dean and Executive Director of the Friday Institute
Erin Thomas HorneAssistant Dean for Assessment and Professional Education
Lilia CollazoAssistant Dean for Business Affairs
Joy Gaston GaylesSenior Advisor for Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Awards for Excellence Committee (2-year term, 1 department representative)

NameDepartment/unitWhen term ends
Michael LittleELPHDJanuary 2023
Patricia MarshallTELSJanuary 2023
Parks NewbySTEMJanuary 2023
Jonathan BarbeeFriday InstituteJanuary 2023
Mark WilliamsEHRA/2020 AwardeeJanuary 203
Mandy BlackmonSHRA/2020 AwardeeJanuary 2023
Laura FogleEHRA/2021 AwardeeJanuary 2024
Anita AdamsSHRA/2021 AwardeeJanuary 2024
Mandy BlackmonCollege HR officeex officio
John LeeDean’s officeex officio

Building, Equipment, Safety and Space Committee (3-year term, 1 department representative)

NameDepartment/unitWhen term ends
Steven MillerSTEMMay 2024
Adria DunbarELPHDMay 2024
Angela WisemanTELSMay 2024
Jackie RelyeaTELSMay 2023
Daniel GruehnPsychologyMay 2024
TBAGrad Student Rep
Brian MatthewsFacilities Coordinatorex officio
Rosina RubesBuilding Liaisonex officio
Karen HollebrandsDean’s officeex officio
Sarah RoyceDean’s officeex officio
Mark WilliamsEdITex officio
BESS 2021-2022 meetings: Second Tuesdays, Noon to 1 p.m. on Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Jan. 11, Feb. 8, March 8, April 12 in Poe 500

Computer and Technology Committee (3-year term, 2 department representatives)

NameDepartment/unitWhen term ends
Parks NewbySTEMMay 2023
Kevin SuttonSTEMMay 2023
Barton Craig (chair)PyschologyMay 2022
TBAPsychologyMay 2024
Adria Shipp DunbarELPHDMay 2024
Lisa BassELPHDMay 2024
Jill GrifenhagenTELSMay 2022
Michelle FalterTELSMay 2023
Michael WilkensonGrad student repMay 2023
TBAUndergrad student rep
Karen HollebrandsDean’s officeex officio
Brian MatthewsDean’s officeex officio
Mark Williams*EdITex officio
Scott LennonEdITex officio
Kerri Brown ParkerMETRCex officio
Laura FogleMETRC ex officio
Computer and Technology Committee 2021-2022 meets third Tuesday of every month from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Poe 512: Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Dec. 21, Jan. 18, Feb. 15, March 15, April 19, May 17.
*Mark Williams is the college’s primary contact person for the committee.

Coordinator for the State Employees Combined Campaign (1-year term, rotated among departments)

TBA

Committee on Professional Education (3-year term, 2 department representatives)

NameDepartment/unitWhen term ends
Cyndi EdgingtonSTEMMay 2023
Matt ReynoldsSTEMMay 2024
Paula McAvoyMAT/TELSMay 2023
Keith WalkowiakTELSMay 2024
Emily SandsCHASSMay 2023
Marshall BakerCALSMay 2024
Carrol WarrenELPHDMay 2023
Lesley WirtELPHDMay 2024
Laura JacobsGrad student rep
TBAUndergrad student rep
TBADirector of Professional Education
TBAAssistant Director of Professional Education
Erin HorneDean’s officeex officio
Amanda BellerStudent Success and Advising Centerex officio
Paige GoosProfessional Education (Student Teacher Placement)ex officio
Robin McWilliamsSAY Villageex officio
Laura FogleMETRCex officio
Sherri L. MorrisWake County Public School Systemex officio
Kathleen JohnsonJohnston County Public Schoolsex officio
Regina NicksonDurham County Schoolsex officio
Professional Education Committee meets the fourth Tuesday of every month from 1:10 to 3 p.m. in Poe 120: Aug. 24, Oct. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 23, Jan. 25, Feb. 22, March 22, and April 26.

Council on Multicultural Initiatives and Diversity (COMID) (3-year terms, 2 department representatives)

NameDepartment/unitWhen term ends
Lisa Bass (co-chair)ELPHDMay 2022
Rolanda Mitchell (co-chair)ELPHDMay 2022
Valerie FaulknerTELSMay 2022
Joanna KochTELSMay 2022
Tamecia JonesSTEMMay 2023
Cameron DensonSTEMMay 2023
Marsha Bailey CurtisFriday InstituteMay 2022
TBAGrad student repMay 2022
TBAGrad student repMay 2022
TBAUndergrad student repMay 2022
TBAStudent SuccessMay 2022
John LeeDean’s officeex officio
Anona Smith WilliamsDean’s officeex officio
Mary MorrisDean’s officeex officio
Paola SztajnInterim Deanex officio
TBADiversity and Inclusionex officio
2021-2022 COMID meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month from 1 to 2 p.m. via Zoom or Poe 512 for business meetings — Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Dec. 7, Feb. 1, March 1, and April 5 — and the fourth Tuesday of every month for Tuesdays Together — Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 23, Dec. 28, Feb. 22, March 22 and April 26.

Courses and Curricula Committee (3-year term, faculty chair to be elected, 1 department representative)

NameDepartment/unitWhen term ends
James MinogueTELSMay 2024
Kevin SuttonSTEMMay 2023
Peter HesslingELPHD and UCCC repMay 2024
Steven MillerCUE rep
TBAUndergrad student rep
John LeeDean’s officeex officio
Amanda BellerStudent Success and Advising Centerex officio
Mary MorrisDean’s officeex officio
2021-2022 Courses and Curricula Committee meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. in Poe 112: Aug. 17, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14, Jan. 11, Feb. 8, March 8, April 12 and May 10.

Research Committee (3-yr term, faculty chair to be elected, 2 department representatives)

NameDepartment/unitWhen term ends
Meghan Manfra TELS/UCR repMay 2023
Jamie Pearson (co-chair)TELSMay 2022
Gemma MojicaFriday InstituteMay 2023
Jayne FleenerELPHDMay 2022
Jenn Ayscue (co-chair)ELPHDMay 2022
Cesar DelgadoSTEMMay 2022
Gail JonesSTEMMay 2022
TBAGrad student rep
Karen HollebrandsDean’s officeex officio
Tish AttayekDean’s officeex officio
Stephanie JacksonDean’s officeex officio
Sarah RoyceDean’s officeex officio
2021-2022 Research Committee meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. in Poe 120: Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Dec. 14, Jan. 11, Feb. 8, March 8, April 12 and May 10.

Faculty Awards Committee (3-year term, faculty chair elected, 1 department representative)

NameDepartment/unitWhen term expires
Crystal LeeTELSMay 2023
Lam PhamELPHDMay 2024
Carla Johnson (chair)STEMMay 2023
graduate student rep
John LeeDean’s officeex officio
Mary MorrisDean’s officeex officio
2021-2022 Faculty Awards Committee that meets the fourth Tuesday of every month from noon to 1 p.m. in Poe 112: Aug. 24, Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 23, Dec. 7, Jan. 25, Feb. 22, March 22 and April 26.

Education Council

NameDepartment/unitWhen term expires
TBA
Robin McWilliamsStudent Success and Strategic Community Engagementex officio

Undergraduate Scholarship Committee (3-year term, 2 department representatives)

NameDepartment/unitWhen term expires
Travis ParkCALSMay 2022
Carl YoungTELSMay 2022
Jonee WilsonTELSMay 2023
KC BuschSTEMMay 2023
Marrisa GranzenSTEMMay 2023
Anona Smith WilliamsDean’s officeMay 2023
Crystal EspeyStudent Success and Advising Centerex officio
Patricia FIeldsDean’s officeex officio
Jenn HensleyDevelopment officeex officio

Graduate Studies Committee (Faculty chair to be elected, DGPs, ABGS rep)

NameDepartment/unitWhen term expires
Meg Blanchard (chair)STEMex officio
Meghan ManfraTELSex officio
Micha JeffriesELPHDex officio
Lance FusarelliELPHDex officio
Raymond TingELPHDex officio
Tamara YoungELPHDex officio
TBAgraduate student rep
Alex KappusStudent Success and Advising Centerex officio
John LeeDean’s officeex officio
Mary MorrisDean’s officeex officio
2021-2022 Graduate Studies Committee meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month from 1 to 3 pm. in Poe 112: Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Dec. 21, Jan. 18, Feb. 15, March 15, April 19 and May 17.

Faculty Senate Committees (College of Education faculty members)

604-607 Committee/Meditation (2-year term, elected: tenure and tenure-track faculty vote)

NameDepartment/unitWhen term expires
Cathy CrosslandTELS2024
Sarah CarrierTELS2024

603 Committee/Faculty Hearings (4-year term, elected; tenured faculty vote)

Duane AkroydELPHD2022
TBATBA2024

Faculty Senators (2-year term, tenure and tenure-track faculty vote)

Lisa BassELPHDMay 2022
Sarah CarrierTELSMay 2022

Faculty Officers (1-year term, Vice chair rotates to chair in second year, tenure and tenure-track faculty vote)

Meghan Manfra (Chair)TELSMay 2022
KC BuschSTEMMay 2023

Coordinating Committee

Dennis Davis (past chair)ex officio
Meghan Manfra (chair)ex officio
KC Busch (vice chair)ex officio
Lisa Bass, Faculty Senatorex officio
Sarah Carrier, Faculty Senatorex officio
Dean’s office repex officio
KC Busch is the new vice chair. John Nietfeld is the CRPTC member for three-year term.

Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee (3-year term, elected by tenured faculty through secret ballot; chair to be elected)

John Nietfeld (2021-22 co-chair)TELS2021-2024
Cathy Crossland (2021-22 co-chair)TELS2019-2022
Lance FusarelliELPHD2019-2022
Carla JohnsonSTEM2021-2022
Soonhye ParkSTEM2020-2023

Faculty Representative on ABGS (3-year term, faculty may serve 2 consecutive terms)

Tamara YoungJune 2024
John Lee, Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic AffairsJune 2023

Kappa Delta Pie

Drinda BengeTELS

Program Coordinators

In addition to the members of the committees above, the College of Education has coordinators for the College of Education’s undergraduate and graduate programs and program areas of study. Coordinators for undergraduate programs meet the second Thursday every month from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Poe 512. Coordinators for graduate programs and program areas of study meet the second Thursday every month from 11 a.m. to noon in Poe 512.