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COMMITTEES AND COUNCILS

Academic Planning Advisory Committee (APAC)

The committee is composed of: the dean, the college's financial officer, the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, 2 members selected by the Administrative Council from among the chairs of the college's academic units, 2 members selected from the Collegiate Council, and 5 members of the faculty appointed by the dean with the advise and consent of the Collegiate Council.

Functions of the Committee:

  1. To review and make recommendations to the dean regarding strategic plans of the college's units. To deliberate and advise the dean in preparing the college's strategic plan.
  2. To review and advise the dean on the college's reversion and reallocation decisions in accord with guidelines supplied by the campus.
  3. To review and make recommendations to the dean regarding Directed Research Initiative Fund (DRIF) requests. To review and make recommendations to the Graduate School about supplemental funding for college projects.
  4. To review and make recommendations to the dean on the financial implications of proposals for new programs and curricula or for substantial changes in existing courses or curricula.
  5. To respond to other requests from the dean for advice on other business before the college with implication on resource allocation among the programs and priorities of the college.

Committee Members: 

  • Bonnie Thornton Dill, Dean & Professor, College of Arts and Humanities 
  • Daryle Williams, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Humanities
  • Linda Aldoory, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Humanities
  • Ralph Bauer, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Humanities
  • Julie Wright, Assistant Dean, College of Arts and Humanities
  • Audran Downing, Assistant Dean, College of Arts and Humanities
  • Fatemeh Keshavarz, Administrative Council
  • Jason Geary, Administrative Council
  • Alexander Williams, Chair of Collegiate Council
  • Allen Stairs, Faculty-at-large
  • Kellie Robertson, Faculty-at-large
  • LaMonda Stalling, Faculty-at-large
  • John Ruppert, Faculty-at-large
  • TBD, PTK Faculty Member
  • Valerie Hornsby, Staff Council

Administrative Council

The council consists of the dean, chairs and directors of all academic and administrative units, the chair of the Collegiate Council, associate and assistant deans, and appropriate dean's staff. The voting members of this body are the dean, the department chairs, and directors. The dean presides at all council meetings.

Committee Members: 

  • Bonnie Thornton Dill, Dean
  • Linda Aldoory, Associate Dean, Research and Programming
  • Amanda Bailey, Chair, English
  • Ralph Bauer, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
  • Laura Brown, Assistant Dean, Development
  • Carmen Balthrop, ADVANCE Professor
  • Kathleen Cavanaugh, Assistant Dean, Academic Technology & Administrative Operations
  • Lillian Doherty, Chair, Classics
  • Audran Downing, Assistant Dean Student Affairs
  • Nicky Everette, Assistant Dean, Marketing and Communications
  • Jason Geary, Director, School of Music
  • Meredith Gill, Chair, Art History and Archaeology
  • Mary Elizabeth Hart, Interim Director, National Foreign Language Center
  • William Idsardi, Chair, Linguistics
  • Wendy Jacobs, Associate Dean and Equity Administrator
  • Samuel Kerstein, Chair, Philosophy
  • Fatemeh Keshavarz-Karamustafa, Director, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
  • Hayim Lapin, Director, Jewish Studies
  • Lori Owen, Assistant to the Dean, Facilities
  • Trevor Muñoz, Director Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities
  • Shawn Parry-Giles, Chair Communication
  • William C. Richardson, Chair, Art
  • Leigh Wilson Smiley, Director, School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies
  • Philip Soergel, Chair, History
  • Curlee Holton, Director, David C. Driskell Center 
  • Daryle Williams, Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs
  • Martin Wollesen, Executive Director, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
  • Julie Wright, Assistant Dean, Finance and Administration
  • Ruth Zambrana, Interim Chair, Women's Studies and Director, Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity

Appointments, Promotion and Tenure Committee (APT)

Committees on Faculty Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure

The Dean of the College convenes two committees responsible for the appointment, promotion, and/or tenure of faculty: one responsible for TTK faculty and another responsible for PTK faculty.

The TTK committee consists of five (5) voting members of the tenure track faculty who hold the rank of tenured full professors from any academic unit of the College of Arts and Humanities. In accordance with the standing policies on appointments, promotion, and tenure of tenure track faculty, the TTK committee shall deliberate in confidence and shall then make written recommendations to the Provost on all cases of tenure, promotion as well as new TTK faculty appointments that carry tenure. Committee members are appointed to a one-year term and may be reappointed for one (1) successive year.

TTK Committee Members:

  • James Harding, Professor, School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies
  • Thomas DeLio, Professor, School of Music
  • Nan Jiang, Professor, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
  • Maria Polinsky, Professor, Linguistics
  • Elizabeth Toth, Professor, Communication

The PTK committee consists of five (5) voting members, including at least two (2) Principal Lecturers (or equivalent rank) from any unit of the College, and at least two (2) tenured TTK faculty from any unit of the College. In accordance with the standing policies on the promotion of professional track faculty, the PTK committee shall deliberate in confidence and shall then make written recommendations to the Provost on all cases of promotion to Principal Lecturer, Research Professor, and equivalent PTK ranks as well as new PTK faculty appointments at the highest rank .Committee members are appointed to a one-year term and may be reappointed for one (1) successive year.

Collegiate Council

The Collegiate Council is the faculty council of the College of Arts and Humanities. Each academic unit in the College elects one member (and one alternate who attends and votes in the absence of the elected representative) from among its faculty. Faculty representatives serve a term of two years from July 1 after election and may not serve for more than two successive terms. The Dean has voice, but no vote, in the Collegiate Council. 

Council Members

  • Bonnie Thornton Dill, Dean (ex-officio)
  • Daryle Williams, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs (ex-officio)
  • Alexander Williams, Associate Professor, Linguistics (Collegiate Council Chair)
  • Sabrina Baron, Assistant Research Professor, History
  • Elsa Barkley Brown, Associate Professor, History and Women's Studies
  • Patrick Craig, Associate Professor, Art
  • Courtney Dahlke, Academic Program Specialist, History
  • Robin Earnest, Senior Lecturer, English
  • Perla Guerrero, Associate Professor, American Studies
  • Marissa Hicks, Student
  • Nick Joyce, Assistant Professor, Communication
  • Siv Lie, Assistant Professor, School of Music
  • Peter Mallios, Associate Professor, English
  • Michele Mason, Associate Professor, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
  • Elizabeth McClure, Lecturer, English
  • Jasmine Melak, Student
  • Jennifer Barkley Newsham, Assistant Professor, School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies
  • Jordana Moore Saggese, Visiting Associate Professor, Art History and Archaeology
  • Greg Staley, Professor, Classics
  • Matthew Suriano, Associate Professor, Jewish Studies
  • Sigwan Thivierge, Student
  • Brendan, Xu, Student
  • Thomas Zeller, Associate Professor, History
     

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Committee on Programs, Courses, and Curricula (PCC)

The Dean, with the advice and consent of the Collegiate Council, shall appoint members. The committee shall consist of five faculty, one undergraduate student, and one graduate student.

Committee Members

  • Alejandro Caneque, History
  • Sara Pearson, School of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies
  • Kristy Maddux, Communication
  • Christina Hanhardt, American Studies
  • Ali Abasi, School of Languages Literatures and Cultures
  • Lauren Baker, Undergraduate Student
  • Kerishma Panigrahi, Graduate Student
  • Robert Crane, ARHU Student Affairs (ex-officio)
  • Yelena Luckert, McKeldin Libraruy (ex-officio)
  • Ralph Bauer, Dean's Office (ex-officio)
  • Betsy Yuen, Dean's Office (ex-officio)

Dean's Cabinet

Established as an advisory board, the cabinet will advocate for arts and humanities scholarship and help spread Dean Thornton Dill’s vision for the college. Cabinet members represent a vast array of fields and diverse backgrounds, including leadership in business, law and other endeavors in the humanities and arts. Each continues to play an active role with the college.

Cabinet Members

  • Kevin Apperson
  • Nancy Clarvit
  • Patricia Cousins
  • Ashley Foxworth
  • Domonique Foxworth
  • Francie Hester
  • Donald Himelfarb
  • Charles Hirsch
  • Ellen Koplow
  • Jeff Mennick
  • Michael Twigg
  • Sandra Twigg
  • Catherine (Kip) Young

Research Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Research Advisory Committee is to create a channel for faculty voice on the research agenda and efforts of the college. The college is seeking guidance from faculty who are committed to excellence in their field's areas of scholarship and other intellectual pursuits. The Committee will consist of the Associate Dean for Research and Programming and a representative from various ARHU units. 

Committee Members

  • Christopher Bonner, History
  • Jorge Bravo, Classics 
  • Ken Elpus, School of Music
  • Maxine Grossman, Jewish Studies 
  • Frank Hildy, School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies 
  • Curlee Raven Holton, David C. Driskell Center
  • Maura Keefe, School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies 
  • Fatemeh Keshavarz, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures 
  • Trevor Munoz, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities 
  • Irina Muresanu, School of Music 
  • Zita Nunes, English 
  • Colin Phillips, Linguistics 
  • Damien Pfister, Communication 
  • Joshua Shannon, Art History and Archaeology 
  • Rachel Singpurwalla, Philosophy
  • Janelle Wong, American Studies 
  • Ruth Zambrana, Women's Studies, Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity  

Staff Council

The Arts and Humanities Staff Council serves as staff advocate to facilitate a healthy and civil work culture in the College of Arts and Humanities.

Committee Members

  • Lisa Klein, Director, History (Staff Council Chair)
  • Alexa Bleach, Multimedia Assistant, College of Arts and Humanities
  • Carlin Bokal, Assistant to the Director, Communication
  • Connie DiJohnson, Assistant Director, National Foreign Language Center
  • Courtney Dahlke, Academic Program Specialist, History
  • Grace Babukiika, Assistant Director, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities
  • Heather Mundwiler, Coordinator, School of Music
  • Jane Hirshberg, Assistant Director, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
  • JV Sapinoso, Assistant Director, Women's Studies
  • Kara Wharton, Manager, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
  • Kelly Flanagan, Research Coordinator, College of Arts and Humanities
  • Valerie Hornsby, Coordinator, English


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Technology Advisory Committee (TAC)

The Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) is charged with advising the College of Arts and Humanities on strategy and policy in the application of new technologies in scholarship, instruction, and creative activities. The committee is comprised of faculty and staff members who represent various units within the college.

Committee Members

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*Note: The Collegiate Council is a parliamentary body, in which members are identified by and representative of the various instructional units within the college. All other committees (APAC, APT, CNT, PCC) are non-parliamentary bodies.