Oakland University Senate

Wilson Hall
371 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, MI 48309-4486
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Committee Members

2022-2023 Senate Committee Appointments (Updated: 7/2022 Unconfirmed)

Academic Computing Committee

2021-2023 Faculty Appointments
Jason Moore (SEHS)
Atiqul Mollah (SECS)
Maria Beam (CAS)
Yazan Roumani (SBA)
Tracey Taylor (SOM)

2022-2024 Faculty Appointments
Myung Choi (SHS)
Sam Srauy (CAS)  CHAIR 2022-2023
Dan DelVescovo (SECS)
Setareh Ghoreishi (CAS)

2022-2023 Student, Staff and Ex-Officio Appointments
Jordan Talbert (Student Congress)  2022-2023
Md Nahid Newaz  (President Student Chapter ACM)  2022-2023
Lunjin Lu (Chair, Computer Science and Engineering)
Bhavani Koneru (Chief Information Officer)
Shaun Moore (EVPAA and Provost Designee)
Adam Gordon (CSITS)

Last Updated:  10/11/22

Academic Conduct Committee

2020-2023 Faculty Appointments
Laila Guessous (SECS)  CO-CHAIR 2022-2023
Julia Paul (SON)
Anyi Liu (SECS)  
Lakshmi Raman (CAS)
Elysa White (CAS)  CO-CHAIR 2022-2023
Greg Thrasher (SBA)  CO-CHAIR 2022-2023
Kasia Kietlinska (CAS)

2021-2024 Faculty Appointments
Joy Jiang (SBA)
Elena Borelli (SHS) replacing Lindsay Gietzen
Douglas Gould (SOM)
Aldona Pobutsky (CAS)

2022-2025 Faculty Appointments
Seong Cho (SBA)
Ellen Gajewski (SON)
Jim Van Loon (UL)
Julian Rrushi (SECS) CO-CHAIR 2022-2023

Students, Staff and Ex-Officio Appointments
Andrew Romano (University Student Congress)  2022-2023
Jordan Tolbert (University Student Congress) 2022-2023
Jeremy Johnson (University Student Congress) 2022-2023
Nayah Pitts (University Student Congress) 2022-2023
Brennan Smith (Student Alternate University Student Congress)  2022-2023
Victoria Ouding (Student Alternate University Student Congress)  2022-2023
Michael Wadsworth (SVP SA&D Designee) Ex-Officio and Voting 

Updated:  11/11/22 

Academic Standing and Honors

2021-2023 Faculty Appointments
Nicole Mathew (CAS)  CHAIR
Jingshu Chen (SECS)
Hong Qian (SBA)

2022-2025 Faculty Appointments (*Charge updated to 3 year term in May 2022)
Kelly Berishaj (SON)
Laurel Stevenson (SHS)

2021-2024 Professional Adviser Appointment
Jackie Keith (SBA)

2022-2023 Student, Staff and Ex-Officio Appointments
Andrew Romano (Student Congress)
Josef Gojcaj (Student Congress)
Nayah Pitts (Student Congress)
Paul Battle (Registrar Designee)
Stephanie Lee (EVPAA Designee)
Deb Cash (SVP SA&D Designee)
Kristin Landis-Piwowar (Interim Associate Provost / Student Success)

Last Updated:  11/11/22 

Faculty Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

2020-2023 Faculty Appointments
Christina Papadimitriou (SHS)
Jason Wasserman (SOM) CO-CHAIR
Ami Harbin (CAS)
Anne Zacharias (UL)
Joanne Freed (CAS) CO-CHAIR
Adina Schneeweis (CAS) (At-Large) Sabbatical Fall 2022

2021-2024 Faculty Appointments
Danielle Ligocki (SEHS) Sabbatical Fall 2022
Greg Bartley (SEHS) Fall 2022 for Danielle Ligocki Sabbatical 
Guolan Yang (CAS) for (CAS) faculty retirement
Katie Mysen (SON)
Michael Chaney (SEHS) (At-Large)

2022-2025 Faculty Appointments
Man Jin (SBA) Winter 2023 Sabbatical
Michael Greiner (SBA) for Man Jin Sabbatical Winter 2023
Angineh Djavadghazaryans (CAS)
Xia Wang (SECS)

2022-2025 Staff (AP) Appointment
Kelli Dowd (SHS) 

2022-2023 Student, Staff and Ex-Officio Appointments
Nivedita Mukherji (EVPAA Designee)
Chad Martinez (SVP SA&D Designee)
Robert Anderson (Department Chair)
Destiny Williams  (Student Congress) 2022-2023
VACANT (CMI Ambassador) 

Last Updated:  9/21/22

Assessment

2020-2023 Faculty Appointments
Rebecca Cheezum (SHS)
Dawn Woods (SEHS)
Sarah Lerchenfeldt (SOM) CO-CHAIR 2022-2023
Elizabeth Eisenhauer (SON)

2021-2024 Faculty Appointments
Jennifer Heisler (CAS)
Shawn McCann (UL)
Darrin Hanna (SECS) 
Yun (Ellen) Zhu (SBA)
Austin Murphy (SBA) (At Large)  CO-CHAIR 2022-2023
Ed Rohn (SHS)

2022-2025 Faculty Appointments
Dale Telgenhoff (SHS) (At Large)
Jacob Becker (CAS)
Susan Lynne Beckwith (CAS)

Student, Staff and Ex-Officio Appointments
Jimena Garcia (Student Congress)
Song Yan (Director OIRA)
Reuben Ternes (Assistant Director OIRA)
Aura Cazares (SVP SA&D Designee)
Laura Schartman  (Alumnus) (2022-2025)

Last Updated:  11/11/22

Budget Review

2020-2023 Faculty Appointments
Karl Majeske (SBA)
Chris Kobus (SECS)
Heidi Lyons (CAS)

2021-2024 Faculty Appointments
Chaturi Edrishinha (SEHS)  CHAIR 2022-2023
Sumi Dinda (SHS)

2022-2025 Faculty Appointments
Carolyn Tieppo (SON)

2021-2024 Advising Appointment (AP Assembly)
Nic Bongers (e-LIS) 

Staff and Ex-Officio Appointments
Michele Knox (Director of Budget and Financial Planning)

Last Updated:  9/23/22

Campus Development and Environment Committee

2021-2023 Faculty Appointments
Steve Stanton II (SBA) - CHAIR 2022-2023
Tom Raffel (CAS)
Fay Hansen (CAS) 

2022-2025 Faculty Appointments
Julie Ricks-Doneen (SEHS)
Stephanie Vallie (SON)

Staff Appointments (AP Assembly)
Laura Culbert (CAS)  2020-2023
Christopher Gregory (SECS)  2020-2023
Nic Bongers (eLIS) (2022-2025)
Maria Ebner-Smith (SHS) (2022-2025)

2021-2022 Student and Ex-Officio Appointments
Chiara Nava (Student Congress)  2022-2023
Ethan Lehman-Pace (Student Congress) 2022-2023
Josef Gojcaj (Student Congress)  2022-2023
Kayla Kelly  (Student Congress)  2022-2023
Siraj Khan (Interim Associate VP Facilities Management)
Siraj Khan (Facilities Management Designee)
Chris Reed (SVP SA&D Designee)
Amy Banes-Berceli (Interim Associate Provost for Operations)

Last Updated:  11/11/2022

Community Engagement Committee

Committee Established:  May 2022 (last updated 11/11/22)

2022-2023 Faculty Appointments 
Cecilia Saenz-Roby (CAS)
Kim Holka (SON)
Sara Arena (SHS)

2022-2024 Faculty Appointments
Jo Reger(CAS)
Ginney Uhley (SOM)
Anne Zacharias (UL)
Kristopher Kobus (SECS)
Jeff Insko (CAS) AT-LARGE (Sabbatical Fall 2022)

2022-2025 Faculty Appointments
David Dulio (CAS)  CHAIR 2022-2023
Robert Martin (SEHS)
Tammy Grace (SBA)
Jennifer Lucarelli (SHS) AT-LARGE

2022-2023 Student, Staff and Ex-Officio Appointments
Daniela Meson (Student Congress)
Song Yan (Director of O.I.R.A. or Designee)
Diane Baldwin (Community Engagement Coordinator)
Nivedita Mukherji (EVPAA Designee)

 

Elections

Faculty Appointees
Amanda Hess (UL)  2020-2022   (Sabbatical Fall 2022)
Kenneth Mitton (ERI)  2021-2023
Sara Blumer Schuette (CAS) 2021-2023

General Education Committee

2020-2023 Faculty Appointments
Kasaundra Tomlin (SBA)
Elizabeth Kattner (CAS)
Holly Yatros  (CAS) (Replacing Maria Paino)
Addington Coppin (SBA) (Replacing Sarah Hosch) for 2022-2023

2021-2024 Faculty Appointments
Bill Solomonson (SEHS) (Replacing M. Long) 
Adolfo Campoy-Cubillo (CAS) CHAIR Fall 2022 (For A Schneeweis Sabbatical)
Stephen Bazinski (SECS) replacing Jing Tang
Julie Rodriguez (UL) 
Cheryl Jusela (SON)
Stephanie Mabry (SHS) replacing Lindsay Gietzen

2022-2025 Faculty Appointments
Adina Schneeweis (CAS)  CHAIR 2022-2023 (Sabbatical Fall 2022)
Yan Ling (SBA)
Debatosh Debnath (SECS)

2022-2025 Staff Advising Appointments
Zach Barclay (PAC-FYAC)

Student, Staff and Ex-Officio Appointments
Maris Ferguson (Student Congress)  2021-2022
Amanda Hess (UL) (Co-Chair from GEAC) 2021-2022 (Lori Ostergaard to serve Fall 2022 for A.Hess Sabbatical)
Kristin Landis-Piwowar (Interim Associate Provost)
Lee Cruppenink (Registrar or Designee)

Last Updated:  11/11/2022

General Education Assessment Committee

2020-2023 Faculty Appointments
Amanda Hess (UL) CO-CHAIR 2022-23 (Lori Ostergaard to serve Fall 2022 for A.Hess Sabbatical)
Serena Kuang (SOM)
Cynthia Carver (SEHS)
Randy Gu (SECS)
Emily VanWasshenova (SHS)
Tim Hodge (SBA) Sabbatical Fall 2022
Xie Zhu (SBA) for Tim Hodge Fall 2022 

2021-2024 Faculty Appointments
Kevin Laam (CAS)  CO-CHAIR 2022-2023
Akiko Kashiwagi-Wood (CAS)
Angela Kaiser (CAS)

2022-2025 Faculty Appointments
Jacob Cayanus (CAS)
Annie Sullivan (CAS) for (SON vacancy) 
Lan Jiang (CAS) AT LARGE 

2022-2023 Student, Staff and Ex-Officio
Jeremy Johnson (Student)
Song Yan (Director of OIRA)
Tammy Tollon (OIRA Assessment Specialist and Research Analyst)
John Cebelak (Registrar or Designee)

Last Updated:  11/11/22

General Education Program Revision Ad Hoc Committee

Committee Established:  May 2022 (last updated 8/29/22)

Faculty Appointments
Yongjin Lu (CAS- Math)
Lori Ostergaard (CAS- Writing)
Maria Paino (CAS-Sociology)
Jennifer Vonk (CAS-Psychology)
Adina Schneeweis (CAS- CJPR)  (Fall 2022 Sabbatical)
Sarah Hosch (CAS) Fall 2022 (for Adina Schneeweis Sabbatical)
Steve Stanton II (SBA)
Kathleen Spencer (SON)
Shicheng Chen (SHS)
Cindy Carver (SEHS)
Laila Guessous (SECS)
Kris Condic (UL)

Professional Adviser Appointment
VACANT  (PAC Adviser; non-CAS)

Staff and Ex-Officio Appointments
Shannon Esselink (CAS Advising Director or Designee)
Lee Cruppenink (Registrar or Designee)
Elaine Carey (Dean, College of Arts and Sciences)
Kristin Landis-Piwowar (EVPAA Designee)
John Meldrum (Vice President of Enrollment Mgmt or Designee)

Graduate Council

2020-2023 Faculty Appointments
Meghan Harris (SON)
Robert Noiva (SOM)
Meir Shillor (CAS)
Kris Thompson (SHS)
Lisa D. Hawley (SEHS)
Seong Yeon Cho (SBA)

2021-2024 Faculty Appointments
Daniel Llamocca (SECS)
V. Thandi Sule (SEHS)
Darrin Hanna (SECS)

2022-2025 Faculty Appointments
Joanne Lipson-Freed (CAS)

2022-2023 Staff and Ex-Officio Appointments
Brandy Randall (Dean Graduate School) CHAIR
Claire Rammel (Assistant Dean Graduate School)
Kris Condic (UL)

Updated:  6/13/22

Honorary Degree

2020-2023 Faculty Appointments
Sayed Nassar (SECS)
Kimmie Parker (CAS)
Elizabeth Kattner (CAS)

2021-2024 Faculty Appointments 
Brandon Gustafson (SBA)

2022-2025 Faculty Appointments
Rebecca Boni (SON)
Elizabeth Delorme-Axford (CAS)

2021-2022 Student and Ex-Officio Appointments
Phillip Patterson (Graduate Student)
Amy Banes-Berceli (EVPAA Designee) CHAIR

Last Updated:  8/12/22 

Intercollegiate Athletics

2021-2024 Faculty Appointments
Dan Aloi (SECS)
Fritz McDonald (CAS)

2022-2025 Faculty Appointments
Terry Dibble (SHS)
Lori Hodorek (SHS)

Staff Advising Appointments
Matt Prentice (PAC)  2020-2023
Dan Arnold (AP Assembly) 2022-2025

2022-2023 Student, Staff and Ex-Officio Appointments
Ian Cleary  (SAACEC Men’s Representative)
Jennifer Krizka (SAACEC Women’s Representative)
Sue Evans (Community Member)
Ashley Stone (Senior Woman Athletic Representative)
Melissa McDonald (Faculty Athletic Representative) CHAIR
Steve Waterfield (Athletic Director)
Mari Tilashalski (Athletic Compliance)

Last Updated:  6/27/22

Library

2021-2023 Faculty Appointments
Dominique Daniel (UL)
Zexin (Marsha) Ma (CAS-LL)
Cody Eldredge (CAS-SS)
Xie Zhu (SBA)

2022-2024 Faculty Appointments
Nancy Bulgarelli (UL)
Molly McGuire (UL)
Helen Levenson (UL)
Tracey Taylor (SOM)
Kate Rougeau (SHS) CHAIR 2022-2023
Xia Wang (SECS)
Aycil Cesmelioglu (CAS-MS)
Karen McGarry (SEHS)
Liz Shesko (CAS-HUM)
Misa Mi (SOM- Medical Library Faculty)

Student, Staff and Ex-Officio Appointments
Murryum Farooqi (Student Congress Undergraduate) 2022-2023
Ruth Wagner (Student Congress Undergraduate)  2022-2023
Alexandra Atang (Graduate Student) 2022-2023
Polly Boruff-Jones (Dean, University Libraries)
Amy Banes-Berceli (Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost or Designee)


Last Updated:  9/9/22

Mental Health Ad Hoc Committee

This ad hoc committee was approved in the university senate on March 17, 2022.  The duration of membership is for the period of ad hoc committee. 

2022-2023 Faculty Appointments and for duration of committee

Susan McCarty (CAS) - CO-CHAIR
Kimberly Byrd (CAS)
Terry Dibble (SHS) 
Danielle Ligocki (SEHS)
Jennifer Matthews (SEHS) - Mental Health Designation
Theresa Chahine (SON) - Mental Health Designation
Melodie Kondratek (SHS) - Mental Health Designation

Student, Staff and Ex-Officio Appointments

Tyler Gallagher (Student Congress)
Karis Horn (RA Hillcrest Hall)

Malea Borucki (Student)
VACANT (Student)
VACANT (Student)
Lizz Parkinson (Graduate Student)
Jenna Cornwell (Graduate Student)
Kenneth Stein (Graduate Student) 
Shannon Esselink (CAS)  (PAC Representative)
Cortney Heileman (Univ Rec & Well Being)
David Schwartz    (GHC and/or SEHS Representative)
Theresa Hardnett (CT - Academic Affairs)
Charles Guzowski (AP - Representative)
Carrie Miller (AP- Representative)
Shona Collins (OUPD Representative)
OPTIONAL - (DSS Representative)
OPTIONAL - (DEI Representative)
Jessie Hurse - CO-CHAIR (Assoc Dean of Students & Deputy Title IX Coordinator) 


Planning Review

2020-2023 Faculty Appointments
Khalid Malik (SECS)
Mi-Hye Song (CAS)

2021-2024 Faculty Appointments
Sumi Dinda (SHS)
Rob Nehmer (SBA)

2022-2025 Faculty Appointments
Amanda Lynch (SHS)
Lori Burrington (CAS) CHAIR 2022-2023

2022-2025 Staff Appointments
Westergaard, Tricia (AP Assembly)

Student, Staff and Ex-Officio Appointments
Andrew Romano (Student Congress)  2022-2023
Song Yan (OIRA Director)
Brandy Randall (Dean, Graduate School)
Amy Banes-Berceli  (Interim Associate Provost)

Last Updated:  11/11/22

Research

2021-2023 Faculty Appointments
Sara Arena (SHS)  CO-CHAIR 2022-2023
Xia Wang (SECS)
Michael Kranak (SEHS) CO-CHAIR 2022-2023
Zissimos Mourelatos (Graduate Council Representative)

2022-2024 Faculty Appointments
Lakshmi Roman (CAS)
Scott Tiegs (CAS)
Hanna Kalmanovich-Cohen (SBA)
Olga Ehrilch (SON)
Vardan Karamyan (SOM)
Shawn Lombardo (UL)

Ex-Officio Appointments
Stone, Dave (Chief Research Officer)

Last Updated:  9/28/22 

Service Learning Committee

Committee Established:  May 2022  (last updated 11/11/22)

2022-2023 Faculty Appointments 
Enrique Rios-Ellis (CAS)
Julie Kruse (SON)
Rebecca Cheezum (SHS)  CHAIR 2022-23

2022-2024 Faculty Appointments
Ali Woerner (CAS)
Deidre Hurse (SOM)
Nancy Bulgarelli (UL)
Huirong Fu (SECS)
Caress Dean (SHS)  AT-LARGE 

2022-2025 Faculty Appointments
Meaghan Barry (CAS)
Tanya Christ (SEHS)
Caitlyn Demsky (SBA)
Bridget Kies (CAS) AT-LARGE 

2022-2023 Student, Staff and Ex-Officio Appointments
Lance Markowitz (Student Congress)
Susanne Condron (OIRA Senior Research Analyst)
Diane Baldwin (Community Engagement Coordinator)
Jon Davidson (Registrar or Designee)
Kristin Landis-Piwowar (EVPAA Designee) 

Spousal Hire Ad Hoc Committee

Committee Established:  May 2022

Faculty Appointments

Henry Aigbedo (SBA)
James Naus  (CAS)  CO-CHAIR 
Erin Kennedy (SON)
Dale Telgenhoff (SHS)
VACANT (SEHS)
Doug Gould (SOM)
Dan Aloi (SECS)
Mariela Hristova (UL)

Joi Cunningham (VP for Human Resources)
Nivedita Mukherji (Interim Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs)  CO-CHAIR
Deirdre Pitts (Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs - OUWB School of Medicine)

Student Academic Support Committee

2020-2023 Faculty Appointments
Robert Uptegraff (SBA)

2021-2024 Faculty Appointments
Betty Tonui (CAS)
Tara Diesbourg (SHS) CHAIR 2022-2023
Erin Dwyer (CAS)
Nicholas Lauer (SEHS)

2022-2025 Faculty Appointments
Stephen Bazinski (SECS)

2022-2025 Advising Staff Appointee
Caitlin Thayer (FYAC) (PAC)

2022-2025 e-Lis Appointee
Dan Arnold 

Student, Staff and Ex-Officio Appointments
Murryum Farooqi (Student Congress Undergraduate) 2022-2023
Richard Holler (Graduate Student) 2022-2023
Andrew Romano (President, Student Congress) 2022-2023
Shane Lewis (EVPAA or Designee)
Lori Marsh (SVP SA&D or Designee)
Jessie Hurse (SVP SA&D Designee)
Kristin Landis-Piwowar (EVPAA or Designee) 

Last Updated:  10/21/22

Teaching and Learning

2020-2023 Faculty Appointments
Eileen Johnson (SEHS)  
Megan Peiser (CAS) 
Jonathan Yates (CAS)  CO-CHAIR 2022-2023

2021-2024 Faculty Appointments
Shicheng Chen (SHS) replacing Lindsay Gietzen
Changiz Mohiyeddini (SOM) CO-CHAIR 2022-2023
Lynda Poly-Droulard (SON)

2022-2025 Faculty Appointments
Tammy Grace (SBA)
Dan Delvescovo (SECS)
Amany Tawfik (ERI)

Staff Appointments
Julie Dermidoff (AP Assembly) 2021-2023
Kate Huttenlocher (AP Assembly) 2021-2024

Student, Staff and Ex-Officio Appointments
Murryum Farooqi (Student Congress)  2022-2023
Amir Mitchell (Student Congress)  2022-2023
Tyler Koralewski (Student Congress)  2022-2023
DJ Lester (Student Congress)  2022-2023
Sarah Hosch (EVPAA or Designee)

Last Updated:  11/11/22

University Committee on Undergraduate Instruction

2020-2023 Faculty Appointments
Sam Rosenthall (CAS)  Replacing Mark Sturtevant
Richard Olawoyin (SECS)
Yan Li (CAS-HUM)

2021-2024 Faculty Appointments
Theresa Anasti (CAS-SOC)
Cheryl Jusela (SON)
Chhabi Govind (CAS-MS)
Emily Spunaugle (UL)
Virginia Uhley (SOM)
Ambika Bhargava (SEHS)

2022-2025 Faculty Appointments
Donna Free (SBA)
Joshua Haworth (SHS)

2022-2025 Staff Appointments
Melanie Chamberlain (SEHS) (PAC)

Student, Staff and Ex-Officio Appointments
Jimena Garcia (Student Congress) 2022-2023
Emma Garrett (Student Congress) 2022-2023
Kristin Landis-Piwowar (Interim Associate Provost), CHAIR
Jennifer Cordon Thor (Chairperson of Faculty Council, BIS)
Sara Webb (SVP SA&D Designee)
Nicole Boelk  (Director, Financial Aid or Designee)
Tricia Westergaard (Registrar)

Last Updated:  11/11/22