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Stark Faculty Committees 

Membership on most committees for the academic year are determined in early fall. Committees marked with an asterisk are spring semester committees. Faculty indicate their committee preferences using an online form at the end of August. Faculty have an additional opportunity at the end of the fall semester to renew their preferences for the spring committees.

Faculty Council Cabinet, with advice from the deans, nominate individuals for committee membership, which is then submitted for approval to Faculty Council at the September and January meeting. Except for the Technology Committee, all chairs of Committees of Council are required to be members of Faculty Council. 

Membership on all committees is open to all faculty.

Committees of Council

Term: September 2018 - August 2019

  • Committee I: Professional Activities Advisory Committee (PAAC)
    Advises the dean on matters such as faculty travel approval requests, sabbaticals, load lifts and grants. This committee is chaired by the Vice-Chair and includes five faculty members.
    Members: Erin Hollenbaugh (chair), Lori Wilfong, Cindy Barb, Jayne Moneysmith, Deepraj Mukherjee
  • Committee II
    Serves Council for the numerous general tasks requiring short-term attention.
    Members: Lindsay Starkey (chair), John Lovell, Tatjana Hrubik-Vulanovic, Oliver Ruff, Jayne Moneysmith, Lee Fox
  • Faculty Colloquium Committee
    Plans faculty colloquia and other faculty seminar series.
    Members: Ann Martinez (chair), Joel Carbonell, Patrick Dillon, Jim Seelye
  • Handbook Committee
    Proposes timely revisions to the Stark Campus Faculty Handbook in response to changes in university and campus policies and procedures.
    Members: Lucas Engelhardt (chair), Brad Shepherd, Loretta Aller, Mary Rooks
  • Social Committee
    Plans various social events, e.g., holiday and spring dinners. This committee is chaired by the Council Treasurer.
    Members: Paula Sato (chair), Alexis Baker, Younghun Chae, Deb Shelestak
  • Technology Committee
    Evaluates and advocates for the appropriate uses of instructional technology at Kent State Stark.
    Members: Stephen Neaderhiser (chair), Ian Anderson, Greg Blundell, Angela Guercio, Greg Smith

Stark Campus Dean's Committees

  • Academic Planning Committee
    Term: September 2017 - August 2018
    Plans the campus theme and advises the dean on curricular and programmatic development. This committee has a representative from each faculty constituency group.
    Members: Bei Cai (chair), Sebastian Birch, Clarke Earley, Pete Dorff, Lisa Hallaman, Jen Cunningham
  • Activities Budget Committee
    Term: September 2017 - August 2018
    Plans the budget for campus activities.
    Members: Matt Holstein (chair), Jack McWhorter, Jan Kover, Mark Nowakowski
  • AURCO Representative
    Term: September 2017 - August 2018
    One year appointment to represent our campus to the Association of University Regional Campuses of Ohio.
    Representative: Eric Taylor
  • Black History Committee*
    Develops, organizes and implements all Black History Month (February) events.
    2017 Members: Robert Hamilton (chair), Amy Damrow, Joel Carbonell, Ted Guedel
    2018 Members: Amy Damrow (chair), Robert Hamilton, Jessica Jones
  • Distinguished Teaching Award Committee*
    Seeks out and selects recipients for the Kent State Stark Distinguished Teaching Award (full-time faculty) and the Award of Recognition (part-time faculty). Please note that members of this committee are not eligible for the award.
    2017 Members: Paul Andalaro (chair), Matt Lehnert, Katrina Bloch, Lisa Waite, Jim Seelye
    2018 Members: Matt Lehnert (chair), Lindsay Starkey, Brian Betz, Lisa Waite, Carrie Schweitzer
  • Diversity Committee*
    Enhances diversity on campus.
    2017 Members: Claudia Gomez (chair), Jay Sloan, Robert Hamilton, Marie Gasper-Hulvat, Alan Chu
    2018 Members: Chih-ling Liou (chair), Jay Sloan, Amy Damrow, Jennifer Hall, Andrea Myers
  • LGBT Faculty Committee*
    Promotes educational events to raise awareness of LGBT issues at Kent State Stark and to support faculty in the development of the LGBT minor on campus.
    2017 Members: Jay Sloan (chair), Mason Shuman, Lori Fatchet-McGee, Dee Warren
    2018 Members: Jay Sloan (chair), Mason Shuman, Lori Fatchet-McGee
  • Student Complaint Committee*
    Receives and reviews information from all parties involved in a student complaint. The committee then identifies possible solutions and makes recommendations to the campus dean.
    2017 Members: Kim Garchar, Daniel Casteneda, Pete Dorff
    2018 Members: Robert Kairis (chair), Kim Garchar, Ran Li, Deepraj Mukherjee, Brian Chopko (alt)
  • Student Research Travel Committee
    Term: September 2017 - August 2018
    Allocates money to students who will be presenting conference papers. Needs three faculty members.
    Members: Leslie Heaphy (chair), Christi Gross, Urmila Pal Chaudhuri, Chris Post
  • Student Scholarship Committee
    Term: September 2017 - August 2018
    Selects recipients for scholarships available from Kent State Stark foundation accounts.
    Members: Andrea Dale (chair; Financial Aid), Janet Reed, Melissa Bauer, Andy Burns, Paul Sommer, P. Bagavondoss, staff to be announced, Karen Romas (ex officio; Advancement)
  • Undergraduate Research Assistantship Committee
    Term: September 2017 - August 2018
    Reviews applications from students and faculty, matching students with appropriate faculty research projects.
    Members: Marie Gasper-Hulvat (chair), Gro Hovhannisyan, Ralph Menning, Haithem Zourig
  • Women’s History Committee*
    Plans, organizes and publicizes events for the celebration of Women’s History Month (March).
    2017 Members: Marie Gasper-Hulvat (chair), Marty Daniels, Laurie Delaney, Andrea Myers 
    2018 Members: Andrea Myers (chair), Marty Daniels, Brenda Smith, Partha Rajagopal
  • Ad Hoc on Compensation
    Matt Lehnert (chair), Julie Cremeans-Smith, Claudia Gomez, Scott Tobias, Bob King