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Geri Barber   Director
Marzia Caporale, Ph.D.   Faculty
Elizabeth Garcia   Executive Director, Co-Chair
Sam Gurn   Graduate Student
Sarah Kenehan, Ph.D.   Executive Director
Mackenzie Longo   Student Representative
Michelle Maldonado, Ph.D.   Interim Provost/Senior Vice President
Frani Mancuso   Assistant Vice President
Susan Poulson, Ph.D.   Faculty
Brandice Ricciardi   Assistant Director
Lauren Rivera   Interim Vice President, Co-Chair
Maryjane Rooney   Director
Gerald Zaboski   Senior Vice President

Charge and Membership
The Assessment Advisory Committee (AAC) serves as an advisory committee to the Director of the Office of Educational Assessment (OEA). The AAC serves to develop and enrich effective assessment of the student learning experience at the University of Scranton. The committee collaborates with the Director, OEA and others to ensure ongoing processes for effective assessment, including development, implementation, and maintenance of the University’s Institutional Student Learning Assessment Plan. The committee reviews and recommends a variety of assessment support resources, including those for faculty development.
The committee is chaired by the Director of the OEA, who serves as a non-voting member. Staff members are appointed based on their job positions; faculty members are elected by the Faculty Senate.

2022-2023 AAC Membership:
Chairs: Dr. Vanessa Jensen and Dr. Satyaijit Ghosh, Co-Directors, OEA
Dr. Mary Jane DiMattio, Associate Dean, PCPS
Dr. Gerard Dumancas, CAS, Faculty Fellow
Dr. Marian Farrell, Faculty Representative, PCPS/CTLE
Ms. Julie Ferguson, Registrar
Dr. Robert Giambatista, Assessment Coordinator, KSOM
Mr. Eugeniu Grigorescu, Director CTLE
Dr. Emily Hopkins, Faculty Representative, CAS
Dr. Jeffery Kegolis, Director of Student Conduct and Assessment, Student LIfe
Dr. Lisa LoBasso, Director of Graduate Academics and Student Services
Dr. David Marx, Associate Provost
Dr. Rebecca Mikesell, Faculty Representative, CAS
Dr. Murli Rajan, Associate Dean, KSOM
Dr. Jennifer Schwartz, Faculty Representative, PCPS
Dr. Maria Squire, Associate Dean, CAS
Mr. Nicholas Truncale, Director of Student Retention and Completion
Mr. Richard Walsh, Assistant Provost for Operations and Data Analytics Officer
Professor Donna Witek, Information Literacy Coordinator
Ms. Kathryn Yerkes, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness
Mr. Dominic Finan,  Student Government

 

Board on Rank and Tenure 2018-2019

Charge: The function of the Board on Rank and Tenure is to recommend to the President that tenure and/or promotion in rank be given or denied to a particular member of the faculty.

CAS Representatives:
Joseph Kraus English and Theatre
Jason Graham Mathematics
KSOM Representatives:
Douglas Boyle Accounting
David Salerno Accounting
PCPS Representatives:
Marian Farrell Nursing
Carol Cote Occupational Therapy
At-Large Representatives:
Jessica Nolan Psychology
Jean Harris Political Science
Brigid Frein Theology/Religious Studies
Ann Pang-White Philosophy
Duane Armitage Philosophy

 

Executive Committee
Vincent Reilly, Esq. Chair
Jacquelyn Dionne Co-Vice-Chair
Kevin O'Brien, Esq. Co-Vice Chair
Joseph Marina, S.J.
Rachele Browning
Kathleen Sprows Cummings, Ph.D.
Timothy Kacani
John Mariotti, D.M.D.
Crystal Newby, Ed.D.
Joseoph Sorbera, Jr.
J.P. Sweeney
University Personnel
Daniel Cosacchi, Ph.D. Vice President, Mission and Ministry
Robert W. Davis, Jr., Ed.D. Vice President for Student Life
Robert B. Farrell, Esq., General Counsel and University Secretary
Elizabeth Garcia, J.D. Executive Director of Equity & Diversity; Special Assisstant to the President
Carl Hurst Associate Vice-President for Information Technology & CIO
Michelle Maldonado, Ph.D. Interim Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Lauren Rivera Interim Vice President for Student Life
Edward J. Steinmetz, C.P.A. Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration
Patricia Tetreault Vice President for Human Resources
Gerald C. Zaboski Vice President for Office of the President
Shannon Zottola Vice President for Enrollment Management
Tara Seely Recording Secretary
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Education Committee
Crystal Newby, Ed.D. Chair
Mary Collins, Ph.D., CPA
Matthew Cooper
James Cummings, M.D.
Kathleen Sprows Cummings, Ph.D.
Lisa DeNaples, D.M.D.
Keith Maczkiewicz, S.J.
Ryan Maher, S.J.
Richard Malloy, S.J.
Elizabeth Murphy
Thomas Neitzke, S.J.
Anthony Yanni, M.D.
University Personnel
Michelle Maldonado, Ph.D., Interim Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs 
Cristen Walker Faculty Senate Representative
Lucy Grissinger Staff Senate Representative
Thomas Elias '24 Student Government Representative
Catherine Murphy Recording Secretary

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Audit Committe
Timothy Kacani Chair
John Boken
Lisa DeNaples, D.M.D.
Anne Drucker
Ryan Maher, S.J.
Thomas Neitzke, S.J.
John Sorbera, Jr.
John Sweeney
University Personnel
Edward J. Steinmetz, C.P.A. Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration
Patricia L. Tetreault Vice President for Human Resources
Mary Wagner Recording Secretary

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University Advancement  Committee
Jacquelyn Dionne Co-Chair
John P. Sweeney Co-Chair
John Boken
Rachele Mackin Browning
William Canny.
Joseph Collins
John Mariotti, D.M.D.
Angelo Rizzo, S.J.
Adam Rosinski, S.J.
Stephen Sandherr, Esq.
Anthony Simone
Nicole Young
University Personnel
Robert Davis, Ed.D. Vice President for University Advancement
Joseph Sorbera, III  '08 Alumni Society Advisory Board
David Reese '24 Student Government Representative
Rose Corrigan Recording Secretary

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Finance Committee
Joseph Sorbera, Jr. Chair
John Boken
Mary Collins, Ph.D., CPA
Lisa DeNaples, D.M.D.
Anne Drucker
Timothy J. Kacani
Keith Maczkiewicz, S.J.
Angelo Rizzo, S.J.
John Sweeney
Anthony Yanni, M.D.
University Personnel
Edward J. Steinmetz, C.P.A. Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration
Mary Wagner Recording Secretary

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Enrollment, Management/External Affairs Committee
John Mariotti, D.M.D. Chair
William Canny
Matthew Cooper
Kathleen Sprows Cummings, Ph.D.
Richard Malloy, S.J.
Elizabeth Murphy
Thomas Neitzke, S.J.
Crystal Newby, Ph.D.
Adam Rosinski, S.J.
Stephen E. Sandherr, Esq.
Nicole Young
University Personnel
Shannon Zottola Vice President for Enrollment Management
Jerry Muir, Ph.D. Faculty Senate Representative
Rose Ann Jubinski Staff Senate Representative
Vanessa Moylan '24 Student Government Representative
Sarah Shedlauskas Recording Secretary

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Governance Committee
Kevin J. O'Brien, Esq. Chair
Rachele Browning
Joseph Collins
James Cummings, M.D.
Jacquelyn Dionne, R.N.
Keith Maczkiewicz, S.J.
John R. Mariotti, D.M.D.
Vincent Reilly, Esq.
Stephen E. Sandherr, Esq.
Anthong Simone
Anthony Yanni, M.D.
University Personnel
Robert B. Farrell, Esq. General Counsel
Robert Davis, Ed.D. Vice President for University Advancement
Tara M. Seely Recording Secretary

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Student Life Committee
Rachele Browning Chair
Joseph Collins
Matthew Cooper
Anne Drucker
Timothy J. Kacani
Crystal Newby, Ed.D.
Angelo Rizzo, S.J.
Anthony Simone
Nicole Young
University Personnel
Lauren Rivera, J.D. Interim Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Clara Downey '23 Student Government Representative
Simal Sami '24 Student Government Representative
Pauline Palko Recording Secretary

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Misson & Identity
Kathleen Sprows Cummings, Ph.D.   Chair
William Canny
Mary Collins, Ph.D., CPA
James Cummings, M.D.
Ryan Maher, S.J.
Richard Malloy, S.J.
Elizabeth Murphy
Adam Rosinski, S.J.
Joseph Sorbera, Jr.
University Personnel
Daniel Cosacchi, S.J. Vice President for Misson and Ministry
Andrea Malia Recording Secretary

Dean's Conference

Charge:  The CAS Dean's Conference is the advisory, consultative group to the dean of the College

Members:
Dr. Michelle Maldonado Chair
Dr. Michael Allison
Dr. W. Andrew Berger
Ms. Gina Butler
Dr. Marzia Caporale
Dr. Roy Domenico
Dr. David Dzurec
Dr. Daniel Haggerty
Mrs. Bridget Hunter
Dr. Ozgur Isil
Dr. Michael Jenkins
Dr. Maria Johnson
Dr. Joseph Kraus
Ms. MaryAnn Maslar
Dr. John Norcross
Dr. Virginia Picchietti Fall 2021
Professor Richard Plishka
Ms. Bryn Schofield
Dr. Thomas Shimkus
Dr. Stacy Smulowitz
Dr. Janice Voltzow
Dr. Cristen Walker
Dr. Joan Wasilewski
Major Jason Wenger
Ms. Donna Witek
Dr. Habib Zanzana Spring 2022

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Dean's Conference Curriculum Subcommittee

Charge: The committee reviews and advises the CAS Dean's Conference on matters regarding proposals for curriculum changes.

Members:
Dr. David Dzurec Chair
Dr. Michael Jenkins
Dr. Joseph Kraus
Dr. Robyn Lawrence
Dr. Michelle Maldonado
Dr. Adam Pratt
Dr. Anne Royer
Dr. Maria Squire
Dr. Jill Warker
Dr. Joan Wasilewski
Mr. John Wiercinski

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 Individualized Major Committee

Charge: The committee will investigate the reasonableness of developing a "customized major" program of study and to develop a proposal for such a program if their investigation so warrants.

On Hold at this time.

Members:

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 Pre-Law Advisory Committee

Members:
Dr. Matthew Meyer Chair
Dr. Josh Reynolds
Dr. Robert Shaffern
Ms. Christine Whitney

 

 

Computing Sciences Committees

Assessment

Members:
Dr. Yadong Bi Chair
Prof. John Kaufman
Dr. Oleksandr Rudniy

 

Colloquium Series

Members:
Prof. Paul Jackowitz Chair
Dr. Yadong Bi
Prof. John Kaufman
Dr.Oleksandr Rudniy

Graduate Program

Members:
Dr. Yadong Bi Chair
Dr. Robert McCloskey
Dr. Oleksandr Rudniy

 

Resources

Members:
Dr. Yadong Bi
Professor Paul Jackowitz
Professor Richard Plishka Chair

 

Library

Members:
Dr. Yadong Bi
Dr. Robert McCloskey Chair

 

Outreach

Members:
Prof. John Kaufman
Professor Paul Jackowitz Chair

 

Internships/Senior Projects

Members:
Dr. Yaodong Bi
Prof. Paul Jackowitz
Prof. Richard Plishka Chair

 

Introductory/Sequences

Members:
Professor Paul Jackowtiz Chair
Dr. Robert McCloskey
Professor Richard Plishka

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History Program Assessment Committee

Members:
Dr. Adam Pratt
Dr. Paul Sampson

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International Studies Assessment Committee

Members:
Dr. Roy Domenico
Rev. Daniel Sweeney, S.J.

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 Military Science Advisory Committee
Members:
LTC Jason Wenger Chair
Ms. Mary Kay Aston
Mrs. Gina Butler
Ms. Huey Shi Chew
Dr. David Dzurec
Ms. Julie Ferguson
Ms. Lauren Rivera
Ms.Bryn Schofield
Rev. Daniel Sweeney, S.J.
Ms. Stacy Urgento
Ms. Christina Whitney

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Political Science-History Department

International Studies Assessment Committee

Members:
Dr. Roy Domenico
Rev. Daniel Sweeney, S.J.

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Biochemistry Cell and Molecular Biology Department

BCMB Advisory Board

Members:
Dr. Ashley Driver
Dr. Timothy Foley
Dr. Bibi Khan
Dr. Amelia Randich
Dr. Joan Wasilewski    Director

Committee's Website

Mission Statement

To support the University’s “dedication to the personal development fundamental to the growth in wisdom and integrity of all who share its life,” and to meet the challenge of General Congregation 34 of the Society of Jesus “to listen carefully and courageously to the experience[s] of women” and to work in solidarity with “women in the struggle for a more just relationship between women and men,”

The CSW seeks to accomplish this mission by:

  • Raising awareness through communication with the University community regarding behaviors, actions, issues, policies, and procedures that impact the status of women;
  • Communicating and collaborating with other committees and organizations to provide support, advocacy, and information regarding women's issues;
  • Assisting the administration in identifying the concerns of women at the University that need study, and recommending ways to address the concerns of women at the University to the appropriate administrative offices


Membership 2022-2023
Don Bergman* Director of Public Safety
Melisa Gallo Clerical Staff, Weinberg Memorial Library
Madeline Gangnes, Ph.D. Faculty, English and Theatre, Women's and Gender Studies
Elizabeth Garcia* Executive Director, Office of Equity and Diversity/Title IX Coordinator
Samantha Gurn Graduate Student
Hannah Kohrn Undergraduate Student
Cara Krieg Chair,  Faculty, Biology
Pauline Palko Administrative Assistant, Dean of Students
Brandice Riccardi* Director, Jane Kopas Women's Center
Sara Serrano Undergraduate Student
* Ex Officio

Charge: The CCC is responsible for implementation and oversight of the Unversity General Education Program.

Members:
Christie P. Karpiak   Faculty, CAS    Chair
Aram Balagyozyan   Faculty, KSOM
Marleen Cloutier   Faculty, Library
Jones DeRitter   Faculty, CAS
Christopher Howey   FSCC, Chair
Mary Jane DiMattio   PCPS Dean's Office
Julie Ferguson   Registrar
David Marx   Provost's Office
Maria Oreshkina   Faculty, PCPS
Charles Pinches   GE Review Committee
Murli Rajan   KSOM Dean's Office
Maria Squire   CAS Dean's Office

This Committee is presently inactive.

Elizabeth M. Garcia  Chair  Executive Director, Office of Equity and Diversity
Tara Hamilton-Fay  Co-Chair, Faculty, Biology
Peter Andersen, Ph.D.  KSOM Faculty, Management/Marketing/Entrepreneurship
Tyler Bauer Area Coordinator in Resident's LiFe
Victoria Castellanos, Ph.D.,RD Dean of PCPS
Paul A. Datti, Ph.D.  PCPS Faculty, Counseling and Human Services
Clara Downing Student Government, President
David Dzurec, Ph.D. Interim Dean of CAS
Eugeniu Grigorescu Director of CTLE
Mark Higgins, Ph.D. Dean of KSOM
Michelle Maldonado, Ph.D. Interim Provost/Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs
Maria R. Marinucci  Director, Cross Cultural Centers
Damain Morris Cabinet Member, Black Student Union
Shannon Murphy-Fennie Assistant Dean of Students
Ian O'Hara  Faculty, Library
Jose Sanchez Assistant Director, Multicultural Center
Kayleigh Wieboldt  SAFE Member

Charge: The charge of the Advisory Group is to be advisory to the Director of the CTLE to ensure that the mandate of the Center is achieved and maintained.

Members:

Dr. Marian Farrell    Chair and Faculty Liaison to the CTLE
Prof. Gunjan Basal
Prof. Kelly Banyas
Dr. Karen Brady
Dr. Satya P. Chattopadhyay
Dr. Rebecca Dalgin
Professor Tara Fay
Dr. Robert Giambatista
Dr. Ahmed Gomaa
Dr. Jason Graham
Mr. Eugeniu Grigorescu    Ex-officio
Dr. Joseph Kraus
Dr. David Marx    Ex-officio
Dr. Iordanis Petsas
Dr. John Ruddy
Dr. David Salerno
Professor Donna Witek

This committee is not active at this time

Charge: A temporary subcommittee of the University Planning Committee, the Diversity and  Inclusion Planning Group is charged with the development of a formal, comprehensive five‐year  plan for institutional diversity and inclusion.  This new plan will directly support the University’s  strategic plan and serve as a framework to coordinate and guide diversity and inclusion efforts  across University programs, departments, divisions, committees and taskforces.   To connect current efforts, the leadership and membership for this group will be conjointly  comprised of members of the University Planning Committee, the Council for Diversity and  Inclusion, and other members of the University Community involved or interested in Diversity  and Inclusion work.  The Group will conduct research and review assessment data, including  recommendations from the recent Middle States Self‐Study, Mission Priority Examen, and  Council for Diversity and Inclusion. As part of its work, the Group will recommend an appropriate  and sustainable path for the management of the plan moving forward.

Elizabeth Garcia  Chair    Executive Director, OED; CID; UPC (Co-Chair)
Kathryn Yerkes  Assistant Provost Planning 7 IE; UPC (Co-Chair)
Fr. Patrick Rogers, S.J.  Jesuit Center; UPC
Dr. William Miller  Assistant Professor, PCPS; UPC
Gina Butler  CAS Dean Office; President Staff Senate; UPC
Dr. Michelle Maldonado  Dean, CAS
Tiannah Adams  President, Black Student Union
Jeffrey Collucci  President, Student Government; CDI
Christine Black  OED: CDI
Ruth David  University Advancement; CDI
Jose Sanchez  Assistant Director, Cross Cultural Centers
Shannon Murphy Fennie  Assistant Dean of Students

Charge: To intake and review grant applications, and allocate funds to projects which promote and energize the commitment to diversity, increase and cultural awareness and sensitivity through educational programming, provide the opportunity for inter-cultural engagement as well as expand multicultural experiences for our community.

Members:
Jennifer Rose Pennington  Chair  Office of Equity and Diversity
Michael Bermudez, Ed.D. PCPS Faculty, Occupational Therapy
Elizabeth Garcia Executive Director,  Office of Equity and Diversity
Ozgur Isil, Ph.D. KSOM Faculty, Economics/Finance
Alejandra Marroquin Community Liaison, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Iordanis Petsas, Ph.D. KSOM Faculty, Chair of Economics/Finanace Department
Jose Sanchez Assistant Director, Cross Cultural Centers
Casey Steiner Assistant Director, Center for Student Engagement
El-Habib Zanzana, Ph.D. CAS Faculty, World Languages and Cultures

Members:
Interim Dean David Dzurec
Dean Mark Higgins
Dr.  Susan Mendez
Dr. Abhijit Roy
Alternates:
Dr. Lori Bruch
Dean Victoria Castellanos

Charge: The Ellacuría Initiative, formerly known as Education for Justice, enables us to reflect on the meaning of justice; makes us aware of injustice in our society and throughout the world, and of efforts being made to remedy injustice; and introduces us to various methods of analysis, so that we may be able to respond.  The Ellacuría Initiative currently works in three areas – (1) our biennial theme, (2) issues of importance to Northeastern Pennsylvania, and (3) other justice-related programming that emerges because of opportunity or unfolding circumstances.

 

Members: AY 2022-2023
Michael Bermudez
Tiffany Bordanada
E. Kerr Graduate Assistant
Christian Krokus
Teresa Grettano Director
Christopher Haw
Ozgur Isil
Tata Mbugua
Jessica Nolan
Cathy Seymour
Maria (Ri) Stephen Student Government Representative
Billie Tadros
Gretchen Van Dyke
Lori Walton
Donna Witek

Charge: To represent the Faculty Affairs Council in its duty to improve the terms and conditions of employment of the full-time faculty through the process of collective bargaining.

Dr. Stacy Muir Chair
Dr. Adam Pratt Secretary
Professor Tara Hamilton-Fay   Contract Administrator Officer
Dr. Steven Szydlowski Treasurer
Dr. Michael Jenkins Grievence Officer and Vice-Chair

Charge: The Committee consists of an equal number of representatives of faculty and administration, designed to ensure effective communication between faculty and administration on the delivery of benefits.  The Committee will serve in an advisory role on the effective delivery of benefits, and members will report to their constituencies as determined by each constituency.

Members:

Professor Tara Fay
Ms. Bethann McCartney
Dr. Christos Pargianas
Ms. Patricia Tetreault
Dr. Kenneth Zula

Charge: To review and approve proposals for faculty members conducting research or curriculum development work in the summer and intersession terms.

Dr. David Marx Chair
Dr. Hank Willenbrink
Dr.Christie Karpiak
Dr. Christopher Hauser
Dr. Michael Allison
Dr. Taewan Kim
Dr.  Jason Graham
Dr. Rebecca Spirito Dalgin
Dr. Ovidiu Cocieru
Dr. Anne Royer
Alternates:
Dr. Meghan Rich
Dr. Debra Fetherman
Dr. Brian Snee
Dr. Hengameh Hosseini
Dr. Jessica Nolan
Fr. Ronald McKinney, S.J.
Dr. Joseph Klobusicky
Professor Michael Knies
Dr. Jennifer Vasquez

Charge: Review the Faculty Handbook section of the Master Agreement

Dr. Michelle Maldonado    Chair
Dr. David Dzurec
Dr. Mark Higgins
Dr. David Marx
Mr. Robert Farrell, Esq.
Dean George Aulisio
Dr. Ovidu Cocieru
Dr. Christie Karpiak
Dr. Victoria Castellanos
Dr. Stacey Muir
Dr. Adam Pratt
Dr. Renee Hakim
Professor Tara Hamilton Fay
Dr. Christos Pargianias

Dr. Michelle Maldonado                    Chair
Dr. David Marx
Dr. David Dzurec
Robert Farrell, J.D.
Dean George Auliso
Dr. Mark Higgins
Dr. Victoria Castellanos
Mr. Edward Steinmetz
Ms. Patricia Tetreault

Charge:  Serve in an advisory capacity to the Director of Research on issues of research policy and procedures; review and approve applications for internal research funding; review and make recommendations concerning sabbatical proposals; and conduct investigations of scientific misconduct if warranted.

Dr. David Marx Chair
Dr. Duane Armitage
Dr. Paul Datti
Dr. Michael Fennie
Dr. Howard Fisher
Dr. Julie Nastasi
Dr. Ozgur Isil
Dr. Rachel Frissell
Dr. Jennifer Kaschak
Dr. Amanda Marcy
Ms. Kathryn Yerkes*

* ex officio, non-voting

Officers:

Bryan Burnham, Ph.D. President
Christopher Baumann, Ph.D. Vice-President
Ben Willis, Ph.D. Secretary
Emily Hopkins, Ph.D. Coordinator of Elections

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Executive Committee:

Bryan Burnham, Ph.D. Chair
Christopher Baumann, Ph.D.
Christophr Howey, Ph.D.
Prof. Richard O'Hara
William Miller, Ph.D.
Ben Willis, Ph.D.
Emily Hopkins, Ph.D.
Christie Karpiak, Ph.D.
Christie Karpiak, Ph.D. Parliamentarian

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Academic Policy Committe:

William Miller, Ph.D. (Chair)
Unit E Senator (returning)
Rebecca Mikesell, Ph.D. Unit B Non-Senator (returning)
Robert McCloskey, Ph.D. Unit C Senator (new)
Ann Pang-White, Ph.D. (Fall Sabbatical) Unit D Senator (returning)
Julie Nastasi, Sc.D. (Spring Sabbatical) Unit E Non-Senator (returning)
Prof. Leila Soleimani Unit F  Unit H Senator (new)
Prof. Colleen Farry Unit G Unit H  Senator (new)
Tiffany Bordonada, Ph.D. Unit H Unit H Senator (new)
Michael Kelley, Ph.D. Unit H Unit H Non-Senator (returning)
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Academic Support Committee:
Prof. Richard O'Hara   Chair Unit F Senator (new)
Membership TBD
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Faculty Senate Curriculum Committee (FSCC):

Christopher Howey Ph.D. Chair 
Unit A Senator (returning)
Susan Mendez, Ph.D. Unit B Non-Senator (retuning)
Prof. John Kilker Unit B Senator (new)
Joseph Klobusicky, Ph.D. Unit C Alternate (new)
Brigid Frein, Ph.D. Unit D Non-Senator (returning)
Wiliam Miller, Ph.D. Unit E Senator (new)
Patricia Wright, Ph.D. Unit E Senator (new)
Prof. Amanda Marcy Unit F Non-Senator (returning)
Prof. Sylvia Orner Unit G Non-Senator (new
Emily Hopkins, Ph.D. Unit G Senator (returning)
Andrew Venezia, Ph.D. Unit H Non-Senator (returning)
Joan Grossman, Ph.D. Unit H Alternate (new)
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Faculty Senate Liasons to University Planning Committee:

Bryan Burnham Ph.D. Facult Senate President
William Miller, Ph.D. PCPS Representative
Patrick Tully, Ph.D. CAS Representative
Ovidiu Cocieru, Ph.D. KSOM Representative

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GE Review Committee:

Charles Pinches, Ph.D.   Chair and T/RS or Philosophy Representative
Susan Mendez, Ph.D. GE Director
Teresa Grettano, Ph.D. CAS Representative
Douglas Boyle, DBA KSOM Representative
Prof. Donna Witek Library Representative
Paul Datti, Ph.D. PCPS Representative
Satyajit Ghosh, Ph.D. OEA Representative
Satya Chattopadhyay, Ph.D. Business Area Representative
Patrick Tully, Ph.D. T/RS or Philosophy Representative
Michael Allison, Ph.D. Social Sciences Area Representatiave
Prof. John Strain Social Sciences Area Representative
Marzia Caporale, Ph.D. Humanities Area Represenative
Stacey Muir, Ph.D. STEM Area Representative
David Dzurec, Ph.D. Interim CAS Dean
Ms. Julie Ferguson Registrar and Assistant Provost
Sarah Kenehan, Ph.D. Executive Director, Slattery Center

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Liason Representatives to the Faculty Senate (Non-Voting):

Michelle Maldonado Ph.D. Interim Provost/ Senior Vice Presient for Academic Affairs
Stacy Muir, Ph.D. (FAC Chair) Faculty Affairs, Council Officer
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Senate Representatives to Board of Trustees Committees:

Cristen Walker , Ph.D.  Education Committee
Jerry Muir, Ph.D. Enrollment Management and External Affairs Committee

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University Governance Council (UGC)

Bryan Burnham, Ph.D. Faculty Senate President
William Miller, Ph.D. APC Chairperson
Chris Howey, Ph.D. FSCC Chairperson
Prof. Richard O'Hara ASC Chairperson

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 T.A.G.

Tiffany Boronada, Ph.D.   -  Chair   PCPS (Senate Liaison)
Laura Chavez, Ph.D. PCPS
Eugeniu Grigorescu CTLE
Jason Graham Ph.D. CAS
Mr. Jason Wimmer IT
Wendy Manetti, Ph.D. PCPS
Prof. Ian O'Hara Library
Linda Lewis, Ph.D. PCPS
Michael Azar, Ph.D. CAS
Prof. Michelle Pratt McHugh Library
Michael Landram, Ph.D. PCPS
Yibai Li, Ph.D. KSOM
Prof. Tara Hamilton-Fay CAS
Cara Krieg, Ph.D. CAS
Richard O'Hara KSOM
Mary Jane DiMattio, Ph.D. PCPS Dean's Office
Bridget Hunter CAS Dean's Office
Joshua Reynolds, Ph.D. CAS
Deanna Beyrent IT
Carl Hurst IT
Simal Sami Student Representative

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Shared Goverance and Leadership

Not currently being formed or asked to convent at this time, but may be depending on need. 

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Faculty Representatives to the Provost Committee on Academic Policies and Programs

Christophr Howey, Ph.D.
William Miller, Ph.D.

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Faculty Representatives to the Retention Committee

Jerry Muir, Ph.D.  
Prof. Vincent Rocco

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Conference Committee on the Curriculum (CCC)

Dr. Christie Karpiak  Chair  CAS
Dr. David Marx Provost's Office
Dr. Mary Jane DiMattio PCPS Dean's Office
Ms. Julie Ferguson Registrar
Dr. Murli Rajan KSOM Dean's Office
Dr. Maria Squire CAS Dean's Office
Dr. Jody DeRitter CAS
Dr. Aram Balagyozyan KSOM
Prof. Marleen Cloutier Library
Dr. Charles Pinches GE Review Chair
Dr. Chris Howey FSCC Chair
Dr. Maria Oreshkina PCPS

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Faculty Representatives tp the Assessment Advisory Committee (AAC)

Dr. Jennifer Schwartz Faculty Representative, PCPS
Dr. Marian Farrell Faculty Representative, PCPS/CTLE
Dr. Robert Giambatista Faculty Representative, KSOM
Dr. Emily Hopkins Faculty Representative, CAS
Dr. Rebecca Mikesell Faculty Representative, CAS
Prof. Donna Witek Library Representative

Charge:  To support faculty travel to professional meetings, workshops and professional development. 

Dr. Michelle Maldonado
Dr. David Marx
Dr. Victoria Castellanos
Dr. Mark Higgins
Dean George Aulisio
Dr. David Dzurec

Charge:  Group convened by the Director of First Year Seminar to deliberate over issues related to the FYS and the Ignatian Values in Action lecture; to plan faculty development in relation to the FYS, IVAl, and Royal Read; to assist the Director in monitoring delivery, offerings, ad scheduling of the FYS, as well as enrollment issues; to assit faculty in developing new FYS courses and review proposals; to nominate to the Provost's Office books for the Royal Read and speakers for the IVAL.

Dr. Teresa Grettano   Director
Will Cohen
Brigid Frein
Gretchen Van Dyke
Satya Chattopadhyay

Members:
Dr. Tata Mbugua
Dr. Hengameh Hosseini
Dr. Sinchul Back
Dr. Michael Allison
Dr. El-Habib Zanzana

Dr. Michelle Maldonado  Chair
Dr. David Marx
Dr. Douglas Boyle
Dr. James Boyle
Dr. Arthur Catino
dr. Kingsley Gnanerdan
Dr. David Dzurec
Dr. Mark Higgins
Dr. Victoria Castellanos
Dr. Mehmet Bastug
Mr. Edward Steinmetz
Dr. Hope Baylow
Dr. Yaodong Bi
Dr. Tiffany Bordonada
Dr. Carol Cote
Dr. Rebecca Dalgin
Dean George Aulisio
Ms. Julie Ferguson
Ms. Caitlin Hollingshead
Dr. Lisa LoBasso
Ms. Katherine Yerkes

Charge: The Health Professions Evaluation Committee interviews applicants to doctoral-level health professions programs.  Committee members work in teams to interview applicants and, with the Director of Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Professions Programs, prepare letters of evaluation for each applicant.

Members:
Duane S. Armitage, Ph.D.
Laurie Barrett Valunas, M.S.N., CPNP
Timothy J. Cadigan, S.J., Ph.D.
Arthur T. Catino, Ph.D.
Patrick M.Clark, Ph.D.
Bryan R. Crable, Ph.D.
Ashley M. Driver, Ph.D.
Vincent Farallo, Ph.D.
Michael W. Fennie, Ph.D.
Timothy D. Foley, Ph.D.
Spencer Galen, Ph.D.
Joan A. Grossman, Ph.D.
Chris Hauser, Ph.D.
Gabriela Jakubowska, Ph.D.
Rafeiza Khan, Ph.D.
Wendy Manetti, Ph.D., CRNP
Ronald McKinney, S.J., Ph.D.
Cyrus Olsen, III, Ph.D.
David Rusak, Ph.D.
Paul Sampson, Ph.D.
Matthew F. Shea, Ph.D.
Billie Tadros, Ph.D.
Cristen M. Walker, MS, CRNP

Charge: The Honors Council serves as an advisory body  to the Director of the Honors Program.  It must approve all major changes of policy and procedure.  The Honors Coucil is also responsible for selecting students to participate  in the Honors Program.  This entails meeting with applicants and evaluating them in committee.

Andrew LaZella, Ph.D. Co-Director of Honors Program & Co-Chair of Honors Council (Philosophy)
Jill Warker, Ph.D. Co-Director of Honors Program & Co-Chair of Honors Council (Psychology)
Mike Allison, Ph.D. Political Science
Sean Brennan, Ph.D. History
Teresa Conte, Ph.D. Nursing
Michael Fennie, Ph.D. Chemistry
Cara Krieg, Ph.D. Biology
Amanda Marcy, DBA Accounting
Susan Mendez, Ph.D. English & Theatre
Jerry Muir, Ph.D. Mathematics
Meghan Rich, Ph.D. Criminal Justice  & Sociology
Leila Soleimani, Ph.D. Economics
Robert A. Spalletta, Ph.D. Physics
Gretchen Van Dyke, Ph.D. Policital Science
Andrew Venezia, Ph.D. Health and Human Performance
Hank Willenbrink, Ph.D. Englsih & Theatre

Charge:  Establish, implement policies, review & approve all research involving animal subjects conducted at the University or under its sponsorship at another location.  Activities are conducted in accordance w/federal, state, & local regulations.

Members:
Gary Kwiecinski, Ph.D. Biology Chair, Admin. 
Duane Armitage, Ph.D. Philosophy
Christopher Howey, Ph.D. Biology
Robert Noto, DVM Veterinarian
Marc Seid, Ph.D. Biology
Andrew Venezia, Ph.D. Health & Human Performance
Kaylie Levinsky *** Student Representative
Robert Waldeck, Ph.D.## Biology
Christine Zakzewski, Ph.D. Physics
Michael Baltrusalitis*** Safety Representative, Cocciardi & Assocs.
TBA *
*Community Representative

***Non-Voting

## Sabbatical, Fall 2022

Charge:  Establish, implement policies, review and approve all research involving recombinant DNA and other biosafety issues as deemed appropriate related to research conducted at the University of Scranton or under its sponsorship at another location.  Activities are conducted in accordance with federal, state and local regulations.

Members:
Paul Cutrufello, Ph.D. Chair
David Marx, Ph.D.
John A. Arnott, Ph.D.*
Charles Penn*
Michael Baltrusaitis
Rev. Timothy Cadigan, S.J., Ph.D.
Ashley Driver, Ph.D.
Michael Landram, Ph.D.
Deborah Wardach
*external representataive

Charge:  Establish, implement policies, review and approve all research involving human subjects conducted at the University of Scranton or under its sponsorship at another location.  Activities are conducted in accordance with federal state and local regulations concerning safeguarding of the rights and welfare of human participants in all research under its sponsorship.

Members:
Bryan Burnham, Ph.D. Chair,  Psychology
Ovidiu Cocieru, Ph.D. Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Sabine CHarles, M.D., Dr. PH Epidemiologist, Lackawanna County
Marian Farrell, Ph.D. Nursing
William Miller, Ph.D. Health Administration and Human Resources
Andrew Venezia, Ph.D. Health and Human Performance
Kathryn Yerkes Assistant Provost, Planning & Institutional Effectiveness and IRB Administrator
Donald Bergman* Chief of Police
Therese Kurilla** Grants Manager, Research and Sponsored Programs
*Ex offico
**Non-voting


Dean's Conference Management Committee

Charge: The role of the Dean's Conference Management Committee is to provide input and suggest revisions to the tactical parts of the strategic plan and review results, review and provide feedback on the work of other committees, and make policy recommendations to Dean. 
Mark Higgins Chair
Aram Balagyozyan
Tamara Bautista
Douglas Boyle
James Boyle
S.P. Chattopadhyay
Robert Giambatista
Kingsley Gnanendran
Ahmed Gomaa
Lisa Hall-Zielinski
Gerry Loveless
David Mahalak
Robert McKeage
Iordanis Petsas
Murli Rajan
Jason Schwass
Rose Sebastianelli
Ashley Stampone
Nabil Tamimi

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AACSB Committee

Charge: The AACSB Committee will monitor and report on new development in AACSB standards and reporting, manage all data collections, analysis, and reporting for AACSB accreditation maintenance, write and distribute an annual report on accreditation maintenance progress, determine faculty development needs arising from AACSB changes, review strategic plan in compliance with AACSB, and coordinate new strategic plan development.

Mark Higgins Chair
Aram Balagyozyan
Douglas Boyle
James Boyle
Sayta Chattopadhyay
Robert Giambatista
Kingsley Gnanendran
Ahmed Gomaa
Robert McKeage
Iordanis Petsas
Murli Rajan
Rose Sebastianelli
Ashley Stampone
Nabil Tamimi

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Assessment Committee

Charge: The Assessment Committee will help identify linkages between KSOM student learning goals and University of Scranton Goals.  They will propose student learning objectives that flow from student learning goals; suggest, help, develop, and promote a variety of assessment methods; identify academic classes and activities that may be potential assessment environments; review and/or revise rubrics used to assess student learning objectives; determine criteria for success for assessment methods; evaluate data accumulated from assessment activities, determine the degree to which specific student learning objectives are being achieved, and recommend actions that lead to program improvement; monitor the implementation of program improvements; and develop strategies to document and communicate assessment results and corresponding progam imporvements.
Robert Giambatista Chair
James Boyle
S.P. Chattopadhyay
Ann E. Cummings
Satyajit Ghosh
Irene Goll
Mark Higgins
Ozgur Isil
Ioannis Kallianiotis
Taewan Kim
Linda Mlodzienski
Richard O'Hara
Jordan Petsas
Murli Rajan
David Salerno
Ed Scahill
Ashley Stampone

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Teaching and Curriculum Committee

Charge: The role of the Teaching and Curriculum Committee is to review the undergraduate core to consider marketplace changes, current enrollment trends, and competition (peers and aspirants), examine whether to develop undergraduate and graduate certificates and/or tracks in sustainability or other areas, use assessment and student feedback information to recommend changes to curriculum and programs, review academic policies including those affecting internships and study abroard programs, organize a teaching seminar each semester, develop a statement outling areas of impact and their measurement for Kania School faculty teaching, examine the current teaching award with the goal to add 2 additional awards, and create a policy for approving curriculum changes.

Aram Balagyozyan
Jinghan Cai
Amanda Marcy
James Boyle
Kingsley Gnanendran
Taewan Kim
Abhijit Roy
Rose Sebastianelli Chair 
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Strategic Planning Committee

Charge: The role of the Strategic Planning Groupis to provide input and suggest revisions to the strategic plan and review results and determine the issues (e.g., housing, scheduling, etc.) facing international graduate students and how we can better assist and integrate into the fabric of KSOM.

Mark Higgins Chair
Douglas Boyle
Satya Chattopadhyay
Irene Goll
Ahmed Gomaa
Andrew Gregorowicz
Taewan Kim
Murli Rajan
Vincent Rocco
John Ruddy
Jordan Petsas
David Salerno
Jason Schwass
Leila Soleimani
Ashley Stampone
Nabil Tamimi

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Dean's Advisory Group

Charge: The role of the Dean's Advisory Group is to provide guidance to the Dean on the strategic direction of KSOM, provide guidance to the Dean on curriculum and programmatic changes, provide guidance to the Dean with respect to committee assignments, provide guidance to the Dean with respect to KSOM policies, and provide guidance to the Dean with respect to university policies that impact KSOM.

Mark Higgins  Chair
Murli Rajan
Douglas Boyle
Iordanis Petsas
SP Chattopadhyay
Nabil Tamimi

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KSOM Award for Teaching and Research Excellence Committee

Charge: The role of the KSOM Faculty Awards for Excellence Committee is to select the recipient for the KSOM Faculty Award for Excellence in Scholarship for the year 6/1/22 to 5/31/23, and select the recipient for the KSOM FAculty Award for Excellence in Teaching for the year 6/1/22 to 5/31/23.

Kingsley Gnanendran   Chair
Jinghan Cai
Daniel Mahoney
Taewan Kim
Ozgur Isil

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KSOM Award for Staff Excellence Committee

Charge: The role of the KSOM Award for Staff Excellence Committee is to select the recipient for the KSOM Staff Excellence Award for the 6/1/22 to 5/31/23.

Murli Rajan
Jinghan Cai
Amanca Marcy
Peter Andersen
Vincent Rocco

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Faculty Research Committee

Charge: The role of the Faculty Research Committee is to determine KSOM resource needs to support scholarship, provide appropriate and necessary resources to support the advancement of scholarship such as databases and facilities-specifically a database related to climate change, develop a statement outlining areas of impact and their measurement for Kania School faculty scholarship, organize scholarly seminars each semester and publish the KSOM working paper series, determine procedures for faculty awards in area of scholarship, and channel faculty concerns and make recommendations to Dean on continuously improoving KSOM scholarship.

Abhijit Roy
Peter Andersen
Aram Balagyozyan
Jinghan Cai
Jeh-Hyun Cho
Ovidiu Cocieru
Yibai Li
Amanda Marcy
Christos Pargianas   Chair
Ziqian Song

 

Latin American Studies Steering Committee Members:Charge: The Steering Committee serves as the day-to-day decision-making body in the Program, covering instruction, research, special events, outreach, development, and appointment processes for Associate, Affiliated, Adjunct, and Visiting Faculty.

Members:
Dr. Michael Allison
Dr. Aiala Levy    Director
Dr. Susan Mendez   
Dr. Yamile Silva   
Dr. Roxana Curiel
Dr. Janice Voltzow

 

Women's and Gender Studies Steering Committee Members:Charge: The Steering Committee serves as the day-to-day decision-making body in the Program, covering instruction, research, special events, outreach, development, and appointment processess for Associate, Affiliated, Adjunct, and Visiting Faculty.

Dr. Marzia Caporale  Director
Dr. Kim Pavlick  
Dr. Billie Tadros
Dr. Habib Zanzana

Library Advisory Committee

 

Charge: The Library Advisory Committee is an advisory group to Charles Kratz, the Dean of the Library, and meets twice each semester to provide input and responses to the programs and activities of the Library.

Representative Department
Linda Mlodzienski Accounting
Jong-Hyun Son Biology
Michael Fennie Chemistry
Kimberly Pavlick Communication
Robert McCloskey Computing Science
Lori Bruch Counseling & Human Servicees
Ben Willis Counseling & Human Services
Eugeniu Grigorescu CTLE
Christos Pargianas Economics/Finance
Jennifer Kaschak Education
Bonnie Markowski English and Theatre
Michael Landram Exercise Science and Sport
Terri Feeman-Smith Health Administration/Human Resources
William Miller Health Adminstration/Human Resources
Adam Pratt History
Robert Shaffern History
Roxana Ariadne Curiel Latin American and Latinx Studies/Women's and Gender Studies
George Aulisio Library
Marleen Cloutier Library
Kate Cummings Library
Sylvia Orner Library
Colleen Farry Library
Sharon Finnerty Library
Michael Knies Library
Jean Lenville Library
Sheli Pratt-McHugh Library
Ian O'Hara Library
Donna Witek Library
John Zych Management/Marketing/Entrepreneurship
Jakub Jasinski Mathematics
Masood Otarod Mathematics
Marian Farrell Nursing                         
Wendy Manetti Nursing
Deborah Budash Occupational Therapy
Yibai Li Operations/Information Management
Chris Fremaux Philosophy
Tracey Collins Physical Therapy
Argyrios Varonides Physics/Electrial & Computer
Joyanna Hopper Political Science
Barry Kuhle Psychology
Jason Shrive, Esq. Sociology/Criminal Justice
Amanda Campbell Student
Nathan Lefler Theology/Religious Studies

This committee is not active at this time

Charge:  Oversees the curricular and programmatic development of the Neuroscience major.  Members are chosen based upon their interests in the program and willingness to serve.  New members are added through current committee consensus.

Members:
Dr. Robert Waldeck Program Director
Dr. Yaodong Bi
Dr. Joe C. Brague
Dr. Bryan Burnham
Dr. J. Timothy Cannon
Dr. Ashley Driver
Dr. Jason Graham
Dr. Christie P. Karpiak
Dr.Joseph Klobusicky
Dr. Gary Kwiecinski
Dr. Patrick Orr
Dr. Marc Seid
Dr. Jong-Hyou Son
Dr. Jill Warker

PCPS Dean's Conference

Charge: To consult with the Dean in the discharge of his/her responsibilities in regard to the development and improvement of the programs of study within the school or college.

Members:
Dr. Victoria Castellanos   Chair
Dr. Hope Baylow Undergraduate Communication Sciences & Disorders and Gradate Speech-Language Pathology
Dr. Tiffany Bordonada Graduate Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Co-Director
Dr. Lori Bruch Counseling & Human Services
Dr. Teresa Conte Nursing
Dr. Carol Cote Occupational Therapy
Profs. Michael Costello Graduate Health Administration, Assistant to the Program Director
Mr. Kevin Curry PCPS Academic Services
Dr. Paul Cutrufello Health & Human Performance
Dr. Rebecca Dalgin Graduate Clinical Rehabiliation Counseling
Dr. Paul Datti Undergraduate Counseling
Ms. Cheryil Demkosky Director, PCPS Laboratories
Dr. Mary Jane DiMattio Associate Dean
Dr. Erin Dunleavy Project Manager, ACCE
Dr. Debra Fetherman Undergraduate Health Promotion
Dr. Renee Hakim Physical Therapy
Ms. Meg Hambrose ex-officio Advancement
Dr. Hengameh Hosseini Graduate Health Administration, Co-Director
Dr. Vanessa Jensen Graduate Applied Behavior Analysis
Ms. Tammy Manka PCPS Graduate Academic Services
Dr. Tata Mbugua Undergraduate Education
Dr. William Miller Health Informatics, Program Coordinator
Ms. Lori Moran ex-officio Career Development
Dr. JoAnn Nicoteri Graduate Nursing (MSN and DNP)
Professor Ian O'Hara ex-officio Weinberg Memorial Library
Dr. Maria Oreshkina Eucation
Mr. Ray Schwenk PCPS Dean's Office
Dr. Robert Spinellia Undergraduate Health Administration
Dr. Steven Szydlowski Health Administration & Human Resources
Dr. Laurie Valunas Undergraduate Nursing, Assistant to the Program Director
Dr. Kevin Wilkerson Graduate School Counseling, Interim Program Director
Dr. Ben Willis Graduate Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Co-Director
Dr. Ken Zula Graduate Human Resources Management

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PCPS Field Coordinators'  and Clinical Internship Committee

Charge:  Integrate academic goals for each program in PCPS.  This committee develops collaborative initiatives and discusses issues concerning site-based partners, policies and procedures relevant to PCPS departments in field placement and clinical sites including legal issues, clearances, etc.

Members:
Dr. Victoria Castellanos Co-Chair
Mr. David Angeloni Co-Chair Office of Field Placement 
Ms. Geri Barber Counseling & Human Services
Dr. Hope Baylow Health and Human Performance
Dr. Jessica Brennan Occupational Therapy
Mr. Kevin Curry PCPS Academic Services
Dr. Paul Datti Counseling & Human Services
Dr. Mary Jane DiMattio PCPS Dean's Office
Dr. Debra Fetherman Health & Human Performance
Prof.. Maggie Koehler Health Administration & Human Resources
Ms. Courtney Lancia Occupational Therapy
Dr. Dana Maida Physical Therapy
Dr. William Miller Health Informatics
Ms. Colleen McGoff Nursing
Dr. Tracy Murray Nurse Anesthesia
Dr. JoAnn Nicoteri Nursing
Mr. Scott Reilly Office of Field Placement
Dr. Janette Scardillo Physical Therapy
Dr. Andrew Venezia Health & Human Performance
Prof. John Wiercinski Health Administration & Human Resources

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PCPS Program Directors

Charge: Analyze the activities and function for undergraduate and graduate PCPS Program Directors.  Revise the job description goals and define specific outcomes for these positions.

Members:
Dr. Victoria Castellanos Co-Chair
Dr. Hope Baylow Undergraduate Communication Sciences & Disorders and Graudate Speech-Language Patholoty
Dr. Tiffany Bordonada Graudate Cllinical Mental Health Counseling Program, Co-Director
Prof. Michael Costello Assistant to the Program Director of the Graudate Health Admin 
Dr. Carol Cote Undergraduate/Graduate Occupational Therapy
Dr. Teresa Conte Undergraduate Nursing
Dr. Paul Cutrufello Undergraduate Kinesiology
Dr. Rebecca Dalgin Graduate Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling 
Dr. Paul Datti Undergrduate Counseling 
Dr. Debra Fetherman Undergraduate Health Promotion 
Dr. Renee Hakim Doctor of Physical Therapy 
Dr. Hengameh Hosseini Graduate Health Administration, Co-Director
Dr. Vanessa Jensen Graduate Applied Behavior Analysis
Dr. Tata Mbugua Undergraduate Education
Dr. William Miller Health Informatics, Program Coordinator
Dr. JoAnn Nicoteri Graduate Nursing (MSN and DNP)
Dr. Maria Oreshkina Graduate Education 
Dr. Robert Spinelli Undergraduate Health Administration 
Dr. Steven Szydlowski Graduate Health Administration, Co-Director
Dr. Laurie Valunas Undergraduate Nursing, Assistant to the Program Director
Dr. Kevin Wilkerson Graduate School Counseling, Interim Program Director
Dr. Ben Willis Graduate Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Co-Director
Dr. Ken Zulla Graduate Human Resources Management

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 PCPS Curriculum Assessment Committee

Charge:  The charge of the committee is to conduct careful and systematic evaluations of course proposals, degree programs, and course syllabi to ensure high quality, academically rigorous learning experiences for all PCPS students.

Dr. Mary Jane DiMattio  Facilitator
Mr. Kevin Curry (Non-Voting Member)
Dr. Hope Baylow Health & Human Perormance
Dr. Tracey Collins Physical Therapy
Dr. Satyajit Ghosh Office of Education Assessment
Dr. Christopher Howey FSCC Chair
Dr. Ann Feeney Nursing
Dr. Hengameh Hosseini HA/HR
Dr. Vanessa Jensen Office of Educational Assessment
Dr. Jennifer Kaschak Education
Dr. William Miller FSCC Representative
Dr. Oliver Morgan Counseling & Human Services
Dr. Cristen Walker Nursing
Dr. Julie Nastasi Occuational Therapy (Fall 2022)
Dr. Robert Spinelli HA/HR
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PCPS Community Based Learing/T.A.P.E.S.T.R.Y.

Charge:  To form men and women for and with others, providing education shaped by the service of faith and the promotion of justice, and emphasizing the development of adult faith and the implementation of the four year professional development plan of TAPESTRY.

Members:
Mr. Kevin Curry
Co-Chair
Dr. Michael Landram
Co-Chair
Dr. Victoria Castellanos PCPS Dean's Office
Dr. Ran An Health and Human Performance
Dr. Carol Cote
Occupational Therapy
Dr. Paul Datti Couseling & Human Services
Dr. Mary Jane DiMattio PCPS Dean's Office
Professor Margaret Koehler Health Administration & Human Resources
Dr. Dana Maida Physical Therapy
Ms. Tammy Manka PCPS Academic Services
Dr. Tata Mbugua Education
Dr. William Miller Health Administration & Human Resources
Ms. Lori Moran Center for Career Development
Dr. Maria Oreshkina Education
Dr. Joseph Pellegrino Health & Human Performance
Dr. Jason Phillips Nursing
Mr. Raymond Schwenk ex-officio PCPS Dean's Office
Dr. Robert Spinelli Health Administration & Human Resources
Dr. Mary Troy Counseling & Human Services
Dr. Patricia Wisniewski Occupational Therapy
Dr. Kenneth Zula Health Administration & Human Resources
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PCPS Graduate Policy Committee

Charge: To propose new graduate policies and revisions for existing graduate policies

Dr. Mary Jane DiMattio,  Co-Chair
Ms. Tammy Manka Co-Chair
Dr. Deborah Budash Occupational Therapy
Dr. Rebecca Dalgin Counseling & Human Services
Dr. Jo Ann Nicoteri Nursing
Dr. Maria Oreshkina Education
Dr. Joseph Pellegrino Health & Human Performance
Dr. Janette Scardillo Physical Therapy
Dr. Steve Szydlowski Health Administration & Human Resources

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Teacher Education Committee (TEC)

Charge:  The undergraduate teacher education  program is guided by the Teacher Education Committee.  The Committee develops policy regarding program design, functioning and evaluation.

Dr. Adam Pratt Chair, History Department
Dr. Michael Allison CAS, Political Science Department
Mr. David Angeloni PCPS, Education Department
Dr. Jennifer Kaschak PCPS,Education Department
Dr. Antoinette Glover CAS, English Department
Dr. Maria Oreshkina PCPS Education Department
Dr. Tata Mbugua PCPS Education Department
Dr. Amelia Randich CAS, Biology Department
Dr. Paul Sampson CAS, History Department
Dr. Murong Xu CAS, Mathematics Department
Dr. El-Habib Zanzana CAS, World Languages Department

 

 

Mary Kay Aston
Goerge Aulisio
Victoria Castellanos
David Dzurec
Julie Ferguson
Mark Higgins
Caitlin Hollingsworth
Kelly Lewis
Lisa LoBasso
Michelle Maldonado
David Marx
Meghan Nowakowski
Ed Steinmetz
Kathryn Yerkes
Shannon Zottola

Charge: To assist the Provost in reviewing applicants and nominations for the Provost's Awards for Faculty Enhancement

Dr. David Marx Chair
Prof. Donna Witek
Dr. Amanda Marcy
Dr. Rebecca Dalgin

Charge: Makes recommendations to the Provost on academic policies and programs.

Members:

Dr. Michelle Maldonado       Chair
Dr. David Marx
Ms. Mary Kay Aston
Dr. David Dzurec
Ms. Julie Ferguson
Dr. Christopher Howey
Ms. Caitlyn Hollingshead
Dean George Aulisio
Ms. Lisa LoBasso
Dr. William Miller
Dr. Victoria Castellanos
Dr. Mark Higgins
Ms. Kathryn Yerkes
Mr. Nicholas Truncale

Michelle Maldonado,  Chair
David Marx
Victoria Castellanos
Shannon Zottola
Julie Feruguson
Robert Davis, Jr. 
Ed Steinmetz
Carl Hurst
Nicholas Truncale
Richard Walsh
Mark Higgins
David Dzurec
George Aulisio
Lauren Rivera

Charge: The purpose of the Retention Committee shall be to examine current retention practices, identify the variables that impact retention at the University, and recommed approporiate strategies and tactics to the Strategic Enrollment Planning Team and the Provost's Council for action immediately and over time to improve retention.  To this end, the committee is responsible for:

  • Compiling and analzying comprehensive data concerning student enrollment, student progress and student retention;
  • exploring factors affecting student academic persistence and recommending strategies for maximizing student success;
  • examining existing and ongoing institutional research on student engagement and student satisfaction to determine areas of strength and concern that impact enrollment;
  • assessing of the impact of policies relating to and affecting student registration and student  progress to degree;
  • monitoring progress toward approved enrollment and retention goals.

Members:


Mr. Nicholas Truncale                Chair
Ms. Julie Ferguson
Dr. David Marx
Mrs. Shannon Zottolla
Mrs. Mary Kay Aston
Mr. Joseph Roback
Ms. Meghan Nowakowski
Mr. Eugeniu Grigorescu
Ms. Geraldine Loveless
Mr. Richard Walsh
Ms. Shannon Murphy-Fennie
Dr. Jeffrey Kegolis
Dr. Victoria Castellanos
Mr. Adam Szydlowski
Professor Vincent Rocco
Dr. Murli Rajan
Ms. Crystal Ondrick
Ms. Mary Ellen Pichiarello
Mr. Kevin Curry
Ms. Christina Lenway
Ms. Christine Falbo
Dr. Maria Squire
Dr. Jerry Muir

This Committee is not active at this time.

The most up-to-date information can be found on the Staff Senate Website, hhtp://ww.scranton.edu/staff-senate/members.shtml or http://www.scranton.edu/staff-senate/committees.shtml

Officers:                            
Mark Murphy President
Kristi Klein Vice President
Pauline Palko Parliamentarian
Rose Ann Jubinski Secretary

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Senators:                
Brenda Amato
Lynn Andres
Gerianne Barber 
Shawn  Beistline
Richard Buchanan 
Kelly Cook
Grismeiris DeJesus
Peggy Doolittle
Melissa Eckenrode
Kym Fetsko
Lucia Grissinger
Meg Hambrose
Rose Ann Jubinski
Kristi Klien
Jonathan Kirby
Bernard Krzan
Bertha Ludwikowski
Mark Murphy
Meghan Nowakowski
Pauline Palko
Jerry Peck
Michael Ritterbeck
Pete Sakowski
Donna Simpson
Daniela Teneva
Traci Vennie
Alternates:
Amy Black
Cheryl Evans
Ericka Lavelle
Andrea Malia
Patricia Savitts
Janet Schieber
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Staff Senate Committee
2022-2023
Executive Committee
Charge: The Executive Committee consists of the President, Vice-President, President-elect, Secretary, Paliamentarian, and Chairpersons of the standing committees.  At least one representative from each constituency is included on the Executive Committee.  The Executive Committee is convened by the President when the advice of the Staff Senate is requested in the interim between regular meetings of the full Staff Senate.  The committee provides advice to the President on issues before the Staff Senate.
Mark Murphy, Chair           
Pauline Palko
Rose Ann Jubinski
Kristi Klien
Amy Black
Michael Ritterbeck
Kelly Cook
Traci Vennie
Gerianne Barber
Andrea Malia
Bernie Krzan
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Communications Committee
Charge: The Communications Committee will improve university wide communication by updating the Staff Senate website and promoting awareness of this website; revisit existing procedures and modify where needed, and utilize social media for promoting Staff Senate programs.
Amy Black, Co-Chair
Michael Ritterbeck, Co-Chair
Jonathan Kirby
Traci Vennie
Lucy Grissinger
Lynn King Andrews
Pauline Palko
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Election & Membership Committee
Charge: The Election and Membership Committee will fill vacancies on university committees, coordinate Staff Senate elections, and the annual Meet & Greet
Kristi Klien, Co-Chair
Rose Ann Jubinski, Co-Chair
Andrea Malia
Shawn Beistline
Janet Schiebert
Meghan Nowakowski
Peter Sakowski
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Staff Development Committee
Charge: The Staff Development Committee will ensure the awareness and availability of opportunities for staff that will assist in their personal and professional development through updating and circulating the Employee Resource Document, continued work on a staff mentoring program, a fall program on Ergonomics and a spring program with the Jesuit Center.
Traci Vennie, Co-Chair
Geri Barber, Co-Chair
Joe Wright
Amy Black
Bernie Krzan
Peter Sakowski
Lucy Grissinger
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Social Events & Community Building Committee

Charge: The Social Events and Community Building Committee will provide building opportunities among staff with a "welcoming session" for new employees at the beginning of the fall semester, establish a system for contributing money to charities, organize food drives, identify other activities, and review roundtable discussion prodcedures.
Kristi Klein, Co-Chair                      
Kelly Cook, Co-Chair
Grismeiris De Jesus
Brenda Amato
Lynn King Andres
Janet Schieber
Meghan Nowakowski
Pat Savitts
Bertha Ludwikowski
Daniela Teneva
Melissa Eckenrode
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Staff Recognition & Excellence Awards Committee
Charge: The Staff Recognition and Excellence Committee will provide equitable recognition of staff members through the Sursum Corda Award, acknowledge staff who have completed degrees, coordinate monthly Spirit Awards, explore new ways of recognizing staff, review current procedures, and coordinate Annual Awards Luncheon.
Andrea Malia - Co-Chair
Bernie Krzan - Co-Chair
Cherly Evans
Donna Simpson
Peggy Doolittle
Bernie Krzan
Daniela Teneva
Bertha Ludwikowski
Richard Buchanan
Erika Lavelle
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Finance Committee
Charge: The Finance Committee shall use university funding wisely
Kristi Klein, Chair                       
Pat Savitts
Joseph Wright
J

This committee is presently inactive

Charge:  The University of Scranton Technology Advisory Group, a subcommittee of the Faculty Senate's Academic Support committee, is composed of individuals interested in the advancement, promotion, and propagation of educationally appropriate technology.  We aim to be a conduit which facilitates communication and compromise between faculty needs and the capabilities of our infrastructure.  We intend to make recommendations and investigate solutions to technology issues facing our faculty.  We will explore up-and-coming technology products, evaluate those products in their usefulness to our faculty, and strive to place our university at the cutting edge of capability and productivity.  We will solicit feedback from faculty and address as many individual needs as possible.

Members:

Tiffany Bordonada PCPS Chair
Laura Chavez PCPS
Mary Jane DiMattio PCPS Dean's Office
Michael Landram PCPS  
Linda Lewis PCPS  
Wendy Manetti PCPS
Richard O'Hara KSOM
Michael Azar CAS   
Tara Hamilton-Fay CAS Rotating Off of TAG
Jason Graham CAS
Bridget Hunter CAS Dean's Office
Cara Krieg CAS
Joshua Reynolds CAS
Ian O'Hara Library
Sheli Pratt-McHugh Library
Carl Hurst IT
Deanna Beyrent IT
Jason Wimmer IT
Eugeniu Grigoriescu CTLE
Simal Sami Student Representative

Charge:  In May 2020, the U.S. Department of Education released regulations related to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 with a legal mandate that they be implemented by August 14, 2020. The Title IX Workgroup, which includes a cross section of faculty, staff and students at the University, is tasked to work with the Office of Equity and Diversity in updating the University’s Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy to comply with the regulation.

 The Title IX/SHSM Workgroup

  • researches legal compliance standards and best practices
  • offers recommendations for policies and reporting procedures
  • coordinates resources to support students and employees on and off campus
  • raises awareness of issues related to gender based harassment and violence through drafting printed materials and participating in special events
Members
Elizabeth M. Garcia  Title IX Coordinator
Gerianne Barber  Staff Senate Representataive, Director, Counselor Training Center
Tiffany Bordonada  Faculty Representative, Counseling and Human Services
Clara Downey Student Government Presdient
Marian Farrell Faculty Representataive, Nursing
Maria Marinucci  Director, Cross Cultural Centers/Jane Kopas Women's Center
Brian Loughney Human Resources Manager

Membership 2020-2021

Charge: , The University Goverance Council (the Council) plays an important role in goverance at The University of Scranton.  Comprised of the leadership of each of the three representative senates, or their designates, the Council serves as a coordinating structure to review institutional policies, sending its recommendations to the President's Cabinet the chief policy and decision-making body of the University. 

In addition to institutional policy duties, the UGC also provides a forum to ensure the three governing bodies-Faculty Senate, Staff Senate, and Student Government - have ample opportunity to discuss policy and other initiatives with one another and forward comments and/or recommendations to the President's Cabinet.

Members:
Dr. Michelle Maldonado Interim Provost & Senior VP Academic Affairs; Convener & UGC Liason to President's Cabinet
Dr. Bryan Burnham President, Faculty Senate*
Ms. Clara Downey President, Student Government*
Mr. Dominic Finan Student Government
Dr. Chris Howey Faculty Senate
Ms. Rose Ann Jubinski Staff Senate
Ms. Kristi Klein Staff Senate
Dr. William Miller Faculty Senate
Mr. Mark Murphy President, Staff Senate*
Prof. Richard O'Hara Faculty Senate
Ms. Pauline Palko Staff Senate
Ms. Karla Schaffer Student Government
Ms. Maria Stephen Student Government
Ms. Kate Yerkes Governance Support, Assistant Provost, Planning & Institutional Effectiveness

* indiciates individual is president/chair of their respective senate

** alternating meeting attendance


Charge and Membership: 2022-2023

Charge: The University Planning Committee serves as an advisory committee to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Under the broader Planning and Institutional Effectiveness Model, the UPC provides leadership for the development of each University strategic plan and serves as a steering committeee for plan implementation.  In this capacity, the UPC recommends annual planning priorities and affirms related annual planning and institutional effectiveness assessment activities.  The UPC monitors progress of the plan's initiatives and advises on updates and adjustments to its supporting objectives.  In support of integrated planning, the UPC also considers, endorses, and makes recommendations related to other significant planning initiatives, including the links between planning and other administrative functions. 

UPC Membership:

Chair: Dr. Michelle Maldonado, Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Bryan Burnham, President, Faculty Senate
Dr. Victoria Castellanos, Dean, PCPS
Dr. Ovidiu Cocieru, KSOM Faculty Representataive
Dr. Daniel Cosacchi, Vice President Mission and Ministry
Dr. Robert Davis, Vice President University Advancement
Mr. Eric Eckenrode, Executive Director of Development, University Advancement
Mr. Thomas Elias, Student Government Representataive
Ms. Elizabeth Garcia, Special Assistant tot he President, Executive Director of OED
Mr. Carl Hurst, Associate VP for Information Technology and CIO
Dr. Jean Harris, CAS Faculty Representative
Ms. Kristi Klein, Staff Senate Representative
Dr. William Miller, PCPS Faculty Representative
Mr. Mark Murphy, Staff Senate Representtive
Ms. Theresa Pham, Student Government Representative
Ms. Lauren Rivera, Inerim Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
Mr. Edward Steinmetz, Senior Vice President Finance & Administration
Ms. Patricia Tetreault, Vice President for Human Resources
Mr. Nicholas Truncale, Director of Student Retention and Completion
Ms. Kate Yerkes, Assistant Vice Provost for Planning & Institutional Effectiveness
Mr. Gerry Zaboski, Senior Vice President for the Office of the President
Mrs. Shannon Zottola, Vice President Enrollment Management

Charge: The University Review Board is comprised of faculty, staff and students who are trained to and tasked with hearing alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct.                                                                                                                        

Faculty Members:

Tiffany Bordanada
Bryan Burnham
Barbara Buxton
Marzia Caporale
Tracey Collins
Teresa Conte
Tara Fay
Michael Fennie
Mary (Mimi) Kovaleski
Lisa Lesneski
Linda Lewis
Ashley Stampone
Annette Tross
Jennifer Vasquez
Janice Voltzow
Lori Walton

Charge:  The Student Veterans' Advocacy Committee is an advisotry group comprised of faculty and staff who identify as veterans and/or who are deeply committed to fostering an inclusive and supportive environment for veterans at the University.  The group convenes as needed to share suggestions, ideas, and insight with the Advisor of the Student Veteran's Organization. 

Bridget Chomko  Directof of Annual Giving
Michael Costello, J.D.  Faculty, Health Administration
Susan Elczyna, CRNA, Ph.D.  Faculty, Nurse Anesthesia
Teresa Grettano, Ph.D. Faculty, English
Bob Liskowicz, PsyD. Clinical Manager, Counseling Center
Paul Person Faculty Specialist, Physics and Engineering 
Jason Schwass Senior Director of Student Success, KSOM
Daniel R. Sweeney, S.J. Faculty, Political Science
Major Jason Wenger Professor of Military Science

Charge: To bring knowledge of Jewish history, culture, and thought to the University and wider community.
Members:
Dr. Marc Shapiro
Dr. Michael Azar
Dr. Joseph Kraus
Dr. Meghan R