Below is a list of faculty members serving on standing committees or holding other assignments.  Descriptions of committees and assignments are in the Faculty Handbook.

Committees of the President

Committee Chair
Accreditation & Assessment Peter Blitstein, Associate Dean of the Faculty
Benefits Chris Lee, Vice President for Finance & Administration
Diversity Affairs Kimberly Barrett, Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion
Financial & Physical Planning Katie Kodat, Provost & Dean of the Faculty
Sexual Harassment and Assault Resources & Education (SHARE) Erin Buenzli, Director of Wellness & Recreation
Student Success Ken Anselment, Vice President for Enrollment & Communications


Jeff Clark, Professor of Geosciences, &
Kelsey McCormick, Sustainability Coordinator

Tenure, Promotion, Reappointment, & Equal Employment Opportunity Karen Carr, Professor of Religious Studies


Committees of the Faculty of the University

Committee Chair
Academic Advising Rosa Tapia, Director of Advising
Curriculum Katie Kodat, Provost & Dean of the Faculty

Freshman Studies Advisory

Elizabeth Carlson / Garth Bond, Freshman Studies Director
Governance Ameya Balsekar, Associate Professor of Government
Honors Antoinette Powell, Music Librarian & Associate Professor
Inclusive Pedagogy (sunsets July 2021) Dave Burrows, Professor of Psychology
Institutional Animal Care and Use Judith Humphries, Associate Professor of Biology
Institutional Review Board (IRB) Peter Glick, Professor of Psychology
Instruction Peter Blitstein, Associate Dean of the Faculty
  • Subcommittee on Administration
  • Monita Mohammadian Gray, Dean of Academic Success
Off-Campus Programs Laura Zuege, Director of Off-Campus Programs
Public Events Beth Zinsli, Assistant Professor of Art History


Committees of the Faculty of the Conservatory of Music

Committee Chair
Conservatory Administration Jeff Stannard, Associate Dean of the Conservatory
Conservatory Advisory Dane Richeson, Professor of Music
Visiting Presenter Tim Albright, Assistant Professor of Music


Task Forces

Task Force Chair
Emotional Wellbeing Katie Kodat, Provost & Dean of the Faculty, &
Chris Card, Vice President for Student Life
Mellon RTP Bob Williams, Professor of Education


Assignments of the President, Provost, and Faculty

Assignment Faculty Member
B.A. in Music Advisor Sara Ceballos, Associate Professor of Music
College Rep to the Conservatory Advisory Committee Julie Rana, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Director of Advising Rosa Tapia, Professor of Spanish
(Special Assistant: Jonathan Lhost, Assistant Professor of Economics)
Faculty Advancement Resource Persons Gene Biringer, Professor of Music, & Paul Cohen, Professor of History
Faculty Reps to LUCC Connie Kassor, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, &
Lifongo Vetinde, Professor of French & Francophone Studies (Fall, Winter) / Rob Neilson, Associate Professor of Art (Spring)
Faculty Secretary Kurt Krebsbach, Professor of Computer Science
Honor Council Advisor Celia Barnes, Associate Professor of English
Midwest Conference Athletics Rep Kathy Privatt, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts
Parliamentarian Craig Thomas, Systems & Data Services Librarian & Assistant Professor (Alternate: Dave Burrows, Professor of Psychology)
Summer Research Coordinator Andrew Knudsen, Associate Professor of Geosciences