William and Mary

Department Organization 2014-15


Chair: Adam Potkay

Associate Chair: Brett Wilson

Director of the Undergraduate Program: Brett Wilson 

Director of Writing:  Sharon Zuber

Director of Advising: Chris MacGowan (transfer credit); John Conlee (study abroad)

Liaison to the School of Education: Christopher MacGowan

Director of Honors: Brett Wilson

Director of Creative Writing: Nancy Schoenberger (Donaldson Writer-in-Residence Program; Patrick Hayes Writer Series)

Scheduling:  Adam Potkay, Jeanne Smith, Brett Wilson

Recorder: Anya Lunden

Webmaster: Shanay Butler


Standing Committees


Personnel: Full: Kim Wheatley (Chair, 14-15; 14-17); Suzanne Raitt (12-15), Adam Potkay (ex-officio; 13-16); Associate: Erin Minear (14-16); Hermine Pinson (14-16); Assistant: Chelsey Johnson (14-15); At Large: Jack Martin (14-15)

Undergraduate Program: Brett Wilson (Director), Melanie Dawson, Susan Donaldson, Rich Lowry, Erin Minear, Monica Potkay, Sharon Zuber

Budget: Adam Potkay (Chair), Elizabeth Barnes, Jack Martin, Terry Meyers, Jeanne Smith

Evaluation and Improvement of Teaching: Walter Wenska (Chair), Varun Begley, Christy Burns, Dan Parker

Honors: Brett Wilson (Chair), Christy Burns, Brian Castleberry, Deborah Morse, Kara Thompson

Writer-in-Residence Committee and Patrick Hayes Writer Series: Nancy Schoenberger (Chair), Henry Hart, Hermine Pinson, Chelsey Johnson, Emily Pease, Brian Castleberry

Special Committees


Cloud Committee: Varun Begley (Chair), Simon Joyce, Arthur Knight

Speakers Committee: Suzanne Hagedorn (Chair), Anne Charity Hudley, Francesca Sawaya, Lynn Weiss

Representatives to the Writing Committee: Rich Lowry, Monica Potkay, Robert Scholnick

Liaison to SWEM Library: Terry Meyers

Prizes: Robert Scholnick (Chair), Paula Blank, Henry Hart

Ad Hoc Committee for the Jack and Anne Willis Scholarship: Henry Hart (Chair), Christy Burns, Chris MacGowan

Social Media/Department Website Ad Hoc Committee: Shanay Butler, Suzanne Hagedorn, Chelsey Johnson, Patricia Lott, Brett Wilson

Ad Hoc Committee for Updating of PIE (Progress-in-Institutional-Effectiveness): Kim Wheatley (Chair), Varun Begley, Walter Wenska, Sharon Zuber