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Department Organization 2021-22


Chair: Arthur Knight

Associate Chair: Erin Minear

Director of the Undergraduate Program: Suzanne Hagedorn

Director of Writing: Lori Jacobson

Director of Advising: Arthur Knight

Adviser for transfer credit within the US: Arthur Knight

Adviser for transfer credit from study abroad: Erin Minear

Liaison to the School of Education: Christopher MacGowan

Director of Honors: Melanie Dawson

Director of Creative Writing: Brian Castleberry

Scheduling: Suzanne Hagedorn, Shanay Butler

Recorder: Alicia Andrzejewski, Brian Castleberry, Jennifer Lorden, Chima Osakwe, Suzette Spencer

Webmaster:  Shanay Butler, Gigi Giselle, Arthur Knight

Standing Committees
Budget: Arthur Knight (chair), Varun Begley, Jack Martin, Chima Osakwe, Lynn Weiss, Shanay Butler (ex officio)

Committee on the Evaluation and Improvement of Teaching: Erin Minear (chair), Alicia Andrzejewski

Communications Committee: Brett Wilson (chair)

Diversity Committee: Arthur Knight (chair), Alicia Andrzejewski, Shanay Butler, Bené Ferrão, Hermine Pinson, Jennifer Putzi , 2 students

Honors: Melanie Dawson (chair), Simon Joyce, Jennifer Lorden (Fall), Adam Potkay, Francesca Sawaya, Suzette Spencer (Spring)

Nominations and Faculty Awards Committee: Arthur Knight (ex officio), Liz Losh, Rich Lowry, Deborah Morse

Personnel Committee: 

Full: Melanie Dawson (2020-23), Adam Potkay (2021-24), Kim Wheatley (2022-25), Associate: Arthur Knight (ex officio), Erin Minear (2021-23), At Large: Simon Joyce (2022-23), Assistant: Alicia Andrzejewski (22-23), Replacement for Interim/Tenure Reviews: Liz Barnes

Speakers Committee (Cloud Lecturer, Faculty Fora): Bené Ferrão, Jen Lorden (fall) 

Undergraduate Program Committee (UPC): Suzanne Hagedorn (chair/scheduler), Liz Barnes, Arthur Knight (ex officio), Chris MacGowan, Deborah Morse, Chima Osakwe, Brett Wilson

Special/Ad Hoc Committees
Prizes and Scholarships Committee (Shrieves Scholarship, Lang Scholarship, Borish Prize) and
Ad Hoc Committee for the Jack and Anne Willis Scholarship: Varun Begley (Chair)  volunteers

Ad Hoc Committee on SACS Accreditation Processes:  Erin Minear (Chair), Kim Wheatley

Creative Writing Committees
Creative Writing Committee: Brian Castleberry (director), Lee Alexander, Henry Hart, Jon Pineda, Hermine Pinson, Addie Tsai

Annual Student Writing Prizes Committee: TBD (chair/coordinator), Lee Alexander, Brian Castleberry, Henry Hart, Jon Pineda, Addie Tsai

Patrick Hayes Writer Series Committee: Brian Castleberry (chair), Henry Hart, Jon Pineda, Hermine Pinson, Addie Tsai

Writer/Artist in Residence Committee: Brian Castleberry (chair), Henry Hart, Jon Pineda, Hermine Pinson, Addie Tsai

Ad Hoc Committee for the Jenkins Scholarship: Brian Castleberry (chair), Henry Hart, Jon Pineda, Addie Tsai

Ad Hoc Committee for the Concord Traveling Scholarship: Brian Castleberry, Henry Hart (Chair), Jon Pineda, Addie Tsai

 Representatives to the Writing Committee: Not currently active.