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Department Organization 2020-21


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: Arthur Knight

Liaison to the School of Education: Christopher MacGowan

Director of Honors: Melanie Dawson

Director of Creative Writing: Jon Pineda

Scheduling: Suzanne Hagedorn, Jeanne Smith

Recorder: Brian Castleberry, Chima Osakwe

Webmaster: Shanay Butler

Standing Committees

Budget: Arthur Knight (chair), Jack Martin, Erin Minear, Jeanne Smith, Lynn Weiss, Walter Wenska

Communications Committee: Alicia Andrzejewski, Shanay Butler (website editor), Keith Johnson, Jennifer Putzi (chair; newsletter editor), Dan Parker (fall), Liz Barnes (spring) 

Diversity Committee: Shanay Butler, Suzanne Hagedorn, Arthur Knight (chair), Liz Losh, Erin Minear, Bené Ferrão, 2 students

Honors: Melanie Dawson (chair), Jennifer Lorden, Rich Lowry, Chima Osakwe, Adam Potkay

Nominations and Faculty Awards: Arthur Knight, Jack Martin, Erin Minear (chair), Adam Potkay

Personnel Committee: Full: Elizabeth Barnes (spring; term expires 2021), Melanie Dawson (2020-23), Henry Hart (fall), Simon Joyce (2020-23) Associate: Arthur Knight (ex officio), Jennifer Putzi (term expires 2021) At Large: Brett Wilson (chair) (2020-21) Assistant: Erin Webster (2020-21) Auxiliary PC for interim and tenure cases: Dawson, Hart, Joyce, Knight, Erin Minear, Putzi, Wilson (chair) Auxiliary PC for promotion case: Dawson, Hart, Liz Losh, Rich Lowry, Chris MacGowan, Jack Martin, Francesca Sawaya (chair)

Speakers Committee (Cloud Lecturer, Faculty Fora): Melanie Dawson, Jennifer Putzi (chair), Chima Osakwe

Undergraduate Program: Suzanne Hagedorn (chair/scheduler), Arthur Knight (ex officio), Simon Joyce, Jennifer Lorden, Rich Lowry, Suzette Spencer, Erin Webster

Creative Writing Committees
Creative Writing Committees Annual Student Writing Prizes: Lee Alexander, Andrew Blossom (chair/coordinator), Andrew Blossom, Brian Castleberry, Henry Hart, Jon Pineda

Patrick Hayes Writer Series: Andrew Blossom, Brian Castleberry (chair), Henry Hart, Jon Pineda

Writer/Artist in Residence Committee: Andrew Blossom, Brian Castleberry, Henry Hart, Jon Pineda (chair)

Special Committees

Prizes and Scholarships (Shrieves Scholarship, Lang Scholarship, Borish Prize): Varun Begley (Chair), Jennifer Lorden, Adam Potkay

Ad Hoc Committee for the Jenkins Scholarship: Lee Alexander, Andrew Blossom, Brian Castleberry, Henry Hart, Jon Pineda

Ad Hoc Committee for the Jack and Anne Willis Scholarship: Alicia Andzrejewski, Henry Hart (Chair), Brett Wilson

Ad Hoc Committee for the Concord Traveling Scholarship: Lee Alexander, Andrew Blossom, Brian Castleberry, Henry Hart (Chair), Jon Pineda

SACS Ad Hoc Committee: Alicia Andzrejewski, Erin Minear (Chair), Lynn Weiss, Kim Wheatley (spring)

Representatives to the Writing Committee: Not currently active.