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Committee Assignments 2021-22

Administrative Leadership 

Administrative Directors/Managers

Appointed Posts

Academic Program Directors

Elective Posts

Arbitrator

  • Lee Bebout

Budget & Personnel Committee (elected)

  • Karen Adams
  • Jim Blasingame
  • Elly van Gelderen
  • Tara Ison
  • Mark James
  • Richard Newhauser
  • Doris Warriner (ex officio)

Instructor Representatives

  • Jackie Brady
  • Sarah Dean
  • Adam Hoffman
  • Amilynne Johnston
  • Jeremy Meyer
  • Kurt Myers
  • Adam Webb

University/College Senate

  • Joni Adamson (yr 2)
  • George Justice (yr 1)
  • Heather Maring (yr 2)

Writing Programs Committee

  • Andrea Dickens
  • Sarah Duerden
  • Jacqueline Brady
  • Jeremy Meyer
  • Kurt Myers
  • Jacob Day
  • Savannah Woodworth

DEPARTMENT COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP (APPOINTED)

Area Admissions Committees

  • Determined by Area Directors & Chair

Awards Committee/s 

  • Matt Bell (chair)
  • Sybil Durand
  • Steve Farmer
  • Lisa Han
  • Heather Hoyt
  • Kassie Lamp
  • Kristen LaRue-Sandler
  • Kathryn Pruitt 

[Committee solicits input from the DGS, the Associate Chair of Curriculum, Lead Advisor, the Director of Communications, and academic program directors]

Committee for Altruistic Research and Experience (CARE)

  • Karen Dwyer (chair)
  • Karen Adams
  • Christopher Bradley
  • Shauna Dranetz
  • Stacey Moran
  • Bruce Matsunaga
  • Tina Norgren
  • Adelheid Thieme

Curriculum Committee 

  • Aya Matsuda (Associate Chair, Curriculum) 
  • Sally Ball (Director of CW)
  • Jessica Early/Christina Saidy (Director of English Ed)
  • Julia Himberg (Director of FMS)
  • Jonathan Hope (Director of Lit)
  • Matthew Prior (Director of Ling, Applied Ling, and TESOL)
  • Mark Hannah (Director of WRL)
  • Ellie Long (Director of Graduate Studies)
  • Kyle Jensen (Director of Writing Programs)
  • Kathleen Hicks (Director of Online Programs)

Elections Committee

  • Paul Matsuda (chair)
  • Maureen Goggin 
  • Bruce Matsunaga

Events Committee-Department

  • Tricia Webb (chair)
  • Michael Begay 
  • Gregory Castle
  • Aviva Dove-Viebahn
  • Melissa Free
  • Jacob Greene (spring)
  • David Hawkes
  • Christine Holbo
  • Bruce Matsunaga
  • Keith Miller

Events Committee-University (e.g., Homecoming & Open Door)

  • Cajsa Baldini (chair)
  • Peter Goggin
  • Kara Von Holten
  • Brad Irish
  • Kristen LaRue-Sandler
  • Bruce Matsunaga
  • Katie Morrissey
  • Henry Quintero
  • Kevin Sandler
  • Brittany Sourjohn

Executive Committee

  • Aya Matsuda (Associate Chair)
  • Sally Ball (Director of CW)
  • Jessica Early/Christina Saidy (Director of English Ed)
  • Julia Himberg (Director of FMS)
  • Jonathan Hope (Director of Lit)
  • Matthew Prior (Director of Ling, Applied Ling, and TESOL)
  • Mark Hannah (Director of WRL)
  • Ellie Long (Director of Graduate Studies) 
  • Kyle Jensen (Director of Writing Programs)
  • Kathleen Hicks (Director of Online Programs)
  • Doris Warriner (Associate Chair, Personnel) 

Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (JEDI)

  • Lee Bebout (chair)
  • Aviva Dove-Viebahn
  • Tyler Peterson
  • Henry Quintero
  • Kiley Spillers
  • Tricia Webb

Graduate Committee

  • Ellie Long (chair)
  • Sally Ball (Director of CW)
  • Jessica Early (F 2021)/Christina Saidy (Sp 2022)  (Director of English Ed)
  • Jonathan Hope (Director of Lit)
  • Julia Himberg/Aaron Baker (Director of FMS)
  • Kyle Jensen (Director of Writing Programs)
  • Mark Hannah (Director of WRL)
  • Matthew Prior (Director of LAL and TESOL)
  • Sheila Luna (Graduate Programs Manager)
  • Kathleen Hicks (Director of Online Programs, ex-officio)
  • Aaron Agorsor (graduate student rep)

Operations Committee

  • Brad Ryner (chair, fall 2021)
  • Elizabeth Lowry (chair, spring 2022)
  • Aaron Baker
  • Emily Cooney
  • Lilly Downs
  • Cora Fox
  • Brian Goodman
  • Bruce Matsunaga
  • Mike McNally
  • Tyler Peterson
  • Kristen LaRue-Sandler

Newsletter Committee

  • Larry Ellis (co-chair)
  • Kristen LaRue-Sandler (co-chair)
  • Gabe Acevedo Velázquez
  • Meghan Apao
  • Kira Assad
  • Mollie Connelly-MacNeill
  • Elizabeth Horan
  • Jenny Irish
  • Devoney Looser (spring 2022)
  • Sheila Luna

Non-Tenure Track Committee 

  • Dana Tait (chair)
  • Danielle Alfandre
  • Lee Bebout
  • Joe Lockard
  • Heather Maring
  • Lynette Myles
  • Adelheid Thieme
  • Joshua Vasquez

Ad Hoc Committees 

ENG Representatives to ENG/Humanities/EdPlus Committee

  • Kris Ratcliffe (DEPT CHAIR)
  • Mark Hannah (WRL)
  • Kathleen Hicks (Online)
  • Julia Himberg (FMS MAS)
  • Ellie Long (ENG MA)
  • Aya Matsuda (ASSOC CHAIR)
  • Matt Prior (LAL/MTESOL) 
  • Linda Sullivan (UG)

Writing Programs Annual Evaluation Committee

  • Adelheid Thieme (chair)
  • Andrea Dickens
  • Sarah Duerden 

For internal use --

University Service

  • Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (Director): Ayanna Thompson 
  • Center for the Study of Race and Democracy (Director): Lois Brown
  • Center for Imagination in the Borderlands (Director): Natalie Diaz
  • Center for Science and the Imagination (Director): Ed Finn
  • Committee on Academic Freedom & Tenure (Tempe Campus): Aya Matsuda (2020-2023)
  • Committee on Academic Professional Status: Ruby Macksoud
  • Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee (CAPC): Claudia Sadowski-Smith 
  • (2020-22)
  • Faculty Women’s Associate Executive Board (Member): Claudia Sadowski-Smith 
  • General Studies Council: Sarah Florini
  • Governance Grievance Committee: Kathleen Lamp (2019-2022)
  • Melikian Center Advisory Board (Member): Claudia Sadowski-Smith
  • Project Humanities (Director): Neal Lester 
  • Residency Appeal Hearing Committee: Ruby Macksoud
  • University Academic Professional Grievance Committee: Ruby Macksoud 
  • University P&T Committee: Ayanna Thompson 
  • University Promotion & Continuing Appt Review Committee: Ruby Macksoud
  • University International Student OPT/CPT Committee: Ruby Macksoud

College Service

  • College Curriculum Committee: Cora Fox (2021-23)
  • Committee on Committees: Tricia Webb (year - year)
  • Committee on the Quality of Instruction: Heather Maring (2019-22)
  • Dean’s Academic Professional Advisory Council: Ruby Macksoud (2019-22) 
  • Dean’s Faculty Advisory Committee, Member: Shirley Rose (2021-2024)
  • Dean’s Faculty Advisory Committee, Advisor: Paul Matsuda (2018-present)
  • Desert Humanities (Director): Ron Broglio (2018-present)
  • Environmental Humanities/Global Futures Lab: Joni Adamson
  • Institute for Humanities (Director): Nicole Anderson
  • Institute for Humanities Research (Associate Director): Ron Broglio 
  • Poetry for the People: Solmaz Sharif
  • Student Affairs and Grievances Committee: Joe Lockard (2019-22)

Department Service outside of Appointed Committees in Bylaws

  • CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning) Certificate: Bryan Smith 
  • Environmental Humanities Certificate: Joni Adamson
  • Graduate Critical Theory Certificate: Ron Broglio and Gregory Castle
  • Graduate Linguistics Certificate: Elly van Gelderen
  • Interdisciplinary Health Humanities Certificate: Cora Fox
  • MA in Lit/Comparative Lit Concentration, Advisor: Claudia Sadowski-Smith
  • TA Training: Christina Saidy 
  • TESOL Certificate: Matt Prior
  • Writers’ Place Awards Committee: Dana Tait

ON SABBATICAL OR APPROVED LEAVE 

AY 2021-22 

  • Keith Miller AY 2021-22
  • TM McNally Fall 2021
  • Devoney Looser Fall 2021
  • Maureen Goggin Fall 2021
  • Jessica Early Spring 2022
  • Brad Ryner Spring 2022
  • Katie Morrissey Fall 2021