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SPCS Faculty Committees

The faculty committees listed below are SPCS Academic Council, which governs approval of changes to academic programs, and SPCS Adjunct Faculty Advisory Committee (AFAC), which serves as a liaison between the School and the adjunct faculty.

Academic Council 2017-18

Name Title
Barnett, B. Lewis Associate Professor, Math & Computer Science (A&S)
Vacant Assistant Chair, Teacher Licensure Preparation (TLP), SPCS
Breeden, Susan* University Registrar
Brown, Pat Senior Associate Dean, SPCS
Cassada, Kate Assistant Chair, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, SPCS
Creamer, Kevin* Director, Teaching, Learning & Technology
Eakin, Frank* Professor of Religion; Chair, Master of Liberal Arts, SPCS
Flynn-Morris, Gretchen Instructor of HRM; Director, Strategic Management for Academic Programs, SPCS
Harris, Bo Interim Chair, HR Management, SPCS
Hawthorne, Katrice* Assessment Specialist, Office Institutional Effectiveness
Hoyt, Crystal Professor, Leadership Studies & Psychology (Leadership)
Jenkins, Melanie* Director, Office of Institutional Effectiveness
Kitchen, David Associate Dean & Summer Programs Director, SPCS
Kuti, Laura Assistant Chair, Curriculum & Instruction; Interim Assistant Chair, TLP, SPCS
Legro, Jeffrey Executive Vice President & Provost
Ludovico, Carrie* Business Librarian
Mew, Lionel Chair, Information Systems, SPCS
Nielson, Erik Assistant Chair & Interim Chair, Liberal Arts, SPCS
Roberts, Dan Chair, Liberal Arts Program, SPCS
Schoeneman, Andrew Chair, Nonprofit Studies, SPCS
Shields, Tom Chair, Graduate Education; Director, Center for Leadership in Education, SPCS
Slaughter, Ray Associate Professor, Accounting (Business)
Snaza, Nathan Director, Bridge to Success (A&S)
Stohr-Hunt, Tricia Assistant Professor, Education (A&S)
Taylor, Porcher Chair, Paralegal Studies Program, SPCS
Walk, Ellen Associate Dean for Administration, SPCS
Ward, Dionne Director of Internships, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, SPCS
Williams, Clark Professor of Law (Law)
Wilson, Jamelle Dean, SPCS

* Ex-Officio Member (has no voting rights)

Attend as Observers

  • Kristen Ball, Registrar’s Office
  • Beth Ann Howard, SPCS


Membership can vary from year to year. Voting members include all full-time SPCS faculty/program chairs, all SPCS deans, and representatives from the other schools as follows:

  • 3 Representatives from the School of Arts and Sciences (A&S)
  • 1 Representative from the E. Claiborne Robins School of Business (Business)
  • 1 Representative from the Jepson School of Leadership Studies (Leadership)
  • 1 Representative from the Richmond School of Law (Law)


One meeting per semester is generally scheduled unless 1) no meeting is required in a given semester or 2) more than one meeting is required to address ongoing academic program changes. The Assistant to the Dean schedules meetings and coordinates agenda items in collaboration with Council members.


Minutes of Academic Council meetings are made available to School faculty and staff upon request. Changes to academic programs and policies that are approved during Academic Council meetings are published in the upcoming academic year’s School catalog unless otherwise indicated.

Adjunct Faculty Advisory Committee (AFAC) 2017-18

Committee Members

Membership is distributed across the School’s degree program areas as noted below. 

Meeting Schedule

All meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at 5 p.m. in Special Programs Building (SPB) 217F, the SPCS Conference Room.

Contact Us

Special Programs Building
28 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173
Phone: (804) 289-8133
Fax: (804) 289-8138

Monday-Friday: 8:30am–5pm
Closed for University holidays