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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.

SPCS Academic Council (2018-19)
Members

The SPCS Academic Council governs approval of changes to academic programs.

B. Lewis Barnett (Arts & Sciences)
Associate Professor, Math & Computer Science

Susan Breeden*
University Registrar

Kate Cassada
Assistant Chair, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, SPCS

Mike Dixon*
Assistant Director, Center for Teaching, Learning & Technology

Frank Eakin*
Professor of Religion; Chair, Master of Liberal Arts, SPCS

Gretchen Flynn Morris
Instructor of HRM; Director, Strategic Management for Academic Programs, SPCS

Natisha Harper*
SPCS Library Liaison

Bo Harris
Interim Chair, HR Management, SPCS

Crystal Hoyt (Leadership Studies)
Professor, Leadership Studies & Psychology

Melanie Jenkins*
Director, Office of Institutional Effectiveness

David Kitchen
Associate Dean, Professional Education & Special Programs, SPCS

Laura Kuti
Assistant Chair, Teacher Education, SPCS

Jeffrey Legro
Executive Vice President & Provost

Lionel Mew
Chair, Information Systems, SPCS

Erik Nielson
Assistant Chair, Liberal Arts, SPCS

Dan Roberts
Chair, Liberal Arts, SPCS

Andrew Schoeneman
Chair, Nonprofit Studies, SPCS

Tom Shields
Associate Dean, Academic & Student Affairs & Chair, Graduate Education, SPCS

Joyce van der Laan Smith (Business)
Associate Professor, Accounting

Nathan Snaza (Arts & Sciences)
Director, Bridge to Success

Bob Spires
Assistant Professor, Education, SPCS

Tricia Stohr-Hunt (Arts & Sciences)
Chair, Department of Education

Porcher Taylor
Chair, Paralegal Studies, SPCS

Ellen Walk
Associate Dean for Administration, SPCS

Dionne Ward
Director of Internships, Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, SPCS

Clark Williams (Law)
Professor of Law

Jamelle Wilson
Dean, SPCS

* Ex-Officio Member (has no voting rights)

Attend as Observers
  • Kristen Ball, Registrar’s Office
  • Beth Ann Howard, SPCS
Membership

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)
Meetings

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

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.

SPCS Adjunct Faculty Advisory Commitee (2018-19)
Members

The SPCS Adjunct Faculty Advisory Committee (AFAC) serves as a liaison between the School and the adjunct faculty. Membership is distributed across the School’s degree program areas as noted below. 

Associate Dean
Tom Shields

Education
Erik Laursen

Human Resource Management
Dick Leatherman

Information Systems
William Prior

Liberal Arts
Kevin Butterfield

Nonprofit Studies
Abbi Haggerty

Paralegal Studies
Bruce McKechnie

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