Academic Affairs Council

Appointed by: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Reports to:  Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Number of Members: 66

Correct as of: August 2016

Purpose: Serves in an advisory capacity to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs; provides a forum for the discussion of academic matters; serves as an initial academic policy development and review body as requested by the Vice President for Academic Affairs; and provides a forum for communicating more effectively on all academic concerns.

Appointments: Appointments made by Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.


Richard Eglsaer, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Committee Members: College of Business Administration

Mitchell Muehsam, Dean
Kurt Jesswein, Associate Dean
Valerie Muehsam, Associate Dean
Phillip Morris, Chair, Department of Accounting
Mark Frank, Chair, Department of Economics and International Business
Joey Robertson, Chair, Department of General Business and Finance
Gerald Kohers, Chair, Department of Management and Marketing

Committee Members: College of Criminal Justice

Phillip Lyons, Jr., Dean
William King, Associate Dean
Holly Miller, Associate Dean 
William Wells, Chair, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
Sarah Kerrigan, Chair, Department of Forensic Science
Nadar Morag, Acting Chair, Department of Security Studies

Committee Members: College of Education

Stacey Edmonson, Dean
Debra Price, Associate Dean
Sandra Stewart, Associate Dean
TBD, Assistant Dean
William Edgington, Chair, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Mary Nichter, Acting Chair, Department of Counseling
Anthony Harris, Chair, Department of Educational Leadership
Barbara Greybeck, Chair, Department of Language, Literacy and Special Populations
Holly Weimer, Chair, Department of Library Science

Committee Members: College of Fine Arts and Mass Communication

Ronald Shields, Dean
Wayne Barrett, Jr., Associate Dean
Brian Miller, Associate Dean
Michael Henderson, Chair, Department of Art
Jennifer Pontius, Chair, Department of Dance
Jean-Richard Bodon, Chair, Department of Mass Communication
Scott Plugge, Chair, School of Music
Penelope Hasekoester, Chair, Department of Theatre and Musical Threatre

Committee Members: College of Health Sciences

Rhonda Callaway, Interim Dean
Rosanne Keathley, Associate Dean
Emily Roper, Associate Dean
Susan Reichelt, Chair, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Rosanne Keathley, Acting Chair, Department of Population Health
Liette Ocker, Chair, Department of Kinesiology
Denise Neill, Director, School of Nursing

Committee Members: College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Abbey Zink, Dean
Jerry Bruce, Associate Dean
Carroll Nardone, Associate Dean
Glenn Sanford, Interim Associate Dean
Terry Thibodeaux, Chair, Department of Communication Studies
Jacob Blevins, Acting Chair, Department of English
Leif French, Chair, Department of Foreign Languages
Brian Domitrovic, Chair, Department of History
Tamara Waggener, Chair, Department of Political Science
Christopher Wilson, Chair, Department of Psychology and Philosophy
Furjen Deng, Chair, Department of Sociology

Committee Members: College of Sciences

John Pascarella, Dean
Anne Gaillard, Associate Dean
Ben Gillespie, Associate Dean
Stanley Kelley, Chair, Department of Agricultural and Industrial Sciences
Chad Hargrave, Chair, Department of Biological Sciences
Richard Norman, Chair, Department of Chemistry
Peter Cooper, Chair, Department of Computer Science
Brian Cooper, Chair, Department of Geography and Geology
Brian Loft, Chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Joel Walker, Chair, Department of Physics

Other Committee Members

Mary Robbins, Interim Vice Provost
William Angrove, Associate Vice President for Distance Learning
Mary Robbins, Associate Vice President for Student Academic Success/Interim Dean of Graduate Studies
Jerry Cook, Associate Vice President for Special Programs
Somer Franklin, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs/Academic Planning and Assessment
Ann Holder, Director, Newton Gresham Library
Mark Davis, LTC, Military Science

To Report Errors

All errors in committee listings should be reported in writing to:
JoLynne Wharton
Mail: Campus P.O. Box 2478

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