COS Governance Organizational Structure Download a PDF of the College of Science organizational chart Dean’s Cabinet The Dean’s Cabinet consists of the Dean of the College of Science, the Associate Dean, and the college’s department chairs. The Dean’s Cabinet is the college’s senior leadership team that works closely with the Dean and university leadership to provide advice, develop, and implement college-wide initiatives, and oversee the college’s operations. The Dean’s Cabinet meets every other week during the academic year, and during the summer if needed. General Guidelines for College Committees Members of all committees shall be elected or appointed for a term of three (3) years. The decision to elect or appoint members is made by the chair of the department, in consultation with faculty. No member shall serve for more than two (2) consecutive terms or for more than one full and one partial term. Members of all committees must be full-time faculty (tenure-track, tenured, term, or temp faculty). All committees serve in an advisory capacity to the Dean and report to the Dean. Curriculum Committee Guidelines for the Curriculum Committee Membership: One (1) full-time faculty member elected or appointed by each department. The COS Associate Dean is a member. Functions: In accordance with BOG, university, and COS policy, to review and approve course additions, changes, or deletions; program, major, minor, area of emphasis, and certificate additions, changes, deletions, or intents to plan; policies regarding majors, minors, and graduation requirements; Core II natural science requirements; academic procedures proposed by COS departments; route and track curriculum documents through subsequent review levels, through approval. Current Members of the Curriculum Committee Department Current Representative Term Begins Term Expires Biological Sciences Anne Axel Aug. 2020 Aug. 2023 Chemistry Scott Day Aug. 2020 Aug. 2023 Computer & Information Technology Matthew Mundell Aug. 2019 Aug. 2022 Criminal Justice & Criminology Leslie Quick Aug. 2022 Aug. 2025 Cyber Forensics & Security Bill Gardner Aug. 2022 Aug. 2025 Geology Aley El-Shazly Aug. 2020 Aug. 2023 Mathematics Avishek Mallick Aug. 2021 Aug. 2024 Natural Resources & the Environment Autumn Starcher Aug. 2019 Aug. 2022 Physics Maria Hamilton Aug. 2022 Aug. 2025 Faculty Advancement Committee Guidelines for the Faculty Advancement Committee Membership is limited to tenured faculty. Membership: One (1) full-time faculty member elected or appointed by each department. Functions: to review and evaluate applications for tenure and promotion in accordance with BOG, university, and COS policy and the applicant’s contract requirements, including the recommendations of departmental committees and Chairs; to provide the Dean with a written rationale for the Committee’s decision on each application; to direct the development of criteria for use in evaluating applications and for the awarding of tenure and promotion. [Note: Changes in criteria must be approved by a majority vote of all full-time faculty before implementation.]; to evaluate and prioritize applications for sabbatical leave. Current Members of the Faculty Advancement Committee Department Current Representative Term Begins Term Expires Biological Sciences Wendy Trzyna Aug. 2022 Aug. 2025 Chemistry Leslie Frost Aug. 2022 Aug. 2025 Computer & Information Technology Hamid Chahryar Aug. 2022 Aug. 2025 Criminal Justice & Criminology Wendy Perkins Aug. 2022 Aug. 2025 Cyber Forensics & Security John Sammons Aug. 2022 Aug. 2025 Geology Ron Martino Aug. 2021 Aug. 2024 Mathematics Scott Sarra Aug. 2020 Aug. 2023 Natural Resources & the Environment Min Kook Kim Aug. 2019 Aug. 2022 Physics Huong Nguyen Aug. 2022 Aug. 2025 Research & Scholarships Committee Guidelines for the Research & Scholarships Committee Membership: One (1) full-time faculty member elected or appointed by each department. Functions: to direct the development of criteria and eligibility for the awarding of university and COS research and travel monies; to evaluate and prioritize applications for faculty development and research grants; to evaluate applicants and award scholarships housed in the Dean’s office Current Members of the Research & Scholarships Committee Department Current Representative Term Begins Term Expires Biological Sciences Pam Puppo Aug. 2022 Aug. 2023 Chemistry John Markiewicz Aug. 2022 Aug. 2025 Computer & Information Technology Yousef Fazea Aug. 2022 Aug. 2025 Criminal Justice & Criminology Wendy Perkins Aug. 2022 Aug. 2025 Cyber Forensics & Security Bill Gardner Aug. 2022 Aug. 2025 Geology Michael Caudill Aug. 2022 Aug. 2025 Mathematics Anna Mummert Aug. 2022 Aug. 2025 Natural Resources & the Environment Tom Jones Aug. 2018 Aug. 2021 Physics Judy Fan Aug. 2020 Aug. 2023 Faculty Concerns Committee Guidelines for the Faculty Advancement Committee Membership: One (1) full-time faculty member elected or appointed by each department, and one (1) member appointed by the Dean. Functions: Within the spirit of shared governance, the Faculty Concerns Committee is a representative body charged by the Dean of the College of Science to advise, offer consent, and make recommendations to the Dean regarding a range of concerns affecting the welfare of the College. The Faculty Concerns Committee may consider matters the Dean brings to the Committee. Reciprocally, the Committee may bring the Dean recommendations for consideration, specific questions, and other matters of interest to the college’s faculty, staff, and students. The committee must maintain a portal through which to gather concerns with or without anonymity, and that portal should be advertised to students, staff, and faculty. The Committee will convene at least one meeting per semester to discuss faculty concerns; one open meeting per semester to meet with students.