Standing Committee Membership Assignments - Faculty Senate - Penn State Altoona

Standing Committee Membership Assignments

Penn State Altoona Faculty Senate
Standing Committee Membership Assignments
2014-2015 Senate Year


  • William White, Chair
  • Peter Hopsicker, Immediate Past-Chair
  • Doug Page, Secretary
  • Jeff Knapp, Ombudsman


Academic Affairs

Advise on undergraduate instruction, including policies and procedures related to teaching and advising.

  • David Hurtubise, Chair
  • Tracey Elkin
  • Corey Glover
  • Peter Shull
  • Robert Trumphour
  • Gary Weisel

Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid

Advise on policies concerning admissions, enrollment, and retention insofar as they affect the faculty's mission.

  • Chris Oliver, Chair
  • Stacey Corle
  • William Engelbret
  • Deb Hommer
  • Jason Kanowitz
  • Nicholas Pyeatt
  • Samuel Findley

Budgets, College Planning, and University Development

Advise on budgeting, funding priorities, and other strategic planning matters as they affect the faculty's mission.

  • Indrani Basak, Chair
  • Leigh Haefner
  • Hai Huang

Committees, Procedures, and Constitutional Revisions

Establish Senate procedures, policies, and rules.

  • Beth Seymour, Chair
  • Amir Marvasti
  • Doug Page
  • William White

Curricular Affairs

Review, evaluate, and approve course, curriculum, and program-related proposals at Penn State Altoona.

  • Mike Weiner, Chair
  • Jenelle Lockard
  • David Parry

Faculty Affairs

Advise on faculty-related policies, procedures, and resources.

  • Mihai Comanescu, Chair
  • Kay Chick
  • Juan Gil
  • Marc Harris
  • Kevin Moist

Information Technology

Advise on computers, information systems, and related technologies, particularly as they affect the faculty's mission.

  • Carrie Freie, Chair
  • John Carnicella
  • Bonnie Imler
  • Shawn Lichvar
  • Shaheed Mohammed
  • Mary Lou Nemanic
  • Jungwoo Ryoo

Intercollegiate Athletics

Monitor the impact of athletic policies and programs on academic standards and achievement.

  • Wojciech Dorabiala, Chair
  • Prasanta Basak
  • Frances Mateycik
  • Frank Zaffino


Foster a climate conducive to research.

  • Mark Johnson, Chair
  • Lauren Jacobson
  • Mark McNicholas
  • Walid Raouda
  • Syed Rizvi
  • Yimin Zhu


Plan social activities for the faculty and staff.

  • Kristen Pearson, Chair
  • Shamsa Anwar
  • Mohammad Kurdi
  • Joel Weiss

Student Life

Serve as liaison with student organizations, and monitor student life trends, issues, and overall quality.

  • Esther Siegfried, Chair
  • Jessie Blank
  • Justin Huffman
  • Scott Shepro
  • Amanda Cox