Department of Communication Committees

2020/2021

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Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Committee

Charge

  • Develop, monitor, and assess department diversity mission and affirmative action/diversity priorities.

Committee Members

  • Astrid Villamil - Faculty
  • Haley Horstman - Faculty
  • Julius Riles - Faculty
  • Debbie Dougherty (Chair) - Faculty
  • Rachael Hernandez (Co-Chair) - Faculty
  • Jana Kent – Graduate Student
  • Xu Cen – Graduate Student
  • Virgil Hayes - Graduate Student 
  • Kendal Lyssy - Graduate Student
  • Esther Ekheituame - Graduate Student
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Undergraduate Committee

Charge

  • Administer undergraduate awards and scholarships. Make recommendations to faculty regarding undergraduate program and policy. Advise on other undergraduate education issues.

Committee Members

  • Steve Klien (Chair) – Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • Brian Houston – Department Chair
  • Alex Anderson – Department Advisor
  • Katie Bruggemann - Department Advisor
  • Tim Luisi - Public Speaking Course Director
  • Christopher Josey - Director of Honors and Undergraduate Research
  • Sydney Yueh - Faculty
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Graduate Committee

Charge

  • Administer graduate student applications and admissions. Administer and award Verser, Porter, and Beebe graduate awards. Make graduate program and policy recommendations to faculty. Advise on other graduate education issues.

Committee Members

  • Ben Warner (Chair) – Director of Graduate Studies
  • Debbie Dougherty – Faculty
  • Haley Horstman – Faculty
  • Julius Riles - Faculty
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Graduate Curriculum Committee

Charge

  • Make recommendations to faculty regarding graduate curriculum and rotation, and course/topic proposals. Develop, revise, and monitor graduate education course and curriculum learning objectives and assessment.

Committee Members

  • Ben Warner (Chair) – Director of Graduate Studies
  • Debbie Dougherty – Faculty
  • Haley Horstman – Faculty
  • Julius Riles - Faculty
  • Abigail Olajire - Graduate Student
  • Jana Kent - Graduate Student
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Policy Committee

Charge

  • Make policy recommendations to department faculty.

Committee Members

  • Kevin Hales - Faculty
  • Debbie Dougherty - Faculty
  • Ben Warner (Chair) - Faculty
  • Chris Josey - Faculty 
  • Colleen Colaner - Faculty
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Research Committee

Charge

  • Make research policy recommendations to department faculty. Administer department research space and research funding as directed.

Committee Members

  • Haley Horstman - Faculty
  • Colleen Colaner – Faculty
  • Julius Riles (Chair) - Faculty
  • Lupita Mardigal - Faculty 
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Personnel Committee

Charge

  • Conduct annual faculty evaluations. Make recommendations to faculty and chair regarding department personnel issues and policies.

Committee Members

  • Brian Houston (Chair) – Department Chair
  • Colleen Colaner - Faculty
  • Julius Riles - Faculty
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Faculty Awards Committee

Charge

  • Nominate faculty and staff for university, regional, national, and international awards.

Committee Members

  • Brian Houston – Department Chair
  • Ben Warner (Chair) – Faculty
  • Sydney Yueh - Faculty 
  • Rachael Hernandez - Faculty 
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Colloquium Committee

Charge

  • Plan and host the Department of Communication Colloquium Series (including the Loren Reid Lecture Series). 

Committee Members

  • Brian Houston (Chair) - Department Chair
  • Benjamin Warner - Director of Graduate Studies
  • Debbie Dougherty - Chair of the Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Committee
  • Astrid Villamil - Faculty 
  • Lupita Madrigal - Faculty
  • Ernest Eshun - Graduate Student
  • Rikki Roscoe - Graduate Student
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Alumni Committee

Charge

  • Identify and engage department alumni. Coordinate with department Advisory Council. Facilitate alumni visits.

Committee Members

  • Brian Houston - Department Chair
  • Cassandra Kearney (Chair) - Faculty
  • Rebecca Meisenbach - Faculty 
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Events Committee

Charge

  • Plan, facilitate, and host department events. 

Committee Members

  • Brian Houston (Chair) - Department Chair
  • Benjamin Warner - Director of Graduate Studies
  • Astrid Villamil - Faculty
  • Maddy Pringle - Director of Graduate Studies Assistant
  • Sydney Graham - ACGS Social Committee Representative
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Representative to the CIA Committee
  • Steve Klien – Director of Undergraduate Studies
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