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Planning for the future

Looking for a way to get involved in the College of Arts and Sciences? Have a concern you'd like to bring up but aren't sure where to take it? We're always looking for interested and active students, faculty and staff to serve on our advisory committees. Contact us to find out which committee would be right for you.


College of Arts and Sciences committees are responsible for formulating and recommending academic, curriculum, and diversity initiatives. The following are the College of Arts and Sciences committees and their members. Committee meeting agendas, forms, and minutes are available on Blugold Insider.

  • Susan O'Brien, Art & Design (2020)
  • Molly Patterson, English (2021)
  • Ruth Cronje, English (2022)


  • Margaret Cassidy, Associate Dean, ex-officio and voting
  • Andrew Sturtevant, History (2020)
  • David Tschida, Communication and Journalism (2020)
  • Abra Brisbin, Math (2021)
  • Joshua Brown, Languages (2021)
  • Heather Moody, American Indian Studies (2022)
  • Jason Spraitz, Criminal Justice (2022)
  • Kristen Benedini, Political Science (2023)
  • Matthew Haffner, Geography and Anthropology (2023)
  • Patricia Kleine, Provost and Vice Chancellor, ex-officio and non-voting
  • Rodd Freitag, Interim Dean, ex-officio and voting
  • Kim O'Kelly, Registrar, ex-officio and non-voting
  • Vacant, Student Representative 
  • Vacant, Student Representative 


  • Ari Anand, Geography and Anthropology
  • Melissa Bonstead-Bruns, Sociology (Chair)
  • Pamela Forman, Sociology
  • Jeffrey Goodman, Psychology
  • David Jones, English
  • Marc McEllistrem, Materials Science
  • David Shih, English
  • Ming-Li Hsieh, Political Science (2020)
  • Yan Li, Economics (2020)
  • Li-Ying Bao, Art & Design (2021)
  • Won Yong Jang, Communication and Journalism (2021)
  • Tulio Rondon, Music and Theatre Arts (2021)
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