Committees

2017-2018 Committee Assignments

See CALS Advisory Councils and Committees to learn more about the responsibilities of each of these groups. Any corrections/changes, please contact Elaine Mattes, Dean's Office, at 621-7621. More information about UA committees can be found at the UA Faculty Governance website.

 

Academic Appeals Committee

Jim Hunt, Chair
Career and Academic Services
Angela Taylor
Family and Consumer Sciences
Nancy Rodriguez Lorta (ex officio)
Career and Academic Services

 

Administrative Cabinet

Parker Antin
Executive Council
Shane Burgess
Executive Council
Jim Davis
Development, Alumni, Advocacy and Corporate Relations
Andre-Denis Wright Unit Heads
Kevin Fitzsimmons
International Programs
Mitch McClaran
Arizona Experiment Station
Matt Rahr
Communications and Cyber Technologies
Jeffrey Ratje
Executive Council
Jeff Silvertooth
Executive Council
Mike Staten
Executive Council
Jennifer Yamnitz Career and Academic Services

 

Appointed Professionals Council

Brian Berrellez, Chair
CALS Business Services
Kelly Arizmendi Extension Administration
Susanna Eden Water Resources Research Center
Dava Jondall Agriculture & Biosystems Engineering
Susan McGinley Career and Academic Services
Jeffrey Ratje (ex officio) CALS Finance and Administration
Heather Roberts-Wrenn CALS Business Services
Nancy Rodriguez Lorta Career and Academic Services

 

Cardon Academy for Teaching Excellence

Bobby Torres, Chair Agricultural Education
Betsy Arnold
Plant Sciences
Randy Burd
Nutritional Sciences
Jim Hunt
Family and Consumer Sciences
Matt Mars
Agricultural Education
Mitch McClaran Natural Resources and the Environment
Dennis Ray
Plant Sciences
Jennifer Ricketts
Nutritional Sciences
Paul Wilson
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Tom Wilson
Soil, Water and Environmental Science and Honors College

 

Curriculum and Assessment Committee

Dennis Ray, Chair
Plant Sciences
Emily Butler Graduate Council Representative
Wendy Davis Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences - Race Track Industry Program
Jeff Fehmi Natural Resources and the Environment
Kelly Jackson
Nutritional Sciences - Dietetics
Darin Knapp Family and Consumer Sciences
Xianchun Li
Entomology
Amber Rice
Agricultural Education
Jennifer Ricketts
Nutritional Sciences - General and General Education Representative
tba
Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences - Microbiology
tba
Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences - Veterinary Science
Peter Waller
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Jim Walworth Soil, Water and Environmental Science
Paul Wilson
Agricultural and Resource Economics
tba Undergraduate Student Representative
tba Graduate Student Representative
Jim Hunt (ex officio)
Career and Academic Services

 

Cyberinfrastructure Advisory Group

Fiona McCarthy, Chair
Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Randy Burd
Nutritional Sciences
Mike Crimmins
Soil, Water and Environmental Science
Eric Lyons
Plant Sciences
Matt Rahr
Communications and Cyber Technologies
Jeremy Weiss Natural Resources and the Environment

 

Dean's Advisory Committee 

Shane Burgess, Chair
Vice President for Agriculture, Life & Veterinary Sciences, & Cooperative Extension/Dean
Parker Antin
Executive Council
Steve Smith
Faculty Council
Andre-Denis Wright Unit Heads
Rick Gibson County Extension Directors
Carrie Hamstra
Alumni Council
Robert Lanza Staff Council
Susan McGinley
Appointed Professionals Council
Jeffrey Ratje
Executive Council
Ursula Schuch Diversity and Inclusiveness Committee
Jeff Silvertooth
Executive Council
Mike Staten Executive Council
tbd Undergraduate Student Representative
tbd Graduate Student Representative

 

Dean's Research Advisory Committee

Goggy Davidowitz, Chair Entomology
Murat Kacira, Co-Chair Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Melissa Barnett Family and Consumer Sciences
Mark Beilstein
Plant Sciences
Mark Brusseau
Soil, Water and Environmental Science
Matt Mars Agricultural Education
Donato Romagnolo
Nutritional Sciences
Russell Tronstad Agricultural and Resource Economics
Willem van Leeuwen Natural Resources and the Environment
V.K. Viswanathan Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Parker Antin Associate Dean for Research
Sangita Pawar Assistant Dean for Research

 

Diversity and Inclusiveness Committee

Ursula Schuch, Chair
Plant Sciences
Dawn Gouge
Entomology
Linda Heffernan Soil, Water and Environmental Science
Ashlee Linares-Gaffer Nutritional Sciences
Heather Roberts-Wrenn CALS Business Services
Nancy Rodriguez-Lorta CALS Career and Academic Services
Kerry Schwartz
Soil, Water and Environmental Science
Lynda Silvain CALS Business Services
Trent Teegerstrom
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Russell Toomey
Family and Consumer Sciences
Yuta T. Torrey Communications and Cyber Technologies
Antonio Valenzuela CALS Career and Academic Services

 

Faculty Council 

Gayatri Vedantam, Chair
Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Marc Orbach, Vice Chair Plant Sciences
David Baltrus Plant Sciences
Roger Dahlgran
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Kamel Didan Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Nancy Driscoll Nutritional Sciences
Melanie Hingle Nutritional Sciences
Edward Martin Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Ayman Mostafa
Maricopa County Cooperative Extension
Sadhana Ravishankar
Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Amber Rice Agricultural Education
Steve Smith Natural Resources and the Environment
Robert Steidl Natural Resources and the Environment
Patricia Stock
Entomology
Jennifer Teske Nutritional Sciences
Richard Wood
Family and Consumer Sciences

 

Faculty Senate Representation by CALS 

Roger Dahlgran Agricultural and Resource Economics
Nancy Driscoll Nutritional Sciences
Susanna Eden Water Resources Research Center
Melanie Hingle Nutritional Sciences
Edward Martin Maricopa County Cooperative Extension
Jean McLain Soil, Water and Environmental Science
Dennis Ray Plant Sciences

 

Post Tenure Review Committee

Willem Van Leeuwen, Chair (Natural Sciences) Natural Resources and the Environment 12/17
Roger Dahlgran (Social Sciences) Agricultural and Resource Economics 12/18
David Galbraith (Biological Sciences) Plant Sciences 12/18
Stephen Poe (Natural Sciences) Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering 12/17
Tauhidur Rahman (Social Sciences) Agricultural and Resource Economics 12/17
Sadhana Ravishankar (Biological Sciences) Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences 12/19
Todd Schlenke (Biological Sciences) Entomology 12/19

 

Promotion and Continuing Appointment Committee

Kim McReynolds, Chair Greenlee County Cooperative Extension 6/18
Scottie Misner, Vice Chair Nutritional Sciences 6/18
Daniel Faulkner Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences 6/20
Rick Gibson Pinal County Cooperative Extension 6/20
Christopher Jones Gila County Cooperative Extension 6/20
Michael Matheron Plant Sciences 6/20
Michael Ottman Plant Sciences 6/20

 

Promotion and Tenure Committee

Craig Rasmussen, Chair Soil, Water and Environmental Science 6/19
Andrea Romero, Vice Chair Family and Consumer Sciences 6/18
Betsy Arnold Plant Sciences 6/18
Bonnie Colby Agricultural and Resource Economics 6/20
Jeffrey Fehmi Natural Resources and the Environment 6/20
Xianchun Li Entomology 6/20
Jeong Yeol Yoon Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering 6/19

 

Quality Team: Communications

Susan McGinley, Chair
CALS Administration
David Bogner
Communications and Cyber Technologies
Joanne Gonzalez-Eader
Development, Alumni, Advocacy and Corporate Relations
Sangita Pawar
Research Administration
Dennis Ray
Plant Sciences
Ursula Schuch
Plant Sciences
Elaine Mattes (ex officio)
CALS Administration

 

Sabbatical Leave Committee

Mike Staten, Chair
Career and Academic Services
Ron Allen
Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Bill Mannan
Natural Resources and the Environment
Angela Taylor
Family and Consumer Sciences

 

Staff Council

Robert Lanza, Chair Family and Consumer Sciences
Bernadette Capossela Water Resources Research Center
Sacha Cueto Cooperative Extension Administration
Richard DeGuzman Plant Sciences
Trudy Morrow Nutritional Sciences
Adriana Prado CALS Business Services
Kevin Teres, Treasurer CALS Business Services
Amanda Zaman, Secretary Family and Consumer Sciences
Elaine Mattes (ex officio)
CALS Administration

 

State FFA Career Development Field Day

Robert Torres, Chair
Agricultural Education
Betsy Greene - Horse Evaluation
Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Chris Jones - Forestry
Natural Resources and the Environment
Amber Rice - Job Interviews
Agricultural Education
Ed Franklin - Agricultural Mechanics
Agricultural Education
Larry Howery - Range Management
Natural Resources and the Environment
Carmen McConnel - Livestock Evaluation
Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Sam Garcia - Meats Evaluation
Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Gene Hall - Entomology
Entomology
Mike Ottman - Agronomy
Plant Sciences
Ursula Schuch - Nursery/Landscape
Plant Sciences
Trent Teegerstrom - Agricultural Business
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Jim Walworth / Prakash Dhakal - Soils
Soil, Water and Environmental Science
Quint Molina - Student Chairs/Volunteers Agricultural Education
Luise King - Veterinary Sciences
Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences

 

Student Scholarship and Awards

Kelly Jackson, Chair
Nutritional Sciences
Wendy Davis
Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Felicia Frontain
Family and Consumer Sciences
Kathleen (Katie) Hughes Natural Resources and the Environment
Jim Hunt Career and Academic Services
Paige Jacobson Family and Consumer Sciences
Darin Knapp Family and Consumer Sciences
John Koprowski Natural Resources and the Environment
Kathleen Landeen
Soil, Water and Environmental Science
Quintin Molina
Agricultural Education
Dennis Ray
Plant Sciences
Donald Slack
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Kristina Souders Entomology
Gary Thompson
Agricultural and Resource Economics
Mike Staten (ex officio)
Career and Academic Services