Engineering Faculty Council: Committees

Undergraduate Studies Committee

This committee will be responsible for reviewing, evaluating, and recommending action on all undergraduate course and curriculum proposals submitted by departments in the College. The committee may also consider and recommend action on other matters pertaining to the undergraduate program in the College, whether such matters are referred to the committee or the committee initiates the consideration.

Undergraduate Studies Committee Members (2021-22)
Member Appointment Voting
Robert Leicht, Chair (AE) Appointment by Dean for EFC X
Lucas Passmore (ESM) Appointed by EFC X
Thomas Skibinski (CE) Appointed by EFC X
Megan Marshall (BE) Dean Selected X
David Salvia (EE) Dean Selected X
Robert Melton (AERSP) Senate Appointment SCCA Rep, non-voting
Ivan Esparragoza (Asst. Dean) Appointed by Dean Ex-officio, non-voting member
Krittika Shahani Student rep

Graduate Studies and Research Committee

This committee will be responsible for reviewing, evaluating, and recommending action on all graduate course and curriculum proposals submitted by departments in the College. The committee may also consider and recommend action on other matters pertaining to the graduate program and research in the College, whether such matters are referred to the committee or the committee initiates the consideration

Graduate Studies and Research Committee Members (2021-22)
Member Appointment Voting
Mehdi Kiani EFC, Chair X
Daning Huang EFC X
Nick Meisel EFC X
Dena Lang Member Dean Selected X
Julianna Simon Member Dean Selected X
Thomas Hannah EFC Graduate Student X
Peter Butler Associate Dean X
George Lesieutre Associate Dean
Xiaojun “Lance” Lian Alternate

Engineering Technology Committee

This committee will be responsible for reviewing, evaluating, and recommending action on all engineering technology degree programs and curriculum proposals submitted by non-University Park Engineering/Engineering Technology programs. The committee may also consider and recommend action on other matters pertaining to the engineering technology degree programs and engineering courses offered at non-University Park locations, whether such matters are referred to the committee or the committee initiates the consideration.

Engineering Technology Committee Members
Member Position Voting
Ram Rajagopalan Chair X
Jeff Chiampi Member X

General Planning Committee

This committee will be responsible for faculty input into the long-range planning of the College of Engineering, including: (1) identifying timely and pertinent issues which warrant consideration by the Faculty and Faculty Council, (2) assisting the Faculty Council Chair in the development of an annual agenda for faculty Council activities, and (3) input to the development of a College-wide strategic plan.

General Planning Committee Members (2021-22)
Member Position
Jeffrey Chiampi EFC Past Chair, Chair of Planning Committee
Puneet Singla EFC Chair
Robert Kunz EFC Secretary
Antonio Armaou EFC Vice Chair
Deb King Admin Support
Peter Butler Dean’s Office

Faculty Equity and Inclusion Committee (ad hoc)

Faculty Equity and Inclusion
Committee Members (2021-22)
Member Appointment
Stephanie Velegol EFC, Committee Chair
William Walters EFC, Member
Saurabh Basu EFC, Member
Jeffrey Catchmark EFC, Member
Swaroop Ghosh EFC, Member
Spencer Szczesny Member Dean Selected
Somayeh Asadi Member Dean Selected
Tonya Peeples Associate Dean
Shelley Stoffels Assistant Dean