Area Review Committees

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The Area Review Committees are charged with reviewing requests for an indefinite appointment  status within its respective area. The committee shall seek any additional information or expertise it needs to reach a decision.  All members of each committee have the right to vote on all candidates. The recommendation of the area review committee is advisory to the dean or director.

More information about indefinite appointment status can be found here.


Each committee shall consist of nine members. Insofar as possible, each committee shall consist of academic staff members having indefinite status and whose employment-related activities represent the diversity of academic staff.

The members of the Administrative/Student Services/Library Area Review Committee shall include at least two from separate administrative areas, two from separate student services areas and two from separate library areas. The other three committees shall have academic staff members appointed to reflect the instructional, doctoral, and other backgrounds appropriate to academic staff within the area of review.

The committee members shall be appointed by the chancellor or designee in consultation with the Academic Staff Executive Committee. Members will serve three-year terms with one-third of the committee appointed annually; members may be reappointed.


Administrative/Student Services/Library Area Review Committee

Current Committee Members

Philip Dunigan (Chair) – through 6/30/2021

Eliot Finkelstein – through 6/30/2022

Kelli Hughes – through 6/30/2022

Dianna Murphy – through 6.30.2023

Greg Putnam – through 6/30/2023

Jeff Shokler- through 6/30/2021

Sheila Stoeckel – through 6/30/2022

Tom Tabone – through 6/30/2021

Mary Jo Wilson- through 6/30/2023

Biological/Medical Sciences Area Review Committee

Current Committee Members

Susanne Barnett – through 6/30/2021

Ruthanne Chun – through 6/30/2022

Melgardt De Villiers – through 6/30/2023

John Dopp – through 6/30/2021

Mary Hayney – through 6/30/2023

Paul Hutson (Chair) – through 6/30/2021

Susan Schaefer – through 6/30/2022

Christopher Snyder – through 6/30/2023

Rebecca Stepien – through 6/30/2022

Humanities/Social Sciences Area Review Committee

Current Committee Members

Erlin Barnard – through 6/30/2022

Ritt Deitz – through 6/30/2023

Christine DeSmet – through 6/30/2021

Martha Gibson (Chair) – through 6/30/2021

Patricia Hastings – through 6/30/2022

Ronald Kuka – through 6/30/2023

Nancy Murray – through 6/30/2022

Debra Pierce – through 6/30/2023

Jeanne Schueller – through 6/30/21

Physical Sciences/Engineering Area Review Committee

Current Committee Members

Tracy Drier – through 6/30/2021

Charles Fry – through 6/30/2021

Ilia Guzei – through 6/30/2023

Michelle Harris (Chair) – through 6/30/2022

Allen Huang – through 6/30/2022

Brian Jicha – through 6/30/2021

Noriko Kita – through 6/30/2022

Seth McGee – through 6/30/2023

Milo Westler – through 6/30/2023