College Committees

▼   Advisory Task Force

Membership: Dean, Associate/Assistant Dean, Director of Graduate Studies, Chairs, Directors/Associate Directors, College Committee Chairs (Curriculum, Clinic, DEIC, Research, IPE), Specialists (Management Systems, Financial Operations, Academic Records), Department Secretary (one representative) and Admissions Coordinators (one representative). Purpose: Shared discussion on current topics, procedural items, and progress updates (e.g committee reports). Additionally – Discuss and support recruiting, admissions, advising, curriculum, and other student or employee issues/needs.

Dr. Elizabeth Adams-Interim Dean Grad Studies & Chair SPA
Ms. Cathy Cooper – Co-Chair-Interprofessional Education TF
Ms. Missy Curtis – Chair Curriculum Committee
Ms. Brittney Day – Associate Coordinator – Student Affairs
Mr. Charles Erwin – Interim Assistant Dean & Chair EMS
Dr. Kendrea Garand – Chair-Research & Scholarly Activities TF
Mr. David Garmon – Co-Chair-Interprofessional Education TF
Dr. Susan Gordon-Hickey – Interim Dean
Dr. Victoria Henbest – Co-Chair-Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Ms. Kathy Loring – Academic Records Specialist
Ms. Erin Lunn – Chair Clinical Education Committee & Co-Chair-Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Ms. Stephanie McGilvray – Chair PA
Ms. Jenn Patterson – Admissions Coordinator
Dr. Nancy Rice – Chair BMD
Mr. Dale Smith – Chair RAD
Ms. Bernadette Standifer – Dept. Secretary
Ms. Kimberly Stuardi – Development
Ms. Angie Summersgill – Financial Operations Specialist
Ms. Sheila Wesson – Managements Systems Specialist
Dr. Donna Wooster – Chair OT

▼   Biosafety Committee

The Biosafety Committee ensures compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local biohazard requirements. The chair of the committee serves as a liaison with Office of Safety and Environmental Compliance. This committee reviews and collaborates with the clinical education committee on required immunizations for student clinicians. Additionally, this committee guides departments regarding laboratory/clinical incidents, infection control, immunizations, and safety issues. Committee members are recommended by the chair and are typically involved in laboratory, clinical work, or are selected due to expertise in relevant areas.

Ms. Grayson Hill - SPA
Mr. Jacob Manning - RAD
Ms. Kristen McKenna - EMS
Ms. Bonnie Minton - PA
Dr. Terry Ravine - BMD
Dr. Tara Thompson - OT
Dr. Preston Warren - PT
Dr. Susan Gordon-Hickey - Ex-officio

▼   Clinical Education Committee

This committee will review policy and procedures associated with clinical education. This committee is charged to consider innovative clinical training methods and propose methods to improve and/or streamline our training efforts. The members of this committee are selected as each member serves as the clinical lead for their respective program.

Ms. Cathy Cooper - RAD
Ms. Kendra Hudson - SPA
Dr. Kelly Jordan - PT
Ms. Erin Lunn - PA
Ms. Kristen McKenna - EMS
Dr. Amy Nichols - SPA
Dr. Tracy O’Connor - OT
Dr. Elizabeth Adams - Ex-officio

▼   Curriculum & Academic Programs Planning Committee

The purpose of the Curriculum & Academic Programs Planning Committee is to assist the College and its Departments in assessing the proposal and implementation of new and/or revised curricula or Programs initiated within the College. The committee will review all new and/or revised course proposals (curriculum action forms and accompanying documentation).

Additionally, this committee is charged with reviewing proposed substantive changes in current programs of study and considering any and all new degree program proposals within the College. The committee will recommend approval or disapproval of same to the Dean. Specific areas of assessment include but are not limited to: review of all new course proposals for overlapping and duplication within the College and University; review of new program proposals for relevance to the mission of the Department and College, demonstrated regional and national societal need, resource implications, adequacy of Departmental resources to deliver the program and/or recommendations concerning academic affairs as deemed appropriate.

The committee shall submit a report to the Dean or designee indicating their recommendation(s) for approval, disapproval, or amendment of the proposed action. Integral to the committee's operation is the acquisition of adequate input from the department program in order to study the proposal, assess academic relevance, reflect on specific action proposal and formulate a recommendation on the action proposed to the Dean. The Committee has the right to request additional or clarifying information to facilitate its review.

This committee is composed of one full-time faculty member from each department. The Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Affairs serves as the Dean’s designee for all new course proposals for undergraduate programs. The Director of Graduate studies serves as the Dean’s designee for all new course proposal for graduate programs. The Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Affairs and the Director of Graduate Affairs serve as ex-officios on the Curriculum committee.

Curriculum proposals and Program proposals are subsequently routed to University-Level Committees for review and approval/disapproval as well.

Ms. Amanda Clifford – EMS
Dr. Robin Deacy – OT
Dr. Alison Henry – BMD
Dr. Chucri Jalkh – RAD
Mr. Bret Largue – PA
Dr. Dania Rishiq – SPA
Dr. Preston Warren – PT
Dr. Charles Erwin – Ex-officio
Dr. Elizabeth Adams – Ex-officio

▼   Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

This committee is charged to foster an environment that values equity, diversity, and inclusion in the College of Allied Health, by actively promoting and removing barriers for the advancement of individuals from cultural, linguistic, racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diverse backgrounds, including individuals from the LGBTQ+ community, individuals with veteran status and those with disabilities. This committee is dedicated to the use and dissemination of evidence-based practice that aligns with this vision. The committee will provide training opportunities for students, faculty, and staff ensuring all graduates and employees are prepared to work in a diverse environment. Specifically, our efforts will focus on the recruitment, education, and retention of students and faculty from these diverse backgrounds and educate the College of Allied Health Professions community on the issues of diversity.

Ms. Donna Cleveland - RAD
Ms. Missy Curtis - RAD
Dr. Robin Deacy - OT
Ms. Nancy Dunn - AHP
Mr. David Garmon - EMS
Dr. Gabriela Gorelik - BMD
Dr. Victoria Henbest - SPA
Ms. Kendra Hudson - SPA
Ms. Erin Lunn - PA
Dr. Heidi McDermott - PT
Ms. Bonnie Minton - PA
Ms. Jennifer Patterson - PT
Ms. Kayla Perkins - RAD
Dr. Phoibe Renema - BMD
Dr. Dania Rishiq - SPA
Ms. Tara Thompson - OT
Mr. Brent Wiles - SPA

▼   Healthcare Camp Task Force

 

Mr. Joshua Coaker - EMS
Ms. Nancy Dunn - AHP
Ms. Bonnie Minton - PA
Dr. Tara Thompson - OT
Ms. Sarah Urankar - BMD
Dr. Preston Warren - PT

▼   Interprofessional Education Task Force

This task force aims to share current interprofessional education activities across disciplines, increase collaborative efforts, identify future IPE endeavors, and consider IPE events (e.g grand rounds, standardized patients, modules, courses) and/or a structured IPE curriculum or certificate program. This committee will also consider these activities for pedagogical research opportunities. We aim to collaborate with our partners across campus.

Dr. Brenda Beverly - SPA
Mr. Jason Brooks - EMS
Dr. Troy Burley - PT
Ms. Donna Cleveland - RAD
Ms. Cathy Cooper - RAD
Dr. Tara Davis - SPA
Dr. Shawn Drake - PT
Dr. Ashley Flagge - SPA
Dr. Kendrea Garand - SPA
Mr. David Garmon - EMS
Dr. Grayson Hill - SPA
Mr. Jeremy Kersey - PA
Dr. Kimberly Smith - SPA
Dr. Sue Somerville - OT
Ms. Tara Thompson - OT
Dr. Laura White - PT

▼   Research and Scholarly Activities Committee

This committee aims to develop a plan to improve our research collaborations, particularly interdisciplinary collaborations, and inspire scholarly work, including grant activity. This includes, but not limited to, identification and leveraging our faculty's expertise, and targeting resources and opportunities to support scholarly activities.

Dr. Brenda Beverly - SPA
Dr. Richard Cahanin - PT
Dr. Kendrea Garand - SPA
Mr. David Garmon - EMS
Dr. Gabriella Gorelik - BMD
Dr. Victoria Henbest - SPA
Dr. Robin Mockett - BMD
Dr. Terry Ravine - BMD
Dr. Dania Rishiq - SPA
Dr. Nicholas Stanley - SPA
Ms. Candra Taylor - OT
Dr. Padma Thulasiraman - BMD
Dr. Laura White - PT

▼   Scholarship Committee – Undergraduate

This committee reviews applications for and votes on awardees for undergraduate scholarships housed in the Deans office. The committee is composed of one full-time faculty member from each undergraduate program.

In addition, the College appoints the following committees each academic year per the USA Faculty Handbook:
Grade Grievance Committees, undergraduate and graduate (Faculty handbook section 8.1)
Textbook committee (Faculty handbook section 6.4.3)

Dr. Jason Brooks - EMS
Dr. Dahye Choi - SPA
Mr. Chucri Jalkh - RAD
Dr. Robin Mockett - BMD
Ms. Kimberly Stuardi - Development
Dr. Charles Erwin - Ex-officio

▼   Tenure and Promotion Committee

 

Dr. Shawn Drake - PT
Dr. Gregory Frazer - EMS
Dr. Robin Mockett - BMD
Dr. Terrance Ravine - BMD
Dr. Nancy Rice - BMD
Dr. Inna Shokolenko - BMD
Dr. Donna Wooster - OT

▼   Tenure and Promotion Process/Procedure Update Task Force

 

Dr. Brenda Beverly - SPA
Dr. Jason Brooks - EMS
Ms. Cathy Cooper - RAD
Dr. Tara Davis - SPA
Dr. Nancy Rice - BMD
Dr. Inna Shokolenko - BMD
Dr. Donna Wooster - OT

▼   Textbook Committee

 

Dr. Brenda Beverly - SPA
Ms. Erin Lunn - PA
Dr. Blair Saale - PT
Dr. Elizabeth Adams - Ex-officio