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College Committees 2022-2023

Diversity Committee

Unit

Name

Email

Apparel, Housing, & Resource Mgmt

Hina Illahe

hinai@vt.edu

English

Su Fang Ng

ngsf@vt.edu

Center for Gerontology

Pam Teaster

pteaster@vt.edu

History

Sam Cook

sacook2@vt.edu

Human Dev & Family Science

Caroline Sanner

csanner@vt.edu

Modern & Classical Langs & Lits

Catalina Andrango-Walker

candrag@vt.edu

Office of the Dean

Shaila Mehra

shailamehra@vt.edu

Office of the Dean

Tasia Persson, co-chair

tpersson@vt.edu

Philosophy

Mercy Corredor

mcorredor@vt.edu

Political Science

Mauro Caraccioli, co-chair

mauroj@vt.edu

Religion & Culture

Danille Christensen

dec09@vt.edu

ROTC/Army

Sharlton Gentles

gsharlton@vt.edu

School of Communication

Syrenthia Robinson

sjrob@vt.edu

School of Education

Dana Robertson

rdana@vt.edu

School of Public & Intl Affairs

Theodore Lim

tclim@vt.edu

Science, Technology, & Society

Lee Vinsel

leev@vt.edu

Sociology

Dale Wimberley

wimberly@vt.edu

 

 

 

 

Faculty Council

Department/School

Name

E-Mail

Term Ends

Apparel, Housing, & Resource Mgmt

Renee Walsh

rwalsh12@vt.edu

 

2025

English

Bruce McComiskey

mbruce21@vt.edu

2024

English

Andrew Wadoski

awadoski@vt.edu

2023

English

Kenneth Hodges

klhodges@vt.edu

2025

History

Heather Gumbert

hgumbert@vt.edu

2025

Human Dev & Family Science

Caroline Hornburg (F)

TeKisha Rice (S)

chornburg@vt.edu

tmrice@vt.edu

2025

Modern & Classical Langs & Lits

Nadine Sinno

nadine7@vt.edu

2024

Philosophy

Philip Yaure

philipyaure@vt.edu

2025

Political Science

Karin Kitchens

karin@vt.edu

2024

Religion & Culture

Emily Satterwhite

satterwhite@vt.edu

2024

School of Communication

Jenn Burleson

jennburleson@vt.edu

2023

School of Communication

Buddy Howell

hbuddy4@vt.edu

2023

School of Education 

Catheryn Foster

csfoster@vt.edu

2025

School of Education 

Peter Doolittle

pdoo@vt.edu

2025

School of Public & Intl Affairs

David Bieri

bieri@vt.edu

2025

Science, Technology, & Society

Barbara Allen

ballen@vt.edu

2023

Sociology

Jim Hawdon

hawdonj@vt.edu

2024



Graduate Curriculum Committee

Department/School

Name

E-Mail

Term Ends

English

Katherine Cleland

(for Sheila Carter-Tod)

kcleland@vt.edu

2023

Philosophy

Ben Jantzen (F 22 only)

Douglas Lind

bjantzen@vt.edu

douglas.lind@vt.edu

2025

Religion & Culture

Zhange Ni

nizhange@vt.edu

2023

School of Communication

Cayce Myers

mcmyers@vt.edu

2024

School of Education 

Nancy Bradley

nbradley@vt.edu

2024

School of Public & Intl Affairs

Giselle Datz

gdatz@vt.edu

2025

Sociology

Liesel Ritchie

liesel14@vt.edu

2023

 

 

 

Honors and Awards Committee

Department/School

Name

E-Mail

Term Ends

Apparel, Housing, & Resource Mgmt

Erin Hopkins

erinz1@vt.edu

2023

English

Bruce McComiskey

mbruce21@vt.edu

2023

Philosophy

Justin Horn

justinhorn@vt.edu

2025

Religion & Culture

Sylvester Johnson

saj240@vt.edu

2023

School of Communication

Hannah Shinault

hannah84@vt.edu

2024

School of Education 

Breanna Ellington

bellington@vt.edu

2024

School of Public & Intl Affairs

Theodore Lim

tclim@vt.edu

2025

Sociology

Paulo Polanah

ppolanah@vt.edu

2023

The International Initiatives Committee, a standing committee in the College, focuses on the College’s mission regarding study and research abroad as well as global engagement and collaboration. 

 

  International Initiatives Committee

Department/School/Office

Name

E-Mail

Apparel, Housing, & Resource Mgmt

Eunju Hwang

hwange@vt.edu

English

Joe Eska

eska@vt.edu

English

Jane Wemhoener

jwemhoen@vt.edu

Global Education Office

Rachel Fitzgerald

raegait@vt.edu

History

Glenn Bugh

gbugh@vt.edu

Human Dev & Family Science

Jeffrey Jackson

jjax@vt.edu

Modern & Classical Langs & Lits

María del Carmen Caña Jiménez

canajime@vt.edu

Modern & Classical Langs & Lits

Sharon Johnson (Spring)

spjohnso@vt.edu

Office of the Dean

Farida Jalalzai - convener

fjalalzai@vt.edu

Political Science

Yannis Stivachtis (Fall)

Besnik Pula (Spring)

ystivach@vt.edu

bpula@vt.edu

Religion & Culture

Peter Schmitthenner

pschmitt@vt.edu

School of Communication

Natalia Mielczarek

nmiel@vt.edu

School of Education

David Hicks

hicks@vt.edu

School of Public & Intl Affairs

Ralph Hall

rphall@vt.edu

Science, Technology, & Society

Rebecca Hester

rjhester@vt.edu

Sociology

Dale Wimberley

dale.wimberley@vt.edu

Library Committee

Department/School

Name

E-Mail

Term Began

Apparel, Housing, & Resource Mgmt

Patti Fisher

pafisher@vt.edu

2017

English

Kenneth Hodges

klhodges@vt.edu

2019

Human Dev & Family Science

Koeun Choi

koeun@vt.edu

2018

Political Science

Audrey Reeves

audreyreeves@vt.edu

2019

School of Communication

Claire Boor, Chair

claire86@vt.edu

2017

School of Education

Bonnie Billingsley

bbilling@vt.edu

2022

School of Public & Intl Affairs

Ralph Hall

rphall@vt.edu

2022

Promotion & Tenure Committee

Department/School

Name

E-Mail

Term

Apparel, Housing, & Resource Mgmt

Patti Fisher

pafisher@vt.edu

2021-2023

English

Joe Eska

eska@vt.edu

2021-2023

History

Dan Thorp

wachau@vt.edu

2022-2024

Human Dev & Family Science

Tina Savla

jsavla@vt.edu

2021-2023

Modern & Classical Langs & Lits

Vinodh Venkatesh

vinodhv@vt.edu

2021-2023

Philosophy

Wendy Parker

wendyparker@vt.edu

2022-2024

Political Science

Yannis Stivachtis

ystivach@vt.edu

2021-2023

Religion & Culture

Sylvester Johnson

saj240@vt.edu

2022-2024

School of Communication

Wat Hopkins

whopkins@vt.edu

2022-2024

School of Communication

James Ivory

jivory@vt.edu

2022-2024

School of Education 

Trevor Stewart

ttstew@vt.edu

2022-2024

School of Education 

Jesse (Jay) Wilkins

wilkins@vt.edu

2021-2023

School of Public & Intl Affairs

Joel Peters

peters25@vt.edu

2022-2023

School of Public & Intl Affairs

Sharon Mastracci

smastracci@vt.edu

2022-2024

Science, Technology, & Society

Christine Labuski

chrislab@vt.edu

2022-2024

Sociology

David Brunsma

brunsmad@vt.edu

2022-2024

Dean & Convener

Laura Belmonte

belmonte@vt.edu

Ex officio

University Committee Rep

Toni Calasanti

toni@vt.edu

2021-2024

 

 

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

Department/School

Name

E-Mail

Term Ends

English

Matthew Vollmer

vollmer@vt.edu

2024

History

Carmen Gitre (Fall)

TBA (Spring)

cgitre@vt.edu

2023

Philosophy

James Klagge

jklagge@vt.edu

2024

Political Science

Priya Dixit

pdixit@vt.edu

2023

Religion & Culture

Paula Seniors

pseniors@vt.edu

2025

School of Communication

Brandi Quesenberry

brandiq@vt.edu

Spring 2023

School of Education

Donna Fortune

donnafortune@vt.edu

2023

School of Public & Intl Affairs

Diane Zahm

dzahm@vt.edu

2025