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International Advisory Committees

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

Dustin Read

dcread@vt.edu

School of Communication

Natalia Mielczarek

nmiel@vt.edu

English

Joe Eska

Su Fang Ng (Fall 2020)

eska@vt.edu

ngsf@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

ISCE

David Orden

orden@vt.edu

Modern & Classical Langs & Lits

María del Carmen Caña Jiménez

canajime@vt.edu

Modern & Classical Langs & Lits

Sharon Johnson

spjohnso@vt.edu

Office of the Dean

Farida Jalalzai - convener

fjalalzai@vt.edu

Political Science

Besnik Pula

bpula@vt.edu

Religion & Culture

Peter Schmitthenner

pschmitt@vt.edu

School of Education

David Hicks

hicks@vt.edu

School of Performing Arts

Ariana Wyatt

ariana1@vt.edu

Science, Technology, & Society

Rebecca Hester

rjhester@vt.edu

Sociology

Dale Wimberley

dale.wimberley@vt.edu

 

 

The Global Partnership Sustainability Council, an ad hoc committee, serves to foster existing collaborations and agreements with international partners.

Global Partnership Sustainability Council 2020-2021

Department/School/Office

Name

E-Mail

Apparel, Housing, & Resource Management

Julia Beamish

jbeamish@vt.edu

English

Joe Eska

eska@vt.edu

English

Katrina Powell

kmpowell@vt.edu

Modern & Classical Languages & Literatures

Jessica Folkart

jfolkart@vt.edu

Office of the Dean

Farida Jalalzai

fjalalzai@vt.edu

School of Education

Barbara Lockee

lockeebb@vt.edu

Sociology

James Hawdon

hawdon@vt.edu

 

  Diversity Committee 

Unit

Name

E-Mail

Apparel, Housing, & Resource Management

Gregory Galford

ggalford@vt.edu

School of Communication

Syrenthia Robinson

sjrob@vt.edu

English

Erika Meitner

meitner@vt.edu

English

Carmen Giménez Smith

carmens@vt.edu

History

Mark Barrow

mabarro2@vt.edu

Human Development & Family Science

Carolyn Shivers

shivercm@vt.edu

Office of the Dean

LaTawnya Burleson

latawnya@vt.edu

Office of the Dean

Shaila Mehra

shailamehra@vt.edu

Office of the Dean

Tasia Persson

tpersson@vt.edu

Philosophy

Karen Kovaka

kkovaka@vt.edu

Political Science

Karin Kitchens

karin@vt.edu

Religion & Culture

Dominique Polanco

depolanco@vt.edu

ROTC/Naval

Shawn Fleming

shawndf@vt.edu 

School of Education

Wanda McAlexander

wandamc@vt.edu

School of Performing Arts

Bob Leonard

bob.leonard@vt.edu

School of Performing Arts

Elizabeth McLain

emclain@vt.edu

Science, Technology, & Society

Lee Vinsel

leev@vt.edu

Sociology

Dale Wimberley

wimberly@vt.edu

SOAR

Jazmine Harris

Elizabeth Owusu

Gina Vandivier

jazminezh22@vt.edu

elizabeth18@vt.edu

danielav@vt.edu

Sociology

Sam Cook – Chair, Diversity Fellow

sacook2@vt.edu

 

 

 

Faculty Council

     

Department/School

Name

E-Mail

Term Ends      

Apparel, Housing, & Resource Mgmt

Erin Hopkins

erinz1@vt.edu

2022

School of Communication

Jenn Mackay

jemackay@vt.edu

2023

School of Communication

Buddy Howell

hbuddy4@vt.edu

2023

English

Matthew Vollmer

vollmer@vt.edu

2021

History

Melanie Kiechle

mkiechle@vt.edu

2022

Human Dev & Family Science

Tina Savla

jsavla@vt.edu

2022

Modern & Classical Langs & Lits

Elisabeth Austin

elaustin@vt.edu

2021

Philosophy

Karen Kovaka

kkovaka@vt.edu

2022

Political Science

Nicholas Goedert

ngoedert@vt.edu

2021

Religion & Culture

Ananda Abeysekara

ananda@vt.edu

2021

School of Education 1 1

Carol Cash

ccash48@vt.edu

2022

School of Education 2

Donna Fogelsong

daltizer@vt.edu

2022

School of Performing Arts 1 2

Wallace Easter

easterw@vt.edu

2023

School of Performing Arts 2

Patricia Raun

praun@vt.edu

2021

Science, Technology, & Society

Barbara Allen 3

ballen@vt.edu

2023

Sociology

Micah Roos, Chair

jmroos@vt.edu

2021

Pursuant to the elimination of units within the School of Education in 2016, the Faculty Council voted to collapse School of Education representation from ELPS, T&L, and LST into SOE 1 and SOE 2.

At the request of the School of Performing Arts, the Faculty Council voted in Spring 2020 to collapse School of Performing Arts representation from Music and Theatre Arts into SOPA 1 and SOPA 2.

Planning to be on leave Fall 2021.

Graduate Curriculum Committee4

 

Department/School                                 

Name

E-Mail

Term Ends

English

Sheila Carter-Tod

sct@vt.edu

2023

History

Matthew Heaton

mheaton@vt.edu

2021

Religion & Culture

Zhange Ni

nizhange@vt.edu

2023

School of Education 1

Catherine Ulrich

culrich@vt.edu

2021

School of Performing Arts 1

Amanda Nelson

amandajnelson@vt.edu

2022

Science, Technology, & Society

James Collier

jcollie@vt.edu

2022

Sociology

Liesel Ritchie

liesel14@vt.edu

2023

AHRM and ROTC do not have representation on the Graduate Curriculum Committee.

Honors and Awards Committee

 

Department/School

Name

E-Mail

Term Ends

Apparel, Housing, & Resource Mgmt

Dustin Read

dcread@vt.edu

2023

English

Carmen Gimenez Smith

carmens@vt.edu

2023

History

Trudy Harrington Becker

thbecker@vt.edu

2021

Religion & Culture

Sylvester Johnson

saj240@vt.edu

2023

ROTC

Eric Dorminey

dormesd@vt.edu

2022

School of Education 1

Carol Mullen

camullen@vt.edu

2021

School of Performing Arts 1

Wallace Easter

easterw@vt.edu

2022

Science, Technology, & Society

Philip Olson

prolson@vt.edu

2022

Sociology

Paula Seniors

pseniors@vt.edu

2023

Library Committee

 

Department/School                                 

Name

E-Mail

Term Began

Apparel, Housing, & Resource Mgmt

Patti Fisher

pafisher@vt.edu

2017

School of Communication

Claire Boor, Chair

claire86@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 Education

Yasuo Miyazaki

yasuom@vt.edu

2017

School of Performing Arts

Hyesoo Yoo

haes2000@vt.edu

2016

Sociology

Jennifer Bondy

jmbondy@vt.edu

2017

Promotion & Tenure Committee

 

Department/School                                 

Name

E-Mail

Term

Apparel, Housing, & Resource Mgmt

Julia Beamish

jbeamish@vt.edu

2019-2021

School of Communication

Wat Hopkins

whopkins@vt.edu

2020-2022

English

Edward Falco

efalco@vt.edu

2019-2021

History

LaDale Winling

lwinling@vt.edu

2020-2022

Human Dev & Family Science

Pam Teaster

pteaster@vt.edu

2019-2021

Modern & Classical Langs & Lits

Jessica Folkart5

Jfolkart@vt.edu

2019-2021

Philosophy

Joseph Pitt

jcpitt@vt.edu

2020-2022

Political Science

Yannis Stivachtis6

ystivach@vt.edu

2019-2021

Religion & Culture

Brian Britt

bbritt@vt.edu

2020-2022

School of Education 1

Amy Azano

azano@vt.edu

2020-2022

School of Education 2

Gary Skaggs

gskaggs@vt.edu

2019-2021

School of Performing Arts 1

Jason Crafton

jcrafton@vt.edu

2020-2022

School of Performing Arts 2

Bob Leonard

bob.leonard@vt.edu

2019-2021

Science, Technology, & Society

Saul Halfon

shalfon@vt.edu

2020-2022

Sociology

Wornie Reed

wornie@vt.edu

2020-2022

Dean & Convener

Laura Belmonte

belmonte@vt.edu

Ex officio

University Committee Rep

Lydia Patton

critique@vt.edu

2018-2021

2020-2021 for Jacqueline Bixler.

2020-2021 for Laura Zanotti.

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee7

 

Department/School                                 

Name

E-Mail

Term Ends

History

Dennis Halpin

dphalpin@vt.edu

2023

Human Dev & Family Science

Victoria Lael

vlbvt@vt.edu

2022

Modern & Classical Langs & Lits

Robert Efird

refird@vt.edu

2022

Political Science

Priya Dixit

pdixit@vt.edu

2023

ROTC

Ryan Stoddard

rmstod@vt.edu

2021

School of Performing Arts 2

Cara Rawlings

crawlings@vt.edu

2022

Science, Technology, & Society

Gary Downey

downeyg@vt.edu

2021

School of Education faculty do not serve on the undergraduate committee.