Governance

Department of Biology Committee Appointments 2013-14

Administration
  • Chair –Craig Osenberg (1st year)
  • Assoc Chair –Colette St. Mary (4th year)
  • Grad Coordinator –Brad Barbazuk (1st year)
  • Undergrad Coordinator –Ed Braun (2st year)
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Advisory Council
  • Chair – Craig Osenberg (1st year)
  • Assoc Chair – Colette St. Mary (4th year)
  • Grad Coordinator –Brad Barbazuk (1st year)
  • Office Manager – Karen Patterson (ex officio)

Elected Members :
(3 year terms, but length of terms for this first election will be staggered)

  • Former Zoologist – B Smocovitis (2012-2105)
  • Former Botanist – J Putz (2012-2015)
  • At large – Michelle Mack (2013-2016)
  • At large – Keith Choe (2011-2014)
  • FLMNH – Bruce McFadden (2011-2014)
  • Grad student –Jessica Oswald (Mike Gill to attend faculty meetings)
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Departmental Standing Committees

(3 year terms, but length of terms for this first election will be staggered)

Graduate Committee

(all members from both former departments' committees)

  • Brad Barbazuk Grad Coordinator and Chair (2013-2016)

Elected Members :

  • Ted Schuur, (2011-2014)
  • Juliet Pulliam (2013-2016)
  • Keith Choe (2012-2015)
  • FLMNH – S. Robinson (2012-2015)
  • Grad student – Lianne Jacobson
Graduate Admissions Committee
  • Brad Barbazuk Grad Coordinator and Chair (ex officio)

Elected Members :

  • Jose Ponciano (2011-2014)
  • M Maden (2011-2014)
  • G Burleigh (2012-2015)
  • Charlie Baer (2013-2016)
  • Ted Schuur (2013-2016)
  • FLMNH – Akito Kawahara (2013-2016)
Curriculum Committee
  • C St Mary (Assoc. Chair and Committee Chair)
  • B Barbazuk(Grad Coordinator, ex officio)
  • E Braun (Undergrad Coordinator, ex officio)
  • Tangelyn Mitchell and/or Magie Crespo, as needed (Academic Program Assistants, ex officio)

Elected Members :

  • Christine Davis (2012-2015)
  • D Oppenheimer (2012-2015)
  • K Vliet (BSC courses)
  • FLMNH – L Page (2012-2015)
  • Graduate student – Carrie Vath
Space and Facilties Committee
  • Brad Barbazukl (Graduate Coordinator, ex officio)
  • P Ryskevitsch (Building Manager, ex officio)

Elected Members :

  • K Bjorndal (chair) (2011-2014)
  • Michelle Mack (2012-2015)
  • Matt Gitzendanner (2013-2016)
  • Graduate student –Vinny Cannataro
Recruitment Committee

Elected Members :

  • Charlie Baer (2013-2016)
  • Jeremy Lichstein (2013-2016)
  • B Holt (2011-2014)
  • K Bjorndal (2013-2016)
Review Committee

Nominees (to elect 2 members):

  • Karen Bjorndal (2013-2016)
  • Alice Harmon (2013-2016)
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Awards Committee (new in 2012)
  • Jack Putz (2013-2016)
  • Jimmy Liao (2013-2016)
  • Graduate Students: 1) Tim Crombie; 2) Wenbin Wei

 

Appointed Standing Committees (appointed by Dean) (year appointed)

 

Biology Majors Executive Committee
  • Associate Dean, CLAS (ex officio)
  • Associate Dean, CALS (ex officio)
  • Assistant Director (ex officio)
  • Biology Undergraduate Coordinator, E. Braun (ex officio)

Elected Members : (formally appointed by Dean)

  • Mike Miyamoto (2009)
  • +1 member of Biology
  • +3 members from IFAS\CALS
Colloquium (Seminar)
  • J Pulliam (2012)
  • JM Ponciano
  • J Lichstein
  • Graduate Students - Elizabeth Hamman
Public Relations and Fund Raising
  • T Palmer (chair) (2012)
  • Ted Schuur (2012)
  • B Smocovitis (2009)
  • Graduate Student - Anya Brown
IT
  • Boyd Westerman (Department IT) (2012)
  • Matt Gitzendanner (2009)
  • Jose Ponciano (2011)
  • David Oppenheimer (2012)
  • G Burleigh (2013)
  • Graduate Student – François Michonneau
Greenhouse
  • Greenhouse Manager Jeff Hubbard (ex officio)
  • D Soltis (2009)
  • Emily Sessa (2013)
  • S McDaniel (2013)
  • Graduate Student – Matt Palumbo
Animal Care
  • C St Mary –IACUC (2009)
  • M Maden (2009)
  • H Lillywhite (2009)
  • A Bolten (2009)
  • M Frick (2011)
 

Ad Hoc Committees

None Currently

Elected by Secret Ballot

Merit Committee (2013)
  • R Kimball
  • B Smocovitis
  • M Miyamoto
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Graduate Student Reps For Other Roles

  • GSC Secretary/Treasurer: Judit Ungvari-Martin
  • GSC Representatives (will attend GSC meetings): Jacob Landis, Ryan Moraski
  • Sustainability/Green Rep: Biswadeep Dhar, Maribeth Latvis
  • URAP: Anya Brown, Elizabeth Hamman, Cathy Fahey
  • Seminar Snacks: Christine Angelini, Tongyi Huang, Sarah Allen
  • Zoocial: Simon McClung, Luke Trimmer-Smith, Veronique Etienne

 

Policies & Bylaws

Download the Biology Bylaws and Policies here.

Download the Biology Tenure and Promotion Guidelines here.

Download the Biology Van Use and Safety Policy here.

Download the Biology Lecturer Promotion Criteria here.

Download the Biology Scientist Promotion Criteria here.

 

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Faculty Meeting Minutes

To view the committee meeting minutes, click here.

NOTE: Only department faculty have access to the meeting minutes.

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