Governance

Department of Biology Committee Appointments

Administration

  • Department Chair – Marta Wayne (2014 – 2018)
  • Associate Chair – David Oppenheimer (2016 – 2019)
  • Graduate Coordinator – Gordon Burleigh (2016 – 2019)
  • Undergrad Coordinator – Nicole Gerlach (2017 – 2020)

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Advisory Council

  • Chair – Marta Wayne (2014 – 2018)
  • Assoc. Chair – David Oppenheimer (2016 – 2019)
  • Grad Coordinator – Gordon Burleigh (2016 – 2019)
  • Undergrad Coordinator – Nicole Gerlach (2017 – 2020)
  • Office Manager – Karen Patterson (ex officio)
  • Elected Members:
    (3 year terms, but length of terms for the first election was staggered)

    • Derek Cummings (2016 – 2019)
    • At Large – Hannah Vander Zanden (2017 – 2020)
    • At Large – Jimmy Liao (2017 – 2020)
    • FLMNH – David Blackburn (2017 – 2020)
    • Grad Student – Annika Smith

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Departmental Standing Committees

(3 year terms, but length of terms for the first election was staggered)

Graduate Committee

  • Gordon Burleigh – Grad Coordinator and Chair (2016 – 2019)
  • Elected Members:
    • Jeremy Lichstein (2016 – 2019)
    • Ed Braun (2015 – 2018)
    • Joe Ryan (2016 – 2019)
    • FLMNH – Rob Guralnick (2015 – 2018)
    • Grad Student – Christopher Krieg

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Graduate Admissions Committee

  • Gordon Burleigh – Grad Coordinator and Chair (ex officio)
  • Elected Members:
    • Elaine Seaver (2016 – 2019)
    • Derek Cummings (2017 – 2020)
    • José Miguel Ponciano (2016 – 2019)
    • Emily Sessa (2017 – 2020)
    • Todd Palmer (2017 – 2020)
    • FLMNH – Nico Cellinese (2015 – 2018)

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Curriculum Committee

  • David Oppenheimer (Assoc. Chair and Committee Chair)
  • Gordon Burleigh (Grad Coordinator, ex officio)
  • Nicole Gerlach (Undergrad Coordinator, ex officio)
  • Tangelyn Mitchell
  • Kent Vliet (BSC Courses)
  • Elected Members:
    • José Miguel Ponciano (2016 – 2019)
    • Jack Putz (2014 – 2017)
    • FLMNH – Steve Manchester (2015-2018)
    • Graduate Student – Lianne Jacobson

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Space and Facilities Committee

  • Gordon Burleigh (Graduate Coordinator, ex officio)
  • Pete Ryschkewitsch (Building Manager, ex officio)
  • Elected Members:
    • Rebecca Kimball (2016 – 2019)
    • Stuart McDaniel (2017 – 2020)
    • Keith Choe (2017 – 2020)
    • Graduate Student — Andre Naranjo

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Recruitment Committee

  • Elected Members:
    • Stuart McDaniel (2016 – 2019)
    • Ed Braun (2016 – 2019)
    • Bernie Hauser (2017 – 2020)
    • Malcolm Maden (2017 – 2020)

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Review Committee (New in 2013)

(must be Full Professors)

  • Betty Smocovitis (2016 – 2019)
  • Rebecca Kimball (2017 – 2020)

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Awards Committee (new in 2012)

  • Karen Bjorndal (2016 – 2019)
  • Jamie Gillooly (2016 – 2019)
  • Graduate Members:
    • Joni Wright
    • Bonnie Kircher
    • Alexandra Gulick

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Appointed Standing Committees

(year appointed)

Biology Majors Executive Committee

  • Associate Dean, CLAS (ex officio)
  • Associate Dean, CALS (ex officio)
  • Assistant Director (ex officio)
  • Biology Undergraduate Coordinator, Christine Davis (ex officio)
  • Elected Members:
    (formally appointed by Dean)

    • Mike Miyamoto, Chair (2015 – )
    • Alice Harmon (2014 – 2017)
    • +3 members from IFAS\CALS

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Colloquium Seminar

  • Bob Holt (2014 –  )
  • Harvey Lillywhite (2015 –  )
  • Stuart McDaniel (2017 – )
  • Graduate Student – Natasha Vitek

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Public Relations and Fund Raising

  • Sixue Chen (2016 –  )
  • Jane Brockmann (2015 –  )
  • Todd Palmer (2016 –  )
  • Graduate members:
    • Leslie Kollar
    • Jerald Pinson

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IT

  • Matt Gitzendanner, Chair (2009)
  • Kyle Arola (Department IT)
  • José Ponciano (2011)
  • David Oppenheimer (2012)
  • Graduate Student – Javiera Alarcón-Valenzuela

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Greenhouse

  • Greenhouse Manager – Jeff Hubbard (ex officio)
  • Doug Soltis (2009)
  • Emily Sessa (2013)
  • Stuart McDaniel (2013)
  • Graduate Student – Jerald Pinson

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Animal Care

  • IACUC, Vice Chair – Rebecca Kimball (2017)
  • Malcom Maden (2009)
  • Harvey Lillywhite (2009)
  • Alan Bolten (2009)
  • Mike Frick (2011)

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Coordinator of Integrated Principles of Biology

  • Christine Davis (2017)
  • TBA
  • TBA

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Merit Committee

(elected by secret ballot)

  • Gorden Burleigh
  • Sixue Chen
  • Malcolm Maden

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Ad Hoc Committees

Bartram Woods Committee

  • Scott Robinson, Chair
  • Jane Brockman
  • Doug Soltis

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Graduate Student Reps For Other Roles

Biology Graduate Student Association

  • BGSA President – Christopher Krieg
  • BGSA Vice-President – Cody Howard
  • BGSA Secretary/Treasurer – Leslie Kollar

GSC Representatives

(will attend GSC meetings)

  • Ayush Saxena

Sustainability/Green Team

  • Nathan Catlin
  • Andre Naranjo
  • Mark Sandfoss
  • Katrina Cuddy

URAP

  • Patrick Milligan
  • Sarah Carey
  • Bonnie Kircher

Seminar Support

  • Ellen Humbel
  • Adania Flemming
  • Johanna Jantzen

Zoocial

  • Jonathan Spoelhof (Chair)
  • Blaine Marchant
  • James Peniston
  • Mitch Walters

Welcoming Committee

  • Cody Howard
  • Nathan Catlin
  • Zachary Emberts

Recruiting Committee

  • Mitch Walters
  • Patrick Milligan
  • Jonathan Spoelhof

Strategic Planning Rep

  • Lianne Jacobson

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Policies & Bylaws

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Faculty Meeting Minutes

The minutes are stored on the departmental Office365 SharePoint site under the Administration tab. You can go directly to them by following the link given below.
NOTE: Only department faculty have access to the meeting minutes.

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