Elected Committees and Positions 2019-20

Promotions Committee

The Promotions Committee advises the president on cases in which a faculty member is under review for promotion with tenure or to full professor. The Promotions Committee also serves as a body of review in termination for cause cases involving faculty members. The committee consists of three full-time full professors who are elected by the faculty. No more than two members of the committee may be from one division and no more than one from a department.

2019-20 Membership

P. Nelson to 2020
K. Morse to 2021 (on leave 2019-20)
M. Costanza-Robinson to 2022
M. Wells to 2022

Reappointments Committee

The Reappointments Committee advises the provost in all reappointment reviews.  This committee also conducts ten-year reviews. The committee consists of three full-time full professors who are elected by the faculty. No more than two members of the committee may be from one division and no more than one from a department.

2019-20 Membership

M. Collaer to 2020
J. Munroe to 2020
C. Keathley to 2021
S. Carletti to 2022 (on leave Spr 2020)

Faculty Council

Faculty Council is the executive committee of the faculty. In this capacity it (1) coordinates faculty business; (2) represents the College faculty when working with the administration and/or Board of Trustees on all matters related to the College faculty; (3) acts as the Committee on Committees; and (4) in conjunction with other elected faculty committees, works with the administration and/or Board of Trustees on matters of shared interest related to the College, the Schools, and the Institute.

2019-20 Membership

J. Finley to 2020
H. Vila to 2020
N. Eppelsheimer to 2020 (on leave F 2019)
M. Baker-Medard to 2020 
A. Anzali to 2020
E. Proctor to 2020
S. Stroup to 2021
R. Bunt to 2021
S. Stroup to 2022 (on leave 2019-20)
J. Mao to 2022

The committee may be contacted, en masse, via e-mail facultycouncil@middlebury.edu.

Faculty Council Archives - Minutes of council meetings, tagged by content (restricted to members of the Middlebury Community).

Educational Affairs Committee

The EAC has two primary functions: to oversee the general direction of the College's curriculum and to make recommendations on staffing and the allocation of teaching resources. The EAC consists of five tenured members of the faculty, elected by the faculty. No more than two members of the committee may be from one division, and no more than one from a department.

2019-20 Membership

S. Gurland, chair (ex-officio)
P. Schwartz to 2020
R. Tiger to 2020
E. Vazquez to 2020 (on leave 2019-20)
J. Ward to 2020
A. Goodsell to 2020
F. Feiereisen to 2021

Inquiries for the EAC may be directed to Dean of Curriculum. The entire committee may be contacted via email at Educational Affairs Committee.

For more information about requesting staffing positions, teaching expectations, the course release policy, and EAC reports, please visit the EAC subpage.

Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will serve as a platform for faculty engagement and governance on issues pertaining to diversity, inclusivity, and equity. The committee is comprised of two elected faculty members and four appointed faculty members. Election is open to all tenured and pre-tenured faculty members on regular appointment, and all faculty members on special appointment who have contracts extending for at least one year beyond the date of the start of the term to which they would be elected or appointed. No more than two members may be from one division and no more than one member may be from one department.

2019-20 membership

L. Jenkins to 2020
D. Silva to 2020
S. Shapiro to 2020
T. Tran to 2020
E. Eggleston to 2021
K. Fuentes-George to 2021

Strategy Committee

The Strategy Committee represents the College faculty in long-range strategic planning with the administration and Board of Trustees. Though the committee is concerned primarily with the College, it will also represent the faculty in shared-governance discussions on matters of common interest to the College, the Schools, and the Institute. The committee is also charged with engaging the faculty, administration, and trustees on developments in higher education (both nationally and globally), as they might affect Middlebury College.

2019-20 Membership

D. Kafumbe to 2020 
M. McCauley to 2020
N. Graham to 2020
C. Myers to 2022 (on leave 2019-20)
J. Teets to 2022 (on leave W/S 2020)
A. Lyford to 2022

Resources Committee

The Resources Committee represents the College faculty in shared-governance discussions with the administration and Board of Trustees regarding Middlebury's financial sustainability, especially as it relates to the College. In addition to its concern with matters direcly related to the faculty, the Committee will also consider other financial matters that affect the integrity of Middlebury's academic program and, for example, the College's commitments to supporting students with financial need and insuring the diversity of the community.

2019-20 Membership

J. Larrabee to 2020
J. Schmitt to 2020
E. Garcia to 2021
K. Smith Abbott to 2022

Appeals Council

The Appeals Council hears petitions from faculty members who wish to contend a promotion review that results in non-reappointment. Appeals are granted only on grounds involving procedural errors that may have influenced the review committee and/or the provost, or violations of academic freedom. The Appeals Council consists of five tenured faculty members, elected by the faculty. No two members of the Council may be from the same department.

2019-20 Membership

B. Hart to 2020
J. Spackman to 2021
G. Spatafora to 2021
N. Horning to 2022
M. Sheridan to 2022

Faculty Moderator

David Dorman, Mathematics (to 2020)

The Faculty Moderator presides over Faculty Meetings, participates with Faculty Council and with the administration in planning the agenda for faculty meetings, and encourages faculty to make suggestions for the agenda.

To write to the Faculty Moderator, click here.  The moderator will also maintain a webpage.

Committees Appointed by Faculty Council 2019-20

Administration Committee

2019-20 Membership

V. Backus

T. Billings

E. Wolcott

W. Xu

Admissions Advisory Committee

2018-19 Membership

A. Anzali

A. Gregg

K. Moss

C. Thomsen

Athletic Policy Committee

2019-20 Membership

J. Grant

E. Quinn

P. Sommers (chair)

AJ. Vasiliou

Center for Careers and Internships Advisory Committee

2019-20 Membership

S. Kimmel

I. Uricaru

College Street Children's Center Board

2019-20 Membership

L. Sainte-Claire

Community Bias Response Team

2019-20 Membership

L. Castaneda

Community Council

2019-20 Membership

L. Burnham

J. Parini

N. Poppe

Curriculum Committee

2019-20 Membership

C. Baldridge

K. Deane-Coe

E. Gong

C. Medeiros

Environmental Council

2019-20 Membership

M. Anderson

J. Carpenter

A. Nurok

D. Suarez

Digital Learning, ITS and Library Engagement (DIALECT)

2019-20 Membership

H. Du

P. Johnson

N. Ngaiza

Health Professions Committee

2019-20 Membership

M. Biancosino (1 yr) to 2020

J. Fitzsimmons (1 yr) to 2020

R. Ganiban (2 yr) to 2021

L. Giddings (2 yr) 2021

D. Munro (1 yr) to 2020

F. Rocha (2 yr) 2021

M. Simpson (2 yr) to 2021

M. Spritzer (co-chair, 1 yr) to 2020

S. Ratcliff (2 yr) 2021

K. Walowski (1 yr) to 2020

Academic Integrity Committee (instead of Honor Code Review this year)

2019-20 Membership

H. Allen

R. Bennette

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

Please contact Katie Gillespie (x-3053) with any questions for this committee.

Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC)

2019-20 Membership

G. Spatafora (Chair)

K. Cronise

G. Ernstrom

Institutional Review Board

2018-19 Membership

A. Robbett (chair)

M. Linderman

J. Ortegren

M. Seehuus

M. Sheridan

B. Stevens (Community Member)

A. Morsman

Judicial Boards

2018-19 Membership

Academic Judicial Board

E. Bleich (co-chair)

A. Crocker

R. Greeley

M. Manrique-Gomez

R. Mitchell

E. Sassin

Community Judicial Board

I. Brancoli

L. Besser

R. Ganiban

C. Nunley

Laboratory Safety Committee

2019-2020 Membership

D. Allen

M. Durst

P. Hess

L. Repka

D. West

Off-Campus Study/Programs Abroad

2019-20 Membership

C. Velez (chair)

O. Milutin

D. Miranda Hardy

W. Pyle


Antonia Losano to 2021

Don Wyatt to 2021

Pre-Professional Committees

2019-20 Membership


J. Mcleod


A. Goodsell
A. Vaccari


M. Dry
S. Viner

- ad hoc Committee on Assessment

2019-20 Membership

C. Anderson

B. Cluss

E. Glikman

S. Gumuscu

M. Lawrence

- ad hoc Honorary Degree Committee

2019-20 Membership

W. Poulin-Deltour

S. Watson

- ad hoc Language Schools Faculty Advisory Committee

Two Year Membership

D. Ayoub to 2020

K. Davis to 2020

M. Nevins to 2020

T. Portice to 2020

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