Faculty Development & Research Committee


The Faculty Development and Research Committee shall be composed of two elected faculty members from each college or school with academic departments; the Assistant Vice President of Sponsored Programs and Research or designee non-voting and ex officio; and one Dean representative appointed to a three-year term and on a rotating basis by the Deans’ Council, not voting and ex officio. No two faculty members shall be from the same department.

Voting Members

name department college term expiration
Danice Brown Psychology CLA 2022
Michael Dewally Finance CBE 2022
Karla Kubitz Kinesiology CHP 2023
Kathleen Eglseder Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science CHP 2023
Lynn Tomlinson Electronic Media & Film COFAC 2024

Min Jin







Heather Haverback

Secondary and Middle School Education COE 2024
Hana Bor Family Studies & Community Development CLA 2023
Patricia Rice-Doran Special Education COE 2022
Mary Devadas Chemistry FCSM 2023
Tatyana Sorokina Mathematics FCSM 2022
Shantanu Bagchi Economics CBE 2024

Ex-Officio and Non-Voting

Name Department College Term Expiration
Nancy Dufau  Assistant Vice President of Sponsored Programs and Research   NA 
Suzanna Conrad Deans' Representative Library 2022
Patricia Westerman Assistant Provost and Director of FACET   NA


According to the Academic Senate Constitution, the responsibilities of the Faculty Development and Research Committee are:

  1. To communicate with the faculty to determine its need for faculty development and research support. 
  2. To encourage the development of faculty as scholar-teachers. 
  3. To advocate for financial support for faculty development and research whenever possible. 
  4. To establish criteria and guidelines for the distribution of support funds and to award these grants based on the review of the proposals. 
  5. To provide an Annual Report to the Academic Senate.