FACET Advisory Board

The FACET Advisory Committee is comprised of representatives from each college and the library, in a spectrum of roles and ranks, at different stages of tenure, including emeritus faculty, to provide vision and guidance for the center.

Voting Members

Name / Title

Department

College or Unit

TERM Expiration

Yongchen Zhao, 
Associate Professor

Economics 

College of Business and Economics 

2024

Precha Thavikulwat, 
Professor Emeritus

N/A

TURFA

2022

Melanie Morris, 
Lecturer

Communication Studies

College of Fine Arts and Communication

2024

Rachel Billman, 
Assistant Professor

Special Education 

College of Education 

2024

Kyle Leppert, 
Clinical Assistant Professor

Kinesiology 

College of Health Professions 

2022

Rita Costa Gomes, 
Professor

History

College of Liberal Arts 

2022

Ming Tomayko,
Chair,
Professor 

Mathematics

Fisher College of Science and Mathematics 

2022

Elizabeth DeCoster, 
Research & Instruction Librarian

N/A

Library

2023

Laura Hicken, 
Assistant Professor

Music Education

College of Fine Arts and Communication 

2023

Ex Officio Members

Name / Title  Department College or Unit TERM Expiration
Patricia Westerman, 
Assistant Provost
NA FACET Director NA
Matthew Durington, 

Professor,
Director of Community Engagement and Partnerships

Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice 

College of Liberal Arts,
BTU (SPAR)

NA
Cole Reilly, 
Associate Professor
Elementary Education Academic Senate Representative NA