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.

Name & TERM

Title 

Department

College or Unit

Precha Thavikulwat, 2021

Professor Emeritus

TURFA

 NA

Kyle Leppert, 2022

Clinical Assistant Professor

Kinesiology 

College of Health Professions 

Rita Costa Gomes, 2022

Professor

History

College of Liberal Arts 

Ming Tomayko (Chair), 2022

Professor

Mathematics

Fisher College of Science and Mathematics 

Elizabeth DeCoster, 2023

Research & Instruction Librarian

 

Library

Laura Hicken, 2023

Assistant Professor

Music

College of Fine Arts and Communication 

Matthew Durington (Ex-Officio) 

Professor 

Director of Community Engagement and Partnerships

Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice 

College of Liberal Arts 

Desiree Rowe, 2022 

Assistant Professor

Communication Studies

Ex Officio Member, Academic Senate

Rachel Billman, 2024

Assistant Professor

Special Education

College of Education

Melanie Morris, 2024

Lecturer

Communication Studies

College of Fine Arts & Communication

Herbert (Youngchen) Zhao, 2024

Associate Professor

Economics

College of Business & Economics

* Member of Faculty Development Task Force

Inaugural Board Members

NAME TITLE DEPARTMENT COLLEGE OR UNIT

Sara Arnold-Garza* 

Research & Instruction Librarian 

Library, Research & Instruction 

Library 

Babu Baradwaj*(Transitional Chair) 

Chairperson

Finance 

College of Business and Economics 

Frances Bond 

President 

TURFA

 NA

Annette Chappell (Ex-Officio) 

Past-President

TURFA

 NA

Matthew Durington (Ex-Officio) 

Professor 

Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice 

College of Liberal Arts 

Katharine Fernstrom 

Adjunct II 

Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice

Art + Design, Art History, Art Education

College of Liberal Arts 

College of Fine Arts and Communication

Kandace M. Hoppin 

Assistant Professor 

Special Education 

College of Education 

Joseph Kraemer 

Assistant Professor 

Electronic Media and Film

College of Fine Arts and Communication 

Kyle Leppert 

Clinical Assistant Professor 

Kinesiology 

College of Health Professions 

Akim Reinhardt 

Professor

History

College of Liberal Arts 

Ming Tomayko (Secretary) 

Associate Professor 

Mathematics

Fisher College of Science and Mathematics 

* Member of Faculty Development Task Force