Faculty Senate Committees and Councils

Executive Committee of the Senate

  • Andrew Herring, Chair – President of the Faculty Senate, Electrical Engineering
  • Alina Handorean – Engineering, Design, & Society
  • Alexis Sitchler – Geology & Geological Engineering
  • Neal Sullivan – Mechanical Engineering
  • Jeffrey King – Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Contact Us

Andrew Herring

Faculty Senate President
Professor, Chemical and Biological Engineering
464 Alderson Hall
aherring@mines.edu
(303) 384-2082

Academic Standards Committee

  • John McCray, Chair – Faculty Senate, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Michael Barankin – Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Margaret Greenwood – Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
  • Debra Carney – Applied Mathematics and Statistics
  • Leslie Lamberson – Mechanical Engingeering
  • Jeff King – Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Paul Santi – Geology and Geological Engineering

Leadership Nomination Committee/Secretary of the Faculty Senate

  • Alina Handorean, Chair – Faculty Senate, Engineering, Design and Society

Library Committee

  • Sebnem Duzgun, Chair – Faculty Senate, Mining Engineering
  • Sumit Agarwal – Chemical & Biological Engineering
  • Moath Al-Qoad – Graduate Representative
  • Tzahi Cath – Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Paula Farca – Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  • Griffin Hampton – Undergraduate Representative
  • Anna Seiffert – Library
  • Carol Smith – Library

Faculty Oversight Committee on Sports and Athletics

  • Brian Trewyn, Chair – Chemistry
  • Joel Bach – Mechanical Engineering
  • Chris Bellona – Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Emily Bongiovanni – Library
  • John McCray, Faculty Senate – Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Paula Farca – Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  • Jeffrey Wheeler – Mechanical Engineering

Non-Voting

  • Daniel Fox – Vice President for Student Life & Dean of Students (Ex Officio)
  • David Hansburg – Director of Athletics (Ex Officio)

Faculty Survey Committee

  • Robin Bullock, Chair – Engineering, Design & Society
  • Kristine Csavina – Mechanical Engineering
  • Amy Landis – Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Justin Shaffer – Chemical & Biological Engineering
  • Tyrone Vincent – Electrical Engineering

Non-Tenure Track Faculty Committee

Readmissions Committee

  • Cynthia Norrgran, Faculty Senate – Chemical and Biological Engineering 
  • Jeff Ackerman – Mechanical Engineering
  • Serena Eley – Physics
  • Jeffrey Holley – Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Amanda Jameer – Chemistry
  • Ventzi Karaivonov – Mechanical Engineering
  • Becky Lafrancois – Economics 
  • Ian Lange – Economics
  • Mirna Mattjik – Engineering, Design, & Society
  • Michael Mikucki – Applied Mathematics and Statistics
  • Ashley Munson – Applied Mathematics and Statistics
  • Christopher Painter-Wakefield – Computer Science

Graduate Council

  • Neal Sullivan, Chair – Mechanical Engineering

Spring Odd Year Elections

  • Christine Morrison – Chemistry
  • Reza Hedayat – Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Juan Lucena – Engineering, Design, & Society
  • Jim Ranville – Geochemistry
  • Danica Roth – Geology and Geological Engineering
  • Ebru Bozdag – Geophysics
  • Dave Benson – Hydrological Science & Engineering
  • Amy Hitchner – Library
  • Geoff Brennecka – Metallurgical and Materials Science
  • Andy Osborne – Nuclear Engineering
  • Luis Zerpa – Petroleum Engineering
  • Jeramy Zimmerman – Physics

Spring Even Year Elections

  • Karin Leiderman – Applied Mathematics and Statistics
  • David Marr – Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Dejun Yang – Computer Science
  • Tulay Flamand – Economics and Business
  • Gongguo Tang – Electrical Engineering
  • Elizabeth Davis – Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  • Owen Hildreth – Mechanical Engineering
  • Zhenzhen Yu – Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Gabe Walton – Underground Construction and Tunneling
  • Jamal Rostami – Mining Engineering

Annual Elections

  • Maxwell Silver – Graduate Student Government Representative

Undergraduate Council

  • Jeff King, Chair – Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Spring Odd Year Elections

  • Mike Nicholas – Applied Mathematics and Statistics
  • Michael Barankin – Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Dylan Domaille – Chemistry
  • Hongyan Liu – Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Carrie McClelland – Engineering, Design, & Society
  • Gysi Evans – Library
  • Linda Battalora – Petroleum Engineering
  • Charles Stone – Physics

Spring Even Year Elections

  • Jeff Paone – Computer Science
  • Becky LaFrancois – Economics and Business
  • Bruce Trudgill – Geology and Geological Engineering
  • Ge Jin – Geophysics
  • Derrick Hudson – Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
  • Oyvind Nilsen – Mechanical Engineering
  • Corinne Packard – Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Nicole Smith – Mining Engineering

Annual Elections

  • Sydney Marchando – Undergraduate Student Government Representative

Research Council

  • Yvette Kuiper, Chair – Geology and Geological Engineering

Spring Odd Year Elections

  • Svitlana Pylypenko – Chemistry
  • John Spear – Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Michael Heeley – Economics and Business
  • Elizabeth Reddy – Engineering, Design, & Society
  • Kenneth “Xerxes” Steier – EREP
  • Jim Ranville – Geochemistry
  • Jeffrey Shragge – Geophysics
  • Tzahi Cath – Hydrological Science & Engineering
  • Emily Bongiovanni – Library
  • Eric Toberer – Materials Science
  • Christian Ciobanu – Mechanical Engineering  
  • Mark Deinert – Nuclear Engineering
  • Yilin Fan – Petroleum Engineering
  • Eric Toberer – Physics

Spring Even Year Elections

  • Mahadevan Ganesh – Applied Mathematics and Statistics
  • Ning Wu – Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Hao Zhang – Computer Science
  • Randy Haupt – Electrical Engineering
  • James Simmons – EMP/SHIP  
  • Thomas Moore – Geology and Geological Engineering
  • Adrianne Kroepsch – Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  • Emmanuel DeMoor – Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  • Rennie Kaunda – Mining Engineering
  • Jamal Rostami – Underground Construction and Tunneling

Annual Elections

  • Moira Miller – Graduate Student Government Representative
  • Hanzelle Kleeman – Undergraduate Student Government Representative
  • Mahadevan Ganesh – Research Advisory Board Representative
  • Barb O’Kane – Director for Environmental Health & Safety 
  • Johanna Eagan – Office of Research Administration Representative

Representatives

Colorado Faculty Advisory Council (CFAC)
• Gregory Jackson, Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR) to the Athletic Board 
• Brian Trewyn – Chemistry

Parking Advisory Committee
• Patricia Andersen – Library
• Kelly Rickey – Mechanical Engineering