New Faculty & Professional Staff Orientation Committee

The mission of this committee is to provide new faculty with the information and social support necessary for them to make a successful transition to the campus. The main task of the committee is to create a welcoming environment on campus by planning, coordinating, and implementing the new faculty orientation program prior to the beginning of classes. In addition, the committee provides ongoing opportunities for professional growth and development through the Center for Teaching and Innovation. Finally, by surveying the needs of new faculty, the committee tries to remain responsive to the changing needs of new faculty as they arise. Membership: there should be representation from each school, the Office of Human Resources, new faculty from the preceding year, and other interested parties.

Membership for 2020-2021:

Rameen Mohammadi, Chair, Associate Provost
Lyn Blanchfield, History
Bill Canning, Campus Technology
Nancy Concadoro, Human Resources
Sheila Cooley, Cooperative Education
Maureen Curtin, English and Creative Writing
Katharine Dutton, CTS
Kristen Eichhorn, Graduate Studies
Ellen Gooch, Penfield Library
Robert Hageny, CTS
Bonita Hampton, Curriculum & Instruction
Jennifer Hill, University Development
Mohammad Islam, Physics
John Kane, Economics
Laura Kelly, Alumni Office
Greg Ketcham, Extended Learning
Jennifer Knapp, School of Communication, Media & the Arts
Erin Kovalsky, Penfield Library
Ola Kraszpulska, Theatre
Rachel Lee, Atmospheric & Geological Sciences
Kayle Light-Curtin, Advisement Center
Christopher Mack, History
Mangala Nanthakumar, Environmental Health & Safety
Timan Nekritz, Public Affairs
Alexander Pantaleev, Computer Science
Daniel Roberts, Campus Life
Jaclyn Schildkraut, Criminal Justice
Laura Spenceley, Graduate Studies
Joseph Stabb, Communication Studies
Angelina Storelli, Residence Life & Housing
Katherine Thweatt, Communication Studies
Mary Toale, President's Office
Kevin Velzy, University Police
Jacqueline Wallace, Career Services
Karen Wolford, Psychology