Scholarly and Creative Activity Committee

The purpose of the committee is to:

  • promote and encourage scholarly and creative activity including enhancement of the climate, resources, opportunity, and recognition for faculty, staff, and students.conducting scholarly and creative activities;
  • assist the Associate Provost for Research Development and Administration and act as an advisory committee for this office;
  • advise the president and provost in matters relating to scholarly and creative activity and assist them with recognizing and supporting scholarly and creative activity and grant development by faculty, staff, and students.

Membership: As there are many types of scholarly and creative activities expressive of different areas of study, the committee should have a large and diverse membership. The group meets once a month on Wednesday mornings.

Membership for 2020-2021

Kestutis Bendinskas, co-chair, Chemistry 
Christopher Chandler, co-chair, Biological Sciences 
Matthew Baker, Chemistry 
Isabelle Bichindaritz, Computer Science 
Indu Rasika Churchill, Mathematics
Ioana Coman, Computer Science
Dean Crawford, Accounting Finance and Law 
Arvind Diddi, Communication Studies 
Adam Fay, Psychology 
Poongodi Geetha-Loganathan, Biological Sciences 
Lenuta Giukin, Modern Languages 
Tiphanie Gonzalez, Counseling and Psychological Services 
Bonita Hampton, Curriculum and Instruction
Sarah Hanusch, Mathematics
Charlene Harris, Human Development
Lowell Hutcheson, ARTSwego
Katherine Jones, Penfield Library 
Jennifer Joyce, Mentor Program
Sungeun Kim, Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Paul Leary, Music
Toby Malone, Theatre 
Grace Maxon-Clarke, Educational Opportunity Program 
David McLain, Marketing and Management
Taylor Miller, Linguistics

John Myers, Mathematics 
Kenneth Nichols, English and Creative Writing
Alanna Ossa, Anthropology 
Priyanka Rupasinghe, Physics
Jaclyn Schildkraut, Criminal Justice
Jeremy Shifton, Criminal Justice
Bastian Tenbergen, Computer Science 
Zachary Vickery, Penfield Library

ex officio:
William Bowers, Associate Provost for Research Development and Administration
Taejin Jung, Communication Studies, RISE Coordinator

Meeting Dates for Fall 2020

Full SCAC - Fall 2020

September 9th
October 14h
December 2nd

SCAC Advisory - Fall 2020

October 7th
November 11th

Meeting Dates for Spring 2021

To be determined

Campus Grant Programs Reviewed by SCAC

SCAC reviews a large selection of the internal grants provided on campus. The guidelines and information for all grant programs peer-reviewed by SCAC can be found on ORSP's "Internal Grants" page. 

Information for Members

The following links are accessible to SCAC members only when signed into their email account.