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 2019-2020

Poongodi Geetha-Loganathan, co-chair, Biological Sciences
Kestutis Bendinskas, co-chair, Chemistry
Lyudmyla Ardan, Economics
Yulia Artemenko, Biological Sciences
Mustafa Ayad, Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Matthew Baker, Chemistry
Isabelle Bichindaritz, Computer Science
Christopher Chandler, Biological Sciences
Dean Crawford, Accounting Finance and Law
Arvind Diddi, Communication Studies
Adam Fay, Psychology
Lenuta Giukin, Modern Languages
Tiphanie Gonzalez, Counseling and Psychological Services
Douglas Guerra, English and Creative Writing
Mohammad Islam, Physics
Katherine Jones, Librarian
Stephanie Lamb, University Development
Paul Leary, Music
Toby Malone, Theatre
Grace Maxon-Clarke, Educational Opportunity Program
Christopher McEvoy, Art
John Myers, Mathematics
Alanna Ossa, Anthropology
Bruce Peng, Curriculum and Instruction
Jeremy Shifton, Public Justice
Bastian Tenbergen, Computer Science
Mark Zelcer, Philosophy 
Hui Zhang, Electrical and Computer Engineering

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

Meeting Dates for Fall 2019

Full SCAC - Fall 2019

September 11th
October 16th
November 13th
December 11th

SCAC Advisory - Fall 2019

October 7th
November 6th
December 4th

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.