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 2022-2023

Adam Fay, co-chair, Psychology
Alanna Ossa, co-chair, Anthropology

Yulia Artemenko, Biological Sciences
Matthew Baker, Chemistry
Isabelle Bichindaritz, Computer Science
Christopher Chandler, Biological Sciences
Indu Rasika Churchill, Mathematics
Dean Crawford, Accounting Finance and Law
Arvind Diddi, Communication Studies
Amy Dumas, Extended Learning
Poongodi Geetha-Loganathan, Biological Sciences
Lenuta Giukin, Modern Languages and Literatures
Zachary Gold, Human Development
Tiphanie Gonzalez, Counseling and Psychological Services
Douglas Guerra, English and Creative Writing
Sarah Hanusch, Mathematics
Zheng Hao, Mathematics
Sien Hu, Psychology
Lowell Hutcheson, ARTSwego
Jennifer Joyce, Mentor Program
Sungeun Kim, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Heather Losi, Accounting Finance and Law
Grace Maxon-Clarke, Educational Opportunity Program
David McLain, Marketing and Management
Cleane Medeiros, Advisement Center
Taylor Miller, Linguistics
Ampalavanar Nanthakumar, Mathematics
Kenneth Nichols, English and Creative Writing
Rebecca Peters, Anthropology
Joshua Plencner, Political Science
Priyanka Rupasinghe, Physics
Nirdishtha Sapkota, Residence Life
Jaclyn Schildkraut, Criminal Justice
Jeremy Shifton, Criminal Justice
Mohammad Tajvarpour, Accounting Finance and Law
Bastian Tenbergen, Computer Science
Gilian Tenbergen, Psychology
Christina Vasquez, CSTEP
Zachary Vickery, Penfield Library
Nicole Westerdahl, Penfield Library
Najah Zaaeed, Health Promotion and Wellness

ex officio:
William Bowers, Associate Provost for Research Development and Administration
Kestutis Bendinskas, Chemistry

Meeting Dates for Spring 2023
Advisoy Full SCAC
Wednesday 01-FEB-2023 Wednesday 08-FEB-2023
Wednesday 01-MAR-2023 Wednesday 08-MAR-2023
Wednesday 05-APR-2023 Wednesday 12-APR-2023
Wednesday 26-APR-2023 Wednesday 03-MAY-2023
Meeting Dates for Fall 2023


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.