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 2023-2024
Matthew Baker co-chair, Chemistry
Adam Fay co-chair, Psychology
Yulia Artemenko Biological Sciences
Isabelle Bichindaritz Computer Science
Christopher Chandler Biological Sciences
Ioana Coman Computer Science
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
Donna Greene Art and Design
Douglas Guerra English and Creative Writing
Zheng Hao Mathematics
Sien Hu Psychology
Lowell Hutcheson ARTSwego
Jennifer Joyce Mentor Program
Sungeun Kim Electrical and Computer Engineering
Heather Holcomb Accounting Finance and Law
Natalia Lewandowska Physics
Amanda Li Music
Grace Maxon-Clarke Educational Opportunity Program
David McLain Marketing and Management
Cleane Medeiros Advisement Center
Ampalavanar Nanthakumar Mathematics
Kenneth Nichols English and Creative Writing
Alanna Ossa Anthropology
Rebecca Peters Anthropology
Joshua Plencner Political Science
Priyanka Rupasinghe Physics
Jeremy Shifton Criminal Justice
Mohammad Tajvarpour Accounting Finance and Law
Bastian Tenbergen Computer Science
Gilian Tenbergen Psychology
Christina Vasquez CSTEP
Nicole Westerdahl Penfield Library
ex officio:
William Bowers ORSP / Associate Provost for Research Development and Administration
Kestutis Bendinskas Student ORCA
Meeting Dates for Spring 2024
Advisoy Full SCAC
Wednesday 07-FEB-2024 Wednesday 14-FEB-2024
Wednesday 28-FEB-2024 Wednesday 06-MAR-2024
Wednesday 03-APR-2024 Wednesday 10-APR-2024
Wednesday 01-MAY-2024 Wednesday 08-MAY-2024
Meeting Dates for Fall 2024


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.