Who’s Involved

Steering Committee Tri-Chairs:

  • Anne Krouse, Professor of Nursing and Associate Provost for Strategic Initiatives and Learning Spaces
  • Stephen Thorpe, Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness
  • Janine Utell, Professor and Chairperson of the English Department

Steering Committee Members:

  • Harry Augensen, Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Director of the Widener Observatory
  • Joe Baker, Senior Vice President for Administration & Finance
  • Rachel Batch, Associate Professor and Chair of History
  • Tim Cairy, Director of the Office of Student Success and Retention
  • Linda Durant, Senior Vice President for University Advancement
  • George Hassell, Associate Vice President for Compliance and Risk Management
  • Andrea Martin, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Chairperson of the Faculty Council Budget and Planning Assessment Committee
  • Kerstin Palombaro, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and Community Engagement Coordinator for the Institute for Physical Therapy Education
  • Marcine Pickron-Davis, Chief Diversity and Community Engagement Officer
  • Karen Rose, Professor of Psychology and former Chairperson of the General Education Subcommittee
  • Brent Satterly, Associate Professor of Social Work, Director of the Bachelor of Social Work Program, and former Chairperson of the Faculty
  • Brigitte Valesey, Assistant Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
  • Scott Van Bramer, Professor of Chemistry and Chairperson of the Faculty

Working Group I: Mission and Goals

  • Co-Chairs are:
    • TBD
    • Marcine Pickron-Davis, Chief Diversity and Community Engagement Officer
  • Members include:
    • Judy Ritter, Professor of Law, Delaware Law School
    • Jason Britton, Associate Director of Admissions
    • Joy Dickerson, Associate Professor of Hospitality Management
    • Anna Hemmingway, Associate Professor of Law and Director of Legal Methods, Commonwealth Law School
    • Allyson Roberts, Associate Director of Public Relations
    • Jack Shafer, Director of Athletics
    • Christine Weist, Administrative Assistant, School of Human Service Professions
    • Nicole Gilette, President of the Student Government Association (SGA)
    • Bridget Thompson, Graduate Student Representative

Working Group II: Ethics and Integrity

  • Co-Chairs are:
    • Harry Augensen, Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Director of the Widener Observatory
    • George Hassell, Associate Vice President for Compliance and Risk Management
  • Members include:
    • Annalisa Castaldo, Associate Professor of English
    • Bob Wellmon, Professor of Physical Therapy and Chairperson of the Faculty Council Promotion and Tenure Committee
    • Kristin Chando, Registrar
    • Esther Brown, Associate Professor Nursing and Director of Community Nursing
    • Dan Hanson, Director of Public Relations
    • Nadine McHenry, Associate Professor of Education
    • Kerri Brannen, Associate Professor of Management
    • Curtis Ford, Campus Safety Officer
    • Julie Marenic, Accounts Payable Specialist

Working Group III: Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience

  • Co-Chairs are:
    • Scott Van Bramer, Professor of Chemistry and Chairperson of the Faculty
    • Rachel Batch, Associate Professor of History and History Department Chairperson
  • Members include:
    • Rose Schwartz, Associate Professor of Nursing and School of Nursing Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
    • Roz Goldstein, Associate Librarian and Head of Cataloging and Serials, Wolfgram Library
    • Linda Houser, Associate Professor of Social Work
    • Mark Nicosia, Professor of Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Department Chairperson
    • Joanne Caione-Keating, Instructional Technology Specialist
    • Jocelyn Manigo, Director of Tutoring Services
    • Brian Fearnbaugh, Multi-Media Classroom Support Specialist (Harrisburg)
    • Sarah Cox, SGA Vice President of Finance & Administration
    • Jasmere Schleicher, SGA Treasurer

Working Group IV:  Support of the Student Experience

  • Co-Chairs are:
    • Kerstin Palombaro, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and Community Engagement Coordinator for the Institute for Physical Therapy Education
    • Tim Cairy, Director of the Office of Student Success and Retention
  • Members include:
    • Micki Davis, Director for Multicultural Student Affairs
    • Molly Wolf, Associate Librarian, Head of the Sexuality Archives, Wolfgram Library
    • Brenda Kucirka, Assistant Professor of Nursing
    • Rudy Treichel, Assistant Dean and Director of Graduate Program, School of Engineering
    • Anna Bachus, Director of Disability Services
    • Shirley Fischer-Drowos, Associate Professor of Chemistry
    • Kandy Turner, Director of International Student Services and Programs
    • Austin Duckett, Director of Student Engagement
    • Tracey Swanson, Administrative Assistant, School of Nursing
    • Douglas Fisher, Vice President of the Student Senate
    • Stephanie Ottino, Graduate Student Representative

Working Group V:  Educational Effectiveness Assessment

  • Co-Chairs are:
    • Karen Rose, Professor of Psychology and former Chairperson of the General Education Subcommittee
    • Brigitte Valesey, Assistant Provost for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
  • Members include:
    • Gordon Henderson, Professor of Political Science
    • Marcia Bolton, Associate Professor of Education, Assistant Dean for Education, Licensure, Assessment, and Accreditation, Center for Education
    • Babatunde Odusami, Associate Professor of Finance
    • Maria Slomiana, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
    • LaRasz Moody, Director of Bar Programs, Delaware Law School
    • Laura Bickert-Ciarlello, Assistant Director of Career Services
    • Steve Kauffman, Professor of Social Work
    • Sandy Graeff, Academic Secretary, Commonwealth Law School
    • Ashley Rundell, SGA Financial Secretary

Working Group VI:  Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement

  • Co-Chairs are:
    • Andrea Martin, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Chairperson of the Faculty Council Budget and Planning Assessment Committee
    • Joe Baker, Senior Vice President for Administration & Finance
  • Members include:
    • Tim Sullivan, Associate Professor of Education
    • Carl Pierce, Director of Operation
    • Yvonne Antonuci, Professor of Management
    • Peter Shoudy, Chief Information Officer
    • Denise Gifford, Associate Provost and Dean of Students
    • Molly Acri, Registrar, Commonwealth Law School
    • Jill Borin, Associate Librarian, Wolfgram Library
    • Dennis O’Shea, Grounds Foreman, Main Campus

Working Group VII:  Governance, Leadership, and Administration

  • Co-Chairs are:
    • Brent Satterly, Associate Professor of Social Work, Director of the Bachelor of Social Work Program, and former Chairperson of the Faculty
    • Linda Durant, Senior Vice President for University Advancement
  • Members include:
    • Ron Stead, Member of the Board of Trustees
    • Amy Franzini, Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Chairperson of the Communication Studies Department
    • Cynthia Sarnoski, Member of the Board of Trustees
    • James May, Professor of Law, Delaware Law School
    • Mary Baumberger-Henry, Professor of Nursing
    • Julie Dietrich, Director of Government Relations
    • Iqbal Mansur, Professor of Finance
    • Carol Bricklin, Coordinating Secretary, Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology
    • Nicole Stark, SGA Recording Secretary

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