College of the Environment Standing Committees

Apply and participate in a Committee

(2-year term for rotating membership ends June 2023)

For information on each committee's duties, see the College of the Environment Bylaws. You can also contact any member of the committee(s) you're interested in.

To apply to join any committees below, please fill out an application.

Here's a resource on Robert's Rules of Order, which may come into play in how committee meetings are conducted.

As a student member, if you're unable to attend a committee meeting, let one of your College of the Environment AS Student Senators know and they may be able to sit in for you.

Academic Technology Committee

There shall be a College Academic Technology Committee (ATC) consisting of two (2) faculty, one from each branch, and two (2) College of the Environment student, one from each Branch, and two (2) staff members from the College. 

  • Stefan Freelan, ENVS Faculty
  • Dave Knutson, Staff, Committee Chair
  • Erika McPhee-Shaw, ESCI Faculty
  • Michael Medler, ENVS Faculty
  • TBD, ESCI Student
  • TBD, ENVS/UEPP Student

Diversity & Community Affairs Committee

There shall be one Diversity and Community Affairs Committee, whose membership is as follows: two (2) faculty, one from each Branch, the (1) College of the Environment’s Diversity Recruiter & Retention Specialist, one (1) additional staff member from the College, one (1) College of the Environment undergraduate student from each Branch, and one (1) graduate student from the College. 

  • John McLaughlin, ESCI Faculty
  • Gene Myers, ENVS Faculty
  • Shalini Singh, Staff
  • Diane Knutson, Staff
  • Kiernan Park-Egan, Student
  • Jacob O'Donnell, Student

Curriculum Committee

College of the Environment shall have a Curriculum Committee consisting of three (3) faculty members from the ESCI Branch, selected by the Branch faculty where at least one member is a department chair; three (3) faculty members from the ENVS/UEPP Branch, selected by the Branch faculty, where at least one member is a department chair; the (1) Undergraduate Advisor, two (2) additional staff, one from each Branch, and two (2) College of the Environment students, one from each Branch. 

  • Rose Kawczynski, ESCI Staff
  • Kathryn Patrick, Undergraduate Advisor
  • Kathryn Sobocinski, ESCI Faculty
  • Brooke Love, ESCI Faculty
  • Ruth Sofield, ESCI Department Chair
  • Aquila Flower, ENVS Faculty, Committee Chair
  • Diane Knutson, UEPP Staff
  • Kate Darby, ENVS Faculty
  • Grace Wang, UEPP  Department Chair
  • Mary Moores, Undergraduate Advisor (non-voting)
  • Shalini Singh, Undergraduate Advisor (non-voting)
  • Rebekah Paci-Green, Department Chair (non-voting)
  • Heather Dalberg, ENVS Staff (non-voting)
  • Ed Weber, Staff (non-voting)
  • TBD, ESCI Student
  • TBD, ENVS/UEPP Student

Personnel Committee

There shall be a College Personnel Committee that deals with matters involving College faculty. The committee will consist of six (6) tenured faculty, three from each Branch and the (1) Operations Manager (non‐voting). 

  • Troy Abel, UEPP Faculty
  • Gigi Berardi, ENVS/UEPP Faculty
  • Linda Luttrell, Staff (non-voting)
  • David Rossiter, ENVS Faculty
  • John Rybczyk, ESCI Faculty
  • David Shull, ESCI Faculty
  • Angela Strecker, ESCI Faculty

Policy Committee

There shall be a College Policy Committee, whose membership includes the Dean (non‐voting), the Operations Manager (non‐voting), three (3) faculty members from the ESCI Branch, selected by the Branch faculty where at least one member is a department chair; three (3) faculty members from the ENVS/UEPP Branch, selected by the Branch faculty, where at least one member is a department chair; two (2) College of the Environment students, one from each Branch (if possible, represented by the College of the Environment student Senators) elected by the College; and two (2) staff members from the College, elected by the staff.  

  • Leo Bodensteiner, ESCI Faculty
  • Marco Hatch, ESCI Faculty
  • Linda Luttrell, Staff, Operations Manager (ex officio)
  • Jean Melious, Dean (ex officio)
  • Rebekah Paci-Green, ENVS Department Chair, Serving as Branch Chair Representation
  • Kathryn Patrick, Staff
  • Ingrid Patrick, Staff, Recording Secretary
  • Joan Pickens, Staff
  • Ruth Sofield, ESCI Faculty
  • Grace Wang, UEPP Department Chair, Serving as Branch Faculty Representation
  • Nick Zaferatos, UEPP Faculty
  • TBD, ENVS Student
  • TBD, ESCI Student

Scholarship, Research, and Creative Opportunities Committee

There shall be a Scholarship, Research and Creative Opportunities Committee consisting of  two (2) faculty member, one from each Branch, one (1) staff member from the College and one (1) College of the Environment student.

  • Andy Bach, ENVS Faculty
  • Kathryn Sobocinski, ESCI Faculty
  • Ingrid Patrick, Recording Secretary(non-voting)
  • Emily Flarry, Staff
  • Sarah Quenemoen, College of the Environment Student

College of the Environment Graduate Program Committees

Each Graduate degree program in the College shall have a Graduate Program Committee. The membership of each committee will include at least three (3) faculty members from the program, one (1) Graduate Program Coordinator, and one (1) College of the Environment graduate student.

M.Ed Environmental Education

  • Nini Hayes, ENVS Faculty
  • Gene Myers, ENVS Faculty
  • Nick Stanger, ENVS Faculty
  • Ed Weber, Staff
  • TBD, M.Ed. Student

M.A. Environmental Studies

  • Gigi Berardi, ENVS Faculty
  • David Rossiter, ENVS Faculty
  • TBD, ENVS Faculty
  • Ed Weber, Staff
  • TBD, ENVS Graduate Student

M.S. Environmental Science

  • Marco Hatch, ESCI Faculty
  • Wayne Landis, ESCI Faculty
  • David Shull, ESCI Faculty
  • Ruth Sofield, ESCI Faculty
  • David Wallin, ESCI Department Chair
  • Ed Weber, Staff
  • TBD, ESCI Student