Implementation Steering Committee
Following the report of the Commission of the Next Generation of Faculty, Provost Wendy Hensel solicited nominations of faculty to serve on an implementation steering committee. The Commission recommended the steering committee to guide the implementation of the Commission’s recommendations and facilitate the university’s progress on diversity and inclusion.
Subsequent to a presentation of the report’s findings and the university’s next steps in September 2019, Provost Hensel issued a call for nominations for the committee. Response to the call was enthusiastic, and the Provost’s Office received many nominations.
In consultation with key colleagues, during October 2019 Provost Hensel selected inaugural members of the committee to reflect the broadest possible representation across colleges, backgrounds, faculty status and interests.
The inaugural members selected during the fall of 2019 are:
- Collins Airhihenbuwa, Professor, School of Public Health
- Kimberly Bennekin, Professor, Perimeter College
- Susan-Sojourna Collier, Lecturer, College of the Arts
- Dean Dabney, Department Chair and Professor, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
- Cirleen DeBlaere, Associate Professor, College of Education and Human Development
- Tonia Durden, Clinical Associate Professor, College of Education and Human Development, and member of the University Senate Cultural Diversity Committee
- Kyle Frantz, Professor, College of Arts & Sciences, and Director of the Center for the Advancement of Students and Alumni
- Harry Heiman, Clinical Associate Professor, School of Public Health
- John King, Interim Associate Chair, Mathematics, Perimeter College
- Alexis Martinez, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, College of Law
- Kellie Mayfield, Assistant Professor, Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions
- Sara Rosen, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
- Jessica Waldrop, Clinical Associate Professor, J. Mack Robinson College of Business
Sara Rosen, the former chair of the Commission for the Next Generation of Faculty, was selected as chair of the committee.
Each member will serve for an initial one-, two- or three-year term as the university builds a staggered rotation of members. The Provost’s Office will launch additional calls for nominations in future years as members rotate out of the committee.