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Steering Committee

7.1 The Steering Committee shall be composed of the Chair, the Vice-Chair and the Recording Secretary of the Senate and the chairs of the standing committees of the Senate. Whenever the membership of the Steering Committee is such that an academic unit is not represented, the Senators of that academic unit shall elect one of their number to the Steering Committee. If a member of the Steering Committee cannot attend a meeting, he/she shall designate an alternate, under these terms: i. If the absentee serves on the Steering Committee as chair of a standing committee, the alternate must be another Senator from that committee. ii. If the absentee serves on the Steering Committee as an academic unit representative, the alternate must be another Senator or elected alternate from that academic unit. The newly elected members of the Steering Committee shall assume office on the first day of September of the next academic year. To be eligible for membership (either as a member or as an alternate) on the Steering Committee, the individual must be a tenured faculty member or hold the rank of Associate Professor or higher.


Chair Ludo Scheffer Arts & Sciences 215.895.6140 & 215-895-5815
Vice-Chair Joan Weiner LeBow 215.895.1797
Recording Secretary Karen Goldschmidt Nursing & Health Professions 267.359.5645

Standing Committee Chairs:

Academic Affairs Ellen Giarelli Nursing & Health Professions 267-359-5830
Budget, Planning and Development Kevin Owens Arts & Sciences 215.895.2621
Faculty Affairs Donald McEachron BMES 215.895.1382
Research and Scholarly Activity Masoud Soroush Engineering 215.895.1710
Academic Support Mary Gordon -Gallagher Nursing & Health Professions 267.359.5870
Student Life Lloyd Ackert Arts & Sciences 215-895-0993

Steering Committee Members:

Law Clare Coleman
Education Mary Jean DeCarlo
Public Health Mary Hovinga 215.762.2552
BMES Hualou Liang 215.895.2044
Medicine Ramesh Raghupathi 215.991.8405
Westphal Debra Ruben
Arts & Sciences Ludo Scheffer 215.895.6140 & 215-895-5815
Computing & Informatics Chris Yang