Department Governance

Top-level Committees

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Executive & Finance

Mission/purpose

 

Members

Judith Burstyn, Chair (Department Chair)
Steve Burke, (Associate Chair Grad. Program)
Clark Landis, (Associate Chair Undergrad Program
Jim Weisshaar, (Associate Chair Research)
Pat Egan, (Administrative Director)
Matt Sanders, (Executive Director)
Thomas Brunold, (at large)
Kyoung-Shin Choi, (at large)
JR Schmidt, (at large)
Jen Schomaker, (at large)

Frequency of meeting

 

Meeting minutes and notes

Climate & Diversity

Mission/purpose

The Department of Chemistry is dedicated to cultivating a climate that is both supportive and empowering for all department members. We respect and encourage the diversity of our student body, and recognize that discrimination in any form weakens our community as a whole. We deeply value creating an environment where everyone is able to thrive and accomplish what they have set out to achieve. The Department continues to strive towards its mission of having an environment where members feel valued, respected, connected to their work, and empowered to contribute.

We seek to foster a community that encourages diversity of individuals and ideas. Our efforts include:

We urge everyone to strive towards making the department a welcoming and supportive community. As a part of this commitment, we ask that if you experience or observe incidents that you perceive as harassment or detrimental to the department climate, to please contact any of the Chemistry Active Listeners: John Berry, Arrietta Clauss, and Heike Hofstetter. Alternately, feel free to contact Professor Judith Burstyn (department chair), Matt Sanders (executive director), Pat Egan (department manager), members of the Climate and Diversity Committee (see list below), or the UW-Madison Office of Equity and Diversity.

Members

Desiree Bates,  Co-Chair
AJ Boydston, Co-Chair
Cheri Barta
Silvia Cavagnero
Andrew Greenberg, (REU)
Bob Hamers
Kristi Heming
Heike Hofstetter
Zachary Jones, (graduate student)
Matt Sanders
Karen Stephens
Wesley Swords, (postdoc)
Sam Wood, (graduate student)

Frequency of meeting

 

Meeting minutes and notes

Wellness & Professional Development

Mission/purpose

 

Members

Kayla Driscoll, Chair
Ariel Andrea
Allice Dang
Char Horsfall
Tesia Janicki, (graduate student)
Emily Kaufman, (graduate student)
Beatriz Lemire

Frequency of meeting

 

Meeting minutes and notes

Climate Coordinating

Mission/purpose

 

Members

Judith Burstyn, Chair (Dept Chair, Faculty)
Desiree Bates, (Climate Cmte Co-Chair)
Steve Burke, (Assoc. Chair, Grad Program/Faculty)
Kayla Driscoll, (Academic staff)
Jim Eisenhart, (Board of Advisers)
Marshall Padilla, (GSFLC Co-Chair)
Char Horsfall, (University staff)
Michael Schwartz, (Academic staff)
Cecilia Stodd, (University staff)
Betty Slinger, (postdoc)
Trisha Tucholski, (graduate student, at large)

Frequency of meeting

 

Meeting minutes and notes

Advancement

Mission/purpose

 

Members

Judith Burstyn, Chair
Kayla Driscoll
Pat Egan
Nick Jaeger
Tatum Lyles Flick
Matt Sanders

Frequency of meeting

 

Meeting minutes and notes

Tenure & Post-tenure Review

Mission/purpose

 

Members

Jim Weisshaar, Chair
Gilbert Nathanson
Lloyd Smith

Frequency of meeting

 

Meeting minutes and notes

Faculty Recruiting

Mission/purpose

 

Members

Ned Sibert, Chair
Tim Bertram
AJ Boydston
Danny Fredrickson
JR Schmidt
Jen Schomaker
Martin Zanni
Kayla Driscoll (administrative support)
Char Horsfall (Human Resources support)

Frequency of meeting

 

Meeting minutes and notes

Faculty Senate

Mission/purpose

 

Members

Claude Woods
Daniel Weix
John Wright
Vacant! (need a volunteer)
Steve Burke (alternate)

Frequency of meeting

 

Meeting minutes and notes

Research Committees

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Instrument Center (IC) Executive Committee & Sub-committees

Mission/purpose

 

Members

Sam Gellman, Chair
John Berry, J.
Helen Blackwell
Silvia Cavagnero
Kyoung-Shin Choi
Charlie Fry
Ilia Guzei
Heike Hofstetter
Clark Landis
Matt Sanders
Martha Vestling

Frequency of meeting

 

Meeting minutes and notes

IC-Chembio

Helen Blackwell, Chair
Andrew Buller
Jeff Martell
Tina Wang
Daniel Manson, (graduate student, support TA)

IC-Mass Spec

Martha Vestling, Chair
Joshua Coon
Yun (Bob) Hu, (graduate student, support TA)
Jen Schomaker
Bob Shanks
Maria Zdanovskaia, (graduate student, support TA)

IC-Materials

Kyoung-Shin Choi, Chair
Jaya Borgatta, (graduate student)
Charlie Fry
Bob Hamers
Rob McClain

IC-NMR

Charlie Fry, Chair
Silvia Cavagnero
Heike Hofstetter
Clark Landis
Logan Vine (graduate student, support TA)

IC-X-ray

Ilia Guzei, Chair
John Berry, J.F.
Kyoung-Shin Choi
Danny Fredrickson
Bob Shanks
Amelia Wheaton, (graduate student, support TA)

IC-EPR, Squid Mössbauer

Heike Hofstetter, Chair
John Berry
Thomas Brunold
Cathy Clewett
Bob McMahon
Daniel Santalucia, (graduate student)
Bob Shanks

Computing/Networking

Mission/purpose

 

Members

JR Schmidt, Chair
Desiree Bates
Bob Hamers
Paul McGuire
Alan Silver
Arun Yethiraj
Zachary Dyott
Amber Lim
Jessica Roberts

Frequency of meeting

 

Meeting minutes and notes

Catalysis Center

Mission/purpose

 

Members

Shannon Stahl, Chair
Steve Burke
Ive Hermans
Spring Knapp
Jen Schomaker
Daniel Weix
Eric Weeda

Frequency of meeting

 

Meeting minutes and notes

Seminar

Mission/purpose

The purpose of this committee is to manage the department seminar program budget and the administration of speaker selection and scheduling.

Members

Nathanson, G., Co-Chair (Assoc. Chair for Research)
Driscoll, K., Co-Chair (Assoc. Director, Faculty Services)
Hanson, M. (coordinator, administrative lead for seminars)
Bertram, T. (analytical path)
Choi, K.-S. (materials path)
Goldsmith, R. (pchem path)
Landis, C. (or Hermans, I.) (inorganic path)
Martell, J. (chembio path)
Pazicni, S. (chem ed path)
Wickens, Z. (organic path)
TBD (grad student)
TBD (grad student)

Frequency of meeting

 

Meeting minutes and notes

Research Shops

Mission/purpose

 

Members

Tim Bertram, Chair
Tracy Drier
Rob McClain
Steve Myers
Bob Shanks
Blaise Thompson
Zach Wickens
Claude Woods
Victoria Longley

Frequency of meeting

 

Meeting minutes and notes

Graduate Committees

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Grad Curriculum (Grad Program Oversight)

Mission/purpose

 

Members

Steve Burke, Co-Chair
Arrietta Clauss, Co-Chair
Sam Pazicni, (chem ed path)
Taylor Evans, (student)
Elizabeth Greenhalgh, (student)
Matt Sanders, (exec dir)
Lloyd Smith, (analytical path)
Helen Blackwell, (chembio path)
Danny Fredrickson, (inorg path)
AJ Boydston, (materials path)
Silvia Cavagnero, (pchem, fall)
Martin Zanni, (pchem, spring)

Frequency of meeting

 

Meeting minutes and notes

Grad Student-Faculty Liaison Committee (GSFLC) & Sub-committees

Mission/purpose

 

Members

Marshall Padilla, co-Chair
Matt Styles, co-Chair
Andrew Buller
Arrietta Clauss
Martin Zanni

Frequency of meeting

 

Meeting minutes and notes

GSFLC Sub-committees:

GSLFC outreach sub-committee

Paige Kinsley, Chair

GSFLC professional development

Shannon Goes, Chair

GSFLC social sub-committee

Christian Wallen, Chair

GSFLC wellness sub-committee

Grace Lutovsky, Chair

GSFLC treasurer

Elizabeth Greenhalgh, Chair

Grad Recruiting

Mission/purpose

 

Members

Shannon Stahl, Co-Chair
Tim Bertram,  Co-Chair
Arrietta Clauss
Liv Farver
Mary Hanson
Kristi Heming
Beatriz Lemire
Karen Stephens

Frequency of meeting

 

Meeting minutes and notes

Grad Admissions

Mission/purpose

 

Members

Analytical—Tim Bertram
ChemBio—Sam Gellman, Andrew Buller (Tina Wang observing)
ChemEd—Ryan Stowe
Inorganic—Danny Fredrickson, Dan Weix/Shannon Stahl (Jeff Martell observing)
Materials—AJ Boydston, Song Jin
PChem—JR Schmidt, Gil Nathanson
Organic—Zach Wickens, Steve Burke

Frequency of meeting

 

Meeting minutes and notes

Fellowships & Scholarships

Mission/purpose

 

Members

Pam Doolittle, Chair
Cheri Barta
Steve Burke
Pat Egan
Aubrey Ellison
Jeanne Hamers
Clark Landis
Tatum Lyles Flick
Katie McCullough

Frequency of meeting

 

Meeting minutes and notes

Teaching Committee (Teaching Assignments?)

Mission/purpose

 

Members

Clark Landis, Chair
Program Chairs
Jeanne Hamers
Matt Sanders

Frequency of meeting

 

Meeting minutes and notes

TA Awards

Mission/purpose

 

Members

Matt Sanders, Chair
Stephen Block
Pam Doolittle
Brian Esselman
Jeanne Hamers
Nick Hill
Liana Lamont
Lindy Stoll
Mark Wendt
Chad Wilkinson

Frequency of meeting

 

Meeting minutes and notes

Undergraduate Committees

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Undergrad Curriculum (Undergrad Program Oversight Committee

Mission/purpose

 

Members

Clark Landis, Faculty Co-Chair
Jeanne Hamers, Staff Co-Chair
Ariel Andrea
Cheri Barta
Pam Doolittle
Brian Esselman
Taylor Evans, (student)
Nick Hill
Liana Lamont
Ned Sibert
Mark Wendt

Frequency of meeting

 

Meeting minutes and notes

Undergrad Laboratories

Mission/purpose

 

Members

Mark Wendt, Chair
Stephen Block
Matt Bowman
Pam Doolittle
Aubrey Ellison
Brian Esselman
Lea Gustin
Nick Hill
Rob McClain
Chad Wilkinson

Frequency of meeting

 

Meeting minutes and notes

Undergrad Advising

Mission/purpose

 

Members

Cheri Barta
Jeanne Hamers
Katie McCullough

Frequency of meeting

 

Meeting minutes and notes

Undergrad Relations

Mission/purpose

 

Members

Cheri Barta, Chair
Matt Bowman
Pam Doolittle
Jeanne Hamers
Katie McCullough
Lindy Stoll
Erynn Zweifel

Frequency of meeting

 

Meeting minutes and notes

ACS Student Chapter

Mission/purpose

 

Members

Matt Bowman, Advisor

Frequency of meeting

 

Meeting minutes and notes

Alpha Chi Sigma

Mission/purpose

 

Members

Jim Maynard, Advisor

Frequency of meeting

 

Meeting minutes and notes

Fellowships & Scholarships

Mission/purpose

 

Members

Pam Doolittle, Chair
Cheri Barta
Steve Burke
Pat Egan
Aubrey Ellison
Jeanne Hamers
Clark Landis
Tatum Lyles Flick
Katie McCullough

Frequency of meeting

 

Meeting minutes and notes

Teaching Assignments (Teaching Committee?)

Mission/purpose

 

Members

Clark Landis, Chair
Program Chairs
Jeanne Hamers
Matt Sanders

Frequency of meeting

 

Meeting minutes and notes

TA Awards (AD-HOC)

Mission/purpose

 

Members

Matt Sanders, Chair
Stephen Block
Pam Doolittle
Brian Esselman
Jeanne Hamers
Nick Hill
Liana Lamont
Lindy Stoll
Mark Wendt
Chad Wilkinson

Frequency of meeting

 

Meeting minutes and notes

Administration Committees

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Continuity of Operations (COOP)

Mission/purpose

 

Members

Judith Burstyn, Chair
Clark Landis, Associate Chair, Undergrad. Prog.
Helen Blackwell
Bob McMahon
Gilbert Nathanson
Theresa Pesavento
Pat Egan
Ive Hermans
Tatum Lyles Flick
Jeff Nielsen
Matt Sanders
Alan Silver

Frequency of meeting

 

Meeting minutes and notes

Safety

Mission/purpose

 

Members

Ive Hermans, Chair
Cheri Barta
John Berry
Michael Bradley
Steve Burke
Tilak Chandra (UW safety)
Pat Egan (Administrative Director)
Nick Hill
Char Horsfall
Rob McClain
Jeff Nielsen (Building Manager)
Michael Roy (graduate student)
Daniel Weix
Claude Woods

Frequency of meeting

 

Meeting minutes and notes

Facilities

Mission/purpose

 

Members

Bob McMahon, Chair
John Moore, Co-Chair
Jeff Nielsen, (building manager)
Matt Sanders

Frequency of meeting

 

Meeting minutes and notes

Website

Mission/purpose

The Department of Chemistry Website Committee oversees technologies and general content guidelines for the department’s external website, intranet, other departmentally associated sites, and digital signage through effective solutions that responsibly use department resources.

Members

Tatum Lyles Flick (Co-chair)
Alan Silver (Co-chair)
Ariel Andrea
Pat Egan
Bruce Goldade
Bob Hamers
Paul McGuire
Vanessa Orr

Frequency of meeting

Once per month or as needed.

Meeting minutes and notes

Academic Staff

Mission/purpose

 

Members

Bob Shanks, Chair
Allice Dang
Tracy Drier
Nick Hill
Tracey Reitz
Matt Sanders
Michael Schwartz
Lindy Stoll
Amy Tatarsky

Frequency of meeting

 

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University Staff

Mission/purpose

 

Members

Char Horsfall, Chair
Kurtis Casperson
Mary Hanson
Pat Egan
Hailey Johnson
Nicole Meyers
Steve Myers
Erynn Zweifel

Frequency of meeting

 

Meeting minutes and notes