Department Governance

Chair-Associated Top-Level Departmental Committees

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DEPARTMENT LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

  • Burstyn, J.N., Chair (Department Chair)
  • Blackwell, H., (Assoc. Chair Grad. Prog.)
  • Landis, C. (Associate Chair Undergrad Program)
  • Nathanson, G. (Associate Chair Research)
  • Egan, P. (Administrative Director)
  • Sanders, M.J. (Executive Director)
  • Brunold, T.C., (at large)
  • Choi, K.-S., (at large)
  • Schmidt, JR (at large)
  • Schomaker, J.M. (at large)

ADVANCEMENT

  • Burstyn, J.N., Co-Chair
  • Bair, K., Co-Chair (UWFAA)
  • Driscoll, K.L.
  • Egan, P.
  • Landis, C. (Chair Elect)
  • Lyles Flick, T.
  • Sanders, M.J.

POST-TENURE REVIEW

  • Nathanson, G., Chair, Assoc. Chair Research
  • Cavagnero, S.
  • Smith, L.
  • Driscoll, K. (admin support)

FACULTY RECRUITING

  • Sibert, E., Chair, Fall
  • Ediger, M., Chair, Spring)
  • Buller, A.
  • Fredrickson, D.
  • Schomaker, J.
  • Widicus Weaver, S.
  • Cavagnero, S. (CDEI faculty recruiting action team)
  • Boydston, AJ (CDEI Steering Cmte chair)
  • Driscoll, K. (administrative support)
  • Horsfall, C. (Human Resources support)

FACULTY SENATE

  • Goldsmith, R.
  • Stowe, R.
  • Weix, D.J.
  • (vacant)
  • John Berry (alternate)

CLIMATE, DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION STEERING

  • Boydston, A.J., Co-Chair (Faculty)
  • Bates, D., Co-Chair (Academic Staff)
  • Driscoll, K. (admin support, Wellness/Prof Devel subcommittee chair)
  • Horsfall, C. (Dept HR, Chair University Staff Cmte)
  • Shanks, R. (Academic Staff Cmte Chair)
  • Blackwell, H. (Assoc. Chair for Grad. Prog. & Chair, GPOC)
  • Burstyn, J. (Department Chair)
  • Eisenhart, J.M. (Board of Advisers)
  • Higgins, Peyton (GSFLC Co-Chair)
  • Ediger, M. (Faculty at-large)
  • Schwartz, M.P. (Academic staff at-large)
  • Barta, C. (Undergraduate representative)
  • Lemire, Beatriz (University staff, at-large)
  • Howe, Morgan (postdoc)
  • Jones, Z. (graduate student, at large)
  • Sibert, E., Chair, Faculty Recruiting Cmte (fall only)
  • Yoon, T., Chair, Graduate Admissions Cmte (fall only)

CDE&I STANDING COMMITTEES

  • FACULTY & STAFF WELLNESS & PROF DEVEL
    • Driscoll, K., Chair
    • Andrea, A.
    • Dang, A.
    • Horsfall, C. (staff, HR specialist)
    • Cavagnero, S. (faculty)
    • Stowe, R. (faculty)
  • POST-DOC COMMUNITY
    • Weix, D. (Co-chair, faculty)
    • Knapp, S. (Co-chair, staff)
    • Horsfall, C. (dept HR, hiring practices)
    • Clauss, A. (career opportunities)
    • Jones, Corey (post-doc)

CDE&I ACTION TEAM(S) 2020-2021

  • FACULTY MENTOR TRAINING ACTION TEAM
    • Boydston, A.J. (Faculty, Co-Chair)
    • Barta, C. (staff Co-Chair)
    • Jenkins, C. (staff, CBIT)
    • Pazicni, S. (Faculty, junior)
    • Janicki, Tesia (grad student, Climate Survey lead)
    • Smith, A. (WISCIENCE, CIMER, campus mentor training program)
  • GRAD RECRUITING & RETENTION ACTION TEAM (CHOPS, CATALYST, BRIDGE, DIVERSITY RECRUITMENT PARTICIPATION, Chemistry-CBE REU on Renewable Energy)
    2020-2021 focus is on bringing all graduate recruitment & retention initiatives together under the umbrella of the graduate program

    • Blackwell, H. (Assoc. Chair for Grad. Prog., Co-Chair)
    • Clauss, A. (Dir. Grad. Prog., Co-Chair)
    • Mathewson, T. (admin support)
    • Bates, D. (acad staff, Bridge co-director, CHOPS)
    • Hamers, R. (faculty, Bridge co-director)
    • Yoon, T. (grad admissions cmte chair)
    • Barta, C. (CATALYST co-director, mentor training)
    • Buller, A. (faculty)
    • Hofstetter, H. (academic staff)
    • Akana, Michelle (graduate student)
    • Campbell, Meghan (graduate student)
    • Bakhtiari, Maryam (graduate student)
  • FACULTY RECRUITING & RETENTION ACTION TEAM
    • Boysdston, A.J. (Co-Chair, Climate, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Steering Cmte)
    • Ediger, M. (Co-Chair, Faculty Recruiting Cmte)
    • Cavagnero, S. (faculty at-large)
  • STAFF RECRUITING & RETENTION ACTION TEAM
    • Bates, D. (Co-Chair, Climate, Diversity & Inclusion Steering)
    • Horsfall, C. (Co-Chair, HR specialist)
    • Lemire, Beatriz (University staff)

Research-Associated Departmental Committees

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COMPUTING/ NETWORKING

  • Schmidt, J.R., Co-Chair
  • McGuire, P.B., Co-Chair
  • Bates, D.M.
  • Hamers, R.J.
  • Silver, A.C.
  • Yang, Y.
  • Yethiraj, A.
  • Lim, A. (grad student)
  • Roberts, J. (grad student)

SEMINAR / COLLOQUIUM

  • Nathanson, G., Co-Chair
  • Driscoll, K., Co-Chair
  • 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)
  • Knott, Samantha (grad student)
  • Tabang, Dylan (grad student)
  • Hanson, M. (admin coordinator)

MAKER SPACES EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

  • Bertram, T., Co-Chair
  • Myers, S.R., Co-Chair
  • Drier, T.O.
  • McClain, R.L.
  • Shanks, R.B.
  • Thompson, B.
  • Wickens, Z.
  • Woods, C.
  • Longley, V.

INSTRUMENTATION EXECUTIVE CMTE

  • Berry, J. F., Co-chair
  • Fry, C. G., Co-chair
  • Cavagnero, S.
  • Choi, K.-S.
  • Guzei, I. A.
  • Hofstetter, H.
  • Gellman, S.
  • Sanders, M. J.
  • Vestling, M. M.
  • Wang, T.
  • Schneider, Brett (grad student)

Instrumentation ACTION TEAM(S) 2020-2021

  • Bender Center (BC) Operations Action Team
    • Berry, J. F., Co-chair
    • Fry, C. G., Co-chair
    • Clewett, C.
    • Guzei, I. A.
    • Hofstetter, H.
    • Nathanson, G.
    • Shanks, R.
    • Vestling, M. M.
  • BC EPR/SQUID/Mössbauer
    • Hofstetter, H., Chair
    • Berry, J. F.
    • Brunold, T. C.
    • Clewett, C.
    • McMahon, R. J.
    • Shanks, R. B.
  • BC Mass Spec
    • Vestling, M. M., Chair
    •  Coon, J. J.
    • Chmiel, Alyah, grad student support TA
    • Hu, Yun (Bob), grad student support TA
    • Schomaker, J. M.
    • Shanks, R. B.
  • BC NMR
    • Fry, C. G., Chair
    • Cavagnero, S.
    • Clewett, C.
    • Hofstetter, H.
    • Landis, C. R.
    • Vine, L. (grad student support/TA)
  • BC Xray
    • Guzei, I. A., Chair
    • Berry, J. F.
    • Choi, K.-S.
    • Fredrickson, D. C.
    • Shanks, R. B.
    • Wheaton, A. (grad student support/TA)
  • Catalysis Center
    • Landis, C. R., Chair
    • Clewett, C.
    • Hermans, I.
    • Shanks, R. B.
  • Keck Center
    • Wang, T., Chair
    • Buller, A.
    • Cavagnero, S.
    • Doody, C. (grad student support/TA)
    • Hofstetter, H.
    • Martell, J.
    • Vestling, M. M.
  • Materials Instrumentation
    • Choi, K.-S., Chair
    • Borgatta, J. (grad student support/TA)
    • Clewett, C.
    • Guzei, I. A.
    • Hamers, R. J.
    • McClain, R.

Graduate Program-Associated Departmental Committees

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GRAD PROG OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

  • Blackwell, H., Co-Chair (Assoc. Chair Grad. Prog.)
  • Clauss, A.W., Co-Chair (Director Grad. Prog.)
  • Mathewson, T. (Grad. Prog. Coord., admin support)
  • Sanders, M.J. (exec dir)
  • Fredrickson, D. (inorg path)
  • Gellman, S. (chembio path)
  • Jin, S. (materials path)
  • Pazicni, S. (chem ed path)
  • Smith, L. (analytical path)
  • Weix, D. (organic path)
  • Zanni, M. (pchem path)
  • Wood, S. (grad student)
  • Golden, K. (grad student)

GRAD STUDENT- FACULTY LIAISON COMMITTEE

Leadership & Faculty

  • Hacha, Brandon, co-Chair
  • Higgins, Peyton, co-Chair
  • Buller, A.R.
  • Clauss, A.
  • Mathewson, T.
  • Yoon, T.

GSFLC Outreach Sub-Committee: Paige Kinsley, Head

GSFLC Professional Development: Meranda Masse, Head

GSFLC Community Building Sub-Committee: Katie Kruszynski, Head

GSFLC Wellness Sub-Committee: Cassie Doody, Head

GSFLC Treasurer: Megan Nieszala

GRAD RECRUITING EVENTS TASK FORCE

  • Bertram, T., Co-Lead
  • Clauss, A.W., Co-Lead
  • Mathewson, Taylor (admin leader)
  • Hanson, M. (coordinator lead)
  • Lemire, B. (coordinator support)
  • West, O. (coordinator support)
  • Van Buskirk, Jonathan (grad student)
  • Whitworth, Isabella (grad student)

GRAD ADMISSIONS

  • Yoon, T., Faculty Co-Chair
  • Clauss, A.W., Co-Chair
  • Mathewson, Taylor (admin leader)
  • Bates, D. (CDEI representative)
  • Analytical: Ying Ge, Lingjun Li
  • ChemBio: Andrew Buller, Tina Wang, Sam Gellman
  • ChemEd: Ryan Stowe
  • Inorganic: Danny Fredrickson, Jeff Martell, John Berry
  • Materials: Bob Hamers, Song Jin
  • PChem: Etienne Garand, JR Schmidt, Yang Yang
  • Organic: Zach Wickens, Dan Weix, Tehshik Yoon
  • Graduate Students: Zach Armstrong (Zanni), James Langford (Yang), Peyton Higgins (Buller)

ACS Bridge Program Steering Committee

  • Bob Hamers (faculty, co-Chair)
  • Desiree Bates (staff, co-Chair)
  • Beatriz Lemire (admin support)
  • Arrietta Clauss (Dir. Grad. Prog.)
  • AJ Boydston
  • Judith Burstyn
  • Mark Ediger
  • Dan Weix
  • Susanna Widicus Weaver
  • Tehshik Yoon

TEACHING COMMITTEE

(Crosses over with Undergraduate Program)

  • Burstyn J., Co-Chair
  • Pesavento, T. Co-Chair (campus instructional liaison)
  • Strnad, S. (administrative support)
  • Fredrickson, D. (inorg path)
  • Gellman, S. (chembio path)
  • Jin, S. (materials path)
  • Pazicni, S. (chem ed path)
  • Smith, L. (analytical path)
  • Weix, D. (organic path)
  • Zanni, M. (pchem path)
  • Blackwell, H. (Assoc. Chair Grad.)
  • Landis, C.R. (Assoc. Chair Undergrad.)
  • Hamers, J.S. (Dir. Undergrad.)
  • Clauss, A. (Dir. Grad.)
  • Sanders, M.J. (Exec. Dir.)

Undergraduate Program-Associated Departmental Committees

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UNDERGRAD PROG OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

  • Landis, C., Faculty Co-Chair
  • Hamers, J.S., Staff Co-Chair
  • Strnad, S. (admin support)
  • Barta, C.
  • Brunold, T.
  • Doolittle, P.S.
  • Lipinski, K. (grad student)
  • Pesavento, T.
  • Sibert, E.L. (fall) / Schmidt, JR (spring)
  • Weix, D.
  • Wendt, M.A.

ICOOP (Instructional Continuity)

  • Landis, C., ( Co-Chair, faculty)
  • Pesavento, T. (Co-Chair, staff)
  • Bain, R.
  • Blackwell, H.
  • Brunold, T.
  • Doolittle, P.
  • Hamers, J.
  • Hill, N.
  • Wilkinson, C.
  • Sibert, E.

UNDERGRAD LABORATORIES

  • Wendt, M.A., Chair
  • Block, S.B.
  • Bowman, M.
  • Doolittle, P.S.
  • Ellison, A.
  • Esselman, B.J.
  • Gustin, L.
  • Hill, N.J.
  • McClain, R.L.
  • Wilkinson, C.C.

UNDERGRAD RELATIONS

  • Barta, C., Chair
  • Bowman, M.D.
  • Doolittle, P.S.
  • Hamers, J.
  • McCullough, K.
  • Weaver, J.
  • Strnad, S.

ACS STUDENT CHAPTER

  • Bowman, M., Advisor

ALPHA CHI SIGMA

  • Maynard, J.H., Advisor

FELLOWSHIPS & SCHOLARSHIPS TEAM

  • Doolittle, P.S, (Co-Chair, staff)
  • Schomaker, J., (Co-Chair, faculty)
  • Barta, C.A.
  • Ellison, A.
  • Landis, C.
  • Lyles, T.
  • McCullough, K.
  • Wendt, M.
  • Egan, P. / Sanders, M. (financial allocation)

TA AWARDS TEAM

  • Brunold, T., Chair
  • Hamers, J.S., Co-Chair
  • Block, S.B.
  • Doolittle, P.S.
  • Ellison, A.
  • Esselman, B.J.
  • Gustin, L.
  • Hill, N.J.
  • Lamont, L.
  • Weaver, J.
  • Wendt, M.A.
  • Wilkinson, C.C.

TEACHING COMMITTEE

(Crosses over with graduate program)

  • Burstyn J., Chair
  • Pesavento, T. Co-Chair (campus instructional liaison)
  • Strnad, S. (administrative support)
  • Fredrickson, D. (inorg path)
  • Gellman, S. (chembio path)
  • Jin, S. (materials path)
  • Pazicni, S. (chem ed path)
  • Smith, L. (analytical path)
  • Weix, D. (organic path)
  • Zanni, M. (pchem path)
  • Blackwell, H. (Assoc. Chair Grad.)
  • Landis, C.R. (Assoc. Chair Undergrad.)
  • Hamers, J.S. (Dir. Undergrad. Prog.)
  • Pesavento, T. (Dir. Undergrad. Instruct.)
  • Clauss, A. (Dir. Grad. Prog.)
  • Sanders, M.J. (Exec. Dir.)

Administration-Associated Departmental Committees

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CONTINUITY of OPERATIONS (COOP)

  • Burstyn, J.N., Chair
  • Blackwell, H., Associate Chair, Grad. Prog.
  • Landis, C., Associate Chair, Undergrad. Prog.
  • Nathanson, G, Associate Chair, Research
  • Driscoll, K. (admin support)
  • Egan, P. (dept mgr)
  • Goldsmith, R. / Hermans, I. (safety cmte chair)
  • Lyles Flick, T. (communications)
  • McMahon, R. (facilities chair)
  • Nielsen, J. (building mgr)
  • Pesavento, T. (instructional continuity liaison)
  • Sanders, M.J. (finance mgr / exec dir)
  • Silver, A.C. (IT operations)

SAFETY

  • Goldsmith, R. Faculty Co-Chair (fall)
  • Hermans, I., Faculty Co-Chair (spring)
  • McClain, R., Staff Co-Chair
  • Barta, C.
  • Berry, J.F.
  • Bradley, M.
  • Chandra, T. (UW safety)
  • Egan, P. (Administrative Director)
  • Garand, E.
  • Hill, N.J.
  • Horsfall, C. (HR)
  • Nielsen, J. (Building Manager)
  • Roy, M. (graduate student)
  • Weix, D.

FACILITIES/BUILDING

  • McMahon, R.J., Chair
  • Moore, J.W., Co-Chair
  • Nielsen, J. (building manager)
  • Sanders, M.J.

WEBSITE

COMMITTEE CHARGE
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.

MEETING SCHEDULE
This committee meets either quarterly or as needed.

MEMBERS

  • Lyles Flick, T., Co-Chair
  • Silver, A.C., Co-Chair
  • Andrea, A.M.
  • Egan, P.
  • Goldade, B.P.
  • Hamers, R.J.
  • Hu, B.
  • McGuire, P.B.
  • Orr, V.
  • (graduate student)

ACADEMIC STAFF

  • Shanks, R.B., Chair
  • Dang, A.
  • Drier, T.O.
  • Hill, N.
  • Reitz, T.A.
  • Sanders, M.J.
  • Schwartz, M.P.
  • Weaver, J.
  • Tatarsky, A.

UNIVERSITY STAFF

  • Horsfall, C.J., Chair
  • Casperson, K.
  • Egan, P.
  • Johnson, H.
  • Meyers, N.
  • Myers, S.