Committees

DH@MSU Committees

The following committees carry out the regular work of DH@MSU as articulated in Section 3.3 of the Bylaws.

Advisory

The major channel for advising the Director and Assistant/Associate Director(s) on all matters of DH@MSU policy, program, and personnel; on any matter which the Core Faculty, through its meetings, entrusts to it; on any matter on which the Director seeks advice; and on any other matter of importance.

The Advisory Committee is composed of 8 members of the Core Faculty serving staggered two-year terms, and one undergraduate and one graduate student. The Advisory Committee will address general program-related issues and questions, including but not limited to budget, faculty, committees, and projects.

2018-19 Committee Members:

  • Matt Handelman (2020)
  • Zach Kaiser (2019)
  • Sharon Leon (2020)
  • Alice Lynn McMichael (2019)
  • Terence O’Neill (2020)
  • Liza Potts (2020)
  • Dean Rehberger (2019)
  • Michael Rodriguez (2019)
  • Justin Wigard (Graduate Student Representative)

Curriculum

Tasked with oversight of the DH undergraduate minor and graduate certificate programs.

The Curriculum Committee is composed of 6 members of the Core Faculty serving staggered two-year terms, and one undergraduate and one graduate student. The Curriculum Committee will address matters of curriculum development, course scheduling, and general course parameters, including ensuring that core courses are appropriately staffed and that elective courses are appropriately selected. The Curriculum Committee will also be tasked with any reviews of student records required for degree candidacy.

For the 2019-20 academic year, committee members will divide responsibilities by designating chair-people within the committee as follows:

  • Committee Chair – schedule and manage the committee meetings and will share notes with the Core Faculty
  • Undergraduate Chair/Co-Chairs – lead issues relating to the undergraduate minor
  • Graduate Chair/Co-Chairs – lead issues relating to the graduate certificate and prepare materials for committee review of graduation portfolios

2018-19 Committee Members:

  • Matt Handelman (2020)
  • Megan Kudzia (2020)
  • Brandon Locke (2019)
  • Ellen Moll (2019)
  • Dawn Opel (2020)
  • Ethan Watrall (2019)
  • Daniel Fandino (Graduate Student Representative)

Research

Supports the research interests of DH@MSU collectively, as well as the interests of the Participating Units and Members individually.

The Research Committee is composed of 4 members of the Core Faculty serving staggered two-year terms, and one undergraduate and one graduate student. The Research Committee will, among other tasks, review applications for funding support for research-related travel and seed grants.

For the 2019-20 academic year, committee members will divide responsibilities by designating chair-people within the committee as follows:

  • Committee Chair – schedule and manage the committee meetings and will share notes with the Core Faculty
  • Conference Funding Chair – promote and manage the conference funding program, communicating with applicants and alerting the committee when evaluations need to be made
  • Summer Program Funding Chair – promote and manage the summer program funding program, working with the committee to set deadlines, distribute applications, and communicate with applicants
  • Seed Grant Chair – promote and manage the seed grant funding program, working with the committee to set deadlines, distribute application packages, and communicate with applicants

2018-19 Committee Members:

  • Lyn Goeringer (2019)
  • Devin Higgins (2019)
  • Liza Potts (2020)
  • Dean Rehberger (2020)
  • Erica Holt (Graduate Student Representative)

Events & Outreach

This committee is tasked with helping to plan and host public events as well as other forms of public outreach on behalf of the program.

For the 2019-20 academic year, committee members will divide responsibilities by designating chair-people within the committee as follows:

  • Committee Chair – schedule and manage the committee meetings and will share notes with the Core Faculty
  • Locus Chair/Co-Chairs – plan and promote the Fall Locus mini-symposium
  • Community Chair/Co-Chairs – plan and promote Fall Open House and end-of-semester parties
  • Training Co-Chairs – schedule and run Tool Time mini-workshops, and liaise with DH@MSU stakeholders about additional workshop needs

2018-19 Committee Members:

  • Max Evjen (2019)
  • Jon Frey (2019)
  • Brandon Locke (2019)
  • Megan Kudzia (2019)
  • Cody Mejeur (Graduate Student Representative)