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Consultative Committee

The committee has 18 members and includes individuals representing CNS leadership, faculty, students, staff, and the advisory council. To prepare for the search, the committee and external search firm, Opus Partners, conducted listening sessions with various CNS constituencies and administered an electronic survey. The feedback received directly informed the position description and will guide the review of applications for the position. The consultative committee is responsible for reviewing applications, conducting initial interviews, and selecting finalists for consideration by the President and EVP/Provost. Selection of the next CNS Dean is ultimately the responsibility of the President and EVP/Provost. Members of the consultative committee have signed a non-disclosure agreement and are not allowed to share any information about the search process or timeline.

Faculty and Leadership from the College

Carlos Baiz, Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Michael Boylan-Kolchin, Associate Professor, Astronomy 

Catherine Calder, Department Chair and Professor, Statistics & Data Sciences (Committee Chair)

Katherine Freese,  Professor, Physics

Shalene Jha, Associate Professor, Integrative Biology

Calvin Lin, Professor, Computer Science

Francesco Maggi, Professor, Mathematics

Jennifer Moon, Associate Dean for Non-Tenure Track Faculty and Professor of Instruction  

Tanya Paull, Professor, Molecular Biosciences

Stephen Russell, Department Chair and Professor, Human Development & Family Sciences 

Melissa Taylor, Senior Assistant Dean for Strategy & Planning


Students from the College

Jaime Coronado, Ph.D. student, Chemistry

Brianna Middleton, Undergraduate student, Biology

Sophie Sanchez, Ph.D. student, Neuroscience


Advisory Council and External Representatives

Lynn McBee, Advisory Council member

James Truchard, External Constituent


Dean's Council Representative

Sam Poloyac, Dean of the College of Pharmacy


Tasha Beretvas, Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, will also join the committee as an ex-officio member.