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Committees within the College of Agriculture serve as advisory groups to the dean and other administrators on a variety of college matters. Follow the links below for more information on each committee.
Campus Farm Committee
The purpose of this committee is to provide a forum for discussing issues that affect teaching and research facilities on or around campus. The committee will meet in the fall and spring of each year with additional meetings scheduled as necessary.
This committee has no terms. The committee members are appointed by the dean and are the directors of each on-campus research unit. The Director of Agriculture Land & Resource Management serves as an ex officio, non-voting member.
- Karen Veverica, E.W. Shell Fisheries Center – No terms
- Bob Britton, Beef Teaching Center – No terms
- Bob Brittin, Swine Research & Ed Center – No terms
- Barney Wilborn, Meats Laboratory – No terms
- Angela Chandler, Horse Center – No terms
- Jim Harris, Turn Unit – No terms
- Jane Farr, Plant Science Research Center – No terms
- Robert Hensarling, Ag Land & Resource Management (ex officio) – Term ends: Indefinite
Reviews curriculum proposals submitted by department curriculum committees. Submits approved curriculum actions to the Dean’s Office and the University Curriculum Committee. Reviews and makes recommendation for advising and instruction awards.
Each department in the College of Agriculture will have a representative on this committee. The members of this committee will be appointed by the department heads/chairs. The Dean of the College of Agriculture will confirm the members of the committee. Traditionally, the members are also members of their respective department curriculum committees and possibly the chair of their department committees. The term of service is for up to three years. Successive terms are allowed. The committee will elect a chair every two years. The associate dean for instruction and director of advising serves as an ex officio, non-voting member. The College of Agriculture’s representative to the University Curriculum Committee serves as an ex officio, non-voting member unless they also serve as their departmental representative.
- Dr. Jian Rong, Agricultural Economics – Term ends: 12/2021
- Dr. David Han, Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science – Term ends: 12/2020
- Dr. Carolyn Huntington, Chair, Animal Sciences – Term ends: 7/2022, Term ends as chair: 7/2022
- Dr. Jon Davis, Biosystems Engineering – Term ends: 7/2023
- Dr. Kathy Lawrence, Entomology & Plant Pathology – Term ends: 7/2021
- Dr. Alan Wilson, Fisheries and Allied Aquaculture – Term ends: 7/2022
- Dr. Jay Spiers, Horticulture – Term ends: 7/2022
- Dr. Jessica Starkey, Poultry Science – Term ends: 7/2023
- Dr. Amy Wright, Dean’s Office (ex officio, non-voting) – Term ends: Indefinite
- Ms. Amy Brock, Dean’s Office (ex officio, non-voting) – Term ends: Indefinite
- Dr. Mark Dougherty, College Representative on the University Curriculum Committee (ex officio, non-voting) – Term ends: 7/2022
E.T. York Distinguished Lecture Series Committee
The Committee will recommend lecturers to the Dean of the College of Agriculture and will coordinate all activities associated with the Lectureship.
The E.T. York Distinguished Lecture Series was established to provide intellectually stimulating experiences for faculty, staff and students and to contribute to the further enhancement of the programs of Auburn University. It was established in the Auburn University College of Agriculture in 1981 through a gift from E.T. and Vam Cardwell York. Both were native Alabamians and Auburn University graduates. Dr. E.T. York served as director of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System from 1959 until 1962. He then went on to head the USDA’s Federal Extension Service in Washington, D.C. Later, he served as provost and vice president for agriculture at the University of Florida and then chancellor of the State University System of Florida until his retirement in 1980. He passed away in April of 2011, but his legacy lives on through this series. The E.T. York Distinguished Lecture Series features internationally known speakers addressing issues related to agriculture, food, the environment and natural resources.
Members of the committee will represent each department in the College of Agriculture. In addition, there will be one representative from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, one from the College of Veterinary Medicine and one from the College of Human Sciences. The heads of these departments and units will make a recommendation on its representative. The dean of the College of Agriculture will confirm the appointment. The term of service is for two years. An individual member can serve on the committee for a maximum of three consecutive terms. An associate/assistant dean in the College of Agriculture or the dean’s designee will serve as a continuing member and chair of the committee. Other members may be appointed by the dean of the College of Agriculture.
- Henry Fadamiro, Entomology & Plant Pathology – Chair, Term: Indefinite
- Josh Woods, Director of Communications & Marketing – Term: Indefinite
Global Programs Advisory Committee (GPAC)
The College of Agriculture’s Global Programs Advisory Committee (GPAC) was established to advise and support the assistant dean and director of global programs in achieving the mission of the Office of Global Programs. GPAC is governed by a set of bylaws. Below is a list of the committee members.
- Anis Bouselmi, Extension Agent
- Lee Chiba, Animal Sciences
- Allen Davis, School of Fisheries, Aquaculture & Aquatic Sciences
- Leonardo De La Fuente, Entomology & Plant Pathology
- Valentina M. Hartarska, Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology
- Xing Ping Hu, Entomology & Plant Pathology
- Tung-Shi Huang, Poultry Science
- Gobena Huluka, Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences
- Wayde Morse, Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
- Russell Muntifering, Animal Sciences
- Brenda Ortiz, Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences
- Wilmer Pacheco, Poultry Science
- Alicia Powers, Human Sciences
- Mollie R. Smith, Outreach Programs
- Yi Wang, Biosystems Engineering
- Yifen Wang, Biosystems Engineering
Promotion & Tenure Committee
The College of Agriculture Promotion and Tenure Committee is an advisory committee to the dean of the college on promotion and tenure decisions and other faculty personnel matters the dean wishes to refer to the committee. The committee’s deliberations on promotion and tenure cases will evaluate the department’s assessment of a candidate for tenure and/or promotion based on the department’s stated promotion and tenure guidelines and offer input on the candidate’s overall contribution to the mission of the college.
- The associate dean for instruction and associate dean for research will serve as ex officio, non-voting members of the committee. These individuals will serve as co-chair for the committee on a rotating basis for a one year term; the co-chair will only vote in the event of a tie vote. This co-chair will help facilitate meetings, collect and disseminate P&T packets, and assist in forming the committee. The associate dean for extension will also serve as an ex officio committee member. The associate deans are expected to provide input on the performance of the candidates in their areas of immediate concern: teaching, research and extension.
- The committee will be composed of one tenured faculty member from each department in the college with each member holding the rank of professor. Each department will elect two candidate members. The two suggested members will be submitted to the dean, who will determine the final membership, while attempting to achieve some balance in mission area representation (research, teaching and extension) based on appointment and gender, race and ethnicity. The dean will notify the department head and candidates on his/her decision. The faculty members will elect a faculty co-chair. The faculty co-chair will moderate the meetings and make committee assignments.
- Department heads/chairs may not serve on the committee.
- Committee appointments shall be for a three-year term with staggered appointments by department.
- A committee member may serve subsequent terms but not successive terms.
- Committee members may vote for a candidate in their department EITHER as part of the departmental vote OR as part of the college vote but not both. Committee members may not simultaneously serve on the university promotion and tenure committee.
- Written evaluations and recommendations will be presented by the College Promotion and Tenure Committee to the dean for each case. The committee will determine who has the responsibility for preparing the report for each case; minority opinion reports may be submitted to the dean.
- All deliberations and decisions by the committee are to be kept confidential.
- Dr. Sushil Adhikari, Biosystems Engineering – Term Ends: 7/2023
- Dr. Art Appel, Entomology and Plant Pathology – Term ends: 7/2022
- Dr. Ash Bullard, Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences – Term Ends: 7/2024
- Dr. Elina Coneva, Horticulture – Term ends: 7/2022
- Dr. Tungshi Huang, Poultry Science – Term Ends: 7/2024
- Dr. Russ Muntifering, Animal Sciences – Term ends: 7/2022
- Dr. Brenda Ortiz, Crop, Soil and Environmental Science – Term Ends: 7/2024
- Dr. Michelle Worosz, Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology – Term ends: 7/2023
- Associate Dean for Research, Dean’s Office (ex officio, non-voting)
- Associate Dean for Instruction, Dean’s Office (ex officio, non-voting)
- Associate Dean for Extension, Dean’s Office (ex officio, non-voting)
Research & Extension Committee
The Outlying Units Committee is made up of representatives from the College of Agriculture, Research and Alabama Cooperative Extension System. The purpose of this committee is to review issues pertinent to outlying units including but not limited to: funding, staffing, research focus/scope, equipment, irrigation and other issues.
Meetings are called on an ad hoc basis with an agenda that may be determined by the dean, director, outlying units or the committee chair.
The members of this committee will be appointed by dean of the College of Agriculture and the director of outlying units. The dean of the College of Agriculture will confirm the members of the committee. The term of service is three years with staggered appointments by department. Successive terms are allowed. The committee will elect a chair every two years. The director of outlying areas serves as an ex officio, non-voting member.
- Chair TBD
- Dr. Mike Phillips, Associate Dean for Extension – Term ends: Indefinite
Members advise on college scholarship awards. The members also serve as liaisons for their departments’ scholarship committees, where decisions on department scholarships are made. The committee has also been utilized to make recommendations on college faculty and student awards, such as the President’s Award, Dean’s Award, Comer Medal, SGA Outstanding Student Award, Student Marshal, Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence and Dean’s Award for Advising Excellence.
Each department in the College of Agriculture will have a representative on this committee. The members of this committee will be appointed by the department heads/chairs. The dean of the College of Agriculture will confirm the members of the committee. Traditionally, the members are also members of their respective department scholarship committees and possibly the chair of their department committees. The term of service is for up to three years. Successive terms are allowed. The associate dean for instruction serves as chair of the committee.
- Ashley Whatley Aston, Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
- Tracy Collier Cline, Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences
- Mark Dougherty, Biosystems Engineering
- Glenn Fain, Horticulture
- Brendan Higgins, Biosystems Engineering
- Carolyn Huntington, Animal Sciences
- Kathy Lawrence, Entomology and Plant Pathology
- Codi Plaster, Poultry Science
- William Rankin, Business Office
- Jian Rong, Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
- Megan Ross, Student Services
- Elizabeth Smith, Crop Soils & Environmental Science
- Amy Wright, Chair, Deans Office