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Faculty Council

Faculty Council page listing information about the faculty council in the Penn State College of Education.

2020-21  Meeting Dates

All 2020-21 Faculty Council meetings will be held from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
Meeting Location:  To be Determined

September 17, 2020
October 15, 2020
November 19, 2020
December 10, 2020
January 21, 2021
February 18, 2021
March 18, 2021
April 15, 2021

Executive Council Members - 2020-21

Department Representatives

Curriculum & Instruction


Education Policy Studies

David Post (2020-22)
Kelly Rosginer (2020-22)

Educational Psychology, Counseling & Special Education

  (2020-21) - serving 1 year only
Tanner Vea (2020-22)

Dean's Representative

Rayne Sperling, Associate Dean for Undergraduate & Graduate Education

University Faculty Senate Liaison (Senate representative)

Student Representatives

College of Education Elected Positions


Erica Frankenberg, Associate Professor  (July 2019 thru June 2021)

Alternate Ombudsperson
Pamela Wolfe, Associate Professor  (July 2019 thru June 2021)

University Faculty Senate

Jonte "JT" Taylor  (2020-24)
Jacqueline Reid-Walsh (2017-21)
Karly Ford (2020-22) - elected to complete Diandra Prescod's vacated seat
Joshua Kirby (2018-22)
Wendy Coduti (2019-23)
Paul Riccomini (2019-23)

First Alternate 
Edward Fuller (2019-2022)
Karen Eppley  (2020-2023)

University Graduate Council

Laura Bray  (2020-22)
Xiangquan "James" Yao (2020-22)
James DiPerna (2019-21)

M. Kathleen Heid  (2020-22)
Edward Fuller (2019-21)

Faculty Council Standing & Special Committees

Committee on Faculty, Staff, and Student Concerns

To be Determined,  -- Faculty Council Representative and Chair

Committee on Curricular Affairs - 2020-21

Carla Zembal-Saul, Professor, CI -- Faculty Council Representative
To be Determined, Professor, CI
Susan Land, Associate Professor,  LPS
David Gamson, Associate Professor, EPS
Peggy Van Meter, Associate Professor, EPCSE
Gwen Lloyd, Associate Dean -- Dean's Representative and Chair
Jeanine Staples, Associate Professor, CI  -- University Graduate Council Liaison
Wendy Coduti, Associate Professor, EPCSE -- Faculty Senate Liaison

Committee on Promotion & Tenure - 2020-21

Liza Conyers, Professor, EPCSE  (2019-21) -- Dean's Appointee
Jeanine Staples, Professor, CI (2020-22) -- Dean's Appointee
Dana Mitra, Professor, EPS  (2018-21)
Gail Boldt, Professor, CI  (2020-23)
Priya Sharma, Associate Professor, LPS (2020-23)
Pamela Wolfe, Associate Professor, EPCSE (2018-21)
Alicia Dowd, Professor, EPS (2019-22)

Committee on Fixed-Term Promotions - 2020-21

Shirley Woika, Teaching Professor EPCSE (2020-22))
Wesley Donahue, Teaching Professor, LPS  (2020-22)
Karen Eppley, Associate Teaching Professor, CI  (2020-22)
Efrain Marimon, Assistant Teaching Professor, CI  (2019-21)
Michelle Knotts, Assistant Teaching Professor, CI  (2019-21)

Committee on Graduate Studies & Research Policy - 2019-20 - New Cmte to be determined

Barbara Schaefer, Associate Professor, EPCSE -- Chair & Faculty Council Representative
Amy Crosson, Assistant Professor, CI
Maria Lewis,  Assistant Professor, EPS
Ty Hollett, Assistant Professor, LPS
Rayne Sperling, Associate Dean -- Dean's Appointee, ex-officio member

Technology Committee - 2019-20  New Cmte to be determined

Hyung Joon Yoon, Assistant Professor, LPS  -- Chair & Faculty Council Representative
Katie Hoffman, Teaching Professor, EPCSE
Julian Morales, Director of Operations -- Dean's Appointee, ex-officio member
Joanna Weidler-Lewis, Director of EDUCATE
To be Determined, student representative