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Qais Akbar Omar (GRS’16), a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program, has published a much-praised memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. He recalls how the violence and tumult of civil war jolted his family, who, despite losing relatives, their home, and possessions, continued to nurture his wish to attend a university.

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Standing Committees

The authority and constitution of the Arts & Sciences standing committees are prescribed in the CAS/GRS Bylaws. To protect the confidentiality of committee discussions and to ensure the efficiency of their operation, faculty members are asked not to contact individual committee members about matters before their committee. Faculty members wishing to bring any matter to the attention of a committee should do so in writing to the appropriate dean, as noted below, for the attention of the committee chair.

You can find the standing committees meetings calendar here.

Academic Policy

Susan Jackson

Senior Associate Dean

2014/15 Academic Policy Committee Members

Name Term
Peter Alrenga
Department of Romance Studies
2014-17
John Caradonna
Department of Chemistry
2012-15
Edward Loechler
Department of Biology
2014-17
David Mayers
Department of Political Science
2013-16
Anita Patterson
Department of English
2012-15
Christine Rossell
Department of Political Science
2014-17
Stan Sclaroff
Department of Computer Science
2014-17
Dean Tolan
Department of Biology
2014-17
Zsuzsanna Várhelyi
Department of Classical Studies
2014-17
CAS Student 2014-15
CAS Student 2014-15
GRS Student 2014-15
GRS Student 2014-15

Ex Officio

Virginia Sapiro, Dean of Arts & Sciences
Susan Jackson, Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
Jeffrey Hughes, Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Administrative Support: Peter Law, Sr., Academic Administrator

Appointment, Promotion and Tenure

Alex Lundsted

Tenure & Promotion Coordinator
lundsted@bu.edu

2014/15 APT Committee Members

Tom Bania
Department of Astronomy

Michael Baum
Department of Biology

John Byers
Department of Computer Science

Odile Cazenave
Department of Romance Studies

Houchang Chehabi (language expert)
Division of International Studies, Pardee School of Global Studies

James Cherry
Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences

Neta Crawford
Department of Political Science

Daniele Paserman
Department of Economics

John Paul Riquelme (Chair)
Department of English

David Rohrlich
Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Guido Salvucci
Department of Earth & Environment

James Schmidt
Department of History, Political Science, & Philosophy

John Straub
Department of Chemistry

Corky White
Department of Anthropology

Buck Fund (Augustus Howe Buck Education Fund)

Susan Jackson

Senior Associate Dean

2014/15 Buck Fund Committee Members

Betty Anderson
Department of History

Julia Brown
Department of English

Frederick Waserman
Department of Biology

Curriculum

Susan Jackson

Senior Associate Dean

2014/2015 Curriculum Committees

Humanities Curriculum (HUCC) Term
Sasha Nikolaev (for Uden)
Department of Classical Studies
2014-17
Sanjay Krishman
Department of English
2013-16
S. Becky Martin
Department of History & Architecture
2014-17
Margaret Litvin
Department of Modern Language & Comparative Literature
2014-17
Peter Bokulich
Department of Philosophy
2013-16
Anthony Petro
Department of Religion
2014-17
Rodrigo Lopes de Barros
Department of Romance Studies
2014-17
CAS Student 2014-15
GRS Student 2014-15
Natural Sciences Curriculum Committee (NSCC) Term
Michael Mendillo
Department of Astronomy
2014-17
Jelle Atema
Department of Biology
2014-17
Pinghua Liu
Department of Chemistry
2014-17
Evimaria Terzi
Department of Computer Science
2013-16
Lucy Hutyra
Department of Earth & Environment
2012-15
Takashi Kimura
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
2014-17
Ami Katz
Department of Physics
2013-16
Sam Ling
Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences
2014-17
CAS Student 2014-15
GRS Student 2014-15
Social Sciences Curriculum Committee (SSCC) Term
Fallou Ngom (for Davidson)
Department of Anthropology
2014-17
Ricardo Elia
Department of Archaeology
2012-15
Alisdair McKay (for Ajayi)
Department of Economics
2014-17
Cutler Cleveland (for Short)
Department of Earth & Environment
2015-17
Simon Payaslian
Department of History
2013-16
Igor Lukes
Division of International Studies, Pardee School of Global Studies
2012-15
Rosella Cappella
Department of Political Science
2014-17
Amanda Tarullo
Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences
2014-17
Joseph Harris
Department of Sociology
2014-17
CAS Student 2014-15
GRS Student 2014-15

Administrative Support

Susan Jackson
Senior Associate Dean
Room 106
725 Commonwealth Ave.
W. Jeffrey Hughes
Associate Dean, GRS
Room 112
705 Commonwealth Ave.
Peter Law
Senior Academic Administrator
Room 106
725 Commonwealth Ave.

Graduate Academic Affairs

Jeffrey Hughes

Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GRS)

2014/15 Graduate Academic Affairs Committee

Claudio Chamon
Department of Physics

Margrit Betke
Department of Computer Science

Matt Szczesny
Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Joe Wippl
Department of International Relations

John Gerring
Department of Political Science

Julian Go
Department of Sociology

Sarah Philips
Department of History

Gregory Williams
Department of History of Art & Architecture

Erin Murphy
Department of English

Leila Haery
Department of Biology

Jeffrey Bristol
Department of Anthropology

Shannon Gilson
Department of French

Honors, Scholarships and Fellowships

Susan Jackson

Senior Associate Dean

Lecturer Promotion Committee

Alex Lundsted

Tenure and Promotion Coordinator
lundsted@bu.edu

2014/15 Lecturer Promotion Committee

Dan Dill
Department of Chemistry

James Iffland
Department of Romance Studies

Takashi Kimura (Chair)
Department of Mathematics & Statistics

Giselle Khoury
Department of Modern Languages & Comparative Literature

Jacqueline Liederman
Department of Psychology

Robert Lucas
Department of Economics

Wayne Snyder
Department of Computer Science

Thomas Underwood
Arts & Sciences Writing Program

Irene Zaderenko
Department of Romance Studies

Nominating

Susan Jackson

Senior Associate Dean

Undergraduate Academic Conduct

Steve Jarvi

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs

Spring 2015 Undergraduate Academic Conduct Committee

Lawford Anderson
Department of Earth & Environment

Amy Appleford
Department of English

Qianshen Bai
Department of History of Art & Architecture

Brooke Blower
Department of History

Nancy Harrowitz
Department of Romance Studies

Cheryl Knott
Department of Anthropology

James Panek
Department of Chemistry

Jason Prentice
Arts & Sciences Writing Program