CALS Faculty Council

The Faculty Council has been tasked to formulate recommendations on how we can more efficiently manage and utilize resources to achieve greater effectiveness in carrying out our three-fold mission of teaching, research and extension. Dean Shane Burgess introduced the membership, charge, resources, and guiding principles for this committee - originally called the Faculty Consultative Group - at an "all hands" meeting for the college on January 9, 2012.

 

The Faculty Council is composed of all elected and voting-eligible Faculty Senators with CALS appointments, representatives elected by faculty within each CALS academic unit (one per Department and two per School), and one elected representative of county-based Cooperative Extension faculty.

  • Marc Orbach, Professor, School of Plant Sciences - chair
  • David Baltrus, Associate Professor, School of Plant Sciences - vice chair
  • Kamel Didan, Associate Professor, Department of Biosystems Engineering
  • Charles Gerba, Professor, Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science
  • Sabrina Helm, Associate Professor, Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Melanie Hingle, Assistant Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences
  • Jia Hu, Assistant Professor, School of Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Kelly Jackson, Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Nutritional Sciences
  • Edward Martin, Specialist & Professor, Maricopa County Cooperative Extension, Department of Biosystems Engineering
  • Luciano Matzkin, Associate Professor, Department of Entomology
  • Fiona McCarthy, Associate Professor, School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences
  • Ayman Mostafa, Associate Area Agent, Maricopa County Cooperative Extension
  • Timothy Ottusch, Assistant Professor of Practice, Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Tauhidur Rahman, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • Amber Rice, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Education
  • Donato Romagnolo, Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences
  • Steve Smith, Associate Professor, School of Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Kate Speirs, Assistant Specialist/Assistant Professor, Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • J. Scott Wilbur, Professor of Practice, School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences