Home :: Services/Compliance :: Recruitment :: AA/EEO Committees



Role and Responsibility of the AA/EEO Committees

Knowledgeable and dedicated EEO/AA area committees serve as a valuable resource in implementing the goals and objectives of an effective Affirmative Action Plan. They offer real assistance and support to search committees, and to the Vice Presidents and Deans, who have the ultimate responsibility for diversification within their divisions, and for producing the Divisional Affirmative Action Plan.

In revitalizing the role of the EEO/AA area committees, the Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action assumes responsibility for providing ongoing communication and training which will enable committees to possess the accurate knowledge and general skills needed to perform their roles in an efficient and effective manner. The EEO/AA chair serves as a resource for the committee members, and the Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action provides the respective committee chairs with the training they need to perform their roles for the President, and the Vice Presidents or Deans. EEO/AA committees report to the chairs of their respective committee, and the chairs of the committees report to both the respective Vice Presidents or Deans, and to the Director of the Office of Diversity and Affirmative Action (Affirmative Action Officer), as the President's delegate.

Knowledge and Commitment

  • Ensure that they are knowledgeable of the current policies and practices of Affirmative Action as well as Equal Employment Opportunity at Stony Brook (State and Research Foundation
  • Ensure that they are knowledgeable of the current requirements of Affirmative Action and EEO regulations and laws
  • Attend all training sessions offered by their chair or by the Office for Diversity and Affirmative Action.
  • Attend AA/EEO committee meetings on a weekly basis.

Internal Auditing and Reporting

  • Audit and review the recruitment process to determine its validity as being non-discriminatory.
  • Review the screening tools used by search committees and hiring managers.
  • Review the standardized questions utilized by search committees and hiring managers.
  • Review the pool of applicants being considered for a position.
  • Secure objective criteria for reasons of non-selection and selection of finalists and for the proposed candidate for a position.

Active Assistance and Intervention

  • Provide assistance to a hiring manager and clarify the requirements of the process.
  • Attend the initial meeting of a search committee at the request of the chair of the AA/EEO; and give a brief presentation about the process and goals of AA/EEO.
  • Serve on a search committee at the request of the search chair, or chair of the AA/EEO Committee.
  • Assist search committees in such functions as contacting potential protected class applicants, professional organizations, etc. during a particular search.
  • Perform other responsibilities as determined by the Vice President or Dean of the respective division.

AA/EEO Area Committees (Chairs and Members)

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
David Ferguson, Technology & Society (Chair)


Stefan Judex, Biomedical Engineering
Kathy Germana, Computer Science
Nancy Davies, Office of Dean of Engineering
Deborah Kloppenburg, Electrical & Computer Engineering
James Quinn, Materials Science & Engineering
David F. Green, Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Jay Rastegar, Mechanical Engineering

College of Arts and Sciences
Pamela Thompson, College of Arts and Sciences (Chair)


Georges Fouron-Social Sciences
Ann Fuhr- Biochemistry
Roy Lacey-Chemistry
Clark McGrew-Physics & Astronomy
Clyde Miller-Philosophy
Elizabeth Anne Tolson-College of Arts and Sciences
Teng-Fong Wong-Geosciences

L.I. State Veterans Home
Russell Day, Housekeeping, LISVH (Chair)

Susan Beal, Nursing
Christopher Carden, Physical Therapy
Rozann Bovell -LISVH
Ernesta Delgado-LISVH
Yi-Wei-Huang-LISVH
Rebecca Leong, Pharmacy
Carol Maher, Therapeutic Recreation
Kathleen Tansey, Social Work Services

HSC Staff
Regina Cline, Psychiatry
Ellen Clark, Department of Dermatology
Kristen Esatto, Department of Medicine
Pamela Siebel,Pediatrics Academic Dept.
Janice Rivera-Palmer
Laura Hawryluk, Microbiology
George Rannazzi, Schools of Nursing and Social Welfare

Institutes and Centers
Mary Ann Short, Office of the Provost (Chair)


Betty Gasparino, Institute for Theoretical Physics

Stony Brook Office of Admission
Melissa Elefterion, Stony Brook Office of the President for Administration(Chair)


Annette Ainsley, Accounting
Judy Gregory-Facilities Design & Construction

President/University Affairs
Vacant Chair


Jean Drelick, Advancement
Matt Larsen, Athletics

Provost/Administrative Offices
Germaine Hoynos-Library (Co-Chair)
Janice Barone, Provost Office (Co-Chair)


Cheryl Hamilton, EOP/AIM
Patrick Kelly, Staller Center
Management Joyce Wellinger, SPD
Shaneen Washington, Graduate School

School of MArine and Atmospheric Sciences
Stefanie Massucci, SoMAS (Chair)

Kim Knoll, SoMAS
Paulette Gerber, SoMAS
Steve Ortega, SoMAS
Marv Geller, SoMAS
Mary Scranton, SoMAS

HSC/Faculty
W. Backus, Anesthesiology
Barbara Nemesure, Preventive Medicine
(Co-chairs)

Patricia Bruckenthal - School Of Nursing
Charles Robbins, Sschool of Social Work
Corazon Cabahug, Radiology
W. Walter Backus-Anesthesiology
Fred Ferguson- Children's Dentistry
Anita Santasier- Physical Therapy
Marie Marino- Nursing
Barbara Nemesure, Preventive Medicine

University Hospital
Mary Catalano, Operating Room (Chair)

Faith F. Merrick, Human Resources
Peter McDermott, Surgical Services
Patricia Schery, Finance

Student Affairs
Ellen Driscoll, Student Health Service (chair)

Ronnie Paschkes, Dean of Students Office
Gerald Shephard, University Counseling Center
Karen Clemente, Career Center
Marie Turchiano, Campus Recreation
Ismael Rodriguez, VP Coordinator of Student Affairs
Donna Molloy- Disability Support Services
Laura Valente- Campus Residences