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SPD Curriculum Committee

The mission of the SPD Curriculum Committee is to provide academic guidance to the SPD Graduate Programs and to develop curricula that meet the standards set forth by the University's five-part mission: "To provide comprehensive [undergraduate], graduate and professional education of the highest quality and to carry out research and intellectual endeavors of the highest international standards that advance theoretical knowledge and are of immediate and long-range practical significance."

Committee Membership

The committee comprises faculty and professional staff from across campus and is currently seeking additional members (including SPD students). If you are interested in joining and would like more information, contact Ken Lindblom.

Voting Members

  • Henry Bokuniewicz, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
  • John Coverdale, Human Resource Management Faculty Director
  • Richard Gatteau, HEA Faculty Director
  • Lauren Kaushansky, Professional Education Program (PEP), Core Faculty
  • Rob Kelly, Computer Science Faculty
  • Ann Levy, Higher Education Administration student, Master's Student Advocate
  • Robert Moraghan, Educational Leadership Program Faculty Director
  • Linda Padwa, Chemistry & PEP Faculty
  • Stephen Schneider, SPD Online & Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program Faculty
  • Annette Shideler, PEP Faculty, Humanities/TESOL
  • Allison Smagin, Higher Education Administration student
  • Jonathan Sokolov, Materials Science Faculty
  • Arleen Steckel, Nursing Faculty (Retired)/Graduate Council Liaison
  • Elizabeth Trapasso, Subject Librarian for SPD's Programs

Non-Voting Members

  • Ken Lindblom, Committee Chair, SPD/PEP/English Faculty
  • Marvin Glockner, Associate Dean, Academic Program Proposals & Teacher Certification, School of Professional Development
  • Carolyn Jankowski, Committee Secretary, Assistant Dean, Curriculum and Academic Planning, School of Professional Development
  • Craig Markson, SUTRA (Contract Programs), School of Professional Development
  • Linda Varga, Committee Recorder, School of Professional Development

Committee Consultants (non-members, non-voting); required to attend only when their specific areas are discussed

  • Kim Giacalone, Marketing and Communications, School of Professional Development
  • Davinder Kaur, SPD Online
  • Lori Lyons, Advising and Admissions, School of Professional Development
  • Amy Margolies, Non-Credit/Career Development, School of Professional Development
  • Tiffanie Vlack, Staff Assistant, Curriculum and Academic Planning, School of Professional Development


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