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Faculty Participation in the Board of Trust Meetings – 2017-2018 Academic Year

November 2017

Academic and Student Affairs Committee

An In-Depth Look at the Peabody College of Education and Human Development

  1. Camilla P. Benbow, Ed.D., Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development
  2. James R. Booth, Ph.D., Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Educational Neuroscience
  3. Catherine Gavin Loss, Ph.D.; Assistant Chair, Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations; Assistant Professor of the Practice in Education and Policy
  4. Jeannette Mancilla-Martinez, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Language and Literacy Instruction

Strategic Planning – Full Board Session

Digital Humanities at Vanderbilt

  1. Lauren Benton, Ph.D., Dean College of Arts and Science; Nelson O. Tyrone, Jr. Professor of History; Professor of Law
  2. Joy Calico, Ph.D., Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Musicology
  3. Mickey Casad, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer in the Program in Cinema and Media Arts; Associate Director, Center for Digital Humanities
  4. Valerie Hotchkiss, Ph.D., University Librarian
  5. Jane Landers, Ph.D., Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History
  6. David Michelson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity
  7. Tracy Miller, Ph.D., Associate Professor of the History of Art
  8. Lynn Ramey, Ph.D., Professor of French
  9. Haerin (Helen) Shin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English
  10. John Sloop, Ph.D., Associate Provost for Digital Learning; Professor of Communication Studies
  11. Helmut Smith, Ph.D., Martha River Ingrams Chair of History; Director, Center for Digital Humanities
  12. Steve Wernke, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Anthropology

February 2018

Academic and Student Affairs CommitteeAn In-Depth Look at the Owen Graduate School of Management

  1. Mario Avila, MBA Director, Turner Family Center for Social Ventures
  2. Kelly Haws, Ph.D., MBA, Professor of Marketing
  3. Eric Johnson, Ph.D., Dean of the Owen School of Graduate Management, Ralph Owen Dean and Bruce D. Henderson Professor of Strategy
  4. Bart Victor, Ph.D., Cal Turner Professor of Moral Leadership, Faculty Director of the Turner Family Center for Social Ventures at Owen
  5. Tim Vogus, Ph.D., Faculty Director, Leadership Development Program, Deputy Director, Center for Autism and Innovation, Brownlee O. Currey, Jr., Professor of Management

Strategic Planning – Full Board Session

Technology Transfer and Commercialization

  1. Alan Bentley, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property

Alzhiemer’s Drug

  1. Carrie Jones, Ph.D., Director, Behavioral Pharmacology, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
  2. Craig W. Lindsley, Ph.D., Professor of Pharmacology, William K. Warren, Jr. Chair in Medicine, Director of Medicinal Chemistry, Co-Director of Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery (VCNDD)
  3. Thomas Utley, Ph.D., Licensing Officer, CTTC


Fault Adaptive Control Technology

  1. Chris Harris, Ph.D., Director of Licensing, CTTC
  2. Gabor Karsai, Ph.D., Professor of Electrical Engineering, Professor of Computer Science Professor of Computer Engineering, Associate Director, Institute for Software Integrated Systems

Lower Limb Exoskeleton

  1. Michael Goldfarb, Ph.D., H. Fort Flowers Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering,
    Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Director, Center for Intelligent Mechatronics (CIM)
  2. Philip Swaney, Ph.D., Licensing Analyst, CTTC
  3. Karl Zelik, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Assistant Professor of 
    Biomedical Engineering; Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


MCL-1 Cancer Treatment

  1. Steve Fesik, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry, Pharmacology, and Chemistry, Orrin H. Ingram, II
    Chair in Cancer Research
  2. Michael Villalobos, Ph.D., Manager, Biotech Licensing, CTTC

Therapeutic Antibodies

  1. Jim Crowe, MD, Director, Vanderbilt Vaccine Center, Immunologist, Board-Certified Pediatric Infectious Diseases Specialist, NIH, Professor, Pediatrics, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Ann Scott Carell Chair in Medicine
  2. Jody Hankins, Ph.D., MBA, Licensing Officer, CTTC

April 2018

Academic and Student Affairs Committee


An In-Depth Look at the School of Medicine – Basic Sciences

  1. Erin Calipari, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology
  2. Alyssa Hasty, Ph.D., Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor; Professor, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics; Associate Dean, Faculty Development of the Basic Sciences; Research Health Scientist, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, US Department of Veterans Affairs; Faculty Head, Murray House
  3. Carlos Lopez, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Biomedical Informatics; Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
  4. Lawrence J. Marnett, Ph.D., Dean of Basic Sciences, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Mary Geddes Stahlman Professor of Cancer Research; Professor of Biochemistry, Chemistry and Pharmacology; Director, Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology
  5. Charles Sanders, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research, Biochemistry Department; Professor of Biochemistry; Investigator Center Molecular Neurosciences; Professor of Medicine; Aileen M. Lange & Annie Mary Lyle Chair in Cardiovascular Research; Director of Graduate Studies, Biochemistry Department
  6. Marija Zanic, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology; Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Strategic Planning – Full Board Session

A Globally Engaged VanderbiltInternational Immersion Pathways: A Strategy for Study Abroad and Language Training

  1. Dan Morgan, Ph.D., Associate Dean, College of Arts & Science; Principal Senior Lecturer, Earth and Environmental Science
  2. Holly Tucker, Ph.D., Professor, Department of French & Italian; Professor, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society


A Global Research and Scholarship Strategy

  1. Edward Fischer, Ph.D., Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and Professor, Anthropology; Director, Center for Latin American Studies
  2. Ingrid Wuerth, Ph.D., Professor, School of Law; Helen Strong Curry Chair in International Law; Director, Cecil D. Branstetter Litigation & Dispute Resolution Program


Elevating Global Awareness of Research and Education

  1. Suzana Herculano-Houzel, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Psychological Sciences; Associate Director for Communications, Vanderbilt Brain Institute
  2. Ganesh Sitamaran, Ph.D., Professor, School of Law; Director, Program in Law and Government; Chancellor Faculty Fellow

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