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Great Lakes Colleges Association

Strengthening Education in the Tradition of the Liberal Arts

Academic Council

Academic Council

Each member campus sends two representatives to the Academic Council. Of these twenty six, three are selected as a steering committee to represent the Council on the Board of Directors. The charge of the Academic Council is to consider current issues in curriculum and other faculty-related matters for two chief purposes: 1) advising GLCA as to timely areas for program development and 2) informing campus discussions with knowledge of current issues on similar campuses. Each member of the Council is charged with reporting to the Council on behalf of his or her campus and with reporting back to his or her Curriculum/Academic Programs Committee on Council discussions.

 Academic Council

Vanessa McCaffrey
Associate Professor, Organic Chemistry
Albion College
Marcy Sacks
Professor, History
Albion College
Eric Boynton
Associate Professor, Philosophy & Religious Studies
Allegheny College
Ben Slote
Professor, English
Allegheny College
Lara Mitias
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Antioch College
Kim Landsbergen
Associate Professor, Biology & Environmental Science
Antioch College
Mark Bryan
Associate Professor, Theater Arts
Denison University
Jordan Fantini
Associate Professor, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Denison University
Sherry Mou
Associate Professor, Chinese & Asian Studies
Representative to the Board of Directors
DePauw University
John Caraher
Associate Professor, Physics & Astronomy
DePauw University
Maxwell Paule
Assistant Professor, Ancient & Classical Studies
Earlham College
Maggie Thomas
Assistant Professor, Psychology
Earlham College
Michelle Bombe
Professor, Theatre
Hope College
Steve VanderVeen
Professor, Management & Director of CFL
Hope College
Kathy Milliken
Asistant Athletic Director
Kalamazoo College
Gary Gregg
Professor, Psychology
Kalamazoo College
Hewlet McFarlane
Professor, Neuroscience
Representative to the Board of Directors
Kenyon College
Joel Richeimer
Professor, Philosopy 
Kenyon College
Meredith Gadsby
Associate Professor, African American Studies
Oberlin College

TBD

Oberlin College
Craig Jackson
Associate Professor, Mathematics & Computer Science
Ohio Wesleyan University
Anne Sokolsky
Associate Professors, Humanities & Classics
Ohio Wesleyan University
Matt Carlson
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Wabash College
Shamira Gelbman
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Representative to the Board of Directors
Wabash College
Dale Seeds
Professor, Theatre
The College of Wooster
Terry Prendergast
Professor, English
The College of Wooster

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