Administrative Leadership

  • Member, UW-Madison Chancellor Search and Screen Committee (2022)
  • Chair, Department of English (2019-2022): Personnel, budget, development, program, and curriculum oversight (90+ faculty and staff, 100+ graduate students, >$10mio annual expenditures).
  • Provost Fellow (2019-2020): Participated in weekly meetings of Provost Executive Group to learn about university-wide initiatives, setting of priorities, and crisis management. Worked with Vice Provost for Faculty and Staff Affairs to promote formalization of faculty mentorship initiative.
  • Committee on Faculty Rights and Responsibilities (2019-, chair 2021-22): Review committee for non-renewal decisions and allegations of faculty misconduct
  • Chair, Provost Search and Screen Committee¬†(2019)
  • Fellow, Big Ten Alliance Academic Leadership Program (2018-19): Yearlong professional development program to learn about the organization of large research universities, the attributes of effective leadership, and the challenges of higher education
  • Peer Corps Member, Higher Learning Commission (2017-): Visiting higher education institutions that are undergoing the accreditation process for post-secondary education institutions in the USA for the purpose of assuring that they are complying with the accreditation criteria in the context of their mission.
  • University Committee (2015-2018, chair 2017-18): Executive Committee of the UW-Madison Faculty Senate, advising university leadership on questions concerning educational interests or policies, reviewing/writing faculty legislation and policies
  • Co-Chair, Higher Learning Commission Accreditation Advisory Group (2017-2019): Advising accreditation core team on sources of evidence for federal accreditation criteria from faculty perspective
  • Language Sciences Program Planning Committee (2014-2016): Planning reorganization of Linguistics Department and creation of “Language Sciences” program (effective 2018)
  • University Budget Model Development Committee (2014-15): Advising university leadership on developing a new, partly performance-based, budget allocation model
  • Arts & Humanities Divisional Committee (2013-2016): Making recommendations to Dean on tenure and promotion in the Arts and Humanities
  • Associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies, English Department (2011-2015): Overseeing UG curriculum planning and assignment of TAs
  • Graduate School Research Committee Arts & Humanities (2009-2011): Making decisions on intramural research awards (“summer support”, named professorships — Romnes, Kellett, WARF).