Carnegie Mellon University

With support from the Deans and Vice Presidents, the Provost has appointed a distinguished group of faculty and staff to lead the university through its 2018 Self-Study process. The membership of these groups listed on this page represents a broad cross section of the university, and they have been charged with demonstrating the university's enduring excellence in serving its students, faculty, staff, and alumni and illustrating CMU's significant contributions to the region, nation, and the world. And, true to Carnegie Mellon's unwavering of process of self-examination and improvement, this group expects to surface new opportunities that further advance the university's educational mission.

Reaccreditation is a "team sport." Its success relies not only on the expertise and leadership of the faculty and staff serving on these groups, but also draws on the support and contributions of faculty and staff colleagues across the university and at its many locations around the globe. We look forward to collaborating with our colleagues everywhere to showcase Carnegie Mellon's distinct position as one of the world's prominent higher education institutions.

  • Amy L. Burkert, Vice Provost for Education and Teaching Professor of Biology
  • Lisa Krieg, Associate Vice President and Director of Enrollment Services

The two Self-Study Co-chairs will work closely with each of the Self-Study Groups, dividing their responsibilities according to their distinctive expertise. Burkert will work most closely with Self-Study Groups for the Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience (Standard 3), Support of the Student Experience (Standard 4) and Educational Effectiveness Assessment (Standard 5). 

Krieg will work most closely with Self-Study Groups for Mission and Goals (Standard 1);  Ethics and Integrity (Standard 2); Planning, Resources, and Institutional Improvement (Standard 6); and Governance, Leadership and Administration (Standard 7). 

The Self-Study process benefits from the expertise of Catherine Davidson, who again serves as the Self-Study Writer and has served on Peer Evaluation Teams. Catherine is the Senior Director of Campaign Communications for University Advancement. Additionally, Lettia DeNormandie, Executive Assistant to the Associate Vice President and Director of Enrollment Services, brings her management, operational and writing savvy to support the process as its Executive Assistant. Patience Whitworth, Director of the Office of the Vice Provost for Education, joined the group in early 2017, leveraging the breadth and depth of her experience in higher education to support the self-study process.

The Steering Committee is composed of all co-chairs from the seven Self-Study Groups and the two Self-Study co-chairs. This structure promotes coordination and communication across groups to, among other things, share good practices, consolidate information requests and address overlap by determining which standard/group might best address a question or topic. Steering Committee members also serve as Self-Study process liaisons, providing information to and requesting information from colleges, schools, programs and administrative units, as well as leading and coordinating meetings with external visitors (e.g., MSCHE staff, Peer Evaluation Team).

  • Eric Anderson, Associate Dean, College of Fine Arts; Associate Professor of Industrial Design; and Co-founder and Co-director, Integrated Innovation Institute
  • Amy Burkert,1 Vice Provost for Education and Teaching Professor, Biological Sciences
  • David Danks, Department Head, Philosophy, and Professor of Philosophy and Psychology
  • Catherine Davidson,2 Senior Director, Campaign Communications, University Advancement
  • Lettia DeNormandie,3 Executive Assistant to the Associate Vice President and Director of Enrollment Services
  • John Hannon, Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Division of Student Affairs
  • Annette Jacobson, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, Carnegie Institute of Technology; Teaching Professor of Chemical Engineering; and Director, Colloids, Polymers, and Surfaces Program, Carnegie Institute of Technology
  • Lisa Krieg,1 Associate Vice President and Director of Enrollment Services
  • Cathy Light, Director, Office of the President and Interim Secretary of the Board of Trustees
  • Dan Munsch, Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Vice President, Office of the General Counsel
  • Carrie Nelson, Interim Associate Vice President and Controller, Finance Division
  • Todd Przybycien, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering; Chair, Faculty Senate, 2015-2017
  • Rick Siger, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Engagement, Office of the President
  • Mark Stehlik, Assistant Dean for Outreach and Teaching Professor, School of Computer Science
  • Karen Stump, Teaching Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies and Laboratories, Department of Chemistry
  • Laura Synnott, Associate Teaching Professor, Healthcare Policy and Management, Heinz College
  • Michael Trick, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Research and the Harry B. and James H. Higgins Professor of Operations Research, Tepper School of Business
  • Danielle Zawodny Wetzel, Teaching Professor and Director of First-year Writing, Department of English

1Self-Study Co-chairs
2Self-Study Writer
3Self-Study Executive Assistant

  • Eric Anderson,1 Associate Dean, College of Fine Arts; Associate Professor of Industrial Design; and Co-founder and Co-director, Integrated Innovation Institute
  • Rick Siger,1 Director of Strategic Initiatives and Engagement, Office of the President
  • Rebecca Allison, President, Carnegie Mellon University Alumni Association Board
  • John Lehoczky, Thomas Lord University Professor of Statistics and Mathematical Sciences
  • Rebecca Nugent, Teaching Professor, Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Statistics
  • Joel Tarr, Richard S. Caliguiri University Professor of History and Policy, Department of History and Heinz College
  • Elizabeth Vaughan, Director of Student Leadership, Involvement, and Civic Engagement, Division of Student Affairs

1Co-chairs

  • David Danks,1 Department Head and Professor of Philosophy, and Professor of Psychology
  • Dan Munsch,1 Assistant Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel
  • Greg Billy, Director of Campus Services and Director of Risk Initiatives, Operations Division
  • Lucas Christain, Director of Community Standards and Integrity, Division of Student Affairs
  • Jamie Edwards, Assistant Director of Title IX Initiatives, Division of Student Affairs
  • Amelia Haviland, Associate Professor of Statistics and Health Policy, Anna Loomis Professorship of Statistics and Public Policy, Heinz College
  • Barbara MacKenzie-Wood, Raymond W. Smith Professor of Drama, School of Drama
  • Ann Mathias, Assistant Vice President of Research Compliance, Office of the Vice Provost for Research
  • Everett Tademy, Assistant Vice President, Diversity and Equal Opportunity Services, Human Resources

1Co-chairs

  • Laura Synnott,1 Associate Teaching Professor, Healthcare Policy and Management, Heinz College
  • Danielle Zawodny Wetzel,1 Teaching Professor and Director of First-year Writing, Department of English
  • Charles Garrod, Associate Teaching Professor, Institute for Software Research
  • Joel Greenhouse, Professor of Statistics, Department of Statistics
  • Dena Haritos Tsamitis, Director, Information Networking Institute; Founding Director, Education, Training, and Outreach, CyLab
  • Burton Hollifield, PNC Professor Finance, Professor of Financial Economics, and Head, Undergraduate Business Administration Program, Tepper School of Business
  • Jennifer Keating-Miller, Assistant Dean for Educational Initiatives, Dietrich College, and Instructor, Department of English
  • Anne Mundell, Professor of Design, School of Drama
  • Rema Padman, Professor of Management Science and Healthcare Informatics, Heinz College
  • Robert Tilton, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, Departments of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
  • Helen Wang, Director of Residential Education, Division of Student Affairs
  • David Yaron, Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry

1Co-chairs

  • John Hannon,1 Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Division of Student Affairs
  • Karen Stump,1 Teaching Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies and Laboratories, Department of Chemistry
  • Richard Block, Associate Head and Teaching Professor of Design, School of Drama
  • Joshua Centor, Director of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation, Division of Student Affairs
  • David Creswell, Associate Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology
  • Wendy Hermann, Executive Director of Student Services, Masters Programs, Tepper School of Business
  • Brian Hill, Director of Student Financial Services, Enrollment Services
  • Linda Hooper, Director of Academic Development, Office of the Vice Provost for Education
  • Kurt Kumler, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS), Division of Student Affairs
  • Suzanne Laurich-McIntyre, Assistant Vice Provost of Graduate Education, Office of the Vice Provost for Education
  • Ty Walton, Director of the Carnegie Mellon Advising and Resource Center (CMARC), Office of the Vice Provost for Education

1Co-chairs

  • Annette Jacobson,1 Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies; Teaching Professor of Chemical Engineering; and Director, Colloids, Polymers, and Surfaces Program, Carnegie Institute of Technology
  • Mark Stehlik,1 Assistant Dean for Outreach and Teaching Professor, School of Computer Science
  • Kathryn Barraclough, Head, MBA Program and Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, Tepper School of Business
  • Joanna Dickert, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Research and National Fellowships, Office of the Vice Provost for Education
  • Susan Finger, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Associate Dean, Integrative Design, Arts and Technology Network, College of Engineering
  • Sarah Hailey, Research Designer and Analyst, Office of Institutional Research
  • Holly Hippensteel, Interim Director and Title IX Coordinator, Division of Student Affairs
  • Suguru Ishizaki, Professor of English and Director, Rhetoric Program, Department of English
  • Stephanie Murray, Director and Academic Advisor, BXA Intercollege Degree Programs, and Associate Teaching Professor, College of Fine Arts
  • Gordon Rule, Professor of Biological Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Majd Sakr, Teaching Professor, Computer Science Department, School of Computer Science
  • Keith Webster, Dean of Libraries and Director of Emerging and Integrative Media Initiatives
  • Tim Zak, Associate Teaching Professor and Director of the Institute for Social Innovation, Heinz College
  • Conrad Zapanta, Teaching Professor and Associate Head of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering

1Co-chairs

  • Carrie Nelson, Interim Associate Vice President and Controller, Finance Division
  • Michael Trick,1 Harry B. and James H. Higgins Professor of Operations Research, and Senior Associate Dean of Faculty and Research, Tepper School of Business
  • David Baisley,1 Interim Chief Information Officer and Senior Director of Infrastructure Services, Computing Services

  • Ann English, Associate Dean for Finance and Operations, Heinz College
  • Charles Kennedy, Chief Investment Officer, Finance Division
  • Andrew Pujol, Compensation Manager, Human Resources
  • Janel Sutkus, Director of Institutional Research and Analysis, Office of the Provost
  • Cheryl Wehrer, Associate Director for Finance and Administration, School of Computer Science
  • Matt Weinstein, Assistant Vice President for College Development and Academic Initiatives, University Advancement
1Co-chairs
  • Cathy Light, Director, Office of the President and Interim Secretary of the Board of Trustees
  • Todd Przybycien,1 Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Institute of Technology; and Chair, Faculty Senate
  • Matt D’Emilio, Director, University Contracts Office, Office of the General Counsel, and 2015-2016 Chair, Staff Council
  • Denise Fazio, Executive Officer of Faculty Senate
  • Karen Khan, Assistant Secretary, Board of Trustees
  • Roberta Klatzky, Charles J. Queenan Jr. Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology
  • Steve Kloehn, Vice President for Marketing and Communications
  • Evelyn Pierce, Associate Teaching Professor of Business Management Communication, Tepper School of Business
  • Teddy Seidenfeld, Herbert A. Simon Professor of Philosophy and Statistics, Dietrich College

1Co-chairs

Several faculty and staff will contribute their time and effort to provide evidence for the Verification of Compliance process.  They include:

  • Graduate and undergraduate academic Associate and Assistant Deans
    • Eric Anderson, Associate Dean, College of Fine Arts; Associate Professor of Industrial Design; and Co-founder and Co-director, Integrated Innovation Institute
    • Vijayakumar Bhagavatula, Associate Dean for Graduate and Faculty Affairs and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Institute of Technology
    • Maggie Braun, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs and Associate Teaching Professor of Biological Sciences, Mellon College of Science
    • Joseph Devine, Associate Dean and Adjunct Professor of History, Dietrich College
    • Bob Frederking, Principal Systems Scientist and Associate Dean of Doctoral Programs, School of Computer Science
    • Kathryn Heidemann, Assistant Dean for Arts and Entertainment, Heinz College
    • Annette Jacobson, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies; Teaching Professor of Chemical Engineering; and Director, Colloids, Polymers, and Surfaces Program, Carnegie Institute of Technology
    • Brian Junker, Associate Dean and Professors of Statistics, Dietrich College
    • Kurt Larsen, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Carnegie Institute of Technology
    • Curtis Meyer, Associate Dean for Faculty and Graduate Affairs and Professor of Physics, Mellon College of Science
    • Franco Sciannomeo, Associate Dean and Teaching Professor of Music, College of Fine Arts
    • Jackie Speedy, Associate Dean, School of Public Policy, Heinz College
    • Mark Stehlik, Assistant Dean for Outreach and Teaching Professor, School of Computer Science
    • Andy Wasser, Associate Dean, School of Information Systems and Management, Heinz College
    • Laurie Weingart, Richard M. and Margaret S. Cyert Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory Senior Associate Dean of Education
  • University Registrar's Office
    • Joy Cavaliero, Senior Associate University Registrar
    • Jarrin Nevel, Assistant Registrar for Programs
    • John Papinchak, University Registrar
  • Student Financial Services staff
    • Brian Hill, Director of Student Financial Services
  • Student Affairs staff
    • Lucas Christain, Director of Community Standards and Integrity, Housefellow for Welch & Henderson
    • John Hannon, Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Division of Student Affairs
    • Holly Hippensteel, Interim Director and Title IX Coordinator, Division of Student Affairs
  • Information Security staff
    • Mary Ann Blair, Director of Information Security
  • Academic and/or administrative leaders of distance education programs
    • Romayne Botti, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operations Officer, Carnegie Institute of Technology
    • Ann English, Associate Dean for Finance and Operations
    • Nick Frollini, Deputy Director, Institute for Software Research