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College Governance

2022-2023 CCI Master Calendar
2022-2023 CCI Committee Roster (PDF file)

Administrators

Joseph Mazer, Dean
Virginia Kupritz, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs
Suzie Allard, Associate Dean for Research and Director of the CCI Research & Innovation Center
Abebe Rorissa, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Director of the School of Information Sciences
Julie Longmire Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs & Advising
Catherine Luther, Director of the School of Journalism & Electronic Media
Jon Hess, Director of the School of Communication Studies
Beth Foster, Director of the Tombras School of Advertising & Public Relations


Bylaws

The College of Communication and Information operates under a set of bylaws, created and approved by the college faculty. The CCI bylaws were last amended in April 2016.

Bylaws for the College of Communication & Information

College of Communication & Information: Workload Expectations

Bylaws for the School of Advertising and Public Relations

Bylaws for the School of Communication Studies

Bylaws for the School of Information Sciences

Bylaws for the School of Journalism & Electronic Media


CCI Committees

2022-23 STANDING COMMITTEES

Member Composition: 2 tenured/tenure track faculty elected per School; 2-year terms staggered within School

ADPR: Mariea Hoy (2023)
ADPR: Robyn Blakeman (2024)
SIS: Vandana Singh (2023)
SIS: Dania Bilal (2024)
JEM: Stuart Brotman (2023)
JEM: Julie Andsager (2024)
CS: Joan Rentsch (2023)
CS: Emily Paskewitz (2024)

Member Composition: 1 tenured/tenure-track faculty per School; staggered 2-year terms

ADPR: Moonhee Cho (2024)
SIS: Devendra Potnis (2024)
JEM: Nick Geidner (2023)
CS: Mike Kotowski (2023)
PhD C&I: Shelby Luttman (PBRL)
MS C&I: Kathryn Fellhoelter (JEM)
MSIS: Catherine Cubera
Ex-Officio: Virginia Kupritz

Member Composition: 1 tenured/tenure-track faculty elected per School; staggered 2-year terms

ADPR: Eric Haley (2024)
JEM: Erin Whiteside (2024)
SIS: Carolyn Hank (2023)
CS: Courtney Wright (2023)
Ex-Officio: Julie Longmire

Member Composition: 2 reps from ADPR; 1 from CS; 2 reps from JEM; and 2 reps from IS; 1-year terms

ADPR: Sifan Xu (2023)
ADPR: Mariea Hoy (2023)
SIS: Wade Bishop (2023)
SIS: Xiaohua (Awa) Zhu (2023)
JEM: Mark Harmon (2023)
JEM: Barb Kaye (2023)
CS: Jenny Crowley (2023)
Administrative: Beth Meko

(2 tenured/tenure-track faculty elected per School, staggered 2-
year terms; 1 doctoral student appointed by Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, 1-year term; one RIC staff member is ex-officio)

Suzie Allard – Chair
ADPR: Courtney Childers (2023)
ADPR: Christina Najera (2024)
SIS: Brian Dobreski (2023)
SIS: Jiangen He (2024)
JEM: Joy Jenkins (2023)
JEM: Guy Harrison (2024)
CS: Laura Miller (2023)
CS: Joan Rentsch (2024)
PhD C&I: Sarah Devereux (CS)

RIC Standing Members:
Amy Forrester
Beth Meko
Karen Jones-Zach
[new UXL Manager]

(1 tenured/tenure-track faculty elected per School, staggered 2-year terms; 1 exempt staff/1 non-exempt staff/1 non-tenure track faculty member/1 doctoral and 1 undergraduate student appointed by Dean, 1-year term)

Vandana Singh – Chair
ADPR: Christina Najera (2023)
SIS: Devendra Potnis (2024)
JEM: Amber Roessner (2023)
CS: Michelle Violanti (2023)
Non-tenure track faculty: Nicholas Meade (CS)
Exempt staff: Byron Keys (DSLS Representative)
Non-exempt staff: Dionne George
Doctoral student (SIS): Nanda Rajarathnam
Undergraduate student ():

ADVISORY COUNCILS

(1 tenured/tenure track faculty elected from each School, 1-year term; 1 exempt staff/1 non-exempt staff/1 non-tenure track faculty member appointed by Dean, 1-year term)

ADPR: Minjie Li
SIS: Wade Bishop
JEM: Mark Littmann
CS: Quinten Bernhold
Non-tenure track faculty: Cathy Cuevas
Exempt staff: Alexis Anderson
Non-exempt staff: Pamela Durban
Ex-Officio: Joe Mazer

Member Composition: Student presidents (or designee) from CCI Undergraduate Student Organizations

Com Studies Club:
Ad Club: Emma Herrington
PRSSA: Mazie Dee
SPJ: Jack Foster
Diversity Student Leaders Society: Madisun Richardson

MS C&I: Gideon Amankwah (JEM)
MS C&I: Jasmine Fehr (AD)
MSIS: Catherine Cubera (IS)
MSIS: Chad Lanctot (IS)
PhD C&I: Anna McClure (CS)
PhD C&I: Carla White (PBRL)

AD HOC COMMITTEES

Laura Miller – Chair
ADPR: Moonhee Cho
JEM: Mark Harmon
CS: Laura Miller
IS: Dania Bilal

 

UNIVERSITY-WIDE SERVICE RESPONSIBILITIES

Faculty serve on many committees throughout UTK as part of their service and/or administrative responsibilities. The following commitments require the college to elect representatives on a regular basis.

CCI has five senators. Senators serve three-year terms, plus one of the at-large faculty senators representing all UT lecturers.

Dania Bilal (First Term, First Year, 2025)
Joy Marie Doan (First Term, First Year, 2025)
Matthew Pittman (First Term, Second Year, 2024) (CCI Caucus Chair)
Amber Roessner (First Term, Second Term, 2024, Faculty Senate Vice President, Faculty Senate Leadership Team until 2024-25)
Robyn Blakeman (One-Year Appointment for Candace’s Third Term, 2023)
Carolyn Hank (Alternate CCI Senator for 2022-23 who will attend if any CCI Senators are unable to attend Senate Meetings)

Three-year terms; two representatives and two proxies

Moonhee Cho (ADPR) (2025)
Nick Geidner (JEM) (2025)
Proxy: Laura Miller (CS), Devendra Potnis (SIS)
Ex-Officio: Virginia Kupritz

Three-year terms. Dates shown are when the term expires

Eric Haley (July 31, 2023)
Carolyn Hank (July 31, 2025)
Ex-Officio: Julie Longmire

1 tenured full-time faculty (full professor if faculty member being reviewed is a full professor) from each School, 1-year term

SIS: Vandana Singh
JEM: Rob Heller
CS: Joan Rentsch

(2022-2023 officers)
Scott Greeves (JEM), CCI Graduate Student Association, President (C&I, PhD, ADPR)
Jess Barfield, CCI Graduate Student Association, Vice President (C& I PhD, SIS)
Jalen Blue, CCI Graduate Student Association, Vice President (C&I PhD, CS)
Traci Lively, CCI Graduate Student Association, Vice President (C&I, PhD, CS)
Najwa Albaqami, CCI Graduate Student Association, Vice President (C&I PhD, PR)
Emma Herbert, CCI Graduate Student Association, Vice President (C&I, MS, PR)

(2022-2023 representatives)
Josh Shockley (C&I MS, PBRL)
Jess Barfield (C&I PhD, SIS)
Aman Misra (C&I PhD, JEM)
Francesca Watkins (MSIS)
Dusty Bryan (MSIS)
Winston Roberts (MS C&I, PR)