Education Committee

Purpose: The purpose of the Education Committee is to provide faculty and the College with a formal process to lead and guide all education-related aspects of the College of Public Health in order to insure and promote a quality learning experience for all students.

Structure: The Education Committee shall be comprised of three (3) faculty members from each concentration functional group. The term “concentration functional group” in this section is used to include all existing College Graduate Program concentrations that have been aligned by faculty into assemblies of related focus and interests, and the Undergraduate Program.

Each concentration functional group will have one voting member, the Primary member, and two additional non-voting members. The latter two members will serve on either the Education Work Group or the Technology and Assessment Work Group. Members will be elected under the procedures established by the directors of the concentrations that comprise each concentration functional group, and the Primary member must have substantial experience in educational matters. The Primary member typically will be the chair of the education committee of the concentration functional group. 

  • Review and approve new and revised degree programs, concentrations, courses, certificates, and other items related to instruction/learning, which originate within the College, or in which the College participates with other entities.
  • Review and monitor the current degree programs, concentrations, courses, certificates, educational methods, and other items related to instruction/learning of the College to insure quality and, appropriateness of content.
  • Review and monitor all procedure, practices, and outcomes that affect any aspect of education at the College.
  • Approve, monitor, coordinate, and promote interdisciplinary academic programs.
  • Approve, monitor, coordinate, and promote experiential-based curriculum requirements.
  • Approve, monitor, coordinate, and promote culminating experience requirements.
  • Review and approve education-related technology, and associated standards for delivering quality instruction.
  • Develop, approve, and monitor reviews of student performance.
  • Oversee periodic reviews of academic quality of programs, concentrations, and courses   as a means of providing ongoing evaluation to assist in program improvement and in meeting the standards set by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the Council for Education in Public Health (CEPH), and other accrediting bodies.

(extracted from the College of Public Health Governance Manual)


Primary Members: Department:  Phone: E-Mail
Steve Mlynarek (chair) EOH 974-6628
Karen Liller CFH 974-7047
Janice Zgibor EPB 974-6277
Jaime Corvin GH 974-8506
Etienne Pracht HPM 974-7609
Alison Oberne UG 974-4246

Associate Members: Department: WG = WorkGroup Phone: E-Mail
Alicia Best CFH Education WG 974-5290
Anna Armstrong CFH ETA WG 974-7594
Skai Schwartz EPB Education WG 974-6679
Wei Wang EPB ETA WG 974-6978
Foday Jaward EOH Education WG 396-9431
Rene Salazar EOH ETA WG 974-9623
Donna Haiduven GH ETA WG 974-6472
Ismael Hoare GH Education WG 974-7162
Zachary Pruitt HPM Education WG 974-6654
Jacqueline Wiltshire HPM ETA WG 974-6654
Laura Rusnak UG Education WG 974-9598
Matawal Makut UG ETA WG 974-9372

Other: Department: Phone: E-Mail
Stacy Griner Student - PhD CFH -
Marlene Joannie Bewa
Student - MPH HPM -
Sandhya Srinivasan ETA 974-8911
Kay Perrin Administration 974-6704
David Hogeboom Admin Support 974-6702
Tara Greer Admin Support 974-5031
Cathy Silva EOH Admin Support 974-3144
Melanie Wicinski Curriculum Specialist 974-8086

Curriculum Submission Information:

Instructions for new or changed curriculum proposals

Committee Members Only:

Box (curriculum proposals documentation)

Meeting Agenda and Minutes