Administrative Committees

Administrative Committees

  • APT Committee

    The Appointments, Promotion and Tenure Committee evaluates faculty performance annually and makes recommendations to the Chair regarding performance as well as promotion or tenure matters. Members also review secondary faculty credentials for consideration of promotion and/or tenure.


    • David Beasley, PhD
    • Dennis Bente, DVM, PhD
    • Janice Endsley, PhD, Chair
    • Nisha Garg, PhD
    • Shinji Makino, DVM, PhD
    • Jiaren Sun, MD, PhD
    • Chien-Te (Kent) Tseng, PhD
  • Chairman's Advisory Committee
    This committee meets monthly to discuss and advise the Chair concerning important departmental policies and practices. Members have been instrumental in developing guidelines for space planning and teaching assignments, changing the APT process, developing the faculty compensation plan, managing the departmental self-study, and operational issues.
    • Dennis Bente, DVM, PhD
    • Istvan Boldogh, PhD
    • Yingzi Cong, PhD
    • Ashok Chopra, PhD, CSc
    • Janice Endsley, PhD
    • Nisha Garg, PhD
    • Shinji Makino, DVM, PhD
    • Lynn Soong, MD, PhD
    • Alfred Torres, PhD
    • Tian Wang, PhD
    • Andrew McNees, PhD, MBA, ex officio
    • Sonia Gonzalez, MBA, ex officio
  • Faculty Recognition Committee
    The Faculty Recognition Committee regularly surveys available awards offered to faculty scientists, including local, national and international, and recommends to the chair nominations of departmental faculty members.
    • Dr. Nisha Garg
    • Haitao Hu, PhD
    • Sunhee Lee, PhD
    • Scott Weaver, PhD
  • Space & Equipment Committee
    This committee makes recommendations concerning the distribution of laboratory and office space, as well as the purchase and maintenance of departmental equipment.
    • Istvan Boldogh, PhD
    • Ashok Chopra, PhD, CSc
    • Yingzi Cong, PhD
    • Janice Endsley, PhD
    • Sunhee Lee, PhD
    • Johnny W. Peterson, PhD
    • Lynn Soong, MD, PhD
    • Jiaren Sun, MD, PhD
    • Alfredo Torres, PhD
    • Chien-Te "Kent" Tseng, PhD
    • Tian Wang, PhD
    • Scott Weaver, PhD
    • Andrew McNees, PhD, MBA, ex officio
  • Safety & Hurricane Preparedness Committee
    This committee is responsible for preparing for and assessing damages after a hurricane or disaster. The Chair also provides training for new employees in safety and equipment use and maintenance.
    • Istvan Boldogh, PhD
    • Ashok Chopra, PhD
    • Haito Hu, PhD
    • Andrew McNees, PhD, MBA
    • Alfredo Torres, PhD
    • Scott Weaver, PhD
  • Seminar Committee
    This committee selects and hosts seminar speakers in program areas of bacteriology/parasitology, immunology and virology. Members work closely with the Department of Pathology to host an interdepartmental seminar series on infection and immunity.
    • Yingzi Cong, PhD, Chair
    • Dennis Bente, PhD
    • Chad Mire, PhD
  • Scientist Development Committee
    This committee focuses on career development for faculty and research scientists at different levels. Faculty grant workshops are organized to foster new ideas, collaborations, and grant preparation. The committee works with the Academy of Research Mentors (ARM) for mentoring support for junior faculty, and provides assistance for research scientists to enhance their professional growth and career advancement.
    • Lynn Soong, MD, PhD, Chair
    • Shinji Makino, DVM, PhD
    • Ashok Chopra, PhD
    • Nisha Garg, PhD
    • Alfred Torres, PhD