University of Southern Indiana

Faculty and Academic Affairs

The Faculty and Academic Affairs Committee is composed of one faculty representative from each academic college. The provost and vice president for Academic Affairs and the director of the Library shall be ex-officio members of the committee. Other ex-officio members may be appointed by the president. Functions of the committee are:

  • To provide liaison between the David L. Rice Library and the faculty and to formulate and propose policies regarding the operation of the David L. Rice Library.

  • To formulate and propose policies and procedures with regard to the appointment, retention, tenure and promotion of University faculty.

  • To formulate and propose policies and procedures on faculty conduct and academic freedom.

  • To formulate and propose policies and procedures with regard to professional growth, teaching loads, and the facilitation of teaching and research.

  • To formulate and propose policies and procedures on all faculty and academic affairs not within the province of other standing committees of the faculty.


  • Peter Cashel-Cordo
    Dr. Peter Cashel-Cordo
    Professor of Economics
    Business and Engineering Center 3005
    Phone: 812-465-7033
Committee Members
  • Matthew Hanka
    Dr. Matthew Hanka
    Assistant Professor of Political Science
    Director of Master of Public Administration Program
    Liberal Arts Center 3066
    Phone: 812-461-5204
  • Kyong-Hee Melody Lee
    Dr. Kyong-Hee Melody Lee
    Associate Professor of Mathematics
    Science Center 3263
    Phone: 812-465-1273
  • Serah Theuri
    Dr. Serah Theuri
    Assistant Professor of Food and Nutrition
    Health Professions Center 2131
    Phone: 812-461-5294
Ex Officio
  • Ronald Rochon
    Dr. Ronald Rochon
    Professor of Education
    Byron C. Wright Administration Building 103B
    Phone: 812-465-1617
  • Marna Hostetler
    Ms. Marna Hostetler
    Director of Library
    David L. Rice Library 2028
    Phone: 812-464-1826
  • Mayola Rowser
    Dr. Mayola Rowser
    Associate Professor of Nursing
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Robert D. Orr Center 1063
    Phone: 812-465-7015


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