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Discipline

Member, Editorial Board, The Journal of Student Success in Writing
Member, British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference Committee
Administrator, BCPCS Conference web site
Administrator, Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies web site

University

Co-Chair, University Information Technology Advisory Committee
Academic Assessment Leader, Office of Institutional Effectiveness
Member, President’s Assessment Advisory Team
Member, University Assessment Steering Committee
Member, Honors Program Advisory Council
Member, Ad-Hoc University Program Review Revisions Committee



College

Chair, CLASS Technology Committee
Member, CLASS Program Assessment Review Committee

Department

Department Assessment Coordinator
Member, General Programs Committee
Member, Irish Studies Committee

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