Dean's Advisory Board

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences Advisory Board serves to advise the dean by connecting the university with the world beyond our campuses and providing the college with specialized knowledge and expertise. Board members support the programs and activities of the college and foster continuing relationships among students, faculty, alumni, and friends.

CHSS Dean's Advisory Board Members

Chair: Eric Johnson, MA English '05
Director of Digital Access, Folger Shakespeare Library

Firas Al-Barzinji, JD '09
General Counsel, Sterling Management Group

Joseph Apa
Partner and Co-Founder, The Capital Group, LLC

Edmund Bedsworth
, BS Economics '88
Senior Program Manager, Serco, Inc.

William Carter, BA Government and Politics '91
Chief Communications Officer
Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment

Nancy Hilliard, BA Economics '90
Co-Owner, Beekeeper's Cottage

Lynn Huggins, Bachelor of Individualized Study '92
Human Resources Director, Three Wire Systems

Robert Lightburn, MA History '04
Of Counsel, Babirak Carr PC

Nicole Livas, BA Communication '90
Anchor/Special Projects Reporter, 13NewsNow (WVEC)

Allen Lomax, MPA '82

M. Yaqub Mirza, parent BA '00, BA '09
President and CEO, Sterling Management Group

Dr. Alexandra Sims, BA Anthropology '09
Attending Physician, Division of General and Community Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital; Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Robert Townsend, PhD History '09
Director, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Washington Office

Julie Weber, BA English '06
Engagement and Brand Strategy Expert. Startup Advisor and Coach.

Next Meeting: Spring 2021


The college is grateful for the service and contributions
of our board members emeriti: 

David W. Bartee, MPA '06 Gail A. Bohan, BA '70, MPA '82
George C. Cabalu, BA '92 Randolph W. Church
Dr. Ashok Deshmukh   Nicole A. Geller, BS '86
C. Michael Hincewicz Ian G. Hogg
Michael J. Hoover, MA '81 Jonathan C. Lamb, BA '97
Samantha E. Madden, BS '89 Matthew S. Plummer, BA '00, MS '11
Jennifer C. Shelton, BS '94      Edward M. Staunton III
Stanley E. Tetlow, BS '84
Michael Whitlock, BA '96
John A. Wilburn, MA '76 Jason Reis, BA Economics '93, GIS '17