About Agenda Committee Members


Agenda Committee of the Faculty Senate


Erin H. Sharp is an associate professor of human development and family studies. Sharp has been at UNH since 2009. She received her MS and PhD at the Pennsylvania State University also in human development and family studies. Professor Sharp teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in adolescent development, research methods, human sexuality, and family theory. Her research, published work, and presentations focus on out-of-school activity involvement as a context for development; parental, family, and broader contextual influences on adolescent development; and prevention research and theory from a positive youth development perspective. Professor Sharp has served on a range of committees at UNH including several search committees, including the CFO and the current search for the SVPSL, the ADVANCE Pathways to Tenure planning committee, and the Winant fellowship committee. Sharp is the current vice chair of the faculty senate, and she has served on the agenda committee for the last 3 years and previously served as the chair of two committees: campus planning and finance and administration.



Kevin Healey is an Associate Professor of Communication at the University of New Hampshire. He received his undergraduate degree from Drew University, his Masters in Media Studies from The New School, and his Ph.D. in Communication and Media from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Kevin writes and teaches about religion, ethics, and digital culture. His essays appear in SalonHuffington Post, and Religion Dispatches, as well as in numerous academic books and journals. He received a University Teaching Excellence Award from UNH COLA in Spring 2017, and the Communication Ethics Teaching Award from the Communication Ethics Division of NCA in October 2018. His most recent book, Ethics and Religion in the Age of Social Media: Digital Proverbs for Responsible Citizens, was published in 2019 by Routledge. This book, as well as his current research projects, are supported by his participation in a three-year Public Theologies of Technology and Presence grant program sponsored by the Institute of Buddhist Studies and the Henry Luce Foundation.





Ann Bartow is a Professor at the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law. She is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She was previously on the faculties of the Pace Law School and the University of South Carolina School of Law.  During the 2011-2012 academic year, Professor Bartow was a Fulbright Scholar at Tongji University in Shanghai, China.  She teaches Copyright Law, Trademark Law, Patent Law, Survey of Intellectual Property Law, Art Law, Feminist Legal Theory, Property and Torts. Her scholarship focuses on the intersection between intellectual property laws and public policy concerns, privacy and technology law, and feminist legal theory, and she has published numerous articles and book chapters on these subjects. Professor Bartow is the past Chair of the Defamation and Privacy Section and of the Intellectual Property Section of the American Association of Law Schools. She is also a member of the Advisory Boards of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and the Massachusetts Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (MVLA). Professor Bartow is a member of the American Law Institute.

James J. Connell (Jim) received his Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis. From graduate school he went to the Enrico Fermi Institute at the University of Chicago as academic research staff. His main work involved the High Energy Telescope (HET) on the Ulysses deep-space mission. In 2002 he moved to the University of New Hampshire as an Associate Professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Physics and the Space Science Center. Since coming to UNH, Professor Connell has taught a variety of graduate and undergraduate physics courses. He developed and taught an interdisciplinary Inquiry Course, PHYS-444, "Myths and Misconceptions about Nuclear Science," which addresses nuclear physics, technology, policy and society. This course was in the first group of 444 courses ever taught. At UNH, he has continued his research on high-energy space radiation. He developed a new technique known as ADIS (Angle Detecting Inclined Sensors) which is the basis of the Energetic Heavy Ion Sensor (EHIS) for the GOES-R series of weather satellites. The first of four EHIS instruments was launched on 19 November 2016 on GOES-16 (nee GOES-R), and the second launched on 1 March 2018 on GOES-7 (nee GOES-  S). Professor Connell has served on a range of departmental and university committees and became a faculty senator in 2011. He has served on the Agenda Committee since AY2012-13 and acted as Parliamentarian since AY 2013-14.

Allison Wilder is an associate professor in the Department of Recreation Management and Policy. She is a licensed Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS/L) with 20 years experience as a practitioner in recreation therapy working with individuals in the areas of youth corrections, aging, physical disability, and developmental disability.  She is the Faculty Fellow with the Center on Aging and Community Living at the University of New Hampshire.  Allison earned her Ph.D. in Education at Virginia Commonwealth University and holds a Post-Master’s Certificate in Aging Studies from the Medical College of Virginia. She earned her M.S. in Recreation Therapy from SUNY Cortland and her B.S. in Leisure Studies from Ithaca College. She is the recipient of the CHHS Excellence in Collaboration award and the Faculty Senate Excellence in Teaching Award in 2007-2008 from Metropolitan State College of Denver. Her research interests include both disability and aging, as they relate to recreation therapy and leisure function. She is specifically interested the intersection of disability and aging.


FACULTY SENATE PAST CHAIR (as per the Faculty Senate Constitution)

David S. Bachrach, professor of history, joined the UNH faculty in 2003, after receiving his PhD in medieval history from the University of Notre Dame in 2001. Specializing in the military and governmental history of medieval Europe, particularly in the kingdoms of Germany and England, Bachrach has published thirteen books and 60 scholarly articles on a wide range of topics. His most recent books include Warfare in Tenth-Century Germany, Warfare in Medieval Europe c. 400-1453, and Administration and Organization of War in Thirteenth-Century England. He teaches a wide range of courses on medieval history and western civilization, as well as a history of beer. Professor Bachrach has served on numerous college and university communities, including as chair of UCAPC, member of the COLA promotion and tenure committee, and six years in the Faculty Senate