About Agenda Committee Members


R. Scott Smith, Professor and Coordinator of Classics, joined the UNH faculty in 2000 after receiving his PhD from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana in the same year. Specializing in ancient mythography (the way the Greeks and Romans organized and interpreted their own mythical stories) and the philosopher-poet Seneca the Younger, he has written or co-authored numerous articles and books, including the most recent Ancient Rome: An Anthology of Sources (Hackett 2014) and Writing Myth: Mythography in the Greek and Roman World (2013). Currently, he is co-editing for Oxford University Press The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Mythography, as well as heading an digital humanities project, "Putting Greek Myth on the Map," a digital platform to visualize the relationship between mythical figures and real places on the ground. A teacher at heart—his motto is qui miscuit utile dulci ("one who combines fun with something useful")—he has taught all levels of Latin, Greek, and Classics courses, and is director and instructor of the January-term Study Abroad in Rome Program. For his sins in past lives he currently serves as president or chair in state and regional classics organizations, as well as in many university committees and other administrative bodies.


David S. Bachrach, Professor of History, joined the UNH faculty in 2003 after receiving his PhD from the University of Notre Dame in 2001. Specializing in the military and governmental history of the medieval kingdoms of Germany and England, Bachrach has published twelve books and 50 articles on a wide range of topics. His most recent books include The Deeds of the Bishops of Cambrai, Warfare in Medieval Europe c. 400-c.1453, and Warfare in Tenth-Century Germany. Professor Bachrach has served on a number of college and university committees, including as chair of UCAPC, as a member of the COLA promotion and tenure committee, and four years in the Faculty Senate.


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-S.  Professor Connell has served on a range of departmental and university committees and became a faculty senator in 2011.  He has served six terms on the Agenda Committee and acted as Parliamentarian for the last five of those sessions.  

Lori Hopkins is Associate Professor in and coordinator of the Spanish & Portuguese program in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, as well as a core faculty member of the Women’s Studies Program and co-director of Latin American Studies. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At UNH since 1997, she has earned an excellence in teaching award, been the recipient of a Humanities’ Center Fellowship, and has directed UNH’s study abroad program in Granada, Spain. She has served on various University committees, such as the Graduate Council, the COLA Executive Council, and the P&T COLA committee. As a Latinamericanist, she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on contemporary Latin American literature and culture on topics such as Human Rights and Performance Arts. Her scholarly work focuses on contemporary Latin American literature, film and culture, particularly on constructions of memory.

Erin H. Sharp is an associate professor of human development and family studies and a faculty fellow with the Carsey School of Public Policy. Professor 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, the ADVANCE Pathways to Tenure planning committee, the dissertation year fellowship committee, and the Winant fellowship committee, and as a faculty senator she has served as the chair of two committees: campus planning and finance and administration.


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

Daniel E. Innis is a Professor of Marketing and Hospitality Management at the University of New Hampshire and he is the former Dean of the UNH’s Peter T. Paul College of Business.  Prior to his tenure at UNH he served as a faculty member and administrator at Ohio University and also as dean at the UMaine Business School.  Professor Innis is co-author of the book Strategic Planning for Logistics, his papers have appeared in numerous academic journals, and he has made many presentations at professional conferences and meetings.  His teaching interests include marketing, strategic management, and pricing.  Professor Innis serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing, and the Journal of Education for Business.  He is also an ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, the MIT Sloan Management Review, and the Journal of Business Logistics.  Professor Innis has also consulted with several Fortune 500 firms in the areas of customer service, channel management, and buyer behavior.  He earned his Ph.D. in marketing and logistics with a minor in consumer behavior from The Ohio State University in 1991.