About Agenda Committee Members

FACULTY SENATE CHAIR

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 five years in the Faculty Senate.

FACULTY SENATE VICE CHAIR

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.

AT-LARGE AGENDA COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Ann Bartow, Professor, UNH School of Law, and Director of the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property since 2015. 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, Survey of Intellectual Property Law, Art Law 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 current Chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the American Association of Law Schools. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC). Professor Bartow is a member of the American Law Institute.

Rosemarie Came (Rose) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences. She received a B.S. in Geology from Boston College, an M.A. in Philosophy from Boston College and a Ph.D. in Paleoceanography from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After completing her doctorate, she spent three years as a postdoctoral investigator at the California Institute of Technology and a year and a half as an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Since joining the UNH faculty in 2010, Professor Came has taught courses in oceanography, paleoclimatology, and the history/philosophy of Earth science. Her research program at UNH is mainly centered on paleoclimatology, with a particular focus on understanding the forcings that initiated past changes in the Earth’s climate, and the mechanisms by which climate signals propagated globally via the ocean/atmosphere system. To this end, members of Professor Came’s laboratory group use the geochemical signatures of fossils and ancient ocean rocks as tools for reconstructing the evolution of our oceans and atmosphere over the course of Earth history.

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 AY2013-14.

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

R. Scott Smith 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), as well as several articles on the intersection of Greek myth and the ancient Greek landscape. Currently, he is co-editing for Oxford University Press The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Mythography, as well as part of a digital mapping project, “Mapping Greek Myth,” 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.