SERVICE ACTIVITIES


1998-2004: Chair of the DEep Submergence Science Committee (DESSC) OF UNOLS
 

Alvin-pilot's-eye view of a line handler during launch.  In 1987 I first used Alvin to explore the serpentine mud volcanoes of the Mariana forearc region.  This started a fascination with submergence science and really weird greenish-blue mud. 
 


Member of the Science Planning Committee (SPC) of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program.
 
I participated in ODP Leg 195 to Drill a serpentinite mud volcano on the southern Mariana forearc.  Most recently (January - March 2005), I participated on IODP Expedition 305 to drill at the Atlantis Core Complex.   

A.  Service to the US Science Community:

1985:  Invited panelist, American Geophysical Union Meeting (AGU) Education and Human Resources Committee, Panel Session on the Two Career Couple, Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, December.
1989:  Invited speaker at OCEANS meeting in Seattle, and participant in panel discussion on "Deepest Ocean Presence", submersible research, Sept. 20-22.
1989:  Invited to present two papers at the 28th International Geological Congress, Washington, D. C. USA, July 9-19.
1990:  Invited by USSAC/JOI to present Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) results from the Western Pacific to the National Science Board for their 1990 review of the ODP, Washington D. C., Mar. 16.
1990:  Invited to be workshop planning committee member for a NURP-sponsored science/technology workshop on deep submersible research.
1990: Invited participant, NSF-sponsored workshop:  Next Decade of Geoscience Research in East Asia, July, 27-29.
1992-present: Coordinator for Western Pacific deep submergence science for Deep Submergence Science Committee of UNOLS.
1992:  Participant in Deep Submergence Science workshop, Alexandria Va, Oct. 13 and 14 1992.
1993-1995:  Elected President of Hawaii Chapter of Sigma Xi (2-yr term, 1993-1994 )
1993:  Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory 1994 Science Review Panel
1994:  Participant in Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory conference on submersible science in the western Pacific.
1996-present:  Selected to serve on the Deep Submergence Science Committee (DESSC) of UNOLS (two meetings per year)
1996:  Selected to serve on UH Sea Grant College science advisory committee and proposal review committee
1996:  Selected to serve on the May 1996 NSF proposal review panel for OCE-MGG/ODP
1996:  Selected to serve on the Sea Grant Science Review Panel Oct. 11, 1996
1996:  Selected to serve on the Nov 1996 NSF proposal review panel for OCE-MGG/ODP
1998:  Convenor of AGU Session, May 1998 Boston meeting
1998:  Steering committee member of a MARGINS sponsored "Subduction Factory Workshop,"  La Jolla, CA, June 6-10, 1998.
1998:  Attended the Deep Submergence Science Committee (DESSC) meeting in Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution June 16-17, 1998.
1998:  Invited to serve as Chair of the Deep Submergence Science Committee (DESSC).  Invitation accepted.
1988:  Invited to serve on West Coast NOAA NURP proposal evaluation panel for Nov. 11-13 (declined invitation)
1998:  Chaired the DESSC meeting in San Francisco Dec. 5, 1998.
1998:  Chaired two special sessions at AGU San Francisco on the Subduction Factory, Dec. 6, 1998.
1998:  Chaired a Planning/Discussion meeting for MARGINS, Dec. 7, 1998
1998:  Appointed Chair of Steering Committee for UNOLS Deep Submergence Workshop
1999:  Attended UNOLS Council meeting Feb. 16-17, Miami Fl
1999:  Appointed member of the UNOLS Fleet Improvement Committee (FIC), an advisory committee to UNOLS)
1999:  Appointed to UNOLS Executive Council
1999:  Served on the proposal review panel for the first NSF MARGINS panel meeting (May 1999)
1999:  Contributed to writing of Core Position Paper on "A National Initiative to Observe the Oceans:  A CORE Perspective"
2000:  Attended UNOLS Council meeting Feb. 2-3, in Providence RI.
2000:  Attended National Deep Submergence Facility Jason and ROV Upgrade Review meeting, WHOI
2000:  Chaired Summer DESSC meeting at WHOI
2000:  Attended UNOLS Council meeting at NSF Headquarters June 21-22, 2000
2000:  Served in capacity of UNOLS Executive Committee member for deliberation re UNOLS Charter modification.
2000:  Invited to attend UNOLS Council meeting June 21-22, Arlington VA at NSF Headquarters.
2000:  Invited to attend MARGINS Theoretical Workshop August 20-25, 2000 in Eugene OR.
2000:  Attended UNOLS Council and Annual Meetings at NSF Headquarters Arlington VA, Sept. 21-22
2000 Invited to attend WC&PRC NURP panel meeting in Monterey Ca Sept. 9-10, 2000
2000:  Acting as co-convener for Drills Workshop to be held at TAMU Nov. 2-3, to discuss future of submarine drilling tools and platforms.
2000: Chaired DESSC meeting Dec. San Francisco
2001:  Invited to write two articles for Marine Science encyclopedia.
2001: Chaired DESSC meeting May 30-31 at WHOI.
2001:  Invited to make presentation on DESSC/NURP interactions at NURP directors meeting Nov 8 2001 in Honolulu.
2001: Chaired Deep Submergence Science Committee meeting, Dec 9, San Francisco CA .
2002: Organized and chaired two Special Sessions (Recent Advances in Understanding Submarine Biosystems and the Future in Submergence Research I and II ) at AGU/ASLO Ocean Sciences Meeting meeting Feb. 11-15, Honolulu, HI.
2002:    Founder of and DESSC Liaison to the Shallow Water Science Committee, an ad hoc committee of UNOLS to advise on the advocacy of shallow-water research using submergence assets, vehicles, and tools. First meeting May 1.
2002: Chaired Deep Submergence Science Committee meeting May 2-3, WHOI Falmouth, MA.
2002:   Member of the New Alvin Design Advisory Committee NADAC, a science advisory committee to assist in the development of a design for a new deep-capability US research submersible. First meeting May 3.
2002:  Presented public comment to Ocean Commission May 13 regarding the continuing need for occupied submersible development.
2002:  Helped organize LINK Symposium, a submergence technology development symposium at the Kennedy Space Flight Center, May 20-22, chaired three breakout sessions, and coauthored workshop report.
2002: Attended UNOLS Council meeting June 20-21, at U. Washington, Seattle WA.
2003: Chaired May DESSC meeting at WHOI. May 11-12
2003: Attended NADAC meeting WHOI May 12
2003: Invited presentation to the National Academy of Sciences Committee on the Future of Deep Submergence Science June 25-26
2003: Served on a science review panel for HURL NNOAA/URP proposals Aug. 2003
2003: Provided requested advice regarding volcano hazards for a NOAA research cruise to the Mariana volcanic arc
2003:  Presented a lecture on convergent margins processes of the Mariana system at Princeton University, Sept. 15
2003:  Presented a lecture on convergent margins processes of the Mariana system at Rutgers University, Sept. 16
2003: Attended UNOLS Council and Annual Meetings at NSF headquarters Arlington VA, Sept. 18
2003:  Reviewed the draft of the UNOLS Technical Services documents for RVTEC
2003:  Participated in press conference at the AGU meeting regarding the HROV being designed by Woods Hole Oceanographic institution
2004:  Chaired the Deep Submergence Science Meeting, Portland OR, Jan. 25, 2004
2004:  Provided a Press Conference presentation for AGU at the Ocean Sciences meeting in Portland, OR Jan 28 2004.
2004:  Served on a HURL advisory committee for a meeting Feb. 17-18, 2004 in Honolulu HI. For NOAA NURC Hawaii and Western Pacific Center to review the activities of the center over the past 5 years and advise on future directions.
2004:  Prepared DESSC presentation for UNOLS Council Meeting, Wednesday & Thursday, March 10 & 11, 2004, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, J. Seward Johnson Marine Education and Conference Center, Fort Pierce, FL
2004:  Chaired Deep Submergence Science Committee Spring meeting at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, May 17-18, 2004
2004:  Attended New Alvin Design Advisory Committee meeting Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution May 18, 2004
2004:  Selected to serve on the HROV advisory Panel for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s development of a full-ocean depth capability remotely operated hybrid vehicle.
2004:  Participated in July 14-15 UNOLS meeting Via Teleconference and Web Conference, Thurs. July 15 & Fri. July 16, 2004, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT
2004:  Served in capacity of UNOLS Executive Committee member for deliberation re UNOLS Charter modification.
2004:  Attended UNOLS Council and Annual Meetings at NSF headquarters Arlington VA, Oct. 14-15 2004
2004:  Chaired West Coast NOAA NURP proposal evaluation panel, Nov 10-11, 2004 in Monterey CA
2004:  Planned and co-chaired DESSC meeting in San Francisco Dec. 12, 2004

yearly:  I review 6-8 proposals submitted to NSF (when not on a review panel) and 2-6 professional manuscripts.

B.  Service to the International Science Community:

1985:  Invited speaker and workshop leader in Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Planning Conference, " A Science Plan for Drilling in the Western Pacific Arc, Trench, Backarc Systems", June 25-28, at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
1986:  Invited participant in Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Steering Committee for NORPAC, University of Washington, Seattle, Sept. 22-24.
1986: Invited participant and speaker for Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) workshop "A Science Plan for Drilling Seamounts",  at Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory, June 4-5.
1986: Invited speaker and workshop leader, "Japan DSRV Alvin investigations of Western Pacific Backarc and forearc regions" Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo, July 15-16.
1988:  Invited speaker and workshop leader at "Submersible and ROV-based research in the Western Pacific, in Saipan, CNMI, July 11- 14.
1988:  Co-Convener of pre-cruise meeting for Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Leg 125, ODP Headquarters at Texas A&M University, Oct. 20-26.
1988:  Invited speaker and panel discussion participant at Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Pollution Prevention Safety Panel Meeting, Univ. Hawaii,  Nov. 10-11.
1989:  Co-Convener and co-chair of Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Leg 125 post-cruise meeting, ODP Headquarters at Texas A&M University, Sept. 24-29.
1989:  February-April, served as Co-Chief Scientist aboard JOIDES RESOLUTION for Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Leg 125.
1990:  Invited participant Annual Ocean Drilling Program/ Joint Oceanographic Institutions (ODP/JOI) Co-Chief Scientists review, Mar. 12-14, 1990.
1990:  Co-Convener of Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Leg 125, post-cruise science meeting, Palo Alto, Calif., May 21-23.
1990:  Head of Editorial Review Board of Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Volume 125, Part B.
1990-1993:  Member, Information Handling Panel of the Ocean Drilling Program.
1993:  Interviewed by NHK for Japanese television documentary on marine geology of the Izu-Bonin-Mariana convergent margin
1993-1997:   Chair of the International Ocean Drilling Program's Information Handling Panel (a science advisory panel)
1993-2004:  Coordinator for submersible science in the Western Pacific (appointed by UNOLS Deep Submersible Science Committee)
1993: Invited co-chief scientist aboard Yokosuka for a NOAA sponsored joint Japan-US submersible research project in the Mariana forearc, granted 2 SHINKAI 6500 dives.
1995:  Invited co-chief scientist aboard Yokosuka for a NOAA sponsored joint Japan-US submersible research project in the Mariana forearc, granted 2 SHINKAI 6500 dives.
1995:  Chair of the International Ocean Drilling Program's Panel Chairs Meeting, Dec. 4, 1995, San Diego, CA.
1996:  Selected to serve on the Deep Submergence Science Committee of the UNOLS office (also serves US science community - see above)
1996:  Requested by the Joint Oceanographic Institutions Inc. office to write an abstract with figures for an educated lay community summarizing my contributions to the Ocean Drilling Program for use in a PR campaign to assist in the review of the ODP for renewal consideration in 1998
1996:  Invited co-chief scientist aboard Yokosuka for a NOAA sponsored joint Japan-US submersible research project in the Mariana forearc, granted 1 SHINKAI 6500 dive.
1996:  Invited to attend PANCH/PCOM meeting Tucson Az, Dec., 1996
1996: Attended regular DESSC meeting San Francisco, Dec. 1996
1997: Invited participant in UNOLS workshop on deep submergence (decision needed re fate of UN Navy SEA CLIFF submersible) Washington D.C., March 20.
1997: Appointed to serve as an alternate member of the International Ocean Drilling Program's Science Committee (SCICOM)
1997:  Appointed to serve on the International Ocean Drilling Program's advisory panel , the Scientific Measurements Panel (SciMP) and asked if would be willing to serve as its chair. (Declined the offer to chair, but agreed to serve on the panel.)
1997:  Attended a JOI-sponsored workshop to discuss the "Seismogenic Experiment" in Kona Hawaii, June 4-6, 1997.
1997:  Attended the SciMP (an ODP advisory panel) meeting in Halifax, June 18-20, 1997.
1997:  Attended summer DeSSC meeting at WHOI, July 16-18, 1997
1997:  Attended DeSSC meeting in San Francisco Dec. 7, 1997.
1997:  Participated in a JOI-Sponsored Workshop for New Designs for CORKS for the 21st Century at Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Dec. 15 and 16, 1997 and wrote a summary of issues of interest to the ODP-advisory panel, SciMP, arising from discussions at the meeting.
1998:  Attended SciMP meeting College Station in February
1998:  Invited participant at the Kaiko-Tokai International Symposium, Tokyo, March 25-27
1998:  Workshop coordinating committee member for MARGINS for the Subduction Factory Workshop in La Jolla Ca on June 6-10, 1998.  Also served as session moderator and workshop report co-author and co-editor.
1998:  Invited to participate in Penrose conference on Ophiolites and Oceanic Crust:  New Insights from Field Studies and Ocean Drilling Program. Calif.  Sept. 13-17.
1998:  Invited to be a member of Panel #2 at Penrose Conference: Ophiolites and Oceanic Crust:  New Insights from Field Studies and Ocean Drilling Program, to lead discussions at the end of the  Sept. 15 oral session.
1998:  Invited to present a paper at the Long-Term MOnitoring of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (MOMAR) workshop sponsored by InterRIDGE, Oct. 28-31.
1999:  Invited to serve on the Submersible Science Panel of the US-Japan Cooperative Agreement on Natural Resources (UJNR) by NOAA.
1999:  Appointed as a member of the ODP SCICOM
2000:  Attended joint SCIOM-OPCOM-EXCOM meeting, Washington DC, Feb 15-17.
2000:  Was asked for images of serpentine mud volcanoes for a Japanese publication by Junzo Kasahara (June 2000) for publication in August, 2000.  Supplied 4 images and captions.
2001: Attended SCICOM meeting Portland OR. Aug 27-30.
2001: Attended planning meeting for Joint US/Japan field work in Mariana region, Dec. 15, San Francisco, CA.
2002:  Contributed to joint US Japan joint field program on geology and geophysics of the Mariana region by participating in field program (no compensation)
2002: Attended Ocean Drilling Program joint SCICOM/iPC in Ghent Belgium Aug, 26-30 as a member of SCICOM
2003: Asked to host the ODP Leg 195 post cruise meeting in October of 2003, agreed to do so.
2003: Asked for an interview for BBC news regarding research on the Challenger Deep region (Mariana Trench) see http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3071749.stm
2003 Asked to provide information for monthly technical journal "Safety at Sea International" regarding new discovery of HMRG Deep.
2003  Provided site information for planning JAMSTEC expeditions to the southern Mariana backarc spreading center
2003:  Organizer of the Ridge 2000-InterRidge Joint Theoretical Institute: Interactions among Physical, Chemical, Biological, and Geological Processes in Backarc Spreading Systems, Location: Jeju (Cheju) Island, Korea; Dates: 24 - 28 May, 2004
2003:  Hosted the ODP Leg 195 second post-cruise meeting in Honolulu Nov. 3-5, 2003
2003:  Appointed to Convene a special session on Recent developments in deep submergence Science for the 2003 Fall AGU meeting in San Francisco
2003: Provided interview for BBC Radio at AGU Conference Dec San Francisco.
2004: Invited to join the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program’s Science Planning Committee (IODP SPC)
2004: Attended IODP SPC Meeting in Corvallis OR, Oct. 25-27 for science planning and scheduling decisions for 2005-2006.
2005: Invited to attend the Science Planning Committee Meeting of the IODP in Lisbon (declined because of conflict of interest)
2005:  Invited to present talk at Fall AGU special sesssion V22

Yearly:  I review 2-4 manuscripts submitted to various international research journals.

C.  Service to the University of Hawaii

1985-1986:  UH President's Advisory Committee on Community Relations
1985-1986:   APT Committee, Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii
1986-1988:   Graduate Work Committee, Department of Geology and Geophysics
1988-1989:  Committee on Administration, Faculty Senate
1988-1989:  Acting Assistant Marshal, University of Hawaii
1988-1990:  Faculty Senate of the University of Hawaii
1988-1990:  Committee on Administration and Budget, Faculty Senate
1988-Present: Faculty advisor to Lapidary Facility of the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics
1988-1991:  Member of DASH Steering Committee, UH, Honolulu, HI.
1989-1991:  Vice-Chair of Committee on Administration and Budget, Faculty Senate
1989-1991: Faculty Senate Task Force 6:  Library, Computers, and Information Resources
1989-1991:  Assistant Marshal, University of Hawaii
1989-1992: UH President's Advisory Group on Programs for Dual Career Couples
1989-Present:  Serve as acting head of Planetary Geosciences during temporary absences from campus of current head
1990: Hawaii Institute of Geophysics Search Committee for Geophysicist/Image Processing Specialist
1990:  UH Manoa Budget Advisory Committee (1991-1993 Biennium)
1990:  Hawaii Institute of Geophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship Search Committee
1990:  Graduate Admissions Committee, Department of Geology and Geophysics
1990-2005:  Curriculum Committee, Department of Geology and Geophysics
1990-Present:  Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory, Advisory Committee
1990-1992:  University of Hawaii Research Council member required to review proposals for equipment matching funds, seed money grants, and travel requests.
1990-1992:  Chair, University Research Council Subcommittee on Public Relations
1991:  Advisor to Speakers Bureau Committee of Vice President for University Relations.
1991:  Invited to address UH Manoa High School Counselors Meeting Sept. 27, 1991, assisting UH School and College Relations Office.
1991-1992:  Search Committee for the Associate Dean of SOEST.
1991-2001:  Undergraduate Student Advisor for Geology and Geophysics Department.
1991-1993:  Search Committee for two Physical Oceanography positions.
1991-1995:  Marshal, University of Hawaii
1992-1993:  Search Committee: Space Grant College Faculty (two positions)
1992-1993:  Search Committee: Synoptic Meteorologist
1992-1993:  SOEST Research Council subcommittee on Initiatives
1992-1993:  UH Faculty Senate Committee on Academic Programs and Policy
1992-1996:  Faculty Senate of the University of Hawaii
1992-1993:  Ad Hoc Personnel Committee, Geology and Geophysics Department for promotion and tenure decisions.
1993-1995:  UH Manoa Faculty Senate Executive Committee
1993-1994:  Secretary of UH Manoa Faculty Senate
1993-1995:  Liaison from UH Faculty Senate Executive Committee to Faculty Senate standing Committee on Academic Programs and Policy
1994:  Campus-wide Tenure and Promotion Recommendations Committee member
1994-1995:  Chair of Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology tenure and promotion committee, wrote revision of tenure and promotion documents for HIGP
1995:  Convener of session during ACCFSC (All-Campus Council of Faculty Senate Chairs) conference, Coming to Consensus on General Education:  One Path or Many
1995:  Crafted a Charter for a SOEST Faculty Senate
1995:  Chaired a UH Manoa Faculty Seanet Ad-hoc committee to review criteria for tenure and promotion
1995:  Designed  BA in Geology curriculum satisfying all undergraduate curriculum requirements for National Science Teacher Certification in Earth and Planetary Science and General Science

1995-1999:  Member of Steering committee of UH General Education Committee
1995-1997:  Chair of Faculty Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Promotion and Tenure (criteria reform)
1995:  Breakout session speaker at Sept. 29, 1995 UH Workshop for High School Counselors
1995:  Search committee for two positions with the Hawaii Mapping Research Group of SOEST
1995-1996:  Campus-wide Tenure and Promotion Recommendations Committee member (TPRC #12)
1995-1997:  Provided assistance with Commencement Exercises as a volunteer Assistant Marshal
1996-1998: member of College of Education Teacher Education Committee on science for pre-service high school teachers (earth science)  providing guidance for reform of the UH College of Education.
1996:  UH/ SOEST representative to Rainbow Night at Castle High School Feb. 1, 1996
1996 - 2004:  Designing a Masters non-thesis degree program in Earth and Space Science for in-service teachers and professionals in Earth- and Space-related industries.
1996:  Served as a member of an ad hoc advisory committee to Assistant UH Vice Pres. for Research regarding preparation of a proposal to NSF for an award for Coordination of Research and Teaching
1996: Attended and led working group in Faculty Rewards and Incentives "Coming to consensus on Gen Ed workshop, Oct 18-19.
1996:  Requested to write a chapter for a textbook on Geology of the Pacific region by UH Geography Professor
1996:  Requested by the UH Office of Public Relations to supply two summary articles on my current research
1997:  Requested to serve on TPRC  (declined because of obligation to go to sea).
1997:  Elected to serve on HIGP Personnel Committee (PC)
1997:  Asked to serve on Retrenchment Committee set up by the Office of the Vice President for Research. (declined because of obligation to go to sea)
1998:  Served on campus-wide Tenure and Promotion Review Committee (TPRC #5).
1998 - 2000: Chair of the HIGP Awards Committee
1999 - present:  Faculty Senate representative from SOEST
1999:  Nominated to serve on Faculty Senate Executive Committee (declined nomination because of research commitments)
2000: Served on campus-wide Tenure and Promotion Review Committee (TPRC#11)
2000:  Served as Chair of HIGP Personnel Committee to review renewal of contract for tenure-track HIGP faculty.
2000:  Served on Ad Hoc Fac Sen committee re UHM Language Requirement and Waivers (convened by Drs. Joe O'Mealy and Robert Paull.
2000-2003:  Member of UH Manoa Faculty Senate standing committee "Committee on Academic Policy and Planning.
2001:  Asked to serve on the UH Manoa Faculty Senate standing committee "General Education Committee"  Agreed to serve.
2001: Invited to make presentation to UH BOR regarding collaborative research on geology of the Aleutian Island Arc with colleagues at the University of Alaska Fairbanks' Geophiscal Institute
2001:  Asked by Gene Toyama (Fac Sen Chair) to serve as Vice Chair of the University of Hawaii General Education committee to serve as Chair in the following year (declined because of time commitments).
2001:  Served as member of HIGP Personnel Committee to review applications for Tenure and Promotion of HIGP faculty for consideration of action in 2002.
2002: Invited to present 3 talks at Mililani Middle School Career Day, Jan. 25.
2002: Invited to present a lecture to the Heritage Society (UH donors) on my research, Feb. 19.
2002: Invited to present a lecture in geology for ALL (Academy for Lifelong Learning of UH Manoa), May 6.
2002:  Chair of HIGP review committee for non-tenured faculty
2002: Served as member of faculty tenure review committee (to review request for tenure of Dr. Peter Englert)
2003: Nominated to serve as Interim Director of HIGP, declined to be considered because of research and DESSC Chairmanship obligations
2003: Organized discussions of establishing SOEST Faculty Senate and provided draft SOEST Faculty Senate Charter
2003- 2005: member of Graduate Student Committee for the G&G Department.
2004:  Served on UH Manoa TPRC #8
2004:  Elected to serve on Manoa Faculty Senate to start May 1 2004
2004: vice-Chair (and thus Chair-elect) of UH Faculty Senate Standing Committee on General Education. This involves 2 meetings a month and additional meetings with UH Manoa administration and with Gen Ed Boards as needed
2004:  Liaison to the Hawaiian Second Language Board of the General Education Committee
2004:  HIGP Personnel Committee to review promotion and Tenure applications from HIGP faculty.
2004:  Finalized SOEST Faculty Senate Charter and circulated to the faculty Nov. 16.
2005:  Asked to serve on committee of ORE student Arnaud Bossuyt
2005- present: Serve on the GG Dept Undergraduate Student Committee

2005:  Served as Graduate Studies Committee member for comprehensive exam of W. Koeppen on Mar. 24
2005:  Served as Graduate Studies Committee member for comprehensive exam of J. Cahill July 15