Faculty Advisory Council

The Faculty Advisory Council (FAC) serves to facilitate close consultation between faculty engaged in research and other activities involving the funds administered by the Foundation (who may be expected to use the services of the Foundation) and the Board of Directors on matters of substance related to the performance and administration of sponsored research and other activities.

Members are selected by the University Faculty Senate from faculty demonstrably active in research, as evidenced by the fact that within two years prior to selection they were principal or co-investigators or directors of research of training grants administered by the RF, or were recipients of research grants or fellowships financed by non-university sources and deemed by the University Faculty Senate to be an award of nationally recognized importance.

Members of the Council

Shirley Raps 
Chair, Biological Sciences, Hunter College*

Loretta Brancaccio-Taras
Biological Sciences, Kingsborough Community College*

Amy Hsin
Sociology, Queens College

Lesley Davenport
Chemistry, Brooklyn College*

Andrei Jitianu
Chemistry, Lehman College

Steven Penrod
Psychology, John Jay College*

Jamal Jalilian-Marian
Natural Sciences, Baruch College

Irina Lyublinskaya
Math and Science Education, College of Staten Island

Urmi Ghosh-Dastidar
Mathematics, New York City College of Technology

Lana B. Karasik
Child Development, College of Staten Island

Karen Hubbard
Biology, The City University of New York

Martin Burke
Chair, University Faculty Senate, The Graduate Center

Matthew Cotter 
Executive Director, University Faculty Senate, The City University of New York



* Serves on the RFCUNY Board of Directors and its committees


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