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FutureVU Faculty Advisory Committee

Chancellor Zeppos established the FutureVU Faculty Advisory Committee in the fall of 2016. The faculty committee held over 5 meetings throughout academic year 2016-2017 discussing a variety of topics including land use history, guiding principles, real estate strategy, transportation and parking, greenway/landscape concepts, building community through outdoor space, undergraduate residential college experience and graduate and professional residential experience.  


Advisory Committee Membership

  • Ellen Armour, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Associate Professor of Religion, Gender and Sexuality, Divinity School;
  • Sandra Barnes, assistant vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion; professor of human and organization development, Peabody College;
  • Rogers Hall, professor of education, Peabody College;
  • Suzana Herculano-Houzel, associate professor of psychology, College of Arts and Science;
  • Rolanda Johnson, associate professor of nursing, School of Nursing;
  • Jim Lovensheimer, associate professor of musicology, Blair School of Music;
  • Leah Lowe, associate professor of theatre, College of Arts and Science;
  • Clare McCabe, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, School of Engineering;
  • Ole Molvig, assistant director for education and research, Vanderbilt Institute for Digital Learning;
  • Kevin Murphy, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities, College of Arts and Science;
  • Ifeoma Nwankwo, associate provost for strategic initiatives and partnerships, associate professor of English, College of Arts and Science;
  • Ryoma Ohi, associate professor of cell and developmental biology, School of Medicine;
  • Dave Owens, professor of the practice of management and innovation, Owen Graduate School of Management;
  • Efrén Pérez, associate professor of political science, College of Arts and Science;
  • Craig Philip, research professor of civil and environmental engineering, School of Engineering;
  • Tina Smith, interim vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion;
  • Claire Smrekar, associate professor of leadership, policy and organizations, Peabody College;
  • Kyla Terhune, associate professor of surgery, School of Medicine;
  • Mike Vandenbergh, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Professor of Law, Law School.



FutureVU making progress on charting course for Vanderbilt’s campus