2019 - 2020 Taft Faculty Executive Board

Meetings are held from 10:30 a.m. to 12 pm on the following dates:
Fall Semester: Sept. 25, Oct. 23, Nov. 27
Spring Semester: TBA



  • Danielle Bessett, Sociology
  • Zvi Biener, Philosophy
  • Jeff Blevins, Journalism
  • Wayne Durrill, History
  • Ari Finkelstein, Judaic Studies
  • Sigrun Haude, History
  • Gergan Ivanova, German Studies
  • Amy Lind, Taft Faculty Chair
  • Laura Micciche, English & Comparative Literature
  • Dinshaw Mistry, Political Science
  • Michelle McGowan, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Leland Person, English & Comparative Literature
  • Leonid Slavin, Mathematical Science
  • Ken Tankersley, Anthropology
  • Iryna Topolyan, Economics
  • Patricia Valladares-Ruiz, Romance & Arabic Languages and Literatures
  • Xia Wang, Mathematical Sciences
  • Guy Lucien-Whembolua, Africana Studies

Ex-Officio Members

  • Neville Pinto, President, University of Cincinnati
  • Kristi Nelson, Provost, University of Cincinnati
  • Pat Limbach, Vice President for Research
  • Marshall Montrose, Vice Provost/Dean, Graduate School
  • Valerio Ferme, Dean, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences



2019-2020 Program Committees
Faculty Research Travel
Student Awards
Faculty Fellowships
Center Fellows
Research Support
Conferences and Lectures