The Steering Committee (TCD SC) is convened by the TCD Director and is used to review and decide upon policies, precedents, procedures, and ad hoc requests. The Steering Committee membership should have a "representative" nature to maintain ties with key related programs such as ACLI and MDP, combined with representation from core and affiliate faculty, TCD staff, and students.
Specifically, the committee is composed of three core TCD faculty (Director + 2); TCD Program Coordinator; 3 affiliate faculty members; 2 students (one each working in Africa and Latin America); and program representatives (currently ACLI and MDP). Each member will normally serve two years.
TCD Steering Committee in AY 2016/2017
TCD Director: Bette Loiselle
TCD Program Coordinator: Patricia Delamonica Sampaio
TCD Academic Advisor: Karen Kainer
Core Faculty: Karen Kainer (year 2); Susan Paulson / Marianne Schmink (year 2); Catherine Tucker (year 1)
Affiliate Faculty: Tom Ankersen (year 2); Tom Frazer (year 1)
Associate Programs Reps.: Glenn Galloway (MDP); Bob Buschbacher (ACLI) and Lyn Branch (SCCL)
Student Reps.: Africa: Riley Ravary (PhD, Anthropology)
Asia: Vratika Chaudhary (PhD, WEC)
Latin America: Farah Carrasco (PhD, SNRE)