Executive Council Membership

As the primary academic policy-making body of the College, the Executive Council provides broad vision and leadership. Thus, its membership is not intended to represent specific departments or programs individually, but rather to provide a variety of perspectives. Collectively, the members of the Executive Council will bring to the body the views and experiences of students at all levels, as well as diverse faculty from departments and programs of varying sizes and academic missions. Both the membership outlined below and the dean’s appointment prerogative are meant to facilitate this goal.

For more information about the Executive Council, please read Article V of the Georgetown College constitution.

David Edelstein
Vice Dean of Faculty
108 White-Gravenor

The Council meets on Mondays, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on the following dates:

Spring 2021

January 11
February 8
March 8
April 5
May 3

2020-21 Academic Year Representation

Executive Council Chair 
Soyica Colbert, Interim Dean of the College


Jennifer Nycz, Department of Linguistics, Vice Chair
Tommaso Astarita, Department of History, Secretary

Steering Commitee

Oded Meyer, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Sara Fischer (PhD)

Office of the Dean Representatives

David Edelstein, Vice Dean of Faculty

Andrew Sobanet, Vice Dean of Faculty

Sue Lorenson, Vice Dean of Undergraduate Education

Jennifer Munger, Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration/Chief Financial Officer

Faculty Representatives

Dean’s Appointments

Marianna Ryshina-Pankova, Department of German
Benjamin Harbert, Department of Performing Arts
Corey Fields, Department of Sociology

Arts and Humanities

Caetlin Benson-Allott, Department of English
Mark Murphy, Department of Philosophy

Human and Social Sciences

Tommaso Astarita, Department of History
Diana Kapiszewski, Department of Government

Languages and Linguistics

Jennifer Nycz, Department of Linguistics
Cristina Sanz, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Natural and Quantitative Sciences

Matt Hamilton, Department of Biology
Mark Maloof, Department of Computer Science


Susanna Lee, Global and Comparative Literature Program
Mark Lance, Program on Justice and Peace

Full Time Non-Tenure Line Faculty

Marilyn McMorrow, Department of Government
Oded Meyer, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Faculty Senate Representative

Robert Cumby, Department of Economics

College Academic Council Student Representatives

Lucy Doyle (C’21)

Liddy Kasraian (C’21)

Graduate Student Representatives

Brighton Hakimian (MA)

Sara Fischer (PhD)