URSA Steering Committee


  • Nathan Elkins, Director of URSA, Associate Professor
    Dept. of Art & Art History, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Tamarah Adair, Assistant Director of URSA, Senior Lecturer
    Dept. of Biology, College of Arts & Sciences

Faculty Representatives

  • Eileen Bentsen, Reference Librarian
    University Libraries
  • Laurie Burney, Associate Professor
    Accounting & Business Law, Hankamer School of Business
  • Michael-John DePalma, Associate Professor
    Coordinator of Professional Writing and Rhetoric
  • Patrick Farmer, Professor and Chairman
    Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Jennfer Good, Associate Professor of German, Associate Director of the University Scholars Program in the Honors College, and Co-Director of the Baylor in Germany Summer Study Program
  • Leigh Greathouse, Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences
    Nutrition Sciences
  • Jonathan Hu, Associate Professor
    Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering & Computer Science
  • Dennis Johnston, Professor
    Dept. of Statistical Science, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Paul Larson, Professor & Director of Undergraduate Studies
    Dept. of Modern Foreign Languages, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Brian Raines, Professor
    Dept. of Mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Kelly Rossler, Assistant Professor
    Dept. of Nursing, Herrington School of Nursing & Dean's Office
  • Rich Sanker, Director
    Pre-Health Studies, College of Arts & Sciences
  • Dianna Vitanza, Representative
    Office of the Vice Provost for Research

Student Representatives

  • William Chan, BURST Representative
    Vice President of BURST Events; Concentration in Medical Humanities
  • Kylie Smith, BURST Representative