Faculty Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure Committee (FAPTC)

The FAPTC is a standing committee of the Graduate School of Public Health Council composed of the associate dean for faculty affairs and two faculty members elected by each department’s faculty. All members will be at the rank of associate professor or above with at least six members having the rank of professor and at least six members having tenure. None of the elected faculty can be a department chair. The associate dean for faculty affairs will serve as vice chair, coordinating activities with the dean’s office.

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For questions or concerns, please contact:

Velpandi Ayyavoo  | Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Laura Schmid |  Director of Personnel

John DeSimone | Faculty Affairs Administrator

Upcoming FAPTC Committee Meetings

The FAPTC holds closed meetings each month, September through July.

  • September 12, 2019
  • October 3, 2019
  • November 14, 2019
  • December 5, 2019
  • January 9, 2020
  • February 6, 2020
  • March 5, 2020
  • April 2, 2020
  • May 7, 2020
  • June 4, 2020
  • July 16, 2020

FAPTC Committee Members, Academic Year 2019–20

  1. Chair - Abdus Wahed, PhD
  2. Vice Chair - Velpandi Ayyavoo, PhD
  3. Lisa Bodnar, PhD
  4. Simon Barratt-Boyes, PhD
  5. Cindy L. Bryce, PhD
  6. Linda Frank, PhD
  7. Candace Kammerer, PhD
  8. Patricia Opresko, PhD
  9. Bruce Pitt, PhD
  10. Lindsay Sabik, PhD
  11. Martha Terry, PhD
  12. Zsolt Urban, PhD
  13. Ada Youk, PhD
  14. Joseph Zmuda, PhD


Faculty distribution_ primary, secondary, adjunct, and emeriti

Our  faculty of approximately 400 includes over 160 full-time members with primary appointments at Pitt Public Health. Secondary faculty members are experts in the fields of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and fields across the University, while adjunct faculty comprise goverment and health system leaders who bring their professional expertise to the classroom.