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:

Catherine Haggerty  | Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

John DeSimone | Faculty Affairs Coordinator

Upcoming FAPTC Committee Meetings

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

  • September 14, 2022
  • October 12, 2022
  • November 2, 2022
  • December 7, 2022
  • January 11, 2023
  • February 1, 2023
  • March 1, 2023
  • April 5, 2023
  • May 3, 2023
  • June 14, 2023
  • July 12, 2023

FAPTC Committee Members, Academic Year 2021-22

  1. Chair - Linda Frank, PhD
  2. Vice Chair - Catherine Haggerty, PhD
  3. Steven Albert, PhD
  4. Lisa Bodnar, PhD
  5. Howard Degenholtz, PhD
  6. Marian Jarlenski, PhD
  7. Rada Koldamova, MD, PhD
  8. Christina Mair, PhD
  9. Ernesto Marques, MD, PhD
  10. Patricia Opresko, PhD
  11. Quasar Padiath, PhD
  12. Gong Tang, PhD
  13. George Tseng, ScD
  14. Zsolt Urban, PhD
  15. 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.