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2012 Executive Committee Candidate


P. ANDREW KARPLUS (at OSU since 1998), Professor
Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics
College of Science

FACULTY SENATE SERVICE: Science Senator, 2012 & 2010.

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE SERVICE: Promotion & Tenure Committee, 2010 & 2008; Steering Committee for reorganization, 2009-10; Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics Chair 2007-10; Community and Diversity Committee, 2006-07; Biology Working Group, 2001-02; and Long Range Planning Committee, 1999.

UNIVERSITY SERVICE: Provosts Committee on Central Human Resources, Fall 2009.

SEARCH COMMITTEES (at the level of department head and above): Arts & Sciences Business Center Human Resources Director, Fall 2010.

Candidate Statement: As a professor I have mostly focused on teaching and research. But being a department chair helped me understand how university policies can promote or hinder the accomplishment of our dual teaching/research mission. Although still relatively ignorant about much of the faculty senate’s work, I care about the environment we create here, and I enjoy working with others to find win-win solutions to problems and better ways to do things. If elected, I would work with the other EC members to make decisions that serve the greater good of the university as a whole rather than any particular unit.