The vision of SC&I DSA is to have a significant impact on the social, intellectual and professional lives of SC&I doctoral students and to represent and advance their interests to SC&I, Rutgers University, and the wider academic community.
We will enable platforms that allow doctoral students to enrich their intellectual lives and expand their intellectual horizons; especially to engage deeply with students and academics in departments & disciplines outside of SC&I and institutions outside of Rutgers. These platforms will be physical and online; local, regional, national and international; student only and student & academic.
We will provide experience-based support to doctoral students in the key areas of professional academia: a) preparation for conferences b) writing for and getting accepted in peer-reviewed journals c) teaching and d) job searches.
We will create a greater sense of community for doctoral students and build social structures that students can rely on for relaxation, companionship, moral support, mentoring and advice.
The DSA officers for 2012-2013 are:
Marie Haverfield (COM) President
Ziad Matni (LIS), Treasurer
Lora Appel (COM), Social Chair
Amanda Carpenter (COM) Secretary
Camille Reyes (JMS), PR/Publicity Chair
Annie Gilbert (JMS), Cultural Events Coordinator
Frank Bridges (JMS), Research Chat Coordinator
Jacob Sanchez (LIS), Webmaster, Coffee Hour Coordinator
Maggie Boyraz (COM) Student Representative
Stephanie Mikitish (LIS), Student Representative
Jonathan Bullinger (JMS) Student Representative
Aaron Trammell (JMS), Student Representative
Alexander Pachugin (LIS) Student Representative
Vanessa Kitzie (LIS), First Year Student Representative
Robin Caplan (JMS) First Year Student Representative
Jessica Lingel (LIS) Union Representative
Contact the DSA Board
Matt Webber (Communication)
Mor Naaman (Library and Information Science)