Executive Committee

The AMSEC Executive Committee

Consisting of the director and four faculty members drawn from the AMSEC faculty membership, the Executive Committee meets regularly to review activities and approve proposals. It is the committee’s responsibility to facilitate the coordination of AMSEC and to advise the director concerning productivity, effectiveness, and appropriateness of activities. The committee also evaluates and recommends changes to AMSEC’s bylaws. Proposed amendments are approved by the Executive Committee and then moved to the AMSEC general membership for final consideration.

2020-21 AMSEC Executive Committee


  • Stephen McDowall, AMSEC Director and Professor of Mathematics
  • Mark Peyron, Chair, Associate Professor of Plastics & Composites Engineering
  • Susan DeBari, Professor of Geology
  • Janelle Leger, Professor of Physics/Astronomy, Chemistry, & Materials Science
  • David Rider, Professor of Materials Chemistry and Engineering & Design

AMSEC Faculty Committee Service


  • AMSEC Curriculum Committee: Mark Bussell (Chemistry), Milton From (Physics), Nicole Larson (Engineering & Design), Amanda Murphy (Chemistry)
  • MAD Seminar Committee: To Be Determined
  • CSE Curriculum Committee Representative: Armin Rahmani (Physics)
  • CSE PPBC Representative: David Rider (Chemistry)
  • CSE Technical Operations Committee Representative: Takele Seda (Physics)
  • CSE Personnel Committee Representative: Milton From (Physics)
  • Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Representative: Amanda Murphy (Chemistry)