Faculty Advisory Board
Faculty Advisory Board comprises of core Africanist faculty drawn from a wide range of departments and the professional schools. Their roles and responsibilities include advising the director, setting strategic priorities, supporting and providing guidance for program advancement and setting the program’s intellectual agenda. They play an important role in public relations to enhance the program’s standing, and provide the program director and staff with a fresh perspective on programming. They evaluate the program goals annually, provide feedback and technical expertise and assist the director and staff in determining important activities that meet the needs of students, faculty and other stakeholders.
The committee meets every fall and spring terms, and as needed if there is any urgent business that requires their attention. The advisory committee plays a very important role in advising the director as the program charts the course for engagement on matters African Studies here at Pitt and across Africa through our partnerships. They help determine the program’s research priorities and provide guidance in strategic planning. They also serve as ambassadors for the Center and assist in shaping the field of African Studies, intellectually and institutionally.