Winders named faculty representative to SU Board of Trustees

May 9, 2019 | Joyce LaLonde

Jamie WindersChancellor Kent Syverud has named a new dean representative to the Board of Trustees. In addition, the provost, in consultation with the University Senate Academic Affairs Committee, has selected a new faculty representative to the board. Each will serve a two-year term.

Michael Tick, dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA), has been named dean representative to the board, and Jamie Winders, professor of geography in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, has been named faculty representative to the board. Three student representatives to the board have also been named. They are Mackenzie Mertikas ’20 BA (PSc), president of the Student Association; Mirjavad Hashemi, Ph.D. student and president of the Graduate Student Organization; and Vishwas Paul ’20 BA (Econ), who was elected by the Student Association.

Insights from these representatives of the campus community are vital to the board as it supports the University in achieving its vision and mission.

Winders is best known for her interdisciplinary work on international migration and contributions to geography’s engagements with race, labor and social reproduction. Winders is editor-in-chief of the International Migration Review and associate editor of cultural geographies. Much of her research focuses on the interactions between changing patterns of immigrant settlement and racial/cultural politics. Winders was a pioneer in the study of new immigrant destinations in a domestic and an international context. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky and joined the Syracuse University faculty in 2004.

At Syracuse University, Winders has been involved in a number of interdisciplinary projects in fields from environmental studies and science to landscape studies and art history. She was recently named the director of the Autonomous Systems Policy Institute, which focuses on the technology, policy,and social implications of autonomous systems and their applications. Her teaching and scholarship have been recognized with numerous awards, including the Meredith Teaching Recognition Award, and her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and Russell Sage, among other sources.

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