Eastern Michigan University

Title IX Committees

Sexual Assault Response Team

  • Robert Heighes, Chief of Police (Co-Chair)
  • Melody Werner, Title IX Coordinator (Co-Chair)
  • Calvin Phillips, Associate Vice President Student Affairs
  • David Turner, Vice President Human Resources
  • Walter Kraft, Vice President Communications & Public Affairs
  • Gloria Hage, General Counsel

Title IX Case Review Team

  • Melody Werner, Title IX Coordinator (Chair)
  • Robert Heighes, Chief of Police
  • Gloria Hage, General Counsel
  • Michael Smith, Associate Director Student Conduct, Community Standards and Wellness
  • Sharon Abraham, Office of Diversity
  • Erin Kido, Senior Associate Athletics Director

Research and Assessment Committee

  • Dr. Solange Simoes, Associate Professor, Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology (Chair)
  • Dr. Marilyn Corsianos, Professor Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology 
  • Dr. Caryn Charter, Director of Research Development
  • Dr. Sonia Chawla, Research Compliance Officer

Education, Prevention & Advocacy Committee

  • Melissa Rosenblum, Counseling and Psychological Services (Co-Chair)
  • Amy Barnhart, Program Coordinator, Orientation & Transition Programs (Co-Chair)
  • Elizabeth Currans, Women's and Gender Studies
  • Sharon Abraham, Office of Diversity
  • Charles Baker, ROTC
  • Candace Dorsey, Department of Public Safety
  • Ellen Gold, Student Well-Being
  • Becky Janes, Housing and Residence Life
  • Erin Kido, Athletics
  • Lucas Langdon, Campus Life
  • Rhonda Vander Zwaag, Office of Admissions
  • Amy Merkle, SafeHouse
  • Barbara Niess-May, SafeHouse
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