Faculty Affairs

Academic Affairs:

Contact Rhonda.Buckner@childrenscolorado.org for questions regarding

  • Scheduling an appointment with Mark Abzug or Nancy Krebs
  • Faculty promotion process including
    • Nominations
    • Dossier preparation
    • Mid-Point Review
    • Promotion readiness
  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Faculty Affairs

Contact Justin.Lotspeich@childrenscolorado.org​ for questions regarding

  • Scheduling an appointment with Andrew Sirotnak about faculty concerns, feedback, or questions
  • PRiSM process
  • Faculty Forum
  • Career Cornerstones
  • Faculty Handbook
  • New Faculty Dinner
  • New Faculty Orientation
  • Academic and Faculty Affairs webpages
  • Junior Faculty Interest Group (JFIG), events, and webpage
  • PhD Faculty Interest Group (PhDFIG), events, and webpage
  • Instructor Interest Group, events, and webpage

Vice Chairs


Mark Abzug
Vice Chair for Academic Affairs

My role is to provide counseling to faculty on academic rank and advancement and guidance regarding midpoint, promotion, and tenure reviews. I serve as Co-Chair of the Department of Pediatrics Promotions and Tenure Committee.


Nancy Krebs
Associate Vice Chair for Academic Affairs

I support the Department of Pediatrics’ academic actions for faculty including appointments, midpoint reviews, promotions, and tenure awards. I directly assist faculty by providing counseling and reviewing CV’s, dossiers and activities related to their academic position. I co-Chair the Department of Pediatrics’ Promotions and Tenure Committee, and maintain a close liaison with the SOM Office of Faculty Affairs.


Andrew Sirotnak
Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs

My Vice Chair role for all department faculty is to provide a venue for confidential support, career satisfaction counseling, and assistance with conflict management. I manage initiatives in mentoring, faculty development and the annual PRISM performance review process.


Gene Liffick
HR Program Director

Rhonda Buckner
Talent Management & Academic Affairs Coordinator

Kristin Pena
Talent Management & Academic Affairs Coordinator

Justin Lotspeich
Faculty Affairs Coordinator