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Graduate Council


2016 - 2017 Committee Members

In collaboration with the graduate governance committees within the colleges, responsible for activities pertaining to graduate education.



Dr. Jie Chen, Graduate School


Dr. Terry Dean, Graduate School

 Dr. Michael Stoloff, Graduate School

Voting Membership:

Dr. Jeremy Akers, Health Sciences - Dietetics & Nutrition

Dr. Josh Bacon, College Student Personnel Administration

Dr. Deborah Bandalos, Assessment & Measurement

Dr. Danette Bronaugh, Education Programs

Dr. Peter Bsumek, Communication Studies

Dr. Ken Critchfield, Graduate Psychology

Dr. David Dillard, History Department

Dr. Jeff Dyche, Psychology

Dr. Melody Eaton, Nursing

Dr. Karen Ford, Strategic Leadership

Dr. Jonathan Gibson, Music

Dr. Tammy Gilligan, Graduate Psychology

Dr. Brooks Hefner, English

Dr. Hossain Heydari, Computer Science Information Technology

Dr. Michelle Hughes, Education Programs

Dr. Twylla Kirchen, Occupational Therapy

Dr. Michael Klein, Writing, Rhetoric & Tech Comm

Dr. Nicholas Luden, Kinesiology

Dr. Fred Mayhew, Public Administration

Dr. Nancy Nichols, Accounting

Dr. Maria Papadakis, ISAT

Dr. Ayasakanta Rout, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Dr. Matt Rutherford, Business Administration

Ms. Laura Sapp, Libraries & Educational Technologies

Dr. John Scherpereel, Political Science

Dr. Debbie Sturm, Graduate Psychology

Dr. Anthony Tongen, Math & Statistics

Dr. Cole Welter, Art Design and Art History

Dr. Gerald Weniger, Physician Assistant Studies

Dr. Diane Wilcox, Adult Ed/HRD

Dr. Roshna Wunderlich, Biology



Non-voting Members:

Dr. Robin Anderson, Department of Graduate Psychology

Dr. Chris Arndt, College of Arts and Letters

Dr. Sonya Baker, College of Visual and Performing Arts

Dr. Florian Buchholz, ISAT

Dr. Michael Busing, Business Administration

Dr. Marilou Johnson, Academic Affairs

Dr. Maggie Kyger, College of Education

Ms. Sarah MacDonald, Outreach and Engagement

Dr. Paula Maxwell, College of Health and Behavioral Studies

Dr. Lynette Michael, The Graduate School

Dr. A. J. Morey, Cross Disciplinary Studies

Ms. Kristi Shackelford, Academic Affairs-Academic Support

Dr. Henry Way, ISAT

Other Members:

Dr. Chris Hughes, College of Science and Math

Catie Mathers, GSA President

Felix Wang, Office of International Programs




Alyse Lehrke, Student Representative

Courtney Sanders, Graduate Student Representative