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Graduate Council


2015 - 2016 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. Michael Stoloff, College of Health & Behavioral Sciences

 Dr. Melissa Aleman, Graduate School

Voting Membership:

Dr. Jeremy Akers, Health Sciences - Dietetics & Nutrition

Dr. Josh Bacon, College Student Personnel Administration

Dr. Deborah Bandalos, Assessment and Measurement

Dr. Danette Bronaugh, Education Programs

Dr. Peter Bsumek, Communication Studies

Dr. David Dillard, History Department

Dr. Jeff Dyche, Psychology

Dr. Brian Flota, Libraries & Education Technology

Dr. Karen Ford, Strategic Leadership

Dr. Tammy Gilligan, Graduate Psychology

Dr. Brooks Hefner, English

Dr. Gregg Henriques, Clinical and School Psychology

Dr. Linda Hulton, Nursing

Dr. Twylla Kirchen, Occupational Therapy

Dr. Michael Klein, Writing, Rhetoric & Tech Comm

Dr. Nicholas Luden, Kinesiology

Dr. Christine May, Biology

Dr. Fred Mayhew, Public Administration

Dr. Nancy Nichols, Accounting

Dr. Maria Papadakis, ISAT

Dr. Ayasakanta Rout, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Dr. Matt Rutherford, Academic Affairs

Dr. John Scherpereel, Political Science

Dr. Mary Jane Speare, Music

Dr. Debbie Sturm, Graduate Psychology

Dr. Pamela Sullivan, Early, Elementary and Reading Education

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



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. Judith Dilts, College of Science and Mathematics

Dr. Marilou Johnson, Academic Affairs

Dr. Hossain Heydari, Computer Science Information Technology

Dr. Sarah MacDonald, Outreach and Engagement

Dr. Richard Mathieu, College of Business

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. Jeff Tang, College of Integrated Science and Technology

Dr. Jane Thall, College of Education




Caitlin Mundy, Student Representative

Courtney Sanders, Graduate Student Represntative