The Graduate Board is the representative body of 30 tenured or tenure-track faculty members elected by the graduate faculty to govern graduate education. The board reviews all proposals for new and continuing graduate programs and hears academic appeals. Members of the board serve on various committees including Appeals, Fellowship, Policy and Program Review, and make recommendations to the vice provost of the Graduate School on matters related to graduate education.

Each spring, an election is held to fill 10 seats for a three-year term that begins the following fall term. Graduate faculty members may serve two consecutive terms.

The Graduate Board meets monthly during the academic year from September to April, with the exception of December. The schedule for 2021–2022 is as follows.

2021-2022 Graduate Board Schedule

DAY/DATE

LOCATION

Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021

Zoom

Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021

Zoom

Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021

Zoom

Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022

Zoom

Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022

3B Conwell Hall, Main Campus

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

3B Conwell Hall, Main Campus

Thursday, April 14, 2022

3B Conwell Hall, Main Campus

2021-2022 Graduate Board Membership

Member

School/College

Department

Term Ends

Rebecca Alper

College of Public Health

Communication Sciences and Disorders

2023

Shohreh Amini

College of Science and Technology

Biology

2023

Wanda Brooks

College of Education and Human Development

Teaching and Learning – Middle Grades Education

2022

Wayne Childers

School of Pharmacy

Pharmaceutical Sciences

2023

Melissa Dichter

College of Public Health

Social Work

2024

Meixia Ding

College of Education and Human Development

Teaching and Learning – Mathematics Education

2024

Deborah Drabick

College of Liberal Arts

Psychology

2023

Jan Fernback

Lew Klein College of Media and Communication

Media Studies and Production

2022

Jeffrey Godel

Kornberg School of Dentistry

Orthodontics / Pediatric Dentistry

2023

Lindsay Goss

School of Theater, Film and Media Arts

Theater

2023

Crystal Harold

Fox School of Business and Management

Human Resource Management

2023

Chantelle Hart

College of Public Health

Social and Behavioral Sciences

2024

Jody Hey

College of Science and Technology

Biology

2022

Cheryl Hyde

College of Public Health

Social Work

2024

Dustin Kidd

College of Liberal Arts

Sociology

2022

Dan Liebermann

Lewis Katz School of Medicine

Cancer and Cellular Biology

2022

Nadine Martin

College of Public Health

Communication Sciences and Disorders

2022

Timothy Patterson

College of Education and Human Development

Teaching and Learning – Social Studies Education

2023

Fei Ren

College of Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

2022

Alison Reynolds

Boyer College of Music and Dance

Music Education

2023

Caterina Roman

College of Liberal Arts

Criminal Justice

2022

Jessica Roney

College of Liberal Arts

History

2022

Rea Tajiri

School of Theater, Film and Media Arts

Film and Media Arts

2024

Chiu Tan

College of Science and Technology

Computer and Information Sciences

2022

Ulysses Sean Vance

Tyler School of Art and Architecture

Architecture and Environmental Design

2024

Sarah Wengryniuk

College of Science and Technology

Chemistry

2024

Ashley West

Tyler School of Art and Architecture

Art History

2023

Kimberly Williams

College of Liberal Arts

Anthropology

2024

Lauren Wolkstein

School of Theater, Film and Media Arts

Film and Media Arts

2022

Laurie Wu

School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management

Tourism and Hospitality Management

2024