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Graduate Council Membership List

2018–2019 Graduate Council

Elected Members (voting)

College of Agricultural Sciences

Beth Gugino, Associate Professor Plant Pathology (2018-2019)

Wansheng Liu, Associate Professor of Animal Genomics (2017-2019)

Siela Maximova, Research Professor of Plant Biotechnology (2017-2019)

Timothy McNellis, Associate Professor of Plant Pathology (2018-2020)       

College of Arts and Architecture

Andrew Cole, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture (2017-2019)

Rebecca Henn, Associate Professor of Architecture (2018-2020)

Naomi Seidman, Associate Professor of Music (2018-2020)

Smeal College of Business

Raghu Garud, Alvin H. Clemens Professor of Management and Organization (2017-2019)

Anthony Kwasnica, Professor of Risk Management (2018-2020)

Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications

Juliet Pinto, Associate Professor of Communications (2018-2020)

College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

Kenneth Davis, Professor of Meteorology and Climate Science (2018-2020)

Paul Markowski, Professor of Meteorology (2017-2019)

Kwadwo Osseo-Asare, Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Energy and Geo-Environmental Engineering (2017-2019)

College of Education

Mari Haneda, Associate Professor of Education (2018-2020)

Elizabeth Hughes, Assistant Professor of Special Education (2017-2019)

Scott Metzger, Associate Professor of Education (2018-2020)

College of Engineering

Ali Borhan, Professor of Chemical Engineering (2017-2019)

Sukwon Choi, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering (2018-2020)

Daniel Hayes, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering (2017-2019)

Richard Mistrick, Associate Professor of Architectural Engineering (2017-2019)

Elzbieta Sikora, Associate Teaching Professor (2018-2020)

College of Health and Human Development

Steven Branstetter, Associate Professor of Biobehavioral Health (2018-2020)

Seoki Lee, Associate Professor of Hospitality Management (2017-2019)

Breffni Noone, Associate Professor of Hospitality Management (2018-2019)

College of Information Sciences and Technology

David Reitter, Associate Professor of Information Sciences and Technology (2017-2019)

College of the Liberal Arts

Amy Allen, Liberal Arts Research Professor of Philosophy and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (2017-2019)

David Atwill, Associate Professor of History (2018-2020)

Christopher Castiglia, Distinguished Professor of English and Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies (2018-2020)

Judith Sierra-Rivera, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Latino/a Studies (2018-2020)

James Tybout, Professor of Economics (2017-2019)

College of Medicine

Rebecca Craven, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology (2018-2020)

Douglas Stairs, Assistant Professor of Pathology (2018-2020)

Ming Wang, Assistant Professor of Public Health Services (2018-2020)

College of Nursing

Jacqueline Mogle, Assistant Research Professor of Nursing (2017-2019)

Eberly College of Science

Jogesh Gutti, Distinguished Professor of Statistics and Astronomy and Astrophysics (2018-2020)

Kevin Luhman, Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Astrophysics (2017-2019)

Anna Mazzucato, Professor of Mathematics (2018-2020)

John Nousek, Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics (2017-2019)

Penn State Behrend

Mark Owens, Associate Professor of Management (2018-2020)

Penn State Great Valley School of Graduate and Professional Studies

Denise Potosky, Professor in Management and Organization (2018-2020)

Penn State Harrisburg, Capital College

Rhoda Joseph, Associate Professor of Information Systems (2018-2020)

Charles Kupfer, Associate Professor of American Studies (2017-2019)

Elizabeth Tisdell, Professor of Lifelong Learning and Adult Education (2017-2019)

School of International Affairs

Tiyanjana Maluwa, Professor of Law and International Affairs (2017-2019)


Dean of the Graduate School (voting)

Regina Vasilatos-Younken, Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School (Chair)

Senior Associate Dean (voting)

Michael Verderame, Senior Associate Dean of the Graduate School

Associate Dean (voting)

Sarah Ades, Associate Dean for Graduate Student Affairs

Associate Dean (voting)

William Clark, Associate Dean

Assistant Dean (voting)

Stephanie Preston, Assistant Dean for Graduate Educational Equity

Vice President for Research (non-voting)

Neil Sharkey, Vice President for Research

Associate Vice President for Research and Director of Strategic Initiatives (non-voting)

Shashank Priya, Associate Vice President for Research and Director of Strategic Initiatives

World Campus Liaison (non-voting)

Karen Pollack, Assistant Vice Provost for Online and Blended Programs

Dickinson School of Law Member (non-voting)

William T. Barker, Professor of Law

Penn State Law Member (non-voting)

Jamison Colburn, Joseph H. Goldstein Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law

University Faculty Senate Council Liaison (voting)

Leland Glenna, Professor of Rural Sociology and Science, Technology, and Society

Graduate and Professional Student Association Members (voting)

Liana Glew, Graduate Student in English

August Jenkins, Graduate Student in Human Development and Family Studies

Claire Kelling, Graduate Student in Statistics

Logan Rutten, Graduate Student in Curriculum & Instruction

Alexander Wilson-Heid, Graduate Student in Materials Science and Engineering

Participants at the request of the Chair (non-voting)

Erika Bowser, Senior Business Process Analyst
James Caltagirone, Director of Alumni and External Relations
Lori Cottrill, Director of Network Operations and Data Systems
Lori Anne Hawn, Director of Graduate Student Services
Vicki Hewitt, Director of Graduate Council Administration and Secretary to Graduate Council
Jessica Hoffman, Director of Graduate Fellowships and Awards Administration
Robert Kubat, University Registrar
Tania Luciow, Director of Marketing and Strategic Communications
Emily Martell, Executive Director of Financial Administration
Tracey Noviello, Executive Assistant to the Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School

Administrative Support to Graduate Council

Robert Bannon, Graduate Education Curriculum and Assessment Records Manager
Cathy Murgas, Administrative Support Coordinator

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