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Graduate Council Membership List

2016–2017 Graduate Council

 

Elected Members (voting)

Sarah Ades, Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Eberly College of Sciences (2016-2018)

David Atwill, Associate Professor of History and Asian Studies, College of the Liberal Arts (2016-2018)

Jogesh Babu, Professor of Statistics and Astronomy and Astrophysics, Eberly College of Science (2015-2017)

Ali Borhan, Professor of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering (2015-2017)

Steven Branstetter, Associate Professor of Biobehavioral Health, College of Health and Human Development (2016-2018)

Dmitri Burago, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, Eberly College of Science (2015-2017)

Gretchen Casper, Associate Professor of Political Science and Asian Studies, College of the Liberal Arts (2015-2017)

Y. Frank Chen, Professor of Civil Engineering, Penn State Harrisburg (2015-2017)

Chao Chu, Professor of Information Sciences and Technology, College of Information Sciences and Technology (2015-2017)

Linda Collins, Distinguished Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Health and Human Development (2015-2017)

James Fairbank, Associate Professor of Management, Penn State Erie (2016-2018)

Roger Finke, Distinguished Professor Sociology and Religious Studies, College of the Liberal Arts (2015-2017)

L. Sam Finn, Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Astrophysics, Eberly College of Science (2016-2018)

Karen Fisher-Vanden, Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics, College of Agricultural Sciences (2015-2017)

Jennifer Graham-Engeland, Associate Professor of Biobehavioral Health, College of Health and Human Development (2015-2017)

Eric Hayot, Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and Asian Studies, College of the Liberal Arts (2016-2018)

Kathleen Heid, Distinguished Professor of Education, College of Education (2016-2018)

Peter Iliev, Associate Professor of Finance, Smeal College of Business (2016-2018)

Rhoda Joseph, Associate Professor of Information Systems, Penn State Harrisburg (2016-2018)

John Kelmelis, Professor of International Affairs, School of International Affairs (2015-2017)

Alexander Klippel, Associate Professor of Geography, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (2016-2018)

Peter LaFemina, Associate Professor of Geosciences, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (2015-2017)

Joshua Lambert, Associate Professor of Food Science, College of Agricultural Sciences (2015-2017)

Pui-Wa Lei, Associate Professor of Education, College of Education (2016-2017)

Sophia McClennen, Professor of International Affairs, School of International Affairs (2016-2017)

Timothy McNellis, Associate Professor of Plant Pathology, College of Agricultural Sciences (2016-2018)

Scott Metzger, Associate Professor of Education, College of Education (2016-2018)

Michael Micci, Professor of Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering (2016-2018)

George Moldovan, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Medicine (2016-2018)

Daniel Morgan, Assistant Professor of Anesthesia, College of Medicine (2016-2018)

Dennis Murphy, Professor of Agricultural Safety and Health, College of Agricultural Sciences (2016-2018)

Ute Poerschke, Associate Professor of Architecture, College of Arts and Architecture (2016-2018)

Denise Potosky, Professor of Management and Organization, Penn State Great Valley (2016-2018)

Arvind Rangaswamy, Professor of Marketing, Smeal College of Business (2015-2017)

Sarah Rich, Associate Professor of Art History, College of Arts and Architecture (2015-2017)

Michelle Rodino-Colocino, Associate Professor of Communications and Women’s Studies (2016-2018)

Kathryn Salzer, Assistant Professor of History, College of the Liberal Arts (2016-2018)

Douglas Stairs, Assistant Professor of Pathology, College of Medicine (2016-2018)

Shelley Stoffels, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering (2016-2018)

Oranee Tawatnuntachai, Associate Professor of Finance, Penn State Harrisburg (2015-2017)

Linda Thornton, Associate Professor of Music Education, College of Arts and Architecture (2015-2017)

Theresa Vescio, Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies, College of the Liberal Arts (2015-2017)

Paris von Lockette, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering (2015-2017)

Mort Webster, Associate Professor of Energy & Mineral Engineering, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (2015-2017)

Kelly Wolgast, Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing; Assistant Dean for Online Education and Outreach, College of Nursing (2016-2017)

ADDITIONAL MEMBERS AND PARTICIPANTS IN THE COUNCIL

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

Assistant Dean of the Graduate School (voting)

Suzanne Adair, Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Affairs

World Campus Liaison (non-voting)

Renata Engel, Associate Vice Provost for Online Programs

Dickinson School of Law Member (non-voting)

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

University Faculty Senate Council Liaison (voting)

Steinn Sigurdsson, Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Graduate and Professional Student Association Members (voting)

Alison Franklin, Soil Science and Biogeochemistry
Shahrzad Jamshidi, Mathematics
Morteza Karimzadeh, Geography
Brianne Pragg, Sociology and Demography
Carol Rogers-Shaw, Lifelong Learning and Adult Education

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

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 Education Administration
Robert Kubat, University Registrar
Tania Luciow, Director of Marketing and Strategic Communications
Tracey Noviello, Executive Assistant to the Dean of the Graduate School
Stephanie Preston, Senior Director, Office of Graduate Educational Equity Programs
Barbara Struble, Director of Graduate Fellowships and Awards Administration

Administrative Support to Graduate Council

Robert Bannon,  Graduate Education Curriculum and Assessment Records Manager
Roxanne Patton Zoschg, Administrative Support Assistant

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