University Committee on Graduate Studies Membership 2018-2019

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Membership - Academic Year 2018-2019

Effective August 16, 2018

For UCGS schedule of meeting dates, agendas and minutes, please refer to the following web site:


Doug Landis Agriculture & Natural Resources 2019
Shawn Riley Agriculture & Natural Resources 2020
Jamie Nelson Arts & Letters 2019
Debra Hardison (R) Arts & Letters 2020
Chris Hogan Business 2019
Anand Nair (R) Business 2020
Gwen Wittenbaum* (R) Communication Arts & Sciences 2020
Aman Yadav** (R) Education 2020
E. David Wong Education 2019
Tim Hogan  Engineering 2020
Anthony Paganini Human Medicine 2019
Nancy Costello  Law 2020
Michael Callahan (Justin Emerich will attend the January, February and April Meetings) Music 2019
Kristen Tollefson (R) Natural Science 2020
Tom Sharkey Natural Science 2019
Denise Hershey Nursing 2020
Mei-Hui Tai Osteopathic Medicine 2019
Pilar Horner Social Science 2019
Mindy Morgan*** (R) Social Science 2020
Andres Contreras (R) Veterinary Medicine 2019


Ben Burke Graduate 2019
Danielle Kaminski Graduate 2019
Dee Jordan Graduate 2019
Jordan Tait Graduate 2019
Becca Mitchell Graduate 2019

Ex Officio

Thomas Jeitschko Dean, Graduate School  

* Chairperson

** Vice Chairperson 

(R) Re-elected


Composition of Committee includes:

1 Faculty member from each college, with a Graduate or Graduate-Professional Degree Program (elected by colleges)

1 additional Faculty member from Agriculture & Natural Resources, Arts & Letters, Business, Education, Natural Science and Social Science

5 Graduate Students selected by the Council of Graduate Students (no more than one student may be from any one department, with consideration being given to University-wide representation, insofar as possible)

The Dean of the Graduate School, or the Dean's designee, shall be a member with voice but no vote.

The Chairperson of the Committee will serve on The Steering Committee, Faculty Senate and the University Council.

Published by:
Office of the Secretary for Academic Governance
(517) 355-2337

Updated Decenber 10, 2018