University Committee on Graduate Studies Membership 2019-2020

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Membership - Academic Year 2019-2020

Effective August 16, 2019

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


Lorraine Weatherspoon Agriculture & Natural Resources 2021
Maria Rubino Agriculture & Natural Resources 2020
Ben Van Dyke  Arts & Letters 2021
Debra Hardison (R) Arts & Letters 2020
Kyonghee Kim Business 2021
Anand Nair (R) Business 2020
Gwen Wittenbaum* (R) Communication Arts & Sciences 2020
Jack Smith Education 2020
David Wong Education 2021
Tim Hogan  Engineering 2020
Assaf Gilad Human Medicine 2021
Nancy Costello  Law 2020
Tian Zhou (NT) Music 2021
Kirsten Tollefson** (R) Natural Science 2020
Tom Sharkey Natural Science 2021
Denise Hershey Nursing 2020
Donna Koslowsky  Osteopathic Medicine 2021
Joanne Riebschleger Social Science 2021
Mindy Morgan*** (R) Social Science 2020
Adam Moeser  Veterinary Medicine 2021


Meagan Abel Graduate 2020
Danielle Jones Graduate 2020
(Pending) Graduate 2020
Emily Roggenkamp Graduate 2020
Benjamin Kenofer Graduate 2020

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

Created April 2019 and updated January 28, 2020