Graduate Council

Please note that Graduate Council meetings will be held via Zoom until further notice. Meeting links and passwords will be distributed via email. 

The Graduate Council reviews and recommends to the President, through the Provost Office, and subject to approval of the Graduate Dean, policy matters pertaining to graduate education, such as graduate teaching, graduate program needs and graduate student and faculty research. The Graduate Council reviews and evaluates proposed and existing graduate programs and recommends priorities to be adopted in graduate education, scholarship, and research. The Graduate Council includes graduate faculty members from each college and school that grants a graduate degree, Faculty Senate, the Graduate Dean, Associate Dean and the current Graduate Student Association President.

Graduate Council Chair

The Chair for the 2021 - 2022 academic year is Mary Ann Demchak.

Meeting dates

The Graduate Council meets via Zoom from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  • September 7, 2021
  • September 28, 2021
  • October 26, 2021
  • November 30, 2021
  • January 25, 2022
  • February 22, 2022
  • March 29, 2022
  • April 26, 2022

Graduate Council Members

Graduate Council Representatives by academic area
Area represented Name/email Department/MS Representative's Phone No. Term
The Graduate School David Zeh Grad School/0326 (775) 784-6869 Ongoing
College of Education & Human Development MaryAnn Demchak (Chair) Education/0281 (775) 682-7852 2020-23
School of Medicine Albert Gonzales CMPP/0352 (970) 222-4888 2021-24
CABNR John Cushman Biochem & Molecular Biology/0330 (775) 784-1918 2019-22
College of Business Sankar Mukhopadhyay Economics/0030 (775) 784-8017 2021-24
College of Engineering Yantao Shen Electrical and Biomedical Engineering/0260 (775) 784-6918 2021-24
College of Engineering Yanyao Jiang Mechanical Engineering/0312 (775) 784-4510 2020-23
College of Liberal Arts Ian Hartshorn Political Science/0302 (775) 682-7846 2019-22
Faculty Senate Thomas Albright Geography/0154 (775) 784-6673 2021-24
Graduate Student Association Matthew Hawn GSA/0057 (775) 784-1093 2021-22
Orvis School of Nursing Theresa Watts Nursing/0134 None 2019-22
Reynolds School of Journalism Benjamin Birkinbine Journalism/0310 (775) 784-6531 2021-24
School of Public Health Kristen Clements-Nolle Community Health Sciences/0275 (775) 682-7097 2021-24
School of Social Work Eugenia Weiss Social Work/0612 (775) 682-8757 2021-24