Representing graduate programs across campus

The Graduate Council members represent academic departments and graduate programs across campus. Each department offering a graduate program and each interdisciplinary program can have one representative on the council.


Chairperson: Amber Abernathy, PSY

Department name Member name
Master of Accountancy Gregory Tapis
Agriculture (M.S., Agriculture) Benjamin Onyango
Anesthesia Tracy Beckham
Art and Design Sarah Williams
Biology Debra Finn
Biomedical Sciences Amy Hulme
Business Administration Pouya Derayati
Chemistry Fei Wang
Childhood Education and Family Studies (now, the School of Teaching, Learning and Developmental Sciences) Elizabeth King

Communication, Media, Journalism and Film

Erin Wehrman
Communication Sciences and Disorders Sarah Barber
Computer Science Siming Liu
Counseling, Leadership and Special Education (now, the School of Special Education, Leadership and Professional Studies) Karrie Swan
Criminology and Criminal Justice Ethan Admidon

Defense and Strategic Studies

John Rose


Rhonda Stanton
Environmental Plant Science and Natural Resources Meciej Pszczolkowski
Finance, Economics and Risk Management Seth Hoelscher

School of Earth, Environment and Sustainability

Matthew McKay


Sarah Panzer
Hospitality Leadership Nancy Kageyama
Information Technology and Cybersecurity Joshua Davis
Kinesiology Rebecca Woodard
Languages, Cultures and Religions Antoinette Barffour


Jason DeBode
Department name Member name
Marketing Wes Friske
Mathematics Cameron Wickham
Music Mike Murray
Natural and Applied Science Alan Schick
Nursing Diane Smith
Occupational Therapy Ashlea Cardin
Physical Therapy Andrew Ward
Physician Assistant Studies Kimberly Cook
Physics, Astronomy and Material Science Ridwan Sakidja
Political Science and Philosophy James Kaatz
Professional Studies Jerry Masterson
Psychology Amber Abernathy
Public Health and Sports Medicine Hillary Roberts
Reading, Foundations and Technology (now, the School of Teaching, Learning and Developmental Sciences) Ching-Wen Chang
Secondary Education Travis Seay
Social Work Kenneth Bedell
Technology and Construction Management Nebil Buyurgan

Ex-officio member

Department name Member name
Library Derek Moser
Office of the Registrar Katrina Chavez
Graduate College Julie Masterson
Graduate College Carrisa Hoelscher
Graduate Student Senate Member Farhang Mohammed Salih