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: Alan Schick, CBC

Department name Member name
Master of Accountancy Gregory Tapis
Agriculture Science & Conservation Maciej Pszczolkowski
Anesthesia Tracy Beckham
Art and Design Sarah Williams
Biology Sean Maher
Biomedical Sciences Amy Hulme
Business Administration Pouya Derayati
Chemistry & Biochemistry Alan Schick


Erin Wehrman

Communication, Media, Journalism and Film

Cristina Pippa
Communication Sciences and Disorders Lauren Jones
Computer Science Siming Liu
Criminology and Criminal Justice Ethan Admidon

Defense and Strategic Studies

John Rose

Earth, Environment & Sustainability

Matthew McKay


John Turner
Finance, Economics and Risk Management Seth Hoelscher


Djene Bajalan
Hospitality & Agricultural Leadership Nancy Kageyama
Information Technology and Cybersecurity Joshua Davis
Kinesiology Keith McShan

Library Science

Derek Moser


Department name Member name
Marketing Wes Friske
Mathematics Cameron Wickham
Mental Health & Behavioral Sciences Amber Abernathy
Music Jeremy Chesman
Natural and Applied Science Babur Mirza
Nursing Diane Smith
Occupational Therapy Michelle Jackson
Physical Therapy Kim Ennis
Physician Assistant Studies Crystal Powell
Physics, Astronomy and Material Science Ridwan Sakidja
Political Science and Philosophy James Kaatz
Professional Studies tba
Public Health and Sports Medicine Hillary Roberts
Secondary Education Tara Oetting
Special Education, Leadership & Professional Studies Ching-Wen Chang
Teaching, Learning & Developmental Studies Chloe Bolyard
Technology and Construction Management Nebil Buyurgan
World Languagtes, Cultures & Religions Antionette Barffour

Ex-officio member

Department name Member name
Graduate College Julie Masterson
Graduate College Carrisa Hoelscher
Graduate Student Senate Member tba
Office of the Registrar Katrina Chavez
Faculty  Senate Chair Scott Zimmerman