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Graduate Council

The Graduate Council is the advisory group within The Graduate College. The Graduate Council governs the policies of The Graduate College, and these policies are administered by the graduate dean. Besides the graduate dean, who serves as chair, the Graduate Council is composed of a voting representative of each department offering only a graduate major or minor or support courses.  


  • recommends Graduate College policies to the dean of The Graduate College, who in turn administers the policies or submits recommendations to the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs and the president's cabinet
  • reviews standards for admissions, retention and enrollment patterns, in concurrence with the dean
  • approves membership standards for graduate faculty

Graduate Council

Dr. Andrea Golato, Dean, The Graduate College, Chair
Dr. Angela Ausbrooks, Associate Professor, Social Work (2016-2019)
Dr. Andy Batey, Chair and Associate Professor, Engineering Technology (1988-2017)
Dr. Chad Booth, Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry (2009-2018)
Dr. Beth Bos, Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction (2015-2018)
Dr. Scott Bowman, Associate Professor, Criminal Justice (2015-2018)
Dr. Emily Brunson, Assistant Professor, Anthropology (2016-2019)
Dr. William Chittenden, Associate Professor, Finance and Economics (2013-2019)
Dr. Paul Cohen, Professor, English (2000-2019)
Dr. Joellen Coryell, Associate Professor, Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology (2014-2017)
Dr. Celeste Domsch, Associate Professor, Communication Disorders (2014-2017)
Dr. Matthew Eichler, Associate Professor, Occupational, Workforce and Leadership Studies (2014-2019)
Dr. Patti Giuffre, Professor, Sociology (2013-2019)
Dr. Paul Hart, Associate Professor, International Studies (2016-2019)
Dr. David Herda, Assistant Professor, Accounting (2016-2019) (R)
Dr. Gwendolyn Hustvedt, Associate Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences (2015-2018)
Dr. Maureen Keeley, Professor, Communication Studies (2014-2017)
Dr. Jason Kwak, Professor, Music (2016-2019)
Dr. Kim Lee, Assistant Professor, Health Administration (2014-2017)
Dr. David Lemke, Professor, Biology (2006-2018)
Dr. Shirley Levenson, Clinical Assistant Professor, St. David's School of Nursing (2013-2019)
Dr. Yongmei Lu, Professor, Geography (2015-2018)
Dr. Sandra Mayo, Associate Professor, Theatre and Dance (2013-2019)
Dr. Audrey McKinney, Associate Professor, Philosophy (2013-2019)
Dr. Karen Meaney, Professor, Health and Human Performance (2015-2018)
Dr. Rebecca Montgomery, Associate Professor, History (2013-2019)
Dr. Judy Oskam, School Director and Professor, Journalism and Mass Communication (2016-2019)
Mr. Matt Painter, Senior Lecturer, Management (2011-2017)
Dr. Greg Passty, Professor, Mathematics (2007-2019)
Dr. Wuxu Peng, Professor, Computer Science (2014-2017)
Dr. J. Yuri Porras, Professor, Modern Languages (2014-2017)
Dr. Nandhini Rangarajan, Associate Professor, Political Science (2016-2019)
Ms. Claudia Roeschmann, Associate Professor, Art and Design (2010-2019)
Dr. Ty Schepis, Associate Professor, Psychology (2016-2019)
Dr. Jaymeen Shah, Associate Professor, Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Methods (2015-2018)
Dr. Nikoleta Theodoropoulou, Associate Professor, Physics (2014-2017)
Dr. Vishu Viswanathan, Professor, Ingram School of Engineering (2014-2017)
Dr. Dexter Wakefield, Assistant Professor, Agriculture (2016-2019)
Dr. Tiankai Wang, Associate Professor, Health Information Management (2015-2018)
Dr. Gail Zank, Professor, Marketing (2002-2017)

Ex Officio

Dr. Gene Bourgeois, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Mr. Louis Jimenez, University Registrar, Office of University Registrar
Dr. Denise M. Trauth, President, Texas State University                   

Council Minutes