Office of Graduate Programs

Office of Graduate Programs

Graduate Council

Chair: Dr. Michael Gallo, Professor, Aeronautics

Ex Officio Members

  • Dr. Raymond Bonhomme, Ed.D., Associate Provost for Graduate Programs
  • Dr. Ugur Abdulla, Department Head, Mathematical Sciences
  • Dr. Richard Aronson, Department Head, Biological Sciences
  • Dr. Daniel Batcheldor, Department Head, Physics and Space Sciences
  • Dr. Philip Bernhard, Director,  School of Computing
  • Dr. Mary Bonhomme, Associate Provost of Extended Studies
  • Dr. Marco Carvalho, Dean, College of Engineering and Computing and Dean, College of Science
  • Dr. Ted Conway, Department Head, Biomedical Engineering
  • Dr. Michael Freund, Department Head, Chemistry
  • Dr. Hamid Hefazi, Department Head, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Dr. Mary Beth Kenkel, Dean, College of Psychology and Liberal Arts
  • Dr. Sam Kozaitis, Department Head, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Dr. Korhan Oyman, Dean, College of Aeronautics
  • Dr. Ashok Pandit, Department Head, Civil Engineering and Construction Management
  • Dr. Theodore Richardson, Dean, College of Business
  • Dr. Muzaffar Shaikh, Department Head, Engineering Systems
  • Dr. Robert Taylor, Head, School of Arts and Communication
  • Dr. Manolis Tomadakis, Department Head, Chemical Engineering

Voting Members

College of Engineering

  • Dr. Georgios Anagnostopoulos, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Dr. Charles Bostater, Ocean Engineering and Sciences
  • Dr. Christopher Bashur, Biomedical Engineering
  • Dr. Howell Heck, Civil Engineering and Construction Management
  • Dr. Paul Jennings, Chemical Engineering
  • Dr. Yahya Sharaf-Eldeen, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Dr. Barry Webster, Engineering Systems

College of Science

  • Dr. David Carroll, Biological Sciences
  • Dr. Jewgeni Dshalalow, Mathematical Sciences
  • Dr. Kastro Hamed, Education and Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Dr. Yi Liao, Chemistry
  • Dr. Jean Perez, Physics and Space Sciences

College of Psychology and Liberal Arts

  • Dr. Heidi Edwards, Arts and Communication
  • Dr. Jose Martinez-Diaz, Behavior Analysis
  • Dr. Lisa Steelman, Psychology

College of Aeronautics

  • Dr. Deborah Carstens

College of Business

  • Dr. Enrique Perez

Department of Extended Studies

  • Dr. Nick Daher

School of Human-Centered Design, Innovation and Art

  • Dr. Lucas Stephane

School of Computing

  • Dr. William Allen

Standing Committees

Academic Misconduct Dismissal Appeals

  • Dr. William Allen
  • Dr. Deborah Carstens
  • Dr. Jewgeni Dshalalow
  • Dr. Jose Martinez-Diaz
  • Dr. Enrique Perez


  • Dr. David Carroll
  • Dr. Deborah Carstens
  • Dr. Paul Jennings
  • Dr. Enrique Perez
  • Dr. Lisa Steelman

Graduate Faculty Review

  • Dr. David Carroll
  • Dr. Heidi Edwards
  • Dr. Enrique Perez 


Graduate Graduate Council Calendar - 2017/2019

Graduate Council Calendar 2017-2019 (rev10/26/17)

2017/2018 Council Meeting Dates and Deadlines

Council Meeting Dates and Deadlines
 Meeting Date 1:00 PM on:Material must be received in Office of Graduate Programs by:
2017 Thursday, September 21

Thursday, September 7

Thursday, October 19 Thursday, October 5
Thursday, November 16

Thursday, November 2

2018 Thursday, January 18 Thursday, January 4.  Note: Deadline for changes to 2018-2019 University Catalog
Thursday, February 15 Thursday, February 1
Thursday, March 22

Thursday, March 1 

Thursday, April 19 Thursday, April  5

Meeting Minutes










Curriculum Tools

Guidelines for Submitting Documents to OGP for Graduate Council Meetings Use these guidelines to assist in preparing materials for submission to Graduate Council.

Changing the Requirements of a Course

Changing Graduation Requirements in a Major/Minor

Adding a New Course to the Curriculum

Add A New Concentration or Specialization
Use this form to add a concentration or specialization to an existing program

Adding a New Major/Minor to the Curriculum

New Program Financial Information Template
Use this template and the New Program Process and Guidelines when proposing a new program.

New Program Process and Guidelines
Use these guidelines and the New Program Financial Information template when proposing a new program. Additional pages may be used for any/all of the sections and all additional paperwork, including that for new courses, should be attached when submitting.