Graduate Council

Graduate School Bylaws

The Graduate Council assists the Dean with review and coordination of all graduate programs, formulation of academic policies governing graduate programs, and with administration of the Graduate School. It meets monthly and is chaired by an elected chairperson. Membership in the Graduate Council consists of the chair of each department offering graduate coursework, or a full member of the graduate faculty designated by the chair, and two student representatives who are selected annually by the Dean of Graduate School and Distance Education. Members of the Graduate Council are listed below.

Dr. Michael Butler

Dr. Michael Butler


Dr. Edward Church

Dr. Edward Church

School Leadership/MSTE

Dr. James Costello

Counselor Education

Dr. Martin Cuellar

Dr. Martin Cuellar


Dr. Jerald Spotswood

Dean of Graduate School (Ex-Officio)

Kerri Jackson

Mrs. Kerri Jackson

Graduate Recruiting and Development Specialist


Brenda Koerner

Dr. Brenda Koerner

Biological Sciences

Jerry Liss

Dr. Jerry Liss

Elementary Education/Early Childhood/Special Education

Dr. Stephanie Lanter


Dr. Eric Trump

Physical Sciences

         Dr. Maire Johnson

         Social Sciences

Sharath Sasidaharan

Dr. Sharath Sasidaharan

School of Business

 Brian Schrader

Dr. Brian Schrader


Dr. Dusti Howell


Dr. Andrew Smith

Dr. Andrew Smith


Dr. Mel Storm

Dr. Mel Storm

English, Modern Languages, and Journalism

Dr. Chad Wiley

Dr. Chad Wiley

Mathematics and Economics

Dr. James Williams

Dr. James Williams

Vice President for Student Affairs (Ex-Officio)

Janette Tulachka

Graduate Student

Vanessa Hajek

Graduate Student