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Graduate Council

The Graduate Council oversees graduate courses, certificates, concentrations, degree programs and policies.

The Council may advise the Provost regarding:

  • Academic policies governing graduate education
  • Approval of new and revised graduate courses and programs
  • Review and assessment of graduate programs
  • Planning and attainment of graduate education strategic goals
  • Policies and resources for graduate student support

The Council meets monthly during the academic year. Meetings are open to the entire George Mason University community.

Agenda items must be submitted two weeks prior to the meeting date.  Late submissions will be postponed to the next meeting.  The agenda will be posted online one week prior to the meeting. All meetings will be held 1:30-3 pm. Videoconferencing with the Arlington Campus is available with advance notice.

Agenda Items Due Agenda Online Meeting Date Meeting Location
  Jan 9   Jan 16  Jan 23, 2019 Research Hall 163
  Feb 6   Feb 13  Feb 20, 2019
 Merten Hall 1201
  Mar 6   Mar 13  Mar 20, 2019
 Merten Hall 1201
  Apr 3   Apr 10  Apr 17, 2019
 Merten Hall 1201
  May 8   May 15  May 22, 2019 Merten Hall 1201


Graduate Council Roster

Contact Information Term 
Cody W. Edwards
Associate Provost, Graduate Education
vacant Graduate Council Secretary
Chun-Hung Chen
Volgenau School of Engineering
Professor, Systems Engineering and Operations Research
09/18 to 05/21
Shannon N. Davis
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Professor, Sociology; Director of Graduate Studies
01/19 to 05/19
Deborah J. Goodings
Volgenau School of Engineering
Dewberry Professor of Civil Engineering; Chair, CEIE
08/18 to 08/21
Margret Hjalmarson
College of Education and Human Development
Associate Professor; PhD Program Director
Lisa Kahn
College of Visual and Performing Arts
Associate Dean, Graduate Programs
08/17 to 08/20
Matthew Karush
College of Humanites and Social Sciences
Professor, History and Art History
08/18 to 08/21
Rebecca Keatinge
Student Representative
President, Graduate and Professional Student Association
08/18 to 08/19
Kylene Kehn-Hall
College of Science
Associate Professor; Graduate Program Director, National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases
08/17 to 08/20
Larry Kerschberg
Faculty Senate
Professor, Computer Science
09/18 to 08/19
Ellen Rodgers
College of Education & Human Development
Associate Dean, Student and Academic Affairs
05/18 to 05/21
Padmanabhan Seshaiyer
College of Science
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
08/17 to 08/20
Juliette Shedd
School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution
Associate Dean, Administration
08/18 to 05/21
Thys van Schaik
Schar School of Policy and Government
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
08/16 to 08/19
Robert Weiler
College of Health and Human Services
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
03/19 to 05/22
Paige Wolf
School of Business
Senior Assistant Dean, Graduate Programs
08/16 to 08/19