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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
  Aug 1   Aug 8  Aug 15, 2018
 Merten Hall 1201
  Sep 5   Sep 12  Sep 19, 2018
 Merten Hall 1201
  Oct 3   Oct 10  Oct 17, 2018
 Merten Hall 1201
  Oct 31   Nov 7  Nov 14, 2018
 Merten Hall 1201
  Nov 28   Dec 5  Dec 12, 2018
 Merten Hall 1201
  Jan 9   Jan 16  Jan 23, 2019
 Merten Hall 1201
  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

Representative
Contact Information Term 
Cody W. Edwards
Chair
Associate Provost, Graduate Education
703-993-5287 cedward7@gmu.edu
 
Susan B. Woodruff
Council Secretary
Graduate Council Secretary
703-993-8825 swoodru3@gmu.edu
 
Shannon Davis
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Interim Associate Dean, Sociology Program Director/Coordinator
703-993-1441 sdaviso@gmu.edu
10/16 to 08/19
Guoqing Diao
Volgenau School of Engineering
Associate Professor, Statistics
703-993-9113 gdiao@gmu.edu
09/15 to 09/18
Deborah J. Goodings
Volgenau School of Engineering
Dewberry Professor of Civil Engineering; Chair, CEIE
703-993-1675 goodings@gmu.edu
08/18 to 08/21
Margret Hjalmarson
College of Education and Human Development
Associate Professor; PhD Program Director
703-993-4818 mhjalmar@gmu.edu
08/17-08/20
Lisa Kahn
College of Visual and Performing Arts
Associate Dean, Graduate Programs
703-993-4541 lkahn2@gmu.edu
08/17 to 08/20
Kylene Kehn-Hall
College of Science
Associate Professor; Graduate Program Director, National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases
703-993-8869 kkehnhal@gmu.edu
08/17 to 08/20
Rebecca Keatinge
Student Representative
President, Graduate and Professional Student Association 08/18 to 08/19
Ellen Rodgers
College of Education & Human Development
Associate Dean, Student and Academic Affairs
703-993-2034 erodger1@gmu.edu
05/18 to 05/21
Padmanabhan Seshaiyer
College of Science
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
703-993-9787 pseshaiy@gmu.edu
08/17 to 08/20
Juliette Shedd
School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution
Associate Dean, Administration
703-993-3650 jshedd@gmu.edu
02/15 to 02/18
Vacant
Faculty Senate
  08/18 to 05/19
Thys van Schaik
School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
703-993-8227 mvanscha@gmu.edu
08/16 to 08/19
Catherine J. Tompkins
College of Health and Human Services
Interim Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
703-993-28381913 ctompkin@gmu.edu
08/18 to 08/21
Paige Wolf
School of Business
Senior Assistant Dean, Graduate Programs
703-993-1758 pwolf1@gmu.edu
08/16 to 08/19
Rosemarie Zagarri
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
University Professor, History and Art History
703-993-1250 rzagarri@gmu.edu
08/18 to 08/21