Graduate council

The Graduate Council was established by the Board of Governors in 1968 and was granted the authority and responsibility for the development of basic policies for the graduate education system and for the encouragement, improvement and evaluation of graduate programs throughout the university.

Per the Graduate Council bylaws, its membership includes two graduate faculty members elected from each of the schools and colleges with graduate programs, three graduate faculty members appointed by the dean of the graduate school, and a graduate student.

Meeting schedule and minutes for the academic year

See Graduate Council meeting dates, agendas and minutes.


Mike Ilitch School of Business

  • Attila Yaprak, Accounting
  • Abe Biswas, Marketing and Supply Chain Management

College of Education

  • Jeffrey Martin, Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies
  • Jasmine Ulmer, Education Evaluation and Research

College of Engineering

  • Golam Newaz, Mechanical Engineering
  • Robert Reynolds, Computer Science

College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts

  • Sarah Pearline, Theater and Dance
  • Fred Vultee, Communication

Law School

  • David Moss
  • Paul Dubinsky

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Carolyn Loh, Urban Studies and Planning
  • Christy Chow, Chemistry
  • Chera Kee, English
  • Stephen Chrisomalis, Anthropology
  • Ed Cackett, Physics

School of Information Sciences

  • Deborah Charbonneau
  • Christine D'Arpa

School of Medicine

  • Larry Matherly, Pharmacology and Oncology 
  • Malathy Shekhar, Oncology and Pathology

College of Nursing

  • Mary Ann McCoy
  • April Vallerand

Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

  • Zhengping Yi, Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Preethy Samuel, Occupational Therapy

School of Social Work

  • Poco Kernsmith
  • Rebeccah Sokol

Student representatives

  • Asra Akhlaq, Biological Sciences