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

  • Abe Biswas, Marketing and Supply Chain Management
  • Sung Chung, Accounting

College of Education

  • Jeanne Barcelona, Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies
  • Jasmine Ulmer, Education Evaluation and Research

College of Engineering

  • Yinlun Huang, Electrical and Computer Engineering 
  • Chin-An Tan, Mechanical Engineering 

College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts

  • Jonathan Anderson, Music
  • Fred Vultee, Communication

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Eric Ash, History
  • Karen Beningo, Biology 
  • Christine Chow, Chemistry
  • Richard Marback, English
  • Alina Cherry, Classical & Modern Literatures and Cultures

School of Law

  • John Rothchild
  • Paul Dubinsky

School of Library and Information Science

  • Kafi Kumasi

School of Medicine

  • Malathy Shekhar, Oncology
  • Jeffrey Stanley, Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences 

College of Nursing

  • Mary Ann McCoy
  • Margaret Campbell

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

  • Samuel Preethy, Occupational Therapy
  • Steven Firestine, Pharmaceutical Sciences

School of Social Work

  • Faith Hopp
  • Suzanne Brown

Student representatives

  • Jami Pittman