Graduate Council

Andrea Golato, Dean, The Graduate College, Chair
Taylor Acee, Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction (R)
Lisa Baumgartner, Professor, Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology (R)
Anthony Cross, Lecturer, Philosophy (2023-2026) (R)
Agustin Cuadrado, Professor, World Languages and Literatures (2023-2026) (R)
Jose Carlos de la Puente, Professor, History (2021-2024) (R)
David Dietrich, Associate Professor, Sociology (2021-2024) (R)
Ravindranath Droopad, Professor, Ingram School of Engineering (2022-2024) (R)
Priscilla Goble, Associate Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences (2023-2026) (R)
Ronald Hagelman III, Professor, Geography and Environmental Studies
Paul Hart, Professor, International Studies (2022-2025) (R)
Vanessa Higgins Joyce, Associate Professor, Mass Communication, (2023-2026)
Jan Hodges, Associate Professor, Health and Human Performance (2023-2023) (R)
Paul Jantz, Associate Professor, Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology (2023-2026) (R)
Chang Ji, Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry (2021-2024) (R)
Shayne Jones, Professor, Criminal Justice and Criminology (R)
Sean Kerwin, Professor, Materials Science, Engineering and Commercialization
Soon-Jae Lee, Professor, Engineering Technology (2023-2026) (R)
David Lemke, Professor, Biology (2021-2024) (R)
Kasey Martin, Associate Professor, Accounting (2017-2023) (R)
Jason Martina, Assistant Professor, Biology
Ana Martinez, Assistant Professor, Theatre and Dance (2022-2025) (R)
Melissa Martinez, Professor, Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology
Yoichi Miyahara, Assistant Professor, Physics (2022-2025) (R)
Anne Hee-Hiong Ngu, Professor, Computer Science
Suzanna Okere, Clinical Associate Professor, Physical Therapy (R)
Pratheesh Omana Sudhakaran, Assistant Professor, Agricultural Sciences (2021-2024)
Greg Passty, Professor, Mathematics (2022-2025) (R)
Janet Payne, Professor, Finance and Economics (2023-2026) (R)
Wuxu Peng, Professor, Computer Science (2023-2026) (R)
Indu Ramachandran, Associate Professor, Management (2023-2025) (R)
Zo Ramamonjiarivelo, Associate Professor, Health Administration (2021-2024) (R)
Nandhini Rangarajan, Associate Professor, Political Science (2022-2025) (R)
James Reeves, Assistant Professor, English (2023-2026) (R)
Diego Vacaflores Rivero, Professor, Finance and Economics (2021-2024) (R)
Sean Roche, Associate Professor, Criminal Justice and Criminology (2023-2026) (R)
Chris Russian, Professor, Respiratory Care (2023-2026) (R)
Nico Schüler, Professor, Music (2023-2026)
Amy Louise Schwarz, Associate Professor, Communication Disorders (2023-2026) (R)
Jaymeen Shah, Professor, Information Systems and Analytics (2022-2025) (R)
Molly Sherman, Associate Professor, Art and Design (2023-2026) (R)
Shailen Singh, Assistant Professor, Organization, Workforce, and Leadership Studies (2022-2025) (R)
Heather Smith, Assistant Professor, Anthropology (2023-2026) (R)
Kathy Smith, Assistant Professor, St. David's School of Nursing (2023-2026) (R)
Sharon Strickland, Professor, Mathematics
Nicole Taylor, Associate Professor, Anthropology
Lindsay Timmerman, Associate Professor, Communication Studies (2022-2025) (R)
Susan Waite, Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction (2021-2024) (R)
Tiankai Wang, Professor, Health Information Management (2021-2024) (R)
Katherine Warnell, Associate Professor, Psychology (2022-2025) (R)
Gail Zank, Professor, Marketing (2023-2026) (R)

The Graduate Council also has two master's students and one doctoral student serving on the committee. The appointments rotate on a semester-by-semester basis among programs.

Ex Officio

Dr. Pranesh Aswath, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (T)
Dr. Kelly Damphousse, President, Texas State University (T)
Ms. Martha Fraire-Cuellar, University Registrar, University Registrar (T)
Ms. Cynthia Justice, Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs (T)


Recommends Graduate College policies to the Dean of The Graduate College, who in turn administers the policies or submits recommendations to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and the President's Cabinet.  The Graduate Council also reviews standards for admissions, retention, and enrollment patterns, in concurrence with the Dean.  The Graduate Council also approves membership standards for graduate faculty.