Graduate Council

Dr. Andrea Golato, Dean, The Graduate College, Chair
Dr. Farhad Ameri, Associate Professor, Engineering Technology (2019-2022) (R)
Dr. Sonya Armstrong, Professor, Curriculum and Instruction ~ Developmental Education doctoral programs (R)
Dr. William Chittenden, Associate Professor, Finance and Economics (2013-2022) (R)
Dr. Christina Conlee, Professor, Anthropology doctoral and master’s programs (R)
Dr. Joellen Coryell, Associate Professor, Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology ~ Adult, Professional, and Community Education doctoral program (R)
Dr. Jose Carlos de la Puente, Associate Professor, History (2018-2021) (R)
Dr. Celeste Domsch, Associate Professor, Communication Disorders (2014-2020) (R)
Dr. Patti Giuffre, Professor, Sociology (2013-2022) (R)
Dr. Bob Fischer, Assistant Professor, Philosophy (2019-2022) (R)
Dr. M. Clay Green, Professor, Biology ~ Aquatic Resources and Integrative Biology doctoral program (R)
Dr. Michel Haigh, Professor, Journalism and Mass Communication (2017-2020) (R)
Dr. Paul Hart, Professor, International Studies (2016-2022) (R)
Dr. Kelly Haskard Zolnierek, Associate Professor, Psychology (2017-2020) (R)
Dr. Jan Hodges, Associate Professor, Health and Human Performance (2017-2020) (R)
Dr. Jennifer Irvin, Associate Professor, Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization doctoral program (R)
Dr. Chang Ji, Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry (2018-2021) (R)
Dr. James Kilby, Associate Professor, Anthropology (2019-2022) (R)
Dr. James Koschoreck, Associate Professor, Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology ~ School Improvement doctoral program (R)
Dr. C. Scott Kruse, Associate Professor, Health Administration (2017-2020) (R)
Dr. David Lemke, Professor, Biology (2006-2021) (R)
Dr. Kasey Martin, Associate Professor, Accounting (2017-2020) (R)
Mr. Brandon McWilliams, Associate Professor, Theatre and Dance (2017-2020) (R)
Dr. Anne Hee-Hiong Ngu, Professor, Computer Science doctoral program (R)
Dr. Kay Nicols, Associate Professor, Management (2018-2021) (R)
Dr. Greg Passty, Professor, Mathematics (2007-2022) (R)
Dr. Ludim Pedroza, Associate Professor, Music (2018-2021) (R)
Dr. Wuxu Peng, Professor, Computer Science (2014-2020) (R)
Dr. Edwin Piner, Professor, Physics (2019-2022) (R)
Dr. J. Yuri Porras, Professor, World Languages and Literatures (2014-2020) (R)
Dr. Nandhini Rangarajan, Associate Professor, Political Science (2016-2022) (R)
Ms. Claudia Roeschmann, Professor, Art and Design (2010-2022) (R)
Dr. Teya Rosenberg, Professor, English, (2017-2020) (R)
Dr. Chris Russian, Professor, Respiratory Care (2017-2020) (R)
Dr. Jaymeen Shah, Professor, Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Methods (2019-2022( (R)
Dr. Shailen Singh, Assistant Professor, Organization, Workforce and Leadership Studies (2018-2021) (R)
Dr. Mark Stafford, Professor, Criminal Justice doctoral program (R)
Dr. Lois Stickley, Associate Professor, Physical Therapy doctorate program (R)
Dr. Sharon Strickland, Associate Professor, Mathematics ~ Mathematics Education doctoral program (R) (R)
Dr. Lucia Summers Rodriguez, Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice (2019-2022) (R)
Dr. Lindsay Timmerman, Associate Professor, Communication Studies (2019-2022) (R)
Dr. Raphael Travis, Associate Professor, Social Work (2019-2022) (R)
Dr. Vishu Viswanathan, Professor, Ingram School of Engineering (2014-2020) (R)
Dr. Nicole Wagner, Assistant Professor, Agricultural Sciences (2018-2021)(R)
Dr. Susan Waite, Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction (2018-2021) (R)
Dr. Tiankai Wang, Associate Professor, Health Information Management (2015-2021) (R)
Dr. Amy Weimer, Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences (2019-2022) (R)
Dr. Pamela Willson, Clinical Professor, St. David’s School of Nursing (2018-2021) (R)
Dr. Kathy Ybanez-Liorente, Associate Professor, Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology (2019-2022) (R)
Dr. Gail Zank, Professor, Marketing (2002-2020) (R)
Dr. F. Benjamin Zhan, Professor, Geography doctoral and master's programs (R)

Ex Officio

Dr. Gene Bourgeois, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (T)
Mr. Louis Jimenez, University Registrar, Office of University Registrar (T)
Dr. Denise M. Trauth, President, Texas State University (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.