Graduate Council

The Graduate Council determines and recommends to the provost and vice president for educational affairs policies and procedures in the general administration and conduct of the graduate program, including approval of the members of the graduate faculty. The council is responsible for reviewing and recommending curricula, determining the eligibility of candidates for degrees, and prescribing the conditions on which degrees are awarded. 

Graduate Council Membership

Melinda Cozzolino, Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy and Chair Graduate Program

Les Black, Associate Professor, and Chair Graduate Program
Music Theory, History, and Composition

Amie Germain, Assistant Professor, Graduate Chair, Occupational Therapy
Laura Gras, Professor, and Chair, Physical Therapy
Deborah King, Professor & Graduate Program Chair, Exercise & Sport Sciences
Jennifer McKeon, Professor & Director, Athletic Training 
Susan Salahshor, Assistant Professor, Director, Physician Assistant Studies
Yvonne Rogalski, Clinical Assistant Professor, Graduate Chair, Speech-Language Pathology, and Audiology
John Sigg, Associate Dean, School of Health Sciences & Human Performance

Rob Gearhart, Associate Dean

Nicholas Muellner, Associate Professor, and Co-Director, Image/Text MFA

Catherine Taylor, Associate Professor, and Co-Director, Image/Text MFA

Peter Martin, Associate Professor, Graduate Chair, Education
Stacia Zabusky, Associate Dean for Curriculum and Undergraduate Programs, School of Humanities & Sciences

Johnine McCartney, Assistant Professor, Interim Director, Entertainment and Media Management 

Margaret Shackell, Assistant Professor, Program Director, Accounting 

Dawn Kline, Associate Dean, School of Business

Christina Moylan, Associate Provost for Graduate and Professional Studies 

Jeane Copenhaver-Johnson, Associate Provost for Academic Programs

Sandy Kelley, Associate Director, Graduate and Transfer Admission

Kate Miller, Assistant Registrar

Zaira Sylvain, Academic Coordinator 

Graduate Council 2021-2022 Meetings

Meetings will be held from 3:00-4:30 PM via Zoom unless otherwise noted:

- September 13, 2021

- October 4, 2021

- November 8, 2021

- December 6, 2021

- February 7, 2022

- March 7, 2022

- April 4, 2022

- May 2, 2022

2021-2022 Graduate Council Deadlines


Date Topic 
November 1, 2021 (opens)  Whalen Symposium submissions open 
February 1 – May 1, 2022  Graduate catalog edits to be completed. Grad catalog should reflect ONLY information that is key for students to: 1) admit to the program; 2) stay in the program; or 3) graduate from the program. Avoid specific language that may change throughout the year. 
April 13, 2022  Whalen Symposium – Graduate Student Showcase 
September 16, 2022  Changes to grad admissions requirements due to Office of Provost 

Relevant Links

file-outline Graduate Council Constitution - Graduate Council Constitution_1.pdf (88.47 KB)