Graduate Council

Graduate students in the Dietrich School play a vital role in shared governance through a number of school-wide councils. We are committed to partnering with our students to help ensure their success. 

The Graduate Council, composed of six elected members of the graduate faculty as well as five graduate students selected by the A&S GSO, advises the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies on matters of concern to graduate students and graduate education. It reviews proposals for new certificate and degree programs as well as the TA/TF orientation and training practices across our departments.

Membership 2022-23

Office of the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies

  • Associate Dean, Jonathan Woon
  • Assistant Dean, Rosemary Capo

Faculty Members

  • Darlene Dubuisson, Anthropology
  • Kehui Chen, Statistics
  • Nancy Condee, Slavic Langs. and Lits.
  • Niklas Frykman, History
  • Kirill Kiselyov, Biological Sciences
  • David Pettersen, French and Italian Languages and Literatures

Student Members

  • Allison Checkeye, Linguistics
  • Turki Alturaifi, Chemsitry
  • Travis Court, Physics and Astronomy
  • Deborah Danuser, Communication
  • Garrett Fiegenbaum, Economics


​​University Council on Graduate Study