Graduate Board

Purpose and Mission of the Graduate Board

According to the Faculty Handbook, Part I, Section B-5, as well as Article XVII of the Constitution of the Academic Senate of The Catholic University of America, "There shall be a Graduate Board to exercise general supervision over all matters delegated to it by the Academic Senate relating to graduate study; for example, standards of admission, requirements for degrees, and programs of study, and to report to the Senate recommendations on matters relating to graduate policy.
 
Members are appointed by the Senate upon joint recommendation of the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies and the Dean of the school concerned. Each school involved with graduate studies shall be represented on this board by a number of members equal to its number of faculty delegates in the Senate. The terms of membership shall coincide with those of the delegates to the Senate. Deans shall be eligible for membership on the Graduate Board."
 
The Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies chairs this committee, ex officio, and the president of the Graduate Student Association serve on this committee as a non-voting ex officio member.
 
The associate dean of graduate studies serves as secretary of the committee, and as such, maintains the official minutes of the meetings.

 

Members of the Graduate Board

 

School of Architecture and Planning

  • Prof. Eric Jenkins, Ordinary Professor
  • Prof. Hollee Becker, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, Associate Professor

School of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Sandra Barrueco, Associate Professor, Psychology
  • Dr. Ann Corsi, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Research, Associate Professor, Biology
  • Dr. Dennis Coyle, Associate Professor, Politics
  • Dr. Tobias Gregory, Associate Professor, English
  • Dr. Andrew Gross, Associate Professor, Semitics and Egyptian Languages and Literatures
  • Dr. William Klingshirn, Ordinary Professor, Greek and Latin
  • Dr. Stephen West, Associate Professor, History

Tim and Steph Busch School of Business
  • Prof. William Bowman, Clinical Associate Professor
  • Dr. Reza Saidi, Associate Dean, Associate Professor, Finance

School of Canon Law
  • Rev. Msgr. Ronny Jenkins, Dean, Associate Professor
  • Dr. William Daniel, Assistant Professor

School of Engineering
  • Dr. Lin-Ching Chang, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Dr. John Judge, Dean, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Dr. Arash Massoudieh, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Columbus School of Law
  • Prof. Stacy Brustin, Ordinary Professor
  • Prof. Megan M. LaBelle, Ordinary Professor
  • Prof. Marin Scordato, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Research, Ordinary Professor

Metropolitan School of Professional Studies
  • Dr. Twila Lindsay, Assistant Dean

Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art
  • Prof. Eleanor Holdridge, Associate Professor, Drama
  • Dr. Jacqueline Leary-Warsaw, Dean, Ordinary Professor
  • Dr. Patrick Tuite, Associate Professor, Drama

National Catholic School of Social Service
  • Dr. Linda Plitt Donaldson, Chair of the M.S.W. on Campus Program, Associate Professor
  • Dr. Marie Raber, Interim Dean, Chair of the M.S.W. Online Program, Associate Professor

Conway School of Nursing
  • Dr. Janice Agazio: Associate Dean for Research and Professional Development, Associate Professor
  • Dr. Patricia McMullen, Dean, Ordinary Professor

School of Philosophy
  • Dr. John McCarthy, Dean, Associate Professor
  • Dr. Kevin White, Associate Professor

School of Theology and Religious Studies
  • Dr. Robert Miller II, O.F.S., Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, Ordinary Professor, Old Testament
  • Very Rev. Mark Morozowich, Dean, Associate Professor, Liturgical Studies/Sacramental Theology

 

The Undergraduate Board

The Academic Senate has delegated to the Undergraduate Board general supervision over specific matters relating to undergraduate study, parallel to the responsibilities of the Graduate Board (above). The Undergraduate Board reports its recommendations to the Academic Senate. The Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies is the Chair of the Undergraduate Board, ex officio. Members are appointed by the Academic Senate upon the joint recommendation of the Chair of the Undergraduate Board and the dean of the school from which the appointment is made. Each school is represented on the Undergraduate Board by a number of members equal to the number of its faculty delegates in the Academic Senate. Deans are eligible for membership on the board. The terms of office coincide with those of the delegates to the Academic Senate.
 
Faculty participation on the Undergraduate Board is as follows: Arts and Sciences (seven members), Engineering (two members), Music, Drama, and Art (two members), Theology and Religious Studies (two members), and one each from Architecture, Business, Metropolitan School, Nursing, Philosophy, and National Catholic School of Social Service (NCSSS). One undergraduate student serves on the board. The Dean of Undergraduate Studies chairs this committee.
Dean of Undergraduate Studies, ex officio
  • Dr. Lynn Mayer, Associate Professor, National Catholic School of Social Work, Chair

School of Architecture and Planning
  • Ms. Patricia Andrasik, Assistant Professor

School of Arts and Sciences
  • Dr. Deborah Clawson, Associate Professor, Psychology
  • Dr. Sarah Ferrario, Associate Professor, Greek and Latin
  • Dr. Jakub Grygiel, Associate Professor, Politics
  • Dr. Prasad Senesi, Associate Professor, Mathematics
  • Dr. Seth Smith, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
  • Dr. John S. Choy, Associate Professor, Biology
  • Dr. Brandon Vaidyanathan, Associate Professor, Sociology

Tim and Steph Busch School of Business
  • Mr. Kevin Rensch, Assistant Dean for Students

School of Engineering
  • Dr. Jandro Abot, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Dr. Sang Wook Lee, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Metropolitan School of Professional Studies
  • Ms. Twila Lindsay, Assistant Dean
Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art
  • Mr. Jay Brock, Associate Professor, Music
  • Dr. James Hampton, Opera Director, Voice Instructor, Music

Conway School of Nursing
  • Dr. Bethany Cieslowski, Clinical Assistant Professor

School of Philosophy
  • Dr. Matthias Vorwerk, Associate Professor

National Catholic School of Social Service
  • Dr. Laura Daughtery, Associate Professor

School of Theology and Religious Studies
  • Dr. Christopher Ruddy, Associate Professor
  • Dr. Susan Timoney, Associate Professor of Practice

Student Government Association Representative
  • Ms. Kaitlin Shanahan, Vice President, Civil Engineering, School of Engineering, senior