The University of Iowa

Graduate Council

The Graduate Council shall consist of the deans of the Graduate College as ex officio nonvoting members, thirteen members elected from the graduate faculty, and four graduate students chosen by the Graduate Student Senate for one-year terms.

Faculty representation on the Graduate Council shall consist of eleven collegiate representatives and two at-large representatives. One collegiate representative shall be elected by the graduate faculty of each of the colleges of Business, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health. Three collegiate representatives shall be elected by the graduate faculty of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The two at-large representatives shall be elected by the graduate faculty as a whole.

The Graduate Council holds meetings every two weeks while school is in session. The Graduate Council serves as the executive committee of the graduate faculty, assisting and advising the dean in the conduct of college business.

See Part 2, Section XVI of the Graduate College Manual: Membership, Duties of the Council, Term of Office for Faculty Members, Presiding Officer, Advisory Committee, Election Procedure for Faculty Members

Graduate Council Members 2020-2021

Member Department Term Expires
Azeez Butali Oral Pathology, Radiology, and Medicine 2021
William Doucette Pharmacy Practice and Science 2021
Kate Gfeller School of Music 2021
Paul Hribar Accounting 2021
Diane Huber Nursing 2021
Patrick O'Shaughnessy Occupational & Environmental Health 2021
David Cwiertny Civil & Environmental Engineering 2022
Jiyeon Kang Communication Studies 2022
Naomi Greyser American Studies 2022
Vladimir Badovinac Pathology 2023
Tori Forbes Chemistry 2023
Lesa Hoffman Psych & Quant Foundations 2023
Sue Gardner Nursing 2023
Student Members Representative for: Term Expires
Jessica DeYoung Physical, Mathematical & Engineering 2021
Emma Gabriele Fine Arts & Humanities 2021
Kody Waldstein Biological & Medical Sciences 2021
John Piegors (GSS pres) Social Sciences & Education 2021
Ex Officio Members Department  
John Keller, Chair Graduate College  
Heidi Arbisi-Kelm Graduate College  
Shelly Campo Graduate College  
Wendy Danger Graduate College  
Jennifer Teitle Graduate College  
Steve Varga Graduate College