Graduate Council

Charge and Membership

The Graduate Council reviews, coordinates, and serves as an advocate for graduate education at Ohio University. The council has both advisory and policy-recommending responsibilities for graduate education. It initiates, reviews, and recommends University-wide policy and new directions for graduate education.

The Graduate Council recommends to the University Curriculum Council the elimination of graduate programs and degrees at Ohio University. (See Section II.D.4.c for procedures for the elimination of graduate programs.) Other recommendations by the Council go through the Provost to the President for final approval.

Four members (three faculty and one administrator) of the Curriculum Committee of the Graduate Council are cross-appointed to serve as voting members of the University Curriculum Council (UCC) and UCC’s Program Committee. The primary charge of these members will be to represent the concerns of the Graduate Council although they will be voting members of both Councils. Through the cross-appointed members of the Graduate Council and UCC, Graduate Council advises UCC on the approval and implementation of graduate programs.

This committee reports to the Provost and President.


14 Faculty - Fourteen members with faculty status (with a minimum of five from doctoral programs and five from master's-degree-only programs)
4 Graduate Students - Four graduate students, including the President of the Graduate Student Senate (with a minimum of one student from a doctoral program and one from a master's-only program)
11 Administrators - The deans or designees of the following Colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, Scripps, Patton, Russ, Fine Arts, Health Sciences and Professions, Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Voinovich School, and University Libraries; and the directors or designees of the Center for International Studies
1 Ex-officio - The dean (or designee) of the Graduate College will serve as a nonvoting member.

Committee Roster


Patrick Barr

Danielle Dani

Aimee Edmondson
Graduate Director, Scripps
Faculty Athletic Representative

Gabriel Giordano

Janet Hulm
Alden Library

Vladimir Marchenkov
Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts

Brian McCarthy
Arts & Sciences

Patrick O'Connor

Tomy Raimondi

Anirudh Ruhil

Eric Steinberg


Debra M. Benton
University Registrar

David Koonce
Vice President for Research and Creative Activity and Dean of the Graduate College

Greg Newton
Professor, Media Arts & Studies

Andy Ray
Director, International Student Services

Katherine Tadlock
Assistant Dean
Graduate College


Jonathan Agensky

Melissa Bowlby
Program Director/Assistant Clinical Professor, Dublin

David Brown

Leanne Christman-Khawam
Assistant Professor, Social Medicine

Ann Bainbridge Frymier, Ed.D.
Director, Professor

Allyson Hallman-Thrasher
Teacher Education

Mike Hess
Educational Studies

Jennie Klein
Professor, Art History

Neil Littell

Kimberlee Orben
Associate Clinical Professor

Shawn Ostermann
Russ College

Beth Quitslund

Dorothy Sack

Jeremy Webster

Graduate Students

Courtney Silver-Peavey

Amrit Thapa
Graduate Student Senate President

All University committees follow the academic-year calendar.

All students serve one-year terms. Faculty, administrators, and staff generally serve three-year terms. Ex-Officio appointments have voting privileges unless otherwise noted.