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The Graduate School

Council & Cabinet

Graduate Council

The Graduate Council is the governing body of the Graduate School and consists of the Dean of the Graduate School, faculty members elected from the graduate faculty and graduate students designated annually by the Graduate Student Organization. The Graduate Council establishes regulations for the Graduate School; reviews and approves proposed graduate courses and programs; develops standards for the admission and matriculation of graduate students; and recommends priorities for the allocation of graduate support resources.

Graduate Council Members


Aondover Tarhule, Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School


Faculty Representatives:

2015-2018 Term

Subimal Chatterjee, SOM                                                                                        

Anne Clark, Harpur, Science and Mathematics, Biological Sciences                      

Heather DeHaan, Harpur, Social Sciences, History                                                 

Mohammad Khasawneh, Watson, Systems Science and Industrial Engineering 

Elizabeth Mellin, CCPA, Community Research and Action                                     

Pamela Mischen, CCPA, Public Administration                                                       

Libby Tucker, Harpur, Fine Arts and Humanities, English                                       

2016-2019 Term

Shelley Dionne, SOM                                                                                              

Adam Laats, CCPA, Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership                   

Vicky Rizzo, CCPA, Social Work (At-Large)                                                            

Gale Spencer, DSON                                                                                                

Leigh Ann Wheeler, Harpur, Social Sciences, History                                            

2017-2020 Term

Yu Chen, Watson, Electrical and Computer Engineering                                         

Paul Chiarot, Watson, Mechanical Engineering                                                       

Bob Guay, Harpur, Fine Arts and Humanities, Philosophy (At-Large)                     

Yetrib Hathout, SOPPS                                                                                            

Matt Johnson, Harpur, Science and Mathematics, Psychology                              

Weiyi Meng, Watson, Computer Science  

Andreas Pape, Harpur, Social Sciences, Economics                                                                       

Xingye Qiao, Harpur, Science and Mathematics, Mathematical Sciences                                       

Pamela Smart, Harpur, Fine Arts and Humanities, Art History                                

Nathan Tumey, SOPPS                                                                                            

Nancy Um, Harpur, Fine Arts and Humanities, Art History


Graduate Student Representatives:

Raviraj Deshmukh, Watson, Systems Science and Industrial Engineering, GSO President 

Timothy Barnes, CCPA, Teaching, Learning, and Educational Leadership

Tamara Brown, Harpur, Fine Arts and Humanities, Comparative Literature

Jonathan Christiansen, Harpur, Social Sciences, Sociology


Ex Officio Members:

Sarah Lam, Associate Dean, Graduate School

Paul Parker, Associate Vice President, Research

Mary Beth Curtin, Assistant Vice President, Strategic Research Initiatives

Curtis Kendrick, Dean, Libraries

Sara Reiter, Liaison, Faculty Senate

Kelly Wemette, Director, Office of Strategic and Fiscal Planning


Graduate Council Minutes




Graduate Cabinet

The Graduate Cabinet, an informal body comprised of the graduate associate deans of the schools and colleges, the chairs of departments, directors of graduate programs and representatives of the Graduate School, convenes as needed in order to discuss important issues relevant to graduate education. Although the Graduate Cabinet has no bylaws or legislative authority, its discussions contribute greatly to the excellence of Binghamton University.


Last Updated: 3/22/18