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College of Arts & Sciences Research and Graduate Studies Council

The College of Arts & Sciences Council for Research and Graduate Studies represents the faculty of the College of Arts & Sciences at The University of Memphis in the governance of research and graduate studies in the College.  It is composed of one elected representative from each department with a graduate program and an Associate Dean of the College.  Its duties include:

  • Approving or disapproving proposals in the areas listed below and forwarding those approved to the Dean of the College and upon his/her approval to the University Council for Research and Graduate Studies.
    • Admission requirements within academic units
    • Curricula and programs, including courses, majors, degrees, concentrations, graduate certificate programs, and other academic programs
    • Graduate policy and procedures
    • Research policy and procedures

  • Recommending to the Dean of the College and the University Council for Research and Graduate Studies the College-level criteria, the procedures for membership on the graduate faculty, and appointments of individuals to that faculty.

  • Nominating candidates from the College for the University of Memphis Alumni Association Awards for Distinguished Research and Creative Achievement, and Excellence in Engaged Scholarship.

  • Determining recipients of the College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Research Award, Early Career Research Award, Professional Development Assignment Program and Travel Enrichment Awards.

  • Nominating candidates from the College for graduate student awards.

  • Acting as liaison between the University Council for Research and Graduate Studies https://www.memphis.edu/gradschool/resources/ucgs_bylaws.php and departments within the College.

The College of Arts & Sciences Council for Graduate Studies and Research by laws can be found here:  https://www.memphis.edu/cas/faculty-resources/research_grants_funding/council_for_grad_studies.php

2021-2022 Council Members

Department/Program

Chair/Director

Grad Council Rep

Graduate Coordinator

ANTH Anthropology

Keri Brondo

Micah Trapp

Kathryn Hicks

BIOL Biology

David Freeman

Omar Skalli

same

CERI Center Earthquake Research

Charles Langston

Eunseo Choi*

same

CHEM Chemistry

Paul Simone*

Daniel Baker

same

Chucalissa

Melissa Buchner

––

––

City & Regional Planning

Charlie Santo

Andrew Guthrie**

Charlie Santo

COMP Computer Science

Lan Wang

Deepak Venugopal**

Scott Fleming

CJUS Criminal Justice

Bert Burraston

James McCutcheon

same

Data Sciene

Vasile Rus

Vasile Rus

same

ESCI Earth Sciences

Arleen Hill*

Andrew Mickelson/Dorian Burnette

same

ENGL English

Terrence Tucker

William Duffy*

same

HIST History

Daniel Unowsky

Andrew Daily

same

IIS Inst for Intel Systems

Alistair Windsor

––

––

INTL International Studies

Catherine Phipps

––

––

MATH Mathematics

Irena Lasiecka

Fernanda Botelho

Deng (M)

PHIL Philosophy

Remy Debes

Tim Roche

same

PHYS Physics

Firouzeh Sabri

Xiao Shen

same

POLS Political Science

Matthias Kaelberer

Eric Groenendyk

same

PSYC Psychology

Randy Floyd

Bob Cohen

same

PADM Public & Nonprofit

Sharon Wrobel

John Topinka

same

SWRK Social Work

Susan Neely-Barnes

Elena Delavega

same

SOCI Sociology

Junmin Wang**

Jeni Loftus**

same

Urban Affairs

Davia Downey

Davia Downey

same

WLL World Langs & Lit

Will Thompson

Diana Ruggiero

Burgos (S), Grélé (F)

* new ** interim