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University Graduate Council


Elizabeth Wentz, Dean, Graduate College

It is the mission of the Dean of Graduate College to promote and support the integrity, quality, and vitality of ASU graduate programs including master's degrees, professional degrees, and doctoral degrees. Our goal is to ensure university-wide standards of quality, access, and equity in graduate programs and promote the interests of ASU's graduate students and graduate education within the state, national, and international arenas. Central to this vision is the enhancement of the diversity of ASU's graduate population as well as the development of a dynamic range of cutting-edge interdisciplinary graduate programs across the university.

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The University Graduate Council consists of faculty from each campus who review and make recommendations regarding the quality and nature of programs, policies, and standards related to graduate education. The council serves in an advisory capacity to the vice provost for graduate education. 

Academic Unit Members

Name College Term End
Tamiko Azuma College of Health Solutions Spring 2019
Heather Bateman College of Integrative Sciences and Arts Spring 2021
Thomas Blackson College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Spring 2020
Adam Chodorow Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Spring 2020
Christopher Hanlon New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Spring 2019
Katherine Kenny College of Nursing and Health Innovation Spring 2021
Mirka Koro-Ljungberg Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Spring 2019
Kathryn Maxwell Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts Spring 2020
Patrick Phelan Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Spring 2020
Mary Teagarden Thunderbird School of Global Management Spring 2019
Leslie Thornton Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication Spring 2020
Daniel Schugurensky Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions Spring 2020
Benjamin Shao W. P. Carey School of Business Spring 2019

Graduate student member

  • Stefanie Fuentes, Social and Family Dynamics

Ex officio members

  • Elizabeth Wentz, Dean, Graduate College
  • Tamara Underiner, Associate Dean, Graduate College
  • Amanda Morales-Calderon, Assistant Director, Curriculum and Format, Graduate College
  • Corey Polka, Executive Assistant to the Dean, Graduate College