UT Tyler Graduate School Faculty

UT Tyler Graduate Council

Graduate School Faculty

2023-2024 Chair: Dr. Tom Roberts, Soules College of BUsiness

2023-24 Membership:

Dr. Kouider Mokhtari, Interim Dean of the Graduate School and Anderson-Vukelja-Wright Endowed Chair

Dr. Lou Ann Berman, Associate Provost for Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness

Dr. Troy White, Registrar

Ms. Katie Hall, Executive Director of Graduate Admissions

Dr. Yanyan Wang, Faculty Senate

Ms. Terra Gullings, Library

Ms. Becky McKay, Library

Dr. Barbara McAlister, School of Nursing

Dr. Carol Rizer, School of Nursing

Dr. Vijay Boggaram, School of Medicine

Dr. Elza Mylona, School of Medicine

Dr. Neil Dong, School of Health Professions

Dr. Sean Butler, College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Jon Seal, College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Annamary Consalvo, College of Education and Psychology

Dr. Nelly Yuen, College of Education and Psychology

Dr. Gokhan Saygili, College of Engineering

Dr. Mukul Shirvaikar, College of Engineering

Dr. Jose Vega, Fisch College of Pharmacy

Dr. Joe Glavy, Fisch College of Pharmacy

Dr. Mary Fischer, Soules College of Business

Dr. Marwan Al-Shammari, Soules College of Business

Mr. Kyle O'Brien, College of Education and Psychology (Student Representative)

Ms. Courtney Hogue, School of Nursing (Student Representative)

Dr. Cindy Davis, Graduate Program Integrity Manager

Ms. Cynthia Sprayberry, Graduate Council Support Staff

The Graduate Council has the responsibility for reviewing and approving graduate course proposals and course changes initiated by department or other academic units. It also reviews and makes recommendations regarding new graduate program proposals and program modifications. It has the authority to make recommendations for modification of Graduate policies and procedures for student admission, continuation, graduation, Graduate Faculty credentialing, and similar issues forwarded by departments, colleges or other units.

The Graduate Council acts in an advisory capacity to the Dean of The Graduate School, providing consultation and information on issues relating to graduate policies and procedures.

Membership and terms are specified in the Graduate Council Bylaws

Graduate School Documents

Graduate Academic Program Coordinator Policy and Procedure

Thesis and Dissertation Roles and Responsibilities of the Chair, Committee Members, and Students*
*If the academic department does not provide students with a program-specific handbook addressing these topics, these guidelines will apply.

Guidelines for the Conduct of a Thesis Defense

Guidelines for the Conduct of a Dissertation Defense

Milestones Agreement Form Template - Mandatory for Ph.D. students

Master's Student Milestones Sample Form - Optional for Master’s students

Mission Statement