Graduate Council

Graduate Programs are directed by the UNK Graduate Council elected from the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business and Technology, and Education. Three graduate student representatives are elected to the Council. The Dean of Graduate Studies serves as Chair.

Mark Ellis, Ph.D., Dean

College of Business and Technology

Council Member Education
Bree Dority Ph.D., Accounting, Finance and Economics
Noel Palmer Ph.D., Management
Frank Tenkorang Ph.D., Marketing/Agribusiness/SCM

College of Education

Council Member Education
Kazuma Akehi Ph.D., Kinesiology & Sports Sciences
Dena Harshbarger Ph.D., Teacher Education
Whitney Schneider-Cline Ph.D., Communication Disorders

College of Arts and Sciences

Council Member Education
Said Abushamleh Ph.D., Physics & Astronomy
Doug Biggs Ph.D., History
Haishi Cao Ph.D., Chemistry
Michelle Warren Ph.D., Modern Languages
Mallory Wetherell B.F.A., Art & Design
Marguerite Tassi Ph.D., English

Executive Graduate Council Representatives

Council Member Education
Matt Bice Ph.D., Kinesiology & Sports Sciences
John Bauer, alt. Ph.D., Geography
Janet Steele Ph.D., Biology

At-Large Members

Council Member Education
Matt Bice Ph.D., Kinesiology & Sports Sciences
John Bauer Ph.D., Geography
Janet Steele Ph.D., Biology

Liaison Representatives

Council Member Education
Ron Wirtz M.L.I.S., Library