Master's Committee and Master's Committee Research Advisory Group

    Master's Committee charter


    Current Master's Committee Members


    Jack DeRochi (2018)
    Dean of the Graduate School
    Winthrop University


    Cynthia Forehand (2017)
    Dean of the Graduate College
    University of Vermont


    Paul Gemberline (2017)
    Dean of Graduate Studies
    Eastern Carolina University


    Kent Holsinger (2017)
    Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School
    University of Connecticut


    Jack Kirby (2017)
    Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Director of Graduate Studies
    Fairmont State University


    Sheryl Tucker (2018)
    Associate Provost for Graduate Education & Dean of the Graduate College
    Oklahoma State University


    Jerry Weinberg (2017)
    Associate Provost for Research & Dean of the Graduate School
    Southern Illinois University Edwardsville


    Current Master's Committee Research Advisory Group

    Beth Boehm (2017)
    Dean of the Graduate School for Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies
    University of Louisville


    James Marshall (2017)
    Dean of the Division of Graduate Studies
    California State University Fresno


    Mary Owens Southall (2017)
    Dean of the School of Graduate Studies
    Coppin State University


    Troy Terry (2017)
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Furman University




    Robert Augustine


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