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Graduate School Advisory Board

What Does the Graduate School Advisory Board Do?

The Graduate School Advisory Board (GSAB) plays a critical role in guiding and assessing strategic initiatives in graduate education and postdoctoral training at the University.

The Board focuses on institutional, national, and global issues and best practices in graduate education and postdoctoral training, and advises the vice provost and dean of graduate education on these matters.

Board members serve as representatives of, and advocates for, graduate education and postdoctoral training to the internal University and external communities. All University of Minnesota tenured and tenure-track faculty with graduate education responsibility, staff with graduate education responsibility, master's and doctoral students from research-based programs, and postdoctoral associates (9546) and fellows (9560) are eligible to serve on the GSAB.

GSAB Charge and Operating Guidelines

Who Serves on the Graduate School Advisory Board?

The vice provost and dean of graduate education and a GSAB faculty member co-chair the Graduate School Advisory Board. Its membership includes 15-20 faculty, 3 staff, 3 postdocs, and 5 graduate students who represent the spectrum of University graduate and postdoctoral disciplines and campuses. 

GSAB Member Log-In

GSAB Member Directory

Current Members

Edgar Arriaga
Faculty
Chemistry, CSE
Term: Fall 2018-Spring 2021

Victor Barocas
Faculty
Biomedical Engineering, CSE
Term: Fall 2020-Spring 2023

Elizabeth Borer
Faculty
Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, CBS
Term: Fall 2020-Spring 2023

Richard Brundage
Faculty
Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, Pharmacy
Term: Fall 2019-Spring 2022

Benjamin Clements
Graduate Student Doctoral
Pharmaceutics, Pharmacy
Term: Fall 2020-Spring 2021

Haitao Chu
Faculty
Biostatistics, Public Health
Term: Fall 2018-Spring 2021

Shawn Curley
Faculty
Business Administration, CSOM
Term: Fall 2018-Spring 2021

Erin Fider
Staff
Earl E. Bakken Center for Sprituality & Healing, SON
Term: Fall 2019-Spring 2022

Atishya Ghosh
Graduate Student Master's
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Term: Fall 2020-Spring 2021

Ann Hagen
Staff
Diagnostic and Biological Sciences, Dentistry
Term: Fall 2019-Spring 2022

Sheena Harris
Graduate Student Doctoral
Comparative and International Development Education, CEHD
Term: Fall 2020-Spring 2021

R. Stephanie Huang
Faculty
Experimental & Clinical Pharmacology, Pharmacy
Term: Fall 2020-Spring 2023

Hyunjoo Im
Faculty
Design, College of Design
Term: Fall 2020-Spring 2023

Victoria Interrante
Faculty
Computer Science, CSE
Term: Fall 2020-Spring 2023

Bonnie Keeler
Faculty
Natural Capital Project, Humphrey/IonE
Term: Fall 2018-Spring 2021

Anup Kollanoor Johny
Faculty
Animal Science, CFANS
Term: Fall 2019-Spring 2022

Mounica Kota
Graduate Student Doctoral
Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, CBS
Term: Fall 2020-Spring 2021

Kathleen Krichbaum
Faculty
Nursing, Nursing
Term: Fall 2018-Spring 2021

Scott Lanyon
Co-chair
Ecology, Evolution & Behavior, CBS

John Logie
Faculty
Rhetoric/Writing Studies, CLA
Term: Fall 2018-Spring 2021

Alexandra Luong
Faculty
Psychological Science, CEHSP
Term: Fall 2019-Spring 2022

Ellen Messer-Davidow
Faculty
English, CLA
Term: Fall 2019-Spring 2022

Laurie Parker
Faculty
Medical School
Term: Fall 2020-Spring 2023

Christiana Raymond-Pope
Postdoctoral Fellow
Kinesiology, CEHD
Term: Fall 2020-Spring 2021

Kent Reed
Faculty
Comparative and Molecular Biosciences, CVM
Term: Fall 2019-Spring 2022

Lynette Renner
Faculty
School of Social Work, CEHD
Term: Fall 2020-Spring 2023

Joe Ritter
Faculty
Applied Economics, CFANS
Term: Fall 2018-Spring 2021

Rachna Shah
Faculty
Supply Chain and Operations Department, CSOM
Term: Fall 2020-Spring 2023

Jeff Shi
Staff
Minnesota Supercomputing Institute
Term: Fall 2019-Spring 2022

Alena Talkachova
Faculty
Biomedical Engineering, CSE
Term: Fall 2020-Spring 2021

Christophe Wall-Romana
Faculty
French and Italian, CLA
Term: Fall 2018-Spring 2021

Abdi Warfa
Faculty
Biology Teaching and Learning, CBS
Term: Fall 2018-Spring 2021

David Weerts
Co-Chair
Organizational Leadership and Policy Development, CEHD
Term: Fall 2019-Spring 2021

Staff to the Council

Etty DeVeaux
Chief of Staff, Graduate School

Char Voight
Staff, Graduate School 

Anna Nowak
Staff, Graduate School