Graduate Faculty and Council


Graduate Studies Faculty Structures

All UTEP tenure track or tenured faculty are permanent members of the Graduate Faculty. Non-tenure track faculty, adjunct faculty, part time faculty, visiting scholars, UTEP professional staff members, and postdoctoral fellows may apply for temporary membership to the Graduate Faculty to teach graduate level courses or to serve on thesis and dissertation committees, but may not chair thesis or dissertation committees. There are three levels of temporary membership; Click here for further information, and to download an Application for Temporary Membership in the Graduate Faculty.

The UTEP Faculty By-Laws regulate the privileges and responsibilities of all Graduate Faculty. The Bylaws designate responsibility and authority among Graduate Faculty to implement rules of procedure. Accordingly, Graduate Faculty form several administrative bodies that oversee the progressive development and proper implementation of UTEP's graduate programs.

The Graduate Assembly represents and executes the legislative functions of the Graduate Faculty. All Graduate Faculty are automatically members of the Graduate Assembly with voting rights. The Graduate Assembly oversees academic aspects of graduate programs such as students' admission standards, student retention, and program development.

The Graduate Council consisting of 18 elected members (including two from each college) serves as the administrative arm of the Graduate Assembly. The School of Pharmacy does not participate in the Graduate Council.  All members, elected and appointed upon recommendation, serve three-year terms.

Each Graduate Program at UTEP forms a Committee of Graduate Studies consisting of all members of Graduate Faculty in each department. These Committees carry the overall responsibility for the operation of graduate programs.

 

Click here to access the Advisor Handbook that provides an overview of degree requirements as well as relevant processes and policies.

Click here to access the Graduate Catalog.

Click here to access The Eighteen Characteristics of Doctoral Programs, data collected by the Center for Institutional Evaluation, Research, and Planning (CIERP).


Proposals & Procedures

UTEP encourages progressive and continuous improvement of its academic programs. Each Department assumes responsibility for all graduate programs within its area or interdisciplinary program unit. All official communication and information concerning application for new graduate degree programs and program revisions approved by Department Committees and Chairs go through the Academic Dean to the Head of Graduate School and the Graduate Council. The Graduate School office steers all administrative tasks of the Graduate Council including procedures and communication concerning new graduate programs and program/curriculum revisions.

For more information contact the Office of the Provost.

Click Here to learn more about the New Program Request Form for Master's and Doctoral Degrees.

Click Here for a copy of the Faculty By-laws.


Current Graduate Council Members

Faculty Member Representing Term Exp.
AMBLER, CHARLES 
Dean of the Graduate School
(915) 747-5491
cambler@utep.edu
Ex Officio Non-Voting
ARGUS-CALVO, BEVERLY
Education Psychology
(915) 747-5266
bcalvo@utep.edu
College of Education 08/31/19
BAGCHI, KALLOL 
Computer & Information Systems 
(915) 747-5496 
kbagchi@utep.edu
College of Business Administration 08/31/20
CHESSA, JACK
Mechanical Engineering
(915) 747-6900
jfchessa@utep.edu
Chair of the Graduate Council 08/31/18
CLIFTON, JENNIFER 
Rhetoric & Writing Studies
(915) 747-6246 
jlclifton@utep.edu
Member-At-Large 08/31/20
DORGO, SANDOR
Kinesiology
(915) 747-7222
sdorgo@utep.edu
College of Health Sciences 08/31/19
GEMOETS, LEOPOLDO
Accountancy & Information Systems
(915) 747-7763
lgemoets@utep.edu
College of Business 08/31/19
GILL, THOMAS E.
Geological Sciences
(915) 747-5168
tegill@utep.edu
Member-At-Large 08/31/19
HAN, KYUNG-AN
Biological Sciences 
(915) 747-8950 
khan@utep.edu
College of Science 08/31/20
IZQUIERDO, ELENA
Teacher Education
(915) 747-7595
ielena@utep.edu
President of the Faculty Senate Voting
LEUNG, MING-YING
Mathematical Sciences
(915) 747-6836
mleung@utep.edu
College of Science 08/31/18
LUSK, MARK
Social Work
(915) 747-8588
mwlusk@utep.edu
Member-At-Large 08/31/20
MANCIU, FELICIA S.
Physics
(915) 747-8472
fsmanciu@utep.edu
Member-At-Large 08/31/19
RUMGAY, APRIL
Graduate Student Representative
arumgay@miners.utep.edu
Graduate Student Association Non-voting

Nursing
(915) 747-8209

School of Nursing 08/31/20
OLIVAREZ JR., ARTURO
Teacher Education
(915) 747-5579
aolivarez3@utep.edu
College of Education 08/31/18
PECHAK, CELIA
Physical Therapy
(915) 747-7289
cmpechak@utep.edu
College of Health Sciences 08/31/20
ROBBINS, LESLIE
Nursing
(915) 747-7227
lhrobbins@utep.edu
School of Nursing 08/17/20
ROJEK, JEFFREY
Criminal Justice
(915) 747-6319
jjrojek@utep.edu
College of Liberal Arts 08/31/18
STARKS, SCOTT
Electrical & Computer Engineering
(915) 747-8856 
sstarks@utep.edu
Member-At-Large 08/31/20
TANDON, VIVEK
Civil Engineering
(915) 747-6924
vivek@utep.edu
College of Engineering 08/31/18
WOOD, JAMES M.
Psychology
(915) 747-6570
jawood@utep.edu
College of Liberal Arts 08/31/19

Graduate Council Meeting Schedule 2017-2018

COLLEGE SUBMITS TO
PROVOST'S OFFICE 
GRADUATE COUNCIL MEETING
August 24 September 6
September 21 October 4
October 19 November 1
November 23 December 6 
December 7 November 23
January 18 February 7
February 15 March 7
March 22 April 4
April 19 May 2