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Graduate Faculty and Council


Graduate Studies Faculty Structures

UTEP tenure track or tenured faculty, who are appointed in a unit that has a graduate program, are regular members of the Graduate Faculty.  The rights and responsibilities of Graduate Faculty are specified in the Graduate School By-Laws section of the Handbook of Operating Procedures (Chapter 3).  Individuals who have the relevant academic background and experience, but are not members of the Graduate Faculty (e.g., non-tenure track faculty, visiting scholars, professional staff), may apply for temporary membership to the Graduate Faculty.
There are three levels of temporary members that have different rights and responsibilities as outlined in the Graduate School By-Laws.  This form can be used to apply for temporary membership.

 

All units that offer a graduate program must have a Program Committee on Graduate Studies that oversees their respective graduate program.  Graduate Program Committees must also identify a Graduate Program Director to represent the program (see Graduate School By-Laws for responsibilities of Graduate Program Committees and Directors).

The Graduate Council serves as the administrative arm for the regular members of the Graduate Faculty and guides university policies for graduate education.  The Graduate Council is comprised of 20 members: 

  • Chair of the Graduate Council
  • Two members each from the College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Health Sciences, College of Liberal Arts, College of Science, and the Woody L Hunt Colleges of Business Administration;
  • Four at-large members
  • President of the Faculty Senate
  • The Dean of the Graduate school (ex-officio)
  • A student representative (non-voting)
To access Graduate School By-laws.

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

To access the Graduate Catalog.

Proposals and 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.

Contact the Office of the Provost for more information 

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

For Graduate Faculty By-laws.

Current Graduate Council Members

Faculty Member Representing Term Exp.
BOYLE, JASON B.
Kinesiology
(915) 747-7239
jbboyle@utep.edu
College of Health Sciences 08/31/2025
CEBERIO, MARTINE C.
Computer Science
(915) 747-6950
mceberio@utep.edu
Chair of the Graduate Council 08/31/2024
CONTRERAS, LUIS RENE 
Industrial,Manufacturing & Systems Engineering
(915) 747-7098
lrcontreras@utep.edu
College of Engineering 08/31/2023
CONVERTINO, CHRISTINA
Teacher Education
(915) 747-7675
cconvertino@utep.edu
College of Education 08/31/2025
CRITES, STEPHEN
Dean of the Graduate School & Associate Provost for Graduate Studies
(915) 747-6571
scrites@utep.edu 
Ex Officio Non-Voting
DOUSA, DOMINIC
Music
(915) 747-7819
ddousa@utep.edu
College of Liberal Arts 08/31/2025
ESPLIN, ADAM M.
Accounting and Information Systems
(915) 747-5449
aesplin@utep.edu
Member-At-Large 08/31/2025
FLECK, ANDREW
English
(915) 747-0246
ajfleck@utep.edu
President of the Faculty Senate Voting
GRIFFITH, MATTHEW
Marketing and Management
(915) 747-6036
mdgriffith@utep.edu
College of Business 08/31/2025
GUROVICH, ALVARO
Physical Therapy
(915) 747-7248 
agurovich@utep.edu
Health Sciences 8/31/2023
HAN, KYUNG-AN
Biological Sciences 
(915) 747-8950 
khan@utep.edu
College of Science 08/31/2023
JODDAR, BINATA
Metallurgical, Mat. & Biomed. Engineering
(915) 747-8456 
bjoddar@utep.edu
College of Engineering 08/31/2025
MALDONADO, ROSA 
Biological Sciences
(915) 747-6891
ramaldonado@utep.edu
Member-At-Large 8/31/2023
MISRA, DEVESH
Material Science and Engineering
(915) 747-8679
dmisra2@utep.edu
Member-At-Large 08/31/2025
LI, MENGGE
Marketing & Mgmt.
(915) 747-7742
mli3@utep.edu
College of Business Administration 8/31/2024
ORTIZ, JOSEPH M.
English
(915) 747-5276
Jmortiz7@utep.edu
College of Liberal Arts 08/31/2024
QUINTANA, ANITA
Biological Sciences
(915) 747-8988
aquintana8@utep.edu
College of Science 8/31/2024
VACANT College of Education VACANT
VACANT Member-At-Large VACANT
VACANT Student Representative from the Graduate Student Assembly VACANT

Graduate Council Meeting Schedule 2022-2023

GRADUATE COUNCIL MEETING
09/07/2022
10/05/2022
11/02/2022
12/07/2022
02/01/2023
03/01/2023
04/05/2023
05/03/2023