Graduate Advisory Council


The Graduate Advisory Council is a work group of the Graduate Council with the following charge:  monitoring the graduate education needs of the University and making recommendations to the Graduate Council; reviewing policies and procedures to ensure that current graduate education policies and procedures are equitable and fair; examining the need for new policies and procedures that will strengthen the quality of graduate education at UNA; examining market trends to identify new areas of graduate education growth; working with departments to market current programs; and providing a report at each Graduate Council meeting.  The GAC is advisory to the Graduate Council, and all action items recommended by the GAC will be reviewed and considered by the Graduate Council prior to adoption.


Committee Member  2023-2024                                  
Dr. Ashton Glover Chair of the Graduate Council
Dr. Laura Williams Assistant Dean of Graduate and Online Education, DNP
Dr. Jessica Stovall CASE Associate Dean
Dr. Cheryl Price CASE Associate Dean
Dr. Megghan Merciers CASE Associate Dean
Dr. Jana Beaver COBT Associate Dean
Dr. Michelle Nelson ACONHP Associate Dean, Chair
Ms. Leigh Stanfield Collier Library faculty representative
Dr. Sayeed Shohag Applied Manufacturing Engineering
Dr. Jonathan Coats Criminal Justice
Dr. Katie Owens-Murphy English
Dr. May Takeuchi Family and Community Services
Dr. Jian Chen GIS
Dr. Lynne Rieff History
Dr. George Makowski Public History
Dr. Xiaonan Zhu Mathematics
Dr. Craig Robertson Professional Stuidies
Dr. Nick Mauriello Writing
Dr. John Hodges Social Work
Dr. Wes Davenport MBA, EDBA
Ms. Amanda Willingham MBA, MAcc, MHA, EDBA
Dr. Quinn Pearson Couselor Education
Dr. Natasha Lindsey Instructional Technology and Design
Dr. Scott Lyons M.S. in HHP, all concentrations
Dr. Jim Watkins M.S. in Sport & Recreation Management
Dr. Jeffrey Cornelius Ed.S., all concentrations
Dr. Chris James Instructional Leadership, Teacher Leader
Dr. Lisa Clayton M.A.Ed., Elementary Traditional
Dr. Terri Garrison Early Childhood Education
Dr. Rebecca Hopkins M.A.Ed., Collaborative Education
Dr. Joy Brown M.A.Ed., Secondary Education Traditional and Alternative
Dr. Helen Coronel Nursing Graduate Program
Mr. Mitch Powell Interim Registrar
Ms. Akali Fulmer Associate Director of International Admissions & Recruitment
Ms. Lindsey Goode Associate Director of Online Recruitment
Ms. Hillary Coats Associate Director of Graduate Operations

Updated LaB8.14.23