Graduate Council

Office of the Provost and  Executive Vice President
Agendas & Minutes

It may occasionally be necessary to look up historical information about when, why, and how a program, course, or degree changed. Previous agendas and minutes of the George Mason University Graduate Council are arranged in a directory in a public Blackboard folder. For additional information, please contact the Office of Accreditation and Program integrity at

The Graduate Council oversees graduate courses, certificates, concentrations, degree programs and policies.

The Council may advise the Provost regarding:

  • Academic policies governing graduate education
  • Approval of new and revised graduate courses and programs
  • Review and assessment of graduate programs
  • Planning and attainment of graduate education strategic goals
  • Policies and resources for graduate student support

The Council meets monthly during the academic year. Meetings are open to the entire George Mason University community.

Read the Upcoming Agenda

Agenda items must be submitted two weeks prior to the meeting date.  Late submissions will be postponed to the next meeting.  The agenda will be posted online one week prior to the meeting. All meetings will be held 1:30-3 pm. Videoconferencing with the Arlington Campus and Science and Technology Campus are available with advance notice.


Agenda Items Due Agenda Online Meeting Date Meeting Location
  Aug 4   Aug 11   Aug 18, 2021  via  Zoom
  Sep 1   Sep 8   Sep 15, 2021

 via Zoom

  Oct 6   Oct 13   Oct 20, 2021

 via Zoom

  Nov 3   Nov 10   Nov 17, 2021

 via Zoom

  Dec 1   Dec 8   Dec 15, 2021  via Zoom
  Jan 5   Jan 12   Jan 19, 2022  Merten 1201
  Feb 2   Feb 9   Feb 16, 2022  via Zoom
  Mar 2   Mar 9   Mar 16, 2022 via Zoom
  Apr 6   Apr 13   Apr 20, 2022 via Zoom
  May 4   May 11   May 18, 2022 via Zoom

Graduate Council Roster


Contact Information Term

Laurence C. Bray

Associate Provost & Senior Faculty Fellow, Graduate Education


Kristin Amaya 
Graduate Council Secretary

Graduate Council Secretary


Laura Kosoglu
College of Engineering and Computing

Associate Department Chair and Associate Professor

08/20 to 08/23

Michael Bloom
College of Health and Human Services

Associate Professor

08/20 to 08/23

Marguerite Rippy
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Associate Dean of Graduate Academic Affairs

08/20 to 08/23

Deborah J. Goodings
College of Engineering and Computing

Professor and Associate Dean

08/21 to 08/24

Lisa Kahn
College of Visual and Performing Arts

Associate Dean, Graduate Programs

08/12 to 08/23

Michael Malouf
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Associate Professor

08/20 to 08/23

Steven Zhou
Student Representative

President, Graduate and Professional Student Association

08/21 to 08/22

Jennifer Hathaway
College of Education & Human Development

Assistant Professor of Education, ELS

08/20 to 08/23

Benoit Van Aken
College of Science

Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
703-993-1091 bvanaken@gmu

08/20 to 08/23

Cristiana Stan
Faculty Senate

Professor, Associate Chair, Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences

08/21 to 08/22

Ellen Rodgers
College of Education & Human Development

Associate Dean, Student and Academic Affairs

08/21 to 08/24

Donna Fox
College of Science

Associate Dean, Student Affairs and Special Programs

08/20 to 08/23

Thomas Flores
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Programs

08/20 to 08/23

Bonnie Stabile
Schar School of Policy and Government

Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs

08/21 to 08/24

Robert Weiler
College of Health and Human Services

Associate Dean, Academic Affairs

03/19 to 08/22

Paige Wolf
School of Business

Associate Dean, Graduate Programs

08/19 to 08/22