School of Graduate Studies

Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Executive Committee Meeting Dates

Committee meeting time will be 2:00-3:30 pm. (Generally the second Friday of each month)

September 13, 2013

Brookside Room

October 11, 2013

Brookside Room

November 8, 2013

Brookside Room

December 13, 2013

Brookside Room

January 10, 2014

Brookside Room

February 14, 2014

Brookside Room

March 14, 2014

Brookside Room

April 11, 2014

Brookside Room

May 9, 2014

Brookside Room

June 13, 2014

Brookside Room

July 11, 2014

Brookside Room

 

Committee Responsibilities

Committee By-Laws

Monitors and reviews goals of the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program and recommends major changes in goals, policies and procedures to the Doctoral Faculty for final approval.

• Monitors the quality of the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program and its implementation by means of periodic reviews based on reports from existing bodies, councils, committees, and external reviewers.

• Reviews and approves the proposed programs of study for each Interdisciplinary Ph.D. student to ensure that each program meets the minimum requirements of the program. In these matters, the committee acts on behalf of the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies. This process is administered by five designated subcommittees of the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Executive Committee.

• Recommends to the Graduate Council and Research Board, policies and criteria concerning internal funding of research, research-related travel, and all other matters.

• Reviews other policy matters as required.

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Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Executive Committee

The Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Executive Committee is the policy making body for Interdisciplinary Ph.D. studies at the campus level. The Committee is a representative body composed of fifteen UMKC faculty representatives who are members of the UM Doctoral Faculty. In accordance with the procedure set forth in the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Executive Committee By-Laws, ten members of the Committee are elected by the Doctoral Faculty of UMKC and five members are appointed by the Chancellor in consultation with the existing membership of the Ph.D. Executive Committee, Academic Program Directors and Deans.

Link to minutes from past meetings.

2013-2014 Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Executive Committee

Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Engineering Sciences Subcommittee

Faculty/Divisional Representative

Term Expires

Phone

Email

Dr. Wai-Yim Ching, Professor, Physics

2013-14, A

2503

chingw@mkc.edu

Dr. Tina Niemi, Professor, Geosciences

2014-15, E

5342

niemiT@umkc.edu

Dr. Masud Chowdhury, Associate Professor, CSEE

2015-16, A

2432

masud@ukmc.edu


Biological and Chemical Sciences Subcommittee

Faculty/Divisional Representative

Term Expires

Phone

Email

Dr. John Laity, Associate Professor, Cell Biology & Biophysics

2013-14, E

5345

laityj@umkc.edu

Dr. Hari Bhat, Associate Professor, Pharmacy

2014-15, A

5903

bhath@umkc.edu

Dr. Leonard Dobens, Associate Professor, Biology

2015-16, A

2469

doebensl@umkc.edu


Social and Behavioral Sciences Subcommittee

Faculty/Divisional Representative

Term Expires

Phone

Email

Dr. James Sturgeon, Professor, Economics

2013-14, A

2837

sturgeonj@umkc.edu

Dr. Rita Barger, Associate Professor, Curriculum & Instruction

2014-15, E

5655

bargerr@umkc.edu

Dr. Omiunota Ukplokodu, Professor, Curriculum & Instruction

2015-16, E

2469

ukpokoduO@umkc.edu


Humanities and Arts Subcommittee

Faculty/Divisional Representative

Term Expires

Phone

Email

Dr.Joseph Parisi, Associate Professor, Music Education

2013-14, A

2919

parisijo@umkc.edu

Dr. Joan, Curator's Distinguished Professor, English

2014-15, E

2555

deanj@umkc.edu

Dr. Anthony Shiu, Associate Professor, English

2015-16, E

5205

shiua@umkc.edu


Administrative and Information Sciences Subcommittee

Faculty/Divisional Representative

Term Expires

Phone

Email

Dr. Rafia Rasu, Assoc. Professor, Pharmacy / Public Affairs & Admin.

2013-14, E

5498

rasur@umkc.edu

Dr. Jered Carr, Associate Professor, Public Affairs

2014-15, E

5177

carrjb@umkc.edu

Dr. Jennifer Friend, Associate Professor, Educational Leadership, Policy & Foundations

2015-16, A

2550

friendji@umkc.edu