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 the Coordinators of the disciplines participating in the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program.
Committee Meeting Times
Meetings are held approximately once per semester, and as necessary otherwise. These dates and times, once determined, will be posted.
- Official meeting – Thursday, October 3, 2019
- Working meeting – Thursday, November 7, 2019
2018-19 Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Executive Committee
|Discipline||Coordinator||Phone Number||Term Expires|
|Biomedical and Health Informatics||Dr. Jenifer Allsworth||816-235-1781||AllsworthJ@umkc.edu||May 2021|
|Cell Biology and Biophysics||Dr. Karen Bame||816-235-2243||BameK@umkc.edu||May 2021|
|Chemistry||Dr. Zhonghua Peng||816-235-2288||PengZ@umkc.edu||May 2021|
|Computer Networking and Communication Systems||Dr. Sejun Song||816-235-5661||SongSej@umkc.edu||May 2021|
|Computer Science||Dr. Yugyung Lee||816-235-5932||LeeYu@umkc.edu||May 2021|
|Curriculum and Instruction||Dr. Candace Schlein||816-235-5754||SchleinC@umkc.edu||May 2021|
|Economics||Dr. Scott Fullwiler||816-235-5700||ScottF@umkc.edu||May 2022|
|Educational Leadership, Policy and Foundations||Dr. Shirley Marie McCarther||816-235-2451||McCartherS@umkc.edu||May 2021|
|Electrical and Computer Engineering||Dr. Masud Chowdhury||816-235-2432||Masud@umkc.edu||May 2021|
|Engineering||Dr. Ceki Halmen||816-235-1286||HalmenC@umkc.edu||May 2021|
|English||Dr. John Barton||816-235-2764||BartonJC@umkc.edu||May 2022|
|Geosciences||Dr. Fengpeng Sun||816-235-2973||SunF@umkc.edu||May 2022|
|History||Dr. Matthew Osborn||816-235-5704||OsbornMW@umkc.edu||May 2021|
|Humanities Consortium||Dr. Larson Powell||816-235-1316||PowellLar@umkc.edu||May 2021|
|Mathematics||Dr. Noah Rhee||816-235-2854||RheeN@umkc.edu||May 2022|
|Molecular Biology and Biochemistry||Dr. Karen Bame||816-235-2243||BameK@umkc.edu||May 2021|
|Music Education||Dr. Joseph Parisi||816-235-2919||ParisiJo@umkc.edu||May 2021|
|Oral and Craniofacial Sciences||Dr. Mary Walker||816-235-2825||WalkerMP@umkc.edu||May 2021|
|Pharmaceutical Sciences||Dr. Kun Cheng||816-235-2425||ChengKun@umkc.edu||May 2021|
|Pharmacology||Dr. Hari Bhat||816-235-5903||BhatH@umkc.edu||May 2021|
|Physics||Drs. Paul Rulis and Mark Brodwin||816-235-5945 and 816-235-2508||RulisP@umkc.edu and BrodwinM@umkc.edu||May 2021|
|Public Affairs and Administration||Dr. Arif Ahmed||816-235-2319||AhmedAr@umkc.edu||May 2021|
|Social Science Consortium||Dr. Doug Bowles||816-235-1394||BowlesDH@umkc.edu||May 2021|
• 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.
• 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.