Academic excellence is at the forefront of everything we do.
Students who graduate from GovState emerge as professionals who are prepared to become effective leaders and meet the demands of an ever-changing global society.
From our passionate, engaging and dedicated faculty, to our brand new, state-of-the-art laboratories and classrooms, to our broad and distinctive range of academic study — the world of graduate studies at GovState has never looked better or brighter. Nor has the value of a graduate degree ever been greater.
Explore all the wonderful possibilities available to you as a doctoral, master’s degree, or post-graduate certificate seeking student at GovState.
If you have questions about our programs, please contact Jason Vignone, Director of Graduate Admissions and Retention.
For information about Graduate Studies policies or procedures, please email or visit Mary Carrington, Dean of the College of Graduate Studies, and Chair of the Graduate Council, at her faculty directory page.
Graduate Student Handbook
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Excellence in Graduate Studies is cultivated in part by the Graduate Council. The Graduate Council is a consultative body comprised of passionate, dedicated faculty and staff from throughout the university, who develop, research and recommend policy with the core values of academic excellence, educational opportunity and diversity at the forefront. For a closer look at the scope and character of Graduate Studies, you may review GSU Policy 16 here. Additionally, you may review the Graduate Capstone Handbook here.
2024 Graduate Council Members
Mary Carrington, Dean of the College of Graduate Studies
Ahmet Can, Assistant Professor of Counseling
Mushtaq Choudhary, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Darcie Campos, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Director of Career Services
Dalsang Chung, Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance
David Conrad, Assistant Professor of Education
Gisela Grumbach, Assistant Professor of Social Work
Jason Vignone, Director of Graduate Admissions and Retention
Kerri K Morris,
Associate Professor of English
Lara Stache, Assistant Professor of Communication
Lydia Falconnier, Associate Professor of Social Work
Mary McClure, Assistant Professor of Addiction Studies and Behavioral Health
Michael Williams, Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance
Nicole Koonce, Associate Professor of Communication Disorders
Patricia Robey, Psychology Division Chair
Sayoni Bose, Assistant Professor of Non Western Geography
Timothy Carroll, University Registrar
Timothy Gsell, Professor of Environmental Microbiology
Timothy Pedigo, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Uday Shinde, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship
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