Graduate Faculty

Graduate Faculty Status

See Graduate Faculty in the Graduate Bulletin for definitions, policies, and nomination procedures related to graduate faculty, graduate faculty associates, graduate courtesy members, graduate lecturers, and emeriti.

Grad Faculty Lists

See Graduate Program Summaries for faculty lists. On those pages, most but not all have Graduate Faculty status and are eligible to serve on committees. For details on an individual's eligibility, consult the department's graduate chair or Graduate Studies.

Graduate Council

The UNL Graduate Council serves as an advisory body to the UNL Dean of Graduate Studies and, as the administrative body for Graduate Studies, is subject to the authority of the UNL Graduate Faculty.


Name Type Term
Area (Department)
Jody Redepenning Elected 2015 Physical Sciences (Chemistry)
David Smith Elected 2015 Business (Accountancy)
Rita Kean Elected 2016 Social Sciences (Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design)
Melanie Simpson Elected 2016 Agricultural & Biological Sciences (Biochemistry)
Shannon Bartelt-Hunt Elected 2017 Engineering (Civil Engineering)
Rhonda Fuelberth Elected 2017 Arts (Art and Art History)
Ted Hamann Elected 2018 Professional Education (Teaching, Learning, & Teacher Education)
Laurie Thomas Lee Elected 2018 Humanities (Journalism)
Curtis Walker Student Rep. 2015 Physical Sciences (Earth and Atmospheric Sciences)
Greg Degirolamo Student Rep. 2015 Social Sciences (Psychology)
Lance Pérez Ex-officio Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate Studies
Laurie Bellows Ex-officio Associate Dean of Graduate Studies


  • Appointed representatives to the NU Executive Graduate Council: Rita Kean and Shannon Bartelt-Hunt; alternate is David Smith.
  • Appointed representative to the UNL Academic Planning Committee: Libby Jones.