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)
Christina Falci Elected 2016 Social Sciences (Sociology)
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)
Clinton Rowe Elected 2019 Physical Sciences (Earth and Atmospheric Sciences)
David Smith Elected 2019 Business (Accountancy)
Curtis Walker Student Rep. 2016 Physical Sciences (Earth and Atmospheric Sciences)
Greg DeGirolamo Student Rep. 2016 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 representative to the NU Executive Graduate Council: Shannon Bartelt-Hunt; alternate is David Smith.
  • Appointed representative to the UNL Academic Planning Committee: Bartelt-Hunt until 2017, Simpson until 2016.


2015-2016 AY: September 2015, November 2015
2014-2015 AY: October 2014, November 2014, April 2015
2013-2014 AY: September 2013, October 2013, February 2014
2012-2013 AY: September 2012, November 2012, March 2013, April 2013
2011-2012 AY: September 2011, November 2011, January 2012, February 2012, March 2012
2010-2011 AY: September 2010, November 2010, January 2011, March 2011, April 2011
2009-2010 AY: October 2009, November 2009, March 2010, April 2010
2008-2009 AY: October 2008, December 2008, February 2009, April 2009
2007-2008 AY: February 2008, March 2008, April 2008, June 2008