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 for 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)
Shannon Bartelt-HuntElected2017Engineering (Civil Engineering)
Rhonda FuelberthElected2017Arts (Art and Art History)
Ted HamannElected2018Professional Education (Teaching, Learning, & Teacher Education)
Laurie Thomas LeeElected2018Humanities (Journalism)
Clinton RoweElected2019Physical Sciences (Earth and Atmospheric Sciences)
David SmithElected2019Business (Accountancy)
Christina FalciElected2020Social Sciences (Sociology)
Melanie SimpsonElected2020Agricultural & Biological Sciences (Biochemistry)
Ignacio CorreasStudent Rep.2017Agricultural and Biological Sciences (Integrative Biomedical Science)
Karen DaSilvaStudent Rep.2017Agricultural and Biological Sciences (Agronomy)
Laurie BellowsEx-officion/aActing Dean for Graduate Studies


  • Appointed representatives to the NU Executive Graduate Council: Shannon Bartelt-Hunt and Clinton Rowe; alternate is David Smith.
  • Appointed representative to the UNL Academic Planning Committee: Bartelt-Hunt until 2017.


2015-2016 AY: September 2015, November 2015, March 2016
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