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Rackham Executive Board

The Rackham Graduate School has an Executive Board of fifteen faculty members who meet semimonthly during the academic year. Twelve are elected for three-year terms by faculty of the Ann Arbor campus, representing each of the four divisions of the Graduate School: Biomedical Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Humanities and the Arts. In addition, the Board includes one faculty representative from the Flint campus and one from the Dearborn campus, each of which has Rackham programs. The Rackham Dean serves as chair and is also a member of the Board. In addition to providing advice to the Dean regarding the operations of the Graduate School, the Rackham Executive Board oversees and approves academic policy, proposals for new degree and certificate programs, and decisions of Rackham faculty panels for student fellowships and awards.

Members of the 2018-2019 Rackham Executive Board

Lola Eniola-Adefeso
Professor of Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Macromolecular Science and Engineering, College of Engineering
Term: July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019
Cleopatra Howard Caldwell
Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health
Term: July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2019
Heather A. Carlson
Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Chemistry, and Biophysics, College of Pharmacy and College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Term: July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2019
Katharine Jenckes
Associate Professor of Spanish, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Term: July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020
Ioulia Kovelman
Associate Professor of Psychology, Associate Research Professor of the Center for Human Growth and Development
Term: July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021
Mingyan Liu
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Term: July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021
Ilir Miteza
Associate Provost, Office of the President and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Professor of Economics, College of Arts, Sciences and Letters, The University of Michigan-Dearborn
Term: July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019
Suzanne M. Moenter
Fred J. Karsch Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Professor of Internal Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School
Term: July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020
Carla O’Connor
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Professor of Education, School of Education
Term: July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020
Stephen W. Turner
Associate Professor of Computer Science, College of Arts and Science, The University of Michigan-Flint
Term: July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019
Nils G. Walter
Professor of Chemistry, Biophysics, and Biological Chemistry, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Term: July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020
Magdalena J. Zaborowska
John Rich Faculty Fellow, Institute for the Humanities, Professor of American Culture and African American and African Studies, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Term: July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021
Donald R. Zak
Arthur F Thurnau Professor, Burton V Barnes Collegiate Professor, Professor of Natural Resources, School for Environment and Sustainability and Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Term: July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021
Claire Zimmerman
Associate Professor of History of Art and Architecture, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Term: July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019
Michael J. Solomon
Dean, Rackham Graduate School; Vice Provost for Academic Affairs – Graduate Studies

Other Participants

Valeria Bertacco
Associate Dean
Ethriam Brammer
Assistant Dean
Rita Chin
Associate Dean
John Godfrey
Assistant Dean
Peter Hitchcock
Associate Dean
Donna Huprich
Executive Board Secretary
Mina Jafari and Abhinav Sharma
Graduate Rackham International (GRIN)
Rosalyn Kent
Students of Color of Rackham (SCOR)
Arthur Verhoogt
Associate Dean
Naomi Wilson
Rackham Student Government (RSG)