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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 2021-2022 Rackham Executive Board

Colleen M. Conway

  • Professor of Music Education, School of Music, Theatre, & Dance
  • Term: July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2023

Marina A. Epelman

  • Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering
  • Term: July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024

Mary Gallagher

  • Amy and Alan Lowenstein Professor of Democracy, Democratization, and Human Rights, Professor of Political Science, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
  • Term: July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022

Rachel S. Goldman

  • Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering; Professor of Physics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
  • Term: July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022

Lorraine M. Gutierrez

  • Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work and Professor of Psychology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
  • Term: July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2023

Trachette L. Jackson

  • Professor of Mathematics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
  • Term: July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2023

Anuj Kumar

  • Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
  • Term: July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022

Marjorie Levinson

  • Frederick G L Huetwell Professor and Professor of English Language and Literature, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
  • Term: July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022

Maureen Linker

  • Associate Provost and Director, Mardigian Library
  • Professor of Philosophy, University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • Term: November 15, 2020 to June 30, 2022

Nestor L. Lopez-Duran

  • Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Term: July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024

Acrisio M. Pires

  • Professor of Linguistics
  • Term: July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024

Stephen W. Turner

  • Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Programs
  • Associate Professor of Computer Science, College of Arts and Science, University of Michigan-Flint
  • Term: July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022

Kristen J. Verhey

  • A. Kent Christensen Collegiate Professor and Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Medical School
  • Term: July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2023

Patricia J. Wittkopp

  • Sally L. Allen Collegiate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; and Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
  • Term: July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024

Michael J. Solomon

  • Dean, Rackham Graduate School
  • Vice Provost for Academic Affairs – Graduate Studies

Other Participants

  • Ethriam Brammer, Assistant Dean
  • Sydney Carr, Students of Color of Rackham (SCOR)
  • Marshall Case, Rackham Student Government (RSG)
  • Rita Chin, Associate Dean
  • John Godfrey, Assistant Dean
  • Harsha Gouda, Graduate Rackham International (GRIN)
  • Rhonda Jacobs, Executive Board Secretary
  • Anna Mapp, Associate Dean
  • Brahim Medjahed, Associate Dean
  • Lutgarde Raskin, Associate Dean
  • Arthur Verhoogt, Associate Dean