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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 2019-2020 Rackham Executive Board

Colleen M. Conway
Professor of Music Education, School of Music, Theatre, & Dance
Term: July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2023
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 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
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
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
Mingyan Liu
Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Term: July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021
Stephen W. Turner
Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Programs
Associate Professor of Computer Science, College of Arts and Science, The University of Michigan-Flint
Term: July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021
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
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
Michael J. Solomon
Dean, Rackham Graduate School; Vice Provost for Academic Affairs – Graduate Studies

Other Participants

Andrea Belgrade
Graduate Rackham International (GRIN)
Sarah Bork
Rackham Student Government (RSG)
Ethriam Brammer
Assistant Dean
Sydney Carr
Students of Color of Rackham (SCOR)
Rita Chin
Associate Dean
John Godfrey
Assistant Dean
Zana Kwaiser
Executive Board Secretary
Anna Mapp
Associate Dean
Brahim Medjahed
Associate Dean
Lutgarde Raskin
Associate Dean
Arthur Verhoogt
Associate Dean
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