Graduate School Administration

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Since the awarding of the first master's degree in History in 1942, the graduate program at UTEP has experienced significant growth. In 1967, a Graduate School was organized, and in 1974, the first doctoral-level degree program, the Doctor of Geological Sciences, was approved by the Coordinating Board of the Texas College and University System, with the first degree awarded in 1979. Today, UTEP offers Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Biological Sciences; Biomedical Engineering; Chemistry; Civil Engineering; Computational Science; Computer Science; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Environmental Science and Engineering; Geological Sciences; History; Interdisciplinary Health Sciences; International Business; Materials Science and Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Psychology; Rhetoric and Composition; Teaching, Learning, and Culture.  We also offer the Doctor of Education, the Doctor of Nursing Practice, the Doctor of Physical Therapy, and the Doctor of Pharmacy.  More than 70 master's degree programs are now available at UTEP.

The Graduate School is comprised of professors and scholars designated as members of the Graduate Faculty and of students duly admitted to pursue their studies beyond the baccalaureate degree. The Graduate School faculty and administration award all graduate degrees conferred by the University under authority delegated by the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System.

STEPHEN L. CRITES, Dean of the Graduate School

BS, The Ohio State University, MA, The Ohio State University, PhD, The Ohio State University

LUCIA DURA, Associate Dean of the Graduate School

MA, The University of Texas at El Paso, PhD, The University of Texas at El Paso

SHANNON CONNELLY, Assistant Dean of the Graduate School

BA, New York University, MA, Rutgers University, PhD, Rutgers University

The Graduate Council

The Graduate Faculty of The University of Texas at El Paso exercises its legislative functions through a Graduate Assembly. The Graduate Assembly is the final faculty authority for recommending policies concerned with academic standards for admission and retention of students, for furthering the development of the graduate program, and other matters affecting graduate study. The Assembly accomplishes most of its responsibilities through its elected representatives to the Graduate Council. Terms expire on August 31 of the year indicated in parentheses.

STEPHEN L. CRITES
Dean of the Graduate School
Ex Officio

BEVERLEY ARGUS CALVO (2022)
Associate Professor of Educational Psychology
College of Education Representative

KALLOL BAGCHI (2020)
Professor of Accounting and Information Systems
College of Business Administration

LUIS RENE CONTRERAS-SAPIEN (2021)
Associate Professor of Industrial, Manufacturing, & Systems Engineering
College of Engineering Representative

SANDOR DORGO (Voting)
President of the Faculty Senate
Professor of Kinesiology
College of Health Sciences

ANDREW FLECK (2022)
Associate Professor of English
Member-At-Large

LEOPOLDO  GEMOETS (2022)
Associate Professor of Accounting and Information Systems
College of Business Administration

KYUNG-AN HAN (2020)
Professor of Mathematical Sciences
College of Science Representative

GABRIEL IBARRA-MEJIA (2022)
Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences
College of Health Sciences Representative

MING-YING LEUNG (2021)
Professor of Computational Science
College of Science Representative

MARK LUSK (2020)
Professor of Social Work
College of Health Sciences
Member-At-Large

FELICIA S. MANCIU (2022)
Professor of Physics
Member-At-Large

JOSEPH M. ORTIZ (2021)
Associate Professor of English
College of Liberal Arts Representative

CELIA PECHAK (2020)
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy
College of Health Sciences Representative

SARAH E. PETERSON (2021) 
Associate Professor of Educational Psychology 
College of Education Representative

MARION CHRISTINA ROHRLEITNER (2020) 
Associate Professor of English 
College of Liberal Arts

SCOTT STARKS (2020)
Professor of Engineering Education and Leadership
Member-At-Large

AMY E. WAGLER (2020)
Chair of the Graduate Council
Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences
College of Science

JAMES WOOD (2022) 
Professor of Psychology 
Member-At-Large

JUAN AGUILERA (Non-Voting) 
Graduate Student Representative
Student Government Association