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    University of Florida
   
 
  Oct 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Graduate School


The information in this catalog is current as of July 2017. Please contact individual departments or programs for any additional information or changes.

Graduate School  
Organization
Graduate Deans
Graduate Council
History 
Governance 
Florida State Board of Education
Florida Board of Governors
UF Board of Trustees
UF President and VPs
UF Deans and Other Administrators
Mission and Vision of the University   
Vision, Mission, and Values of the Graduate School

Organization

The Graduate School currently consists of the Dean, a Senior Associate Dean, an Assistant Dean, the Graduate Council, the Graduate Faculty, and the Graduate School staff. The Graduate School is responsible for establishing, monitoring and enforcing minimum general standards of graduate work in the University and for coordinating the graduate programs of the various colleges and divisions of the University. Responsibility for detailed operation of graduate programs is vested in individual colleges, schools, divisions, and academic units. In most colleges, an associate dean or other administrator is directly responsible for graduate studies in that college. General policies and standards of the Graduate School are established by the Graduate Faculty as represented by the Graduate Council.  Policy changes must be approved by the graduate dean(s) and the Graduate Council. The Graduate Council (chaired by the Graduate Dean) considers graduate education policy and policy changes, and the creation of or revisions to graduate degree programs, majors, concentrations, certificates, and other graduate education initiatives. All faculty members who serve on supervisory committees or who direct master’s theses and doctoral dissertations must first be appointed to the Graduate Faculty. University of Florida faculty members who are appointed to full-time faculty positions in tenured or tenure-accruing positions are appointed to the Graduate Faculty as a matter of course, shortly after the time of their appointment to the university faculty.  For all others, a graduate degree program’s academic unit nominates faculty members for appointment to the Graduate Faculty. Nominations must be approved by the Department Chair/Director, the College Dean, and a vote of the current graduate faculty members in the nominating unit. The appointment is formally made by the Graduate Dean. The academic unit determines the level of duties for each Graduate Faculty member, though it is expected that all Graduate Faculty members should be available and willing to serve as external members of doctoral dissertation committees throughout the University of Florida.

Graduate Deans 

HENRY T. FRIERSON
Ph.D. (Michigan State University), Dean of the Graduate School, Associate Vice President, and Professor of Research and Evaluation Methodology

R. PAUL DUNCAN
Ph.D. (Purdue University), Senior Associate Dean of the Graduate School and Malcom and Christine Randall Professor of Health Services Research, Management and Policy 

Graduate Council (2017-2018)

HENRY T. FRIERSON
Chair, Ph.D. (Michigan State University), Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Vice President

KAREN BJORNDAL
Ph.D. (University of Florida), Professor, Department of Biology 

DAVID BLOOM
Ph.D. (Vanderbilt University), Professor, Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

K.L. BROAD
Ph.D. (Washington State University), Associate Professor, Joint-Appointment, Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law and Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research

WARREN DIXON
Ph.D. (Clemson University), Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

TOM FRAZER 
Ph.D. (University of California–Santa Barbara), Professor, School of Natural Resources and Environment

CHRIS HASS        
Ph.D. (University of Florida), Associate Professor, Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology

RAYMOND ISSA
J.D. (The University of Memphis), Ph.D. (Mississippi State University), Professor, M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management

BRUCE MACFADDEN
Ph.D. (Columbia University), Curator and Professor, Florida Museum of Natural History

JAMES MCLESKEY
Ph.D. (Georgia State University), Professor, School of Special Education, School Psychology, and Early Childhood Studies

MAHENDRARAJAH (NIMAL) NIMALENDRAN
Ph.D. (University of Michigan), Dasburg Professor, Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate

SIHONG SONG
Ph.D. (University of Florida), Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics

JANE SOUTHWORTH      
Ph.D. (Indiana University), Professor, Department of Geography

MADELINE SCIULLO
Graduate Student Council Representative

SETH ASSAN
Graduate Student Council Alternate

History

Graduate study at UF existed while the University was still on its Lake City campus. However, the first graduate degrees, two Master of Arts with a major in English, were awarded on the Gainesville campus in 1906. The first Master of Science was awarded in 1908, with a major in entomology. The first programs leading to the Ph.D. were approved in 1930, and the first degrees were awarded in 1934, one with a major in chemistry and the other with a major in pharmacy. The first Ed.D. was awarded in 1948. Graduate study has grown phenomenally at UF. In 1930, 33 degrees were awarded in 12 fields. In 1940, 66 degrees were awarded in 16 fields. In 2016-2017, UF awarded 4,762 graduate degrees in more than 120 fields, including 716 Ph.D. degrees.

Graduate Deans and Years of Service
 

  May 2007 to Present Henry T. Frierson, Dean
  2004-2007 Kenneth J. Gerhardt, Interim Dean
  1999-2004 Winfred M. Phillips, Dean
  1998-1999 M. Jack Ohanian, Interim Dean
  1993-1998 Karen A. Holbrook, Dean
  July-September 1993 Gene W. Hemp, Acting Dean
  1985-1993 Madelyn M. Lockhart, Dean
  1983-1985 Donald R. Price, Acting Dean
  September 1982-January 1983 Gene W. Hemp, Acting Dean
  1980-1982 Francis G. Stehli, Dean
  1979-1980 F. Michael Wahl, Acting Dean
  1973-1979 Harry H. Sisler, Dean
  1971-1973 Alex G. Smith, Acting Dean
  1969-1971 Harold P. Hanson, Dean
  1952-1969 L. E. Grinter, Dean
  1951-1952 C. F. Byers, Acting Dean
  1938-1951 T. M. Simpson, Dean
  1930-1938 James N. Anderson, Dean 

Governance


Florida State Board of Education
Florida Board of Governors
UF Board of Trustees
UF President and VPs
UF Deans
Mission and Vision Statements of the University
Vision, Mission, and Values of the Graduate School

Florida State Board of Education


MARVA JOHNSON, CHAIR
Winter Garden

ANDY TUCK, VICE CHAIR
Sebring

GARY CHARTRAND
Ponte Vedra Beach

TOM GRADY 
Naples 

REBECCA FISHMAN LIPSEY
Aventura

MICHAEL OLENICK
Palm City

 

Florida Board of Governors 


THOMAS G. KUNTZ , CHAIR

NED C. LAUTENBACH, VICE CHAIR

H. WAYNE HUIZENGA, JR.

DARLENE L. JORDAN

SYDNEY KITSON

ALAN M. LEVINE

WENDY S. LINK

EDWARD A. MORTON

KISHANE PATEL

PAM STEWART

NORMAN D. TRIPP

GARY S. TYSON

FERNANDO J. VALVERDE

 

Contact a member of the Board of Governors:

Board of Governors
State University System of Florida
325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1614
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400

University of Florida Board of Trustees 


JAMES W. HEAVENER, CHAIR

MORI HOSSEINI, VICE CHAIR

DAVID L. BRANDON 

LEONARD H. JOHNSON

W. SMITH MEYERS

RAHUL PATEL 

MARSHA D. POWERS

DAVID M. QUILLEN

JASON J. ROSENBERG 

STEVEN M. SCOTT

ROBERT G. STERN

DAVID M. THOMAS

ANITA G. ZUCKER

University of Florida President and Vice Presidents


W. KENT FUCHS
Ph.D., M.Div., M.S., and B.S., President of the University

JOSEPH GLOVER
Ph.D., Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

DAVID S. GUZICK
M.D., Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Health Affairs 

JACK PAYNE
Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Agriculture and Natural Resources

CHARLIE LANE
D.Sc., Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

JANE ADAMS
B.S., Vice President for University Relations 

ELIAS G. ELDAYRIE
M.B.A., Vice President and Chief Information Officer 

ZINA L. EVANS
M.S., Ph.D. Vice President for Enrollment Management and Associate Provost 

JODI GENTRY
M.A., Vice President for Human Resource Services 

ED JIMENEZ 
M.B.A., CEO, Shands HealthCare 

JAMIE LEWIS KEITH
J.D., Vice President and General Counsel

DAVID W. PARROTT
M.A., Vice President for Student Affairs

THOMAS J. MITCHELL
M.Ed., Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs 

MIKE McKEE
B.S., Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

DAVID P. NORTON
Ph.D., Vice President for Research 

CURTIS REYNOLDS
M.S.E.E and M.B.A., Vice President for Business Affairs  

 

Deans


CAMMY ABERNATHY
Ph.D., Dean, College of Engineering

CHIMAY ANUMBA
Ph.D., D.Sc., P.E., Dean, College of DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, AND PLANNING

JACQUELINE K. BURNS
Ph.D., Dean for Research, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences 

HENRY T. FRIERSON
Ph.D., Dean, Graduate School, and Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs 

A. ISABEL GARCIA
D.D.S., M.P.H., Dean, College of Dentistry

GLENN GOOD
Ph.D., Dean, College of Education

MICHAEL L. GOOD
M.D., Dean, College of Medicine

JULIE A. JOHNSON
Pharm.D., Dean, College of Pharmacy

JOHN KRAFT
Ph.D., Dean, Warrington College of Business Administration

LUCINDA LAVELLI
M.F.A., M.N.O., Dean, College of the Arts 

JAMES W. LLOYD
D.V.M., Ph.D., Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine  

ANNA MCDANIEL
Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N, Dean, College of Nursing

DIANE H. MC FARLIN
Ph.D., Dean, College of Journalism and Communications

MICHAEL PERRI
Ph.D., Dean, College of Public Health and Health Professions

MICHAEL B. REID
Ph.D., Dean, College of Health and Human Performance 

DAVID E. RICHARDSON
Ph.D., Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

LAURA A. ROSENBURY
J.D., Dean, Levin College of Law

JUDITH RUSSELL
M.S., Dean, University Libraries

ELAINE TURNER
Ph.D., Dean, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences 

LEONARDO A. VILLALON
Ph.D., Dean, International Center

HEATHER WHITE
Ph.D., Interim Associate Vice President & Dean of Students

Mission of the University

The University of Florida is a comprehensive learning institution built on a land grant foundation. We are The Gator Nation, a diverse community dedicated to excellence in education and research and shaping a better future for Florida, the nation, and the world.

Our mission is to enable our students to lead and influence the next generation and beyond for economic, cultural and societal benefit.

Vision of the University

UF will be a premier university that the state, nation, and world look to for leadership through (1) an exceptional academic environment, achieved by a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff; (2) an outstanding and accessible education that prepares students for work, citizenship, and life; (3) a preeminent faculty; (4) growth in research and scholarship that improves the lives of the world’s citizens; (5) strengthened public engagement; (6) successful and appreciative alumni; and (7) a physical infrastructure and efficient administration and support structure that enable preeminence.  The environment will foster new discoveries and inventions, enabling UF to build on its excellent national ranking in technology transfer and licensing.  This will spur new businesses and state economic development to accompany UF’s emphasis on service and outreach to State citizens.

Vision, Mission, and Values of the University of Florida Graduate School

Vision

Excellence in all aspects of graduate education at the University of Florida

Mission 

The UF Graduate School is committed to providing services to the campus community that maintain integrity and excellence in graduate education through clear and consistent policies, high standards, efficient procedures and direct student support. We seek to support all graduate students, faculty and staff by fostering relationships, increasing communications and collaborations, and delivering comprehensive research and data resources to inform graduate education. The Graduate School: 

  • Provides opportunities through funding support, professional development activities, support for student groups, awards, and fellowships to enhance recruitment, further retention, and doctoral degree completion;
     
  • Partners with academic units in providing underrepresented minority and international outreach and support in recruiting potential students;
     
  • Promotes efficiency and effectiveness in graduate education, so UF graduate students can achieve their educational and professional potential and make contributions to the university, the state, the nation and the world.

Values  

  • Excellence in graduate education
  • Recruitment and graduation of outstanding students
  • Ethical conduct in graduate studies and research
  • Diversity among students, faculty, and staff
  • Communication and collaboration throughout the graduate community
  • Graduate student professional development
  • Preservation of academic standards
  • Maintaining accurate data and records