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2011-2012 Graduate Catalog 
    
2011-2012 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG/PREVIOUS EDITION]

Graduate School


The information in this catalog is current as of July 2011. Please contact individual programs for any additional information or changes.

Organization
Graduate Deans
Graduate Council
History

Organization

The Graduate School consists of the Dean, Associate Deans, Graduate Council, and the Graduate Faculty. General policies and standards of the Graduate School are established by the Graduate Faculty. Any policy change must be approved by the graduate dean(s) and the Graduate Council. The Graduate School is responsible for 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 study in that college. The Graduate Council helps the Dean in being the agent of the Graduate Faculty for executing policy related to graduate study and associated research. The Council (chaired by the graduate dean) considers petitions and policy changes. A graduate program’s academic unit appoints members of the Graduate Faculty, with approval of the graduate dean. 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. The academic unit determines the level of duties for each Graduate Faculty member.

Graduate Deans

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

KENNETH J. GERHARDT,
Ph.D. (Ohio State University), Senior Associate Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

LAURENCE B. ALEXANDER,
J.D. (Tulane University), Ph.D. (Florida State University), Associate Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Journalism and Communications

Graduate Council (2011-2012)

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

MICHAEL ANNABLE,
Ph.D. (Michigan State University), Professor of Environmental Engineering Sciences

ANDREA BEHRMAN,
Ph.D. (University of Florida), Associate Professor of Physical Therapy 

VIRGINIA DODD,
Ph.D. (University of South Florida), Associate Professor of Health Education and Behavior

ARTHUR EDISON,
Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin–Madison), Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

MARY ANN T. FERGUSON,
Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin–Madison), Professor of Public Relations

PETER HANSEN,
Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin–Madison), Professor of Animal Sciences

CAROLE KIMBERLIN,
Ph.D. (University of Nebraska), Professor of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy

LISA MCELWEE-WHITE,
Ph.D. (California Institute of Technology), Professor of Chemistry

CRAIG OSENBERG,
Ph.D. (Michigan State University), Professor of Zoology

JOYCE STECHMILLER,
Ph.D. (University of Florida), Associate Professor of Adult and Elderly Nursing

LEONARDO VILLALON,
Ph.D. (University of Texas–Austin), Associate Professor of Political Science

ROBERT WESTIN,
Ph.D. (Penn State), Professor of Art and Art History

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 2010-11, UF awarded over 4700 graduate degrees in more than 100 fields, including 764 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